Bottom Line: This app has everything elementary students could hope for when learning addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Not only is is fun to play, but the gorgeous interface lets users choose what skills to work on as learners, as practice, as testing and even mini games. Even better, the problems are arranged in such a way that kids are kept on their toes and unlikely to get bored.
This handy app for iPad and iPhone helps children decide what they are looking at based on clues they see. By choosing the best answer for each picture, children are tapping into critical thinking skills and are learning how to describe why they have chosen their answers. This app is great for young users but also very valuable to special needs students who need an extra push answering "How?" and "Why?" questions and finishing sentences that begin with, "Because..". The $4.99 price tag also makes this app very accessible to users on a budget.
I have no idea how I missed this gem of a website! Made with Code offers 14 free and fun coding projects for kids, which I may or may not have spent hours playing for "research purposes". Yes, that is it. Research. Made with Code is an Initiative designed to get more girls interested in Computer Science, but of course, this fantastic resource is great for all kids.
Kids use a simplified version of Google's programming language, Blockly, to make a variety of projects. On the simple side, there is Emojify, which is the first one on the page, but beyond that, some projects get a little bit more tricky and fun!