Why just play when you can learn too.
Our earliest ancestors understood that painting, drawing, story-telling, games, puzzles, memory games, repetition and playing were all vital to the growth, development, happiness and most importantly survival of the young. Little has fundamentally changed as modern teaching methods utilize the same range activities, except now; we have a greater understanding of why these continue to be central to children’s development and how best to deliver them.
What has changed are the amazing array of new tools that parents and educators can deploy in their educational arsenal, from fabric-friendly washable paints to the latest wi-fi connected tablets. We are also far more aware that no 2 children are the same; some think nothing of sitting reading a book from cover to cover while others want their experience with sound and motion. Combining the traditional with the modern can deliver amazing results for kids, parents and teachers.
Apps for parents
As parents, we sometimes feel a little guilty passing over the handset for a little peace and quiet – but you probably wouldn’t if it were a book – but in truth, you are handing over the most powerful tool ever to have existed – global knowledge. Controlling their access to this vast treasure trove of information is essential but by choosing the apps they use with care, you will provide them with the opportunity to explore and discover so much more, without them realizing they are learning because for them, it’s just fun. We are a family-run company with kids of our own and we wanted to pass on our love of exploration and discovery from the world around us in a safe and creative way. So the next time you hand over these amazing technologies, don’t feel guilty, just make sure you’ve lots of apps that inspire, educate and entertain them And never forget, they will enjoy it even more if you can ‘play’ with them a little… and you might well find that you learn something new too.
Apps for teachers
‘From Chalk and Talk, and a few scruffy textbooks’ to an array of outstanding applications that anyone involved in education can use, to not only augment their classes, but to extend the reach beyond the normal teaching settings. Apps give children the chance to use all their senses and abilities to better understand a topic, or a subject and to engage with it in ways not previously available. Being able to weave together lessons that bring together learning styles as divers as spatial, kinesthetic, linguistic, logical, intra or inter personal can only result in a much richer and enjoyable learning environment for all. Our experience in delivering interactive aids for educators of children from 3 to 18, always tells us that you should never expect a child to think how a grown-up does. They are far more inventive, questioning and creative but great apps will help them in their understanding of the world around them… now your only question is, which apps to pick!
Enjoy discovering the world of Fantasy with games and adventures for children of all ages. With 8 amazing worlds with engaging graphics & enchanting characters, this is a great app for kids.
It includes a Storyteller for unleash your kids creativity!
Kids Planet Discovery - Our first ‘full-length feature’ app brings to life our wonderful and amazing world, packed full of activities, for kids and families to explore our cultures, continents, animals, music and more. Selected by Apple for inclusion in both their ‘World Cultures Collection and ‘Best Apps for Elementary School’ categories, it has also topped the ratings in dozens of specialist blogs.
Young children and non-readers will have hours of fun exploring the world of dinosaurs in Planet Dinos. With more than 100 activities including paint and color, puzzles, spot the differences, memory games and many more. Planet Dinos is our most downloaded app, available around the world, for both Apple and Android, and comes loaded with 8 languages to choose from!
Developed with teachers and including school curriculum elements, Planet Geo has a wide range of activities and information for children and teens to learn about the world we live in. With continental puzzles to solve, cities to find, national flags and anthems to uncover it also features games with facts, information and images of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites from around the world. Download now for an A* in Geography!
As one of the most diverse countries in the world, USA for Kids is an ideal app for both home-grown and international kids who want to learn more about the nation. Explore the states and cities; uncover information about the Presidents; discover the sport and music and more with our fun, educational activities. A perfect starting point if you are planning to visit the USA with your kids!
With this amazing 10 stores, now you can turn your iPhone or iPad into a Store Play Set! With engaging graphics & delightful characters this educational app is a fun way to practice sums and counting.
Kids will have fun for hours as they learn and explore maths and numbers!
Enjoy discovering vehicles with child safe games and have fun for hours as they learn and explore land, sea and air transport (ships, planes, cars, trucks, trains, balloons, submarines, etc). In this app you will find puzzles, games of visual acuity, flashcards, spot the differences, paints... and much more for your kids. Planet Go contains 100 games, with different levels of difficulty and content for children aged 2 years and above.
Planet Tales brings to life the stories kids love, such as the Jungle Book, Dracula, Treasure Island, the 3 Pigs, Robin Hood, Pinocchio, the Little Mermaid… with fun for all the kids of the house, including non-readers. These classic stories, with all the favorite characters are wonderfully illustrated and full of entertaining, educational activities for hours of play and discovery.
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There are games for all the family: puzzles, drawing and colouring, games of dragging to find the differences and much more!
Available for both iOS and Android, KidsWorld has been developed with parents peace-of-mind as a central priority so kids between 3 and 6 can have fun while learning. The activity themes include animals, food, inventions, adventure and Christmas and bring together lots of the publishers most loved characters including Topo, Bug Ball, Goat, Butterfly, Owl and Hamster.