I was working on a list of free BrainPOP apps for our sister site, Smart Apps for Android when I realized we didn't have a similar list on this site. The big boss, Ron, has been a HUGE fan of BrainPOP apps since before I joined the staff. These apps offer top-notch educational videos on a variaty of topics including an app for Spanish and one for French. There are now five different FREE apps available and to make it easier for you, I have included them all in this handy post!
It's that time of year, when we can begin to hear the faint sound of sleigh bells in the distance, and we start to dream of hearing hoofbeats on the roof. What better way to get ready for the season than with Christmas carols? Christmas Songs for Kids is a free app that is an interactive sing-a-long of three very popular Christmas songs. We Wish You a Merry Christmas is free to start you off with some holiday fun.
Speech-language pathologists and asssistive technology specialists know how important it is to have a large variety of augmentative and assistive communication (AAC) options available. Everyone who needs AAC is different, and benefits from different features and options. So I get pretty excited when I see an AAC app that's been reduced in price like Use2Talk! It's a great time to snag it for evaluative purposes, or to use in therapy as support for any student. There's even a visual scheduling feature to this app! This price won't last, so be sure to get it now for just $1.99!
Warner Bros. has created a Chima app where kids can create minifigures, race, unlock Chi power-ups and collect studs to unlock new customizable options for their characters. Plus, kids get to face off against Laval and Cragger (just nod as if you understand). This app is completely FREE with no in-app purchases!
A popular trend right now is getting kids cooking in the kitchen. My kids, like many, have always enjoyed being my kitchen helpers. Now, with shows such as MasterChef Junior and Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off, many kids are looking to move beyond helper and they want to be chefs themselves. If you have a curious kitchen helper, or even a top chef in the making, then this list is for you! From apps specifically for kids in the kitchen, to full-on recipe apps for the more advanced cook, there is something for kids of all ages in this Top 10 Cooking Apps list!