From math problems to hairdresser games and underwater explorer!
The Endless Collection from MarcoPolo Learning: three apps that help kids learn about weather, ocean life and arctic fauna. Weather, Arctic and Ocean have received multiple Parent's Choice awards and recommended by App Store developers. In the Weather app, the kid can dress up the characters, change the weather conditions and temperature. In Arctic, he will see 30 new Arctic animals in their natural habitat, and in Ocean, he will learn how to build a ship, a submarine, and learn what a parrotfish looks like.
An excellently drawn application that will teach children how to brush their teeth, wash their face, wash their hands, take things off to wash them. It is declared in the 4+ category, but with the active participation of parents, it will be liked by neat and younger ones. An important point: you will most likely want to test the washing machine in the application first. In order for it to work, the main character needs to take off absolutely all clothes and put them in their places.
While playing, the child can begin to master the basics of the English language - the application has no Russian analogue.
Price: 149 rub.
Star walk kids
Application for young space explorers. Your little ones will be guided by a cartoon cow, who will explain how the Solar System and the Universe work, and tell you about each planet and known constellations in order. The application was created in the format of a game to keep the excitement in the study of space phenomena. The developers suggest starting research from the age of 4.
Price: $ 2.99
Skazbook - caring learning
“Skazbook” BeautyHack was recommended by mom, model and blogger Olga Nikiforova: “One of the best educational applications in Russian with nice animation, interesting tasks and funny characters. 33 letters - 33 game levels, for passing which the child receives bonuses. The application was developed by psychologists, observing the principle of respect for children - even very little ones will be able to deal with it, the principle of additional information - "Skazbook" allows you to recreate a complete picture of the world, the principle of "anchors" - all phrases are perfectly remembered by the child. Separate "goodies": fairy tales by Leonardo Da Vinci, great animation and great music. " The authors of the app are Natalia Romanova, family and neuropsychologist, and Kesha Skirnevsky, thinker and TEDx speaker.
Price: Free (but there are in-app purchases)
Mingoville School Edition English learning app
Another recommendation from Olga: “Designed for children from 6 years old. There is not a single Russian word in the application, but, despite this, it is intuitive for everyone. The game has great graphics, bright colors and a variety of tasks - it will definitely not be boring. You get the first couple of lessons for free. The rest are divided into thematic sections and are connected separately for 229 rubles. per month: animals, family, colors and clothes, food and shopping, etc."
Price: 1490 rub. for all sections and 299 - for each separately (you will have to renew the subscription monthly)
Toddler puzzle Magic Sorter
“As experience shows, the most difficult thing in the App Store is to find the simplest applications for the little ones, without the dominance of ads and with beautiful animation. It took more than a day to find decent coloring books and puzzles for iPad when my daughter was not three years old, - says the editor of BeautyHack Yulia Kozoliy. "Magic Sorter is one of the most worthy." The application contains 10 games for children from one to three years old. A couple of tasks are open for the kid immediately after downloading, unlocking the rest is paid. The main task of the games is to teach the child to distinguish shapes, colors, sizes and learn how to make full-fledged images.
Live alphabet HD
All the kid needs to do is to press with his finger on any selected letter of the alphabet. Next, the application will tell you how to pronounce it and give examples of words starting with this letter. Thanks to animation, beautiful design, color schemes and a sonorous pleasant child's voice, learning the alphabet turns into a fun game. Most of the characters are also clickable: it will be interesting for a child to grab a lizard by the tail or paint animals.
Price: 75 rub.
Ginkgo is a two-in-one application: a game and a children's encyclopedia about dinosaurs. Paleontologist Elena Boyarinova tells children about ancient animals (she helped the development team create content). During the game, the child can do excavations, examine the bones of dinosaurs, and collect a puzzle in the form of a dinosaur. The age category is 4+, but the application will be interesting for younger children. To get them interested, start straight away on a practical program: a game-journey through the prehistoric world. A good option to take some time on the plane. On iPad the picture will be more spectacular!
Price: 229 rub.
Toca Hair Salon 2
One of the works of the Swedish studio Toca Boca, which specializes in the creation of children's apps. Toca Hair Salon 2 is an improved version of the first part. The graphics have become more high-quality, and it is now much easier to cut, comb and paint characters. The young hairdresser has six clients (often with very unruly hair), nine hairdressing tools and endless imagination! The application has not been translated into Russian, but without this it is extremely understandable.
Price: $ 3.99
Mystery Math Town Quest
The developers offer the game to children from 4 years old. But it is in English, so you will have to resort to the help of parents (who are also likely to be carried away by the application). Your goal: help a kind ghost free fireflies in the Magic Math City. You need to solve simple mathematical riddles as you progress through the quest - you will have to explore as many as eight virtual houses.
Price: 299 rub.