In the digital age, technological gadgets have a lot to offer to every one, from pre-school kids to elderly people. Feature packed android slates and smart phones might be the last thing you’d want a pre-school kid to have, however those sure pack some interesting features for the kids as well.
The devices with high resolution screens, eye candy graphics and high quality audio could be the ideal solution to keep your kids busy for a while but why not make it even more amazing, by letting them learn cool lessons right from your gadget, while you are pre-occupied with something else.
The following is an introduction to the top 5 educational Android apps found in the Google Play store, that are super useful to the pre-school kids and of course to their parents.
Educational Android Apps for Kids
Kids Numbers and Math
If you have kids in preschool, this cool android app is a must have one in your app collection. Kids can listen to numbers being spoken out loud in their favorite language (English, French, Russian, Japanese, Spanish and German).
Kids can engage in fun activities ranging from learning numbers to comparing numbers and finding the largest and smallest number, adding numbers together, finding matching numbers etc. An important feature here is the limited presence of audio and visual eye candy, chosen wisely not to distract the kids from the fun lessons.
Parents can stop worrying about their kids once they are in a safe place interacting with this wonderful app, because this sure grabs the kids’ attention and guarantees to develop kids’ mathematical and analytical skills step by step. This wonderful app can be found in two versions as free and paid versions, so before getting the paid version, you can download the free version and see for yourself how well your kid grasps it.
Kids ABC Letters
This wonderful app, designed especially for kids between ages 3 years to 7 years, enable them to listen to and learn the alphabet in a fun and interactive way. Kids can learn the shapes of the letters and recognize letters from the simple, pleasant interface, devoid of distracting sound elements. This fun and interactive game lets the kids learn to name the letters, form the shape of the letters by sliding colorful pieces of a puzzle and recognize letters in enjoyable ways.
You can try this first from the free version, and if you are satisfied with it, you can move onto the paid version. The paid version packs more interactive levels and also features a parental lock. Another two cool supplementary additions to this app are the Kids ABC Phonics and Kids Learn to Read, presented by the same developers.
Color & Draw for Kids HD
This is a cool app turning your android tablet into a drawing and coloring board. No need to panic though, because no actual crayons are applied over your high resolution display. Backed by Android, this cool app lets your kids draw, sketch, color photographs and do many more interesting things. The interactive interface lets your kids sketch on white or black backgrounds with the multi touch, color built in pictures of animals, landscapes etc.
Another cool feature is the voice instructions feature, which guides the kids through every phase. Kids can even draw on your own photos in the gallery, or photos taken real time from camera app, and decorate them expressing their own creativity. Kids can save their drawings as regular images and you can showcase your kid’s talents by sharing them with your friends and relatives over social networks.
Toddler Music Juke Box
This is a great music app for toddlers and kids, and a must have one in your collection if you have kids. For just $1.99 you get 12 classic, melodies your toddlers would love to hear again and again. The initiative, simple user interface lets the kids select their favorite track by simply tapping on a visible icon. The melodies are sung by John Smith, a children’s artist well known for children songs composed through out his 20 year old carrier.
All songs can be played in order, or shuffled or be played individually. The music can even be heard via your home stereo system or your car’s audio system once you connect the phone. The app does not pack animations or games to make things complex and puzzle the kids.
Animal World is another cool android app designed specially for kids. Kids can tap on screen to spin a wheel featuring six different animals, and listen to each animal’s voice and to know its name. The free version of this app called Animal Farm packs two such wheels while for $ 1.29 you can get five animal wheels, namely Barnyard Fun, Down on the Farm, Marine land, Lion Country Safari, Jungle Cruise, with the paid version called Animal World.
If you want to engage your kids in something they’d enjoy, this app is a life saver. Kids absolutely love its funny, colorful interface and the clear crisp audio. Another cool feature is that you can install this app in your SD card, without having to worry about your internal memory being consumed.
Author Bio: This is a guest post by D. Blackthorn who is passionate about Android technology and looking forward Google Nexus 4 release. He's working on the easiest software solution to remove drm from iTunes video rentals making them playable on any digital player, tablet device or smartphone. http://drm-removal.com - official website.