STL Moms- Educational apps and websites for children

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ST. LOUIS, MO (STLMoms)- There's an app for everything these days, including apps to teach our children.

Pediatrician Dr. Kathleen Berchelmann of the St. Louis Children's Hospital shared with us her top children's educational apps for 2016
1. Khan Academy: Khan Academy now collaborates with the U.S. Department of Education and myriad public and private educational institutions to provide 'a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere'. Cost: Free; Ads: None

2.Duolingo: Awarded Google`S 'Best of the best' in 2013, Your progress is displayed in a graph form after every lesson. Cost: Free; Ads: None

3.EdX: EdX provides college and high school courses from leading universities online for free.Cost: Free, extra fees apply for official transcripts and college credit; Ads: None

4.IXL (website and app): IXL has been massively updated in the past year to incorporate more subjects and allow kids to skip through content if they get enough questions right. Your child can do a few sets of problems per day for free, or you can subscribe for $9.99 per month or $79 per year for a family membership. Cost: Free limited use or $9.99/month; Ads: None

5.Typing.com: Typing.com offers a comprehensive keyboarding/touch typing course that is appropriate for children from Kindergarten through college. . Cost: Free; Ads: May be removed for $15

6.Scratch and Scratch Jr.: Scratch is a free online tool and app designed by MIT to help kids learn programming. Cost: Free; Ads: None

7.BiblioNasium: Now used in many schools, this website will convince even the most reluctant reader to love reading. Cost: Free; Ads: Digital books are recommended and sold on site

8.Dragon Box: Better than anyone else, Dragon Box has succeeded in making math into a very fun game. Cost: $4.99-$7.99 in the App Store

9.Hooda Math: Hoodamath.com is a free online game site with more than 700 math and logic games. Cost: Free; Ads: Present throughout site but not offensive

10.Quizlet AND Brainscape: These two separate companies provide a similar free service: create-your-own flashcards and quizzes and then practice your content online.

11.PBSKids: Every young child I know plays PBSKids; it's loaded with characters they know and it`s free with no ads.

12.ABCMouse: ABCMouse.com is a preschool and Kindergarten online educational website that offers a more comprehensive curriculum

13.Bitsboard: Alligator Apps is a company that has created an entire line of early childhood learning apps,

14.Stack the States and Stack the Countries: Voted best kids app for iPad,

15.Classic games with two or more players: Chess, Checkers, Connect 4, Othello, Battleship, and all those classic logic games you played as a child are available on tablets.

16.Time to get off the computer and do some chores!

 

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