When most parents think of kids using iPads and iPhones, they think of video games such as Angry Birds. What they may not realize is that these common household devices can be amazing learning tools that help extend the range of learning for young kids.

Computer Explorers, an education technology company that uses cutting-edge devices  to give kids a competitive edge with math, reading and science, believes that the touch screen holds some real advantages for children when it comes to learning.

Younger kids, especially children ages 3-5, learn using their senses. iPads and iPhones reduce barriers to learning and are fun for kids because they can reach out and touch them, which speeds up the learning process.

Having the right apps makes all the difference. Computer Explorers uses these devices as a resource and leverages their strengths so kids learn more of what they are already working on in the classroom.

Here are Computer Explorers’ top 7 picks for free apps parents can use over the summer to keep kids learning when school is out:

  • Counting Coins: Practice with U.S. pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters, which helps counting and math skills
  • Alphabet Tracing: Trains, trucks and worms come to life for children to follow, tracing with a finger, while showing the proper way to write alphabet letters and numbers, which is important for fine motor skills and improves handwriting.
  • ABCheese Lite: Helps preschoolers recognize the alphabet, improve finger tracing, hand-eye coordination and gain logical thinking skills
  • KinderSpell: Helps preschool children build vocabulary – great for improving sight words
  • Sight Words by Little Speller: Focuses on 220 common English words and helps young learners recognize them by sound, sight and touch
  • My Scene: Helps develop visual perception among toddlers ages 2 and up. With parental help, youngsters also can create their own stories, which develops language skills and imagination.
  • Meegenius!: A library of kids’ books, each with read-along technology that uses word highlighting and professional narration to build word recognition

When kids have fun as they learn, they develop a desire to learn more. These are free apps that help give kids confidence and skills so they perform better in the classroom.

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