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moonblushtomato Tue 06-Nov-12 18:12:58

We've just bought an ipad for all the family but I haven't managed to find anything great for the children, education-wise that isn't American, apart from Timmy Time numbers which becomes tedious quite quickly.

Any got any ideas?

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camgirl Tue 06-Nov-12 18:16:43

We use Math Magic, which is American but still good! Also pocket phonic, from the UK. Though they are not so educational, cut the rope and cat physics are good fun!

shattereddreams Tue 06-Nov-12 20:54:56

Math bingo and word bingo iPhone and iPad

Xtableclock on iPhone so should work on iPads

kilmuir Tue 06-Nov-12 20:57:15

pocket phonics is a good one

Cat98 Tue 06-Nov-12 21:53:50

Rocket maths
squeebles
reading eggs

loosinas Wed 07-Nov-12 13:31:15

ooh good thread ive just installed some of the mentioned ones thanks smile

my son was enjoying sky view last night... lookig at the stars and learning about constellations etc and its free smile

we also like barefoot atlas

and also ocean media have some great books on there - we've downloaded some of the dr seuss which are really interactive

xx

Elibean Wed 07-Nov-12 14:47:46

Squeebles. dd1 (Y4) and dd2 (Y1) both play spelling one (you can make your own lists), dd2 also plays the maths addition one, and dd1 the multiplication one.

Mathspop also popular with dd2

alice105 Sun 26-May-13 11:39:38

Try 'first phonic sounds' on the iPad, it's an education based app for kids learning the alphabet, all the letter sounds are in an english accent!

Has lots of really nice animations too, would highly recommend

jellysmum77 Sun 26-May-13 18:12:45

Fudgy Bear is a nice early years one and the Mr Thorne does Phonics ones are good too.

newlark Sun 26-May-13 20:22:15

My dcs both love a game called "Where's my water?" - although it looks like a game rather than being specifically educational I think it is great for both logical thinking (doing actions in the right order and understanding the impact of different actions) and for basic science/physics (predicting the trajectory of jets of water and getting them to the right place) - my 4 and 6 yr olds love it and I know some older ones that do.

50shadesofvomit Wed 29-May-13 16:38:13

Picquiz kids is good for spelling.

mrz Wed 29-May-13 16:49:25

www.apps4primaryschools.co.uk/

noramum Wed 29-May-13 18:25:01

This is US but DD loves it and I really like it:

first Grade Learning Game

Otherwise:
Barn Yard Mahjong

Where's my water is great.

TheSurgeonsMate Thu 30-May-13 11:52:39

mrz what a great link! Thanks for that, I visit loads of good American app review sites and am always looking for a British version.

iwantavuvezela Thu 30-May-13 11:57:22

Thanks for that link mrz, really useful.

DTisMYdoctor Thu 30-May-13 12:27:15

Another thanks for that link mrz!

Bakingtins Thu 30-May-13 13:23:52

I'm sure somebody on this thread recommended Dragonbox algebra - I came back to thank them because it is great and my 6 yr old is doing really quite complicated algebra and loving it. The post has disappeared (or I dreamed the whole thing...) confused

louise54 Tue 13-Aug-13 14:05:29

My little boys favourites so far are anything from Ocean House Media and Pathway apps, these 2 are ones which ive enjoyed reading with him:

Niles Snappington free version:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.PathwayApps.NilesSnappingtonPreview&hl=en_GB

Dr Seuss £3:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.oceanhouse_media.bookcatinthehat_app&hl=en_GB

Marhanna Wed 28-Aug-13 21:50:45

We recently bought Little Poets and my son loves it - an app teaching poetry with very nice cartoon animations. He is five and he is about right age for it.

millsdev Thu 13-Feb-14 14:40:14

My 5 year old started spellings last term. I had trouble getting him to do them. I tried to find an app that would allow me to put in the school spellings and play a game. I couldn't find one, so I wrote one. It is called 'Spelling Hangman' and is available on the App Store (SM). He uses it every day and it has really helped his spellings.

maverick Thu 13-Feb-14 16:40:37

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/id769196201?mt=8&affId=1736887

Sounds-Write's Synthetic Phonics beginning reading& spelling app. 1st three units are free. ''This app offers a variety of activities to develop the skills of blending and segmenting, sound spelling correspondence, word reading and writing and some sentences reading and writing''.

EkaS Thu 13-Feb-14 22:57:44

It's not an app but Khan Academy videos are excellent reaching tools. His explanations of concepts are done from so many different angles that my DD gets it.

AnnaVR Fri 14-Feb-14 13:40:50

Mystery Math Town is great.

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