I sometimes find it overwhelming when it comes to choosing among the hundreds and thousands of kids' apps, and I get panicked when I miss a good one, especially if it has to do with learning. And then when I do come across a recommendation, or a great apps roundup, I usually purchase or download immediately.
Last week a colleague sent me a stunning video called "Everything changes with iPad" (you can view it here – really worth a watch), and it features some of Apple's most favourite iOS apps, including some for learning.
I did what any tech-focused mom would do, and downloaded the ones I didn't have. I thought I'd share their recommendations since they're a brilliant pick. I haven't included age recommendations as it somewhat depends on your own child. I've also excluded some of the much older recommended apps such as iTunesU and Coursera. For the full list, see here
Metamorphabet: For learning the alphabet (R49.99)
Endless Numbers: For numeracy and other skills (free)
Hopscotch: To make games, apps, stories, animations and more (free)
StarWalk 2: For learning the exact position of stars, planets, constellations, comets, satellites, meteor showers and more in the night sky (R36.99)
Earth Primer: Discover how Earth works through play (R119.99)
Chemist: For learning chemistry, and exploring chemistry reactions (R59.99)
Further learning apps
Curious: Learn how to do most things, whether it's snapping the perfect picture, or knitting a scarf (free).
Yousician Guitar: To learn how to play and master the guitar (free)
Duolingo: A fun and interactive way to learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Irish, Dutch, Danish, Swedish and English (free).
Lumosity: For training your memory and attention (apparently this is used by more than 60 million people worldwide).
Please note that all prices were correct at the time of publication