6 New and Noteworthy Education Apps for Kids

As we near the end of the first quarter of the year, we take a look at the new education apps that are worth checking out. The various apps are for different ages and incorporate both learning and fun. The descriptions are sourced from the app summaries and are from Apple's iTunes store only.

Tynker- Learning Programming with Visual Code Blocks
Tynker is a solve fun puzzles and learn to code app. Simply drag & drop visual code blocks and program your characters to beat the level. The first adventure includes 20 puzzles that are free to play. Additional adventures and puzzle levels are available as in-app purchases.
Price: Free
Platform: iPad only
Ages: 5+

Intro to Letters, by Montessorium
Intro to Letters is designed to help your child learn to trace, read, write, and record letter sounds, names, and phonograms, based on the proven methodology of Montessori. Adults can now record, save, and use their own voiceover through the app. Intro to Letters provides default voiceover in English (US & UK), French, German, and Spanish. Instructional text for the recording studio is translated in over 40 languages. This app was featured in the Best New Apps on iTunes
Price: USD 4.99
Platform: iOS (iPhone and iPad)
Ages: 2-8

Dexteria Dots- Get in Touch with Math
From the makers of the award-winning Dexteria family (VPN needed) of apps comes a new universal app all about Math. It is a fun, intuitive math game that teaches the concepts of number sense Selected by Apple as a Best New App in Education since its release on February 14, 2014.
Price: USD 2.99
Platform: iOS (iPhone and iPad)
Ages: 2-8

Second Canvas Museo del Prado
Second Canvas Museo del Prado is your tool for exploring the masterpieces of Western painting like never before.Discover, navigate, learn, teach and share from your iPad or iPhone, with the option of hooking it up to your TV screen. Created by the Museo del Prado and Madpixel, Second Canvas Museo del Prado allows you to explore the 14 masterpieces from the museum’s collection, including Las Meninas by Velázquez, The Garden of Earthly Delights by Bosch and Self-Portrait by Dürer, in ultra-high resolution. You can also interact with them, choose your favorite detail and share it with your friends on social networks.
Price: USD 3.99
Platform: iOS (iPhone and iPad)
Ages: 12+

Avokiddo ABC ride
Celebrate spring with the return of Beck and Bo as they extract an E from an egg, jump and jiggle on a jelly to find the J and tie a tire to a tree to touch the letter T. Bike with your favorite characters in this wonderful A-Z alliteration adventure.
Price: USD 1.99
Platform: iOS (iPhone and iPad)
Ages: 2-8

The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Friends- Play and Explore
The beloved characters of Eric Carle are now available in The Very Hungry Caterpillar™ & Friends - Play & Explore. This 3D pop-up app features eight games and activities for tablet and mobile phone. Early learners will love playing with The Very Hungry Caterpillar™, Mister Seahorse and The Very Quiet Cricket, along with other characters from Eric Carle's best-selling books Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, The Mixed-Up Chameleon and 10 Little Rubber Ducks. And while your little ones are having fun, they'll also be practicing their counting, sorting, and memory skills, learning about healthy eating, and discovering amazing facts about caterpillars, seahorses, chameleons and other real-life animals.
Price: USD 4.99
Platform: iOS (iPhone and iPad)
Age: 1-5


Photos courtesy of Ant Mcneill (Flickr), developer sites and appannie