Keeping my 6 year old busy with Educational Apps

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7 educational apps for 1st gradeWe’re about halfway through our 1st week of homeschool. I’m still waiting on some of our curriculum that I ordered to arrive, in the meantime I’m improvising. Everyday I have Jude work on reading, writing, spelling, and math then we just sort of wing it. I’m hoping to get connected with a local Classical Conversations group which will help with everything else.

My biggest challenge is keeping him busy. He always needs a job to do or a project to work on. It only takes him about an hour to complete his school work (I may need to add a little more, we’ll see what the rest of his curriculum requires when it arrives) so by 10am he’s ready for the next activity.

In the meantime I’ve downloaded some great educational apps (most are trial versions for now) that keep him entertained but also teach him stuff.

Here are a few of the Apps we love (so far)

Kodable AppKodable – Kodable teaches kids the basics of any programming language in a fun game! Completely self-guided and designed for kids 5 and up.
Cost: $Free

Montessori United States of America

Montessori United States of America – Learn the names and locations of all the fifty states in America with this app that complements the geography materials used in the Montessori Classroom!
Cost: $2.99 (free trial version available)

Interactive Time Telling

Interactive Telling Time – Interactive Telling Time is great for kids from ages 3 to 12 and comes in 5 difficulty levels so that it helps kids master telling time progressively (statistics is provided to help keep track of your child’s progress).
Cost: $2.99 (free trial version available)

Lumio Farm Factor

Lumio Farm Factor: Multiplication & Division Basics – Ready for a crunchy, farm-fresh math treat? Solve satisfying veggie number problems and unlock two harvest adventures as you progress.
Cost: $2.99 (free trial version available)

Bible for Kids

Bible for Kids – The Bible App for Kids is the newest member of the YouVersion family of apps. Available now for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, the Bible App for Kids is always completely free!
Cost: $Free

Disneynature Explorer

Disneynature Explore – Explore the outdoors like never before through the world of amazing animals!
Cost: $Free

Spanish School Bus

Spanish School Bus – Quickly learn basic Spanish vocabulary with exciting, colorful, and addictive game play through Spanish School Bus for Kids!
Cost: $4.99 (free trial version available)

I’m constantly downloading new (free) games to try so if you have any great suggestions please send them my way.




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