Modern technology has become an important tool for many kids who find using a smartphone or tablet fun and entertaining. They can also learn a lot at the same time, so encouraging children to engage by using apps is a good idea. Our choice of 10 apps that make your children more interactive covers an array of interests and activities that they can enjoy on Android devices.
The majority of children love music and Magic Piano encourages this with their favorite modern hits such as “Let It Go” from Frozen to classical pieces such as Mozart’s Magic Flute. The app works with beams of light guiding the fingertips, and there are difficulty levels which they can adjust as they get more accomplished, rhythm and tempo control, a composer mode, and much more. It’s free to download but there are in-app purchases for some features.
If your kids of any age have an interest in geography they will be inspired by the World Atlas app. It’s a great tool covering more than 200 countries of the world and gives information about those countries including maps, currency, capital cities, and their flags.
This is one of the most highly rated apps on the Google Play Store and it’s excellent for anyone wanting to learn another language. It covers a huge number of languages from across the world, including Spanish, Italian, Russian, French, Hebrew, and English, and enables users to practice reading, listening, speaking, and writing their chosen language using a lesson game format that can build their skills to an advanced level. Do note though that in-app purchases are necessary for some features.
If you have younger children and want an app that encourages interactivity from an early age, this is the app for you. This charming app takes a 3D interactive approach to the popular children’s story, and kids can engage with the caterpillar with fun activities such as hatching him from an egg, gathering fruit to eat, picking him up, watching as he crawls around, and tucking him into bed. More activities can be unlocked as you go and in-app purchases also enable this.
Older children with an artistic streak will enjoy this app, and the only extras they need are their hands and a piece of paper. It shows step-by-step instructions with 3D animations, and as well as a captivating activity it will also help them to calm down after a busy day. There are more than 70 origami patterns that are totally free to download with no in-app purchases required.
If your children are fascinated by the stars they will enjoy using this app to find out all about the solar system, the moon, the sun, planets and more. It has plenty of information about astronomy with fun and exciting facts that will make them even more interested.
Creative children who are good with their hands will like this app that includes a wide variety of arts and crafts activities. It features seasonal crafts, gifts, and more, and each project includes a list of the items they will need before they begin.
This interesting non-profit open-source app aims to teach people (particularly teenagers) computational learning skills. It uses the Catrobat visual programming language, so users can create their own games, music videos, interactive art, animations and more, and play the games and share them with others.
This is a little different from the others on our list as it offers an interactive service rather than a particular activity. Aimed at schools, it helps students connect with teachers and instructors so they can easily communicate, stay organized, send and receive assignments, and more.
Children can learn a huge amount by watching videos and this one takes away the worry about what they might come across as it features parental controls. This Google app has been especially designed for the younger ones in the family so it features easy scrolling, larger buttons, and instant full-screen. They can search different categories to help them find videos about music, gaming, learning and just about anything else.
Encouraging your kids to engage with technology while having fun and learning is easy with any of these 10 apps that make your children more interactive. All of these are free to download from the Google Play Store so why not check them out!