4 Kids Educational Apps to Innovate and Create: Summer Learning Series

Research spanning 100 years shows that the summer learning slide is very real.  Our friends at Kindertown are here to share a list of educational apps that will help fuel kids’ creativity all summer long:

4 Kids Educational Apps to Innovate and Create

Dinorama

Subject: Math, Social Studies

Category: Measurement, Logic, Social Skills

Concept: Money, Logic Games

Age: 7 and up

Price: $1.99

Device: iPad

Dinorama gives your child a dinosaur zoo to successfully manage. Start with one dinosaur and grow your zoo by keeping customers happy and interested. Managing money is an important part of running the zoo, so kids will experience the importance of saving, spending and planning for future needs. Overall a fun app that is completely child safe and does require reading.

KidsCraft

Subject: Art

Category: Creativity

Age: 4 to 6 (App for Parents!)

Price: $1.99

Device: iPad

KidsCraft is an easy to use app that guides parents through fun activities to do off the app with their kids. When you open up the app you’ll find multiple craft projects with easy to follow directions and inspirational pictures. Activities include working with modeling clay, felt name art, wax drawing, making maps and building a city – all using items you could find around the home or on a quick trip to the store. This is not an app young kids will be able to use independently, it’s designed for parents to inspire creative play in the home.

EyePaint MyDIARY

Subject: Art

Category: Creativity

Age: 3 and up

Price: $0.99

Device: Universal

EyePaint MyDIARY uses your child’s world to create art. Each picture is custom colored using the world around them. Tap a portion of the picture and it transforms into whatever pattern kids are viewing through the devices camera. We love how kids get inspiration from their world using this app, and then recreate those textures using traditional drawing tools. The app is also great for kids to think about the different ways they can transform the same picture. The possibilities are endless!

Princess Fairy Tale Maker – by Duck Duck Moose

Subject: Language, Art

Category: Storytelling, Drawing, Creativity

Age: 5 to 8

Price: $1.99

Device: Universal

Princess Fairy Tale Maker brings the best features of the developers drawing app – Draw and Tell – into an outstanding storytelling experience. Choose from a blank page, your photos or one of the apps backgrounds and start creating. Lots of stickers with characters, props, faiytale friends, accessories and text can be added to the scene and manipulated when you are recording. Looking for inspiration? Try out the variety of coloring pages where you decorate a pre-made image and add it into your story. Simply drag, drop and put your images in order to create custom story sequences.

Visit our learning resource page to see more great apps for kids

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