A&R Entertainment: “Learning is Fun”
These Educational Apps for Preschool and Early Elementary school aged children are available for Android and all iOs devices. AR-Entertainment offers a few for Windows 8 as well. This is only a small selection of the colorful, engaging, and truly education games available. The AR-Entertainment products also come in French, German, Spanish, and Italian.
My First Tangrams: Ages 2+
LITE version - Free
The Lite version only includes 4 sample puzzles but that is definitely enough to see if this App interests your little one.
Full Version - $1.99
Write the Alphabet for Kids: Ages 4+
Introductory Version - Free
Allows your child to trace letters “A – G”; again enough to see if this program fits the learning needs of your child. App provides practice with upper, lower, cursive, and a mystery font I’ll call ‘fancy’.
Full Version - $1.99
Weighing Exercises for Kids: Ages 5+
Available in Full Version only - $1.99
This App teaches how to use a scale by weighing fruits with different masses. Offers 3 difficulty levels, the game is not exactly intuitive to use, but once mastered is a great tool for teaching this sometimes difficult math concept.
Learning tables is fun: Ages 5+
Initial download is Free (+ and -, only). Offers in-app upgrades (if want x and /).
“Kids from 4 to 10 will have fun learning additions, subtractions, multiplications and divisions tables (up to 10) with this game.” Adults 45+ may also find the App a great way to whittle away some time waiting at the bank or in the grocery checkout line!
Good To Know: You can receive a full refund for any App you download if you uninstall it within 15 minutes of purchase. This is a fabulous feature, if you don’t get distracted right after you download it! I have “bought” more awful Apps that way!! Also, if you allow your child to play the games on your phone unsupervised and have a curious child (like mine), but see you set up a password to protect them from downloading unwanted Apps as well!!
Copyright 2014 Allison Gingras
About the Author
Allison Gingras created the Stay Connected Journals for Catholic Women (OSV), including "The Gift of Invitation" and "Seeking Peace: A Spiritual Journey from Worry to Trust." Her ministry focuses on the grace of prayer, Scripture, and sacrament. Allison is the national WINE Steward for WINE: Women In the New Evangelization and hosts A Seeking Heart podcast.