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My name is Ananya, and I am a middle school student - Thought I would share some of the websites and apps my mom used for me and now my baby brother (credit goes to her too for saving this information for me).

 

Hope you and your child could enjoy and benefit from these too.

0-2 years

Bubbles (app) – Great for roadtrips

  • Age 1+
  • Good distraction for babies – but costs a dollar to download

 

Baby First (website)

 

Toddler Flashcards (app)

  • Age 1+
  • Simple pictures and sound effects teach children different words in multiple languages.

 

Alphabet Zoo (app)

  • Age 1 +
  • The baby can click on the letter, hear its name, the sound it makes, and see an animal that starts with that letter. You can also do a vehicle-version, instead of animals. 

 

I Hear Ewe (app)

  • Age 1 +
  • Animal names and sounds

 

Talking Ben (app) – Great for roadtrips

  • Age 1 +
  • Like Talking Tom – the cat , the dog inn this app can also interact with the kid, read a book etc.

2- 3 years

Fisher Price (website)

PBS Kids (website)

  • www.pbskids.org
  • Age 3+
  • Simple and safe, this is a great first site for preschoolers.

 

Curious World (website and app)

 

Big Bird’s Words… A Sesame Street App (app)

  • Age 3+
  • Impressive use of technology is wonderful for little readers.

 

ABC Match (app)

  • Age 3+
  • Colorful app enhances memory skills while teaching the alphabet.

 

Preschool Adventure (app)

  • Age 3+
  • Great choice for teaching toddlers shapes, colors, and other basics.

 

 Juno’s Musical ABCs (app)

  • Age 3+
  • Clever musical book app multitasks by teaching kids musical instruments and concepts while reading a story and going through the alphabet.

 

 

4 – 5 yrs

ABCmouse.com (website and app)

  • www.abcmouse.com
  • Age 4+     
  • Ad-free pay site is appealing and educational for little ones

 Starfall (website)

  • www.starfall.com
  • Age 4+
  • Entertaining and amusing learn-to-read site is arranged into four main sections to play, based on where your child is on the journey from beginner to independent reader.

 Interactive Sites for Education (website)

SesameStreet.org (website)

ABCya (website and multiple related apps)

  • www.abcya.com
  • Age 5+
  • Enticing and educational site organizes games by grade level (K-5) and subject categories, including letters, numbers, holiday games, and more.

BrainPop Jr. (website)

  • www.brainpopjr.com     
  • Age 5+
  • Engaging and fun, this animated website teaches kids about topics that range from dental care, Ancient Rome, the work of Thomas Edison, and more.

 

Ziggity Zoom (website)

 

Tell Time (app)

  • Age 5+
  • Very useful app helps kids tell time independently.

 

 Memory Train (app)

  • Age 5+
  • Engaging, fast-paced memory game is aimed at young children, but older kids will find the app interesting too.

 

Reading Website: Reading Eggs (Reading Eggs)

  • Reading website for children 3-8 yrs old
  • Early parts are good for preschoolers who are just beginning to read

Our new guest blogger, middle school student, Ananya Jain, enjoys writing, taking photos, and playing with her little brother when she isn't buried under homework

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