Five Apps for the Under Eight Set
Kids love playing with iPhones and iPads, and parents often find themselves anxious about how much screentime their young children are getting every day. Fun, educational apps can make the time kids spend playing with devices more beneficial. These are some of the best Apple apps for children under the age of eight. They’re fun and provide a great opportunity to teach essential skills.
Elmo Loves 123s: This super simple math game features Elmo from Sesame Street. Geared towards younger kids, this app teaches simle addition and subtraction as well as number identification, all with the help of lovable Elmo.
Blackboard Madness: Math: This is a more challenging, fast paced math game for older kids. Players have to tap the correct answer to each question before it drops off the bottom of the board. In addition to addition and subtraction problems, the game also has higher level math including algebra.
Bloom: This music making app is fun for adults and kids alike. Kids tap the shapes on the screen to experiment with sound. Tap enough time, and the sounds begin to loop, creating layered musical compositions.
Dino Tim: This fun adventure game teaches young kids shapes and colors. Kids solve a series of puzzles in order to advance. In addition to English this app is available in multiple other languages so kids can get a leg up on learning French, Spanish or another second language.
Elephant Art: This fun art app allows kids to smash a variety of household objects under an elephant’s massive foot. The crushed objects turn into the paint that is then splattered on a canvas. Bright colours and fun abstract shapes make this an app that kids love.