Let’s face it: children start learning about science as soon as they drop something. Why not encourage their love and understanding and science by providing them with fun but education apps on the subject? In this article, we are going to look at five of the top science apps for pre-school children.
This highly rated, award-winning science education app was developed with preschoolers in mind, and is based on the popular PBS series, Sid the Science Kid. It teaches your child how to investigate things, then classify them, categorize them, look for patterns, and figure out sequences. Sid’s Science Fair has an intuitive, easy to use, appealing interface that will have your child playing with it over and over. It’s perfect for little fans of Sid, the Science Kid, too. It costs $2.99 and is available for both Android and iOS devices.
This is another award winning app based on PBS series, Wild Kratts. Aimed at ages 4 through 8, this app teaches your child about different wild animals by using “creature powers” as they interactively explore the habitats of animals like monkeys, lemurs, and dolphins. They have to figure out how to use available “creature powers” to achieve game goals. This game-based interaction for learning about nature is exciting and fun for children. It costs $3.99 and is available for both iOS and Android devices.
Thinkrolls and its sequel, Thinkrolls 2, are award winning science apps that teach children ages 3 through 8 about one of the most challenging science subjects you can find: physics. This app inspires your budding young physicist through puzzles and rolling balls in a combination platform game and physics publisher that is certainly child friendly and exciting. It is available on both Android and iOS devices for $2.99.
This app by GameIva provides many exciting virtual experiments that are performed using household materials, instead of complicated science equipment that would be beyond the understanding of a young child. For your little ones, it provides speech along with text for those who haven’t mastered reading yet. It’s exciting, easy-to-use interface will keep your child entertained – and learning – for hours while they combine different items as they clear instructions (given both textually and verbally) to . This free app is compatible with both Android and iOS devices.
This science app targets small children to teach them about nature in an intuitive way on a level they can understand: it helps your child learn by modifying their own little world, watching how animals behave and react in it, and just exploring it. Toca Nature has won several awards, and comes highly recommended by its users. It is available for Android and iOS devices for $2.99.
We’ve just present five science apps that can help your pre-school child get a head start not only in school, but in life. They are never too young to learn about science, and how it affects us in daily life.
Mimi Rothschild is a veteran homeschooling mother of 8, writer of a series of books called Cyberspace for Kids, and passionate advocate for children and education that is truly worthy of them. In 2001, Mimi and her late husband founded Learning By Grace, a leading provider of online Christian homeschooling Academies.