You know how to tie your shoes, brush your teeth, tell time and not to talk with your mouth full. But how did you learn these important life skills? Typically they are taught by parents – and always should be – but using apps to affirm these skills can really help those little ones learn.
Here are 7 great apps we found that teach your kids life lessons.
Telling Time uses a platform called Touch and Learn, which introduces and teaches in a fun way. The app starts by teaching time by the hour first, then increases in difficulty by introducing quarter past and half past concepts. Analog and digital clocks are both taught. Parents can customize the app to decide the lessons and add their own voice. Children guess the time and they can keep trying, even after they get the answer wrong. The app supports multiple languages.
Teach children about money and how to save for the things they want with this app. Kids Money is a money calculator for children. It’s fun and an easy way to teach kids the value of money. Parents can work with their children to save money for future purchases, and they can be saved. The app features multiple screens with fun pictures.
An easy way for kids to learn handwriting is to trace and this app does just that. Mr. Crab is the app’s character and your child gets to follow the directions, collect the number balls, and move him to create the letters in each word. The app announces the letter when finished. Once the word is complete, a cute drawing appears. At the end, the child slides all of the letters into the spinning wheel to advance to the next level.
Teach kids – and even some adults – how to properly brush their teeth. The app gives the player 60 seconds to clean the games teeth and get all of the dirty spots. The teeth go from yellow to white. It’s a great, fun way to teach kids about dental hygiene. If you take the iBrush challenge, you have a chance to win a $15 gift card.
The Pocket First Aid & CPR app is from the American Heart Association. It contains 36 videos and 46 illustrations to teach adult and infant CPR and adult and infant chocking. The app is organized to help make the information easy to find in an emergency. The medical profile section allows you to store and access health, insurance and doctor information.
Teaching manners is very important and this app covers topics such as meeting/greeting people, helping others, asking for help, being thoughtful and considerate, using good manners and table manners. There are 81 videos that are featured in the app. Different users can use the app and it makes assignments for them to complete.
Step by step video and voice instructions on how to tie your shoes make this app a must for any child. The steps can be repeated, so children are not rushed and can learn at their own pace. Cleetus the Clown and his big, floppy, colorful shoes make it fun for kids. The “Race” game puts your child up against Cleetus to see who can tie shoes the fastest.
If you know of any more great apps that we missed, please let us know in the comments section below.