5 Essential Back To School Educational Apps For Kids


It’s that time of year again – Kids are back in school and parents are suffering through nightly homework assignments!  We have found some apps that will take away the tears and bring a smile to your face. (The kids will like them too!)

Need help with spelling?

Check out “Spelling Test Pro”.  Speak the spelling words and create a test for your child.  Fun and interactive.  Can be used on a PC as well. Not Free, but for $4.99 it is worth the money!

FREE “Spell Well Lite”:  Help Froggy build a garden.  Helps with phonics, grammar handwriting and spelling. This is a universal app: purchase Spell Well once and use it across all of your Apple devices (iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, iPad 2, iPod Touch 3rd gen or iPod Touch 4)

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Vocab/Spelling City Lots of fun games to use with your spelling words.  Match, Unscramble, Hang Mouse, and Missing letter…just to name a few.  Visit the website to download free game apps.

Need help in Math?

Visit StudyPadInc for apps Kindergarten through 5th grade.  Fun, colorful graphics engage your student while they learn.  From money counting to Geometry – there is something for every grade.

Another K-5 app that starts with simple addition and subtraction goes through to multiplication and division.  Fun math board activities.  Control the range of numbers you want to work with, the amount of questions you want to answer and even assign a time limit per quiz. Visit MathBoard for more information.

Multiplication help.   Each section teaches concepts and memorization strategies with models, recitations, and algebraic thinking. Meets common core standards with a fun twist!  Visit Math Circus to begin the fun!


By far the best for Science (and math too) – Scholastic’s Study Jams Fun videos tools that explain science (and math) in an easy to understand level.

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