The Educator's PLN

The personal learning network for educators

Benefits of Educational Apps for Preschoolers

Want to give your preschooler a head start on school? Why not consider utilizing a few of the many educational apps available. There many benefits to using these apps, and some child care providers use them as tools at their preschools as well.

Educational apps give your child a head start on learning, making the transition to kindergarten much smoother. Studies have previously proven that children who have computers at home performed much higher in math, reading and language than did children who had no home access to computers.

Learning apps help the child learn to focus and builds self-esteem by being rewarded as each level is completed. Some apps also help the child learn to use their memory and be creative.

The iPad is an excellent tool for your child to start learning with apps because it islightweight, easy to use and has a sensitive touch screen for little hands. Apple's iPad Education Review will assist you in choosing the appropriate apps for your child, such as Zoo Train educational puzzle games.

Benefits of Zoo Train App
* Allows exploration by the child.
* Cognitive development is enhanced.
* Teaches ABCs.
* Helps child identify and spell animals names.
* Kids learn five songs and the musical scale.

Benefits of Tesla Toy App
* Responds to the child's touch to create "energy art".
* Encourages the child to meditate and contemplate.
* Allows the child to create beautiful art.

Benefits of Drawing Pad App
* Allows your preschool child to create art.
* Art can be saved and emailed.
* Has a large selection of colors and paper.

Benefits of First Words App
* Refreshes ABCs.
* More emphasis on reading and spelling.
* Teaches word recognition and phonics.
* Helps fine-tune motor skills.

Many more apps are located here and you can always ask you child care or preschool provider for suggestions on educational apps for your child.

Views: 483

Tags: care, child, preschool


You need to be a member of The Educator's PLN to add comments!

Join The Educator's PLN

Comment by Ruchita Parat on August 21, 2012 at 5:30am

It is a nice post. Children have their natural way of understanding the things and usually they don’t like it to be a boring stuff. They want fun in everything either they are in school or attending any summer camp. But parents want their kids to learn something from everything. So these educational apps fulfill all these wants of the parents. Thanks for sharing such a useful information.


Thomas Whitby created this Ning Network.

Latest Activity

Matthew Callaghan-Lake replied to Andrea Ray's discussion Is Professional Development Still a Joke?
"I work for a small school and, due to such small staff numbers (4 full time), our PD sessions can be really focused toward the current needs of the staff.  So far all but one of the PD sessions I have attended have been very relevant and very…"
6 hours ago
Profile IconJerri-Ann Archer and Zeinab El Hussein joined Bonnie Frampton Faust's group

Pre-Service Teachers

For those educators who are student teaching, preparing to student teach, or recent graduates still looking for placement
18 hours ago
Profile IconMunchausen Schreiben, Jerri-Ann Archer, Rose jonson and 5 more joined The Educator's PLN
22 hours ago
Zeinab El Hussein replied to Andrea Ray's discussion Is Professional Development Still a Joke?
"I think professional development is important if the participant chooses to take the most out of the program. I happen to love gaining ideas and having more experienced teachers help me in my role as a teacher. I feel that online professional…"
Zeinab El Hussein commented on Bonnie Frampton Faust's group Pre-Service Teachers
"Hi! I am currently going to begin my final placement at a high school for History and after that is completed I'll be finished my course and will be out looking for jobs, and it seems like it is getting harder and harder to find jobs in a…"
Zeinab El Hussein posted a status
"About to start my final practicum. Feeling nervous about being a pre-service teacher but excited to work with other experienced teachers!!"
Zeinab El Hussein joined Ben Wyatt's group

Web 2.0 / Emerging Technology

With the emergence of social media and emerging technology how do know what type of technology to use in the classroom. This group will provide a discussion area for best practices when using this type of technology in education.See More
Zeinab El Hussein joined Ray Dorso's group


A group to review best practices in autism education in public/private school settings. An open exchange of ideas intended to help students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Exploring how to infuse technolgy with this diverse group of learners.

Awards And Nominations

© 2015   Created by Thomas Whitby.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service