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Today's Best Educational Apps for Kids list is Best Natural and Animal Science Apps for Elementary School Kids (age 6 to 10). There is another list of science apps for this age group but on other subjects, such as astronomy, physics, or chemistry. For this other science app list, you can visit Best Science Apps for Elementary Kids. Please add your favorite nature and animal science apps in the comment area. I will update the list periodically. I really like the series of Smithsonian book apps.  There… Read More

Zoo Learning Activities for Kids post image

I love the apps in Grandpa and Grandma series. They are learning apps, yet they are also very fun and kids love to play with them. The most recently one is In the Zoo with Grandma and Grandpa. It is designed for kids from preschool and up, and like other apps in the series, there are many fun games with built in learnings in them. Games in the app: Fix the sign: When kids enter the zoo, they will see… Read More

Audubon Bird

When it starts to get warm, it is time to move the learning outdoors. There are so many misconceptions that apps are just for indoor learning. In fact, many apps are designed to invite kids going out, explore and learn everything about the wonderful nature. Today we share some apps we used for outdoor science exploration. SkyView: kids will be fascinated with this free app. If you point your device to the sky, you will see the stars that you… Read More

Rounds Franklin Frog

Rounds: Franklin Frog is a great interactive nonfiction app for toddlers and preschoolers. It explores the life cycle of a frog — including feeding, hibernation, mating, birth, growing from tadpoles, and maturation — in a way that young children can understand and are intrigued to explore more. When kids start the app, they will see the frog Franklin sitting on a lily pad greeting them. On each page of the app, there are some interactive elements waiting for the kids… Read More

Learn about the Wild Big Cats from Your Pet post image

Do you like wild animals? Do you know you can learn about wild animals from your pet at home? My Wild Cat is a digital book teaching kids about the big cats in the wild through watching the cat at home. It is a unique way of teaching kids about wild animals through things they are familiar with already. In the book, kids will learn about 10 big cats through observing the cat at home. Some of the big cats… Read More

Explore nature and wild life with WilderQuest post image

Not many of us will be able to actually go to the rainforest to explore the wild animals, so this app, WilderQuest is a wonderful tool for kids to experience the nature and learn about wild life. It makes you feel you are really there, letting you explore on your own. It is a free app from NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service from Australia. If you don't have a mobile device, you can play with it on the website… Read More

Adventure Story and Board Game in One App post image

Pixel and Parker is a unique adventure story app for kids. It is a story app, and it is also a board game app. Kids explore a different path every time they read the story, and they get to pick the path by playing games. I love the interesting combination of both game and story to make the app intriguing and engaging for the kids. It is currently free, but even it is not free, I still think it is… Read More

Free App: Learn About Animals by Creating Your Own post image

Switch Zoo is a free app about animals. It is a little weird, but definitely fun to play. Kids mis-match parts of different animals to create new animals, along the way, learn facts of the original animals. After they create a new animal, they can write a story about it. So it is a good writing app too. Kids start the app with a busy interface filled with fun. In the middle is the frame showing the animal creation. Below… Read More

Learn about Forest Animals with the App Who Lives in a Tree post image

Who Lives In A Tree is an app about forest animals living on trees. Kids learn many fun facts about the animals. With the simple interface and safe settings, it is a fun app for even young children to use on their own. It is available on both Apple and Android devices. It is a very simple app. When kids start the app, they will see a tree. Scroll the screen up and down, kids will see animals on the… Read More

Free App: Learn About Natural Animals with Forestry post image

Are you kids interested in nature and animal? If they do, they will love this new natural animal app Forestry by InGame Mobile. It is an interactive app about wild animals, their food, their habit, and their living environment. Through playful activities, kids learn about the forest and the wild animals living there. When kids start the app, they will see 6 animals in the forest near a creek: a bear, a squirrel, a beaver, a moose, a hedgehog, and… Read More

101 Animal Puzzles for Kids App

Many kids like to play jigsaw puzzles. Playing puzzles has many developmental benefits for kids. While playing puzzles, kids develop hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills; learn to understand surrounding environment, recognize shapes, improve memory and problem solving skills; Kids also learn to set goals, and be patient. There are many puzzle apps for kids on the App Store. I recently found one that really stands out, as it also adds word recognition into the play. 101 Animal Puzzles for Kids… Read More

Fun Matching Game for Kids – Whose Toes Are Those post image

Whose Toes are Those is a very fun matching game app for kids - and adults. It is a quick and easy play for kids any age. Kids match animal feet to their heads, which train their observation skills. It is available for both Apple devices and Android devices. It is free for limited time on App Store. The play is simple. When kids open the app, they will see 3 animal pictures in front of the curtain, and 2… Read More

Oink Oink My Crazy Farm App

Playing games, especially well designed games can benefit children in many ways. When I look for games for my child, I look for challenges and fun. Oink Oink – My Crazy Farm is just an app like that. It is easy to understand how to play the game, it is fun to chase the animal around, and it is challenging to find solutions to win the game. The game play is simple: the animals on the farm are running loose… Read More

The Swamp Where Gator Hides

The Swamp Where Gator Hides is a picture book app executed with lovely depictions of swamp life in the Everglades.  The concept is no frills as book apps for young children should be (says the early childhood librarian who lives deep inside me).  The lovely paintings of the animals are the focus here.  If you touch them they scatter or blink their eyes, but nothing that takes away from artwork and the story. It is a non-fiction about the animals at the swamp… Read More

Alphabet of Insects

The Alphabet of Insects is an educational book app from the developer Oceanhouse Media. This is an alphabet book that goes through each letter, a to z, sharing a new insect with each new letter.  With the warm weather, your child will have fun reading and learning about new bugs and insects. Kids will have fun learning about alphabet and insects at the same time. What better way to encourage learning than to discuss with your child possible new findings… Read More