The 30 Best iPad Apps for Kindergarten

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Hi Everyone!
   I'm finally starting to get my head above water from the beginning of the school year!  Taking over as Vice Principal of Academics in an accreditation year has been a bit of a challenge!  I'm trying to learn my job, and then sound like an expert at it for all of the new teachers, and the visiting accreditation team at the same time.  I'm just going with the fake it until you make it attitude : )  I know next year will be a piece of cake, I've just got to get it all figured out and organized this year!

  One of the projects that has been lingering on my to do list, has been organizing all the amazing iPad apps that I use in my classroom, and providing a resource for my parents to find them.  I created this note to send home listing all of my favorite apps.



Here is a list of the most loved (by both my students and I) Kindergarten iPad apps!


Beginning Reading Skills:
Reading Raven 1 & 2
Howie Hungry Monster
Starfall
BOB Books

This screenshot is from Reading Raven 1 - it does a great job of reinforcing beginning letter sound knowledge!

Letter Sounds:
Rocket Speller
Skyfish
Gappy Learns Reading
Montessori Crosswords
Skyfish phonics - my kids are OBSESSED with this game.  It gives them the phonics skills they need in a video game/competition setting.

High Frequency Words:
Eggy 250 HD
Eggy Phonics 1,2,&3
Eggy 250 - Good repetitive activities to really make those high frequency words stick!

Letter Recognition:
Little Finder ABC
Eggy Alphabet
Little Matchups
Little Finder - How fast can you find those letters?!?!? So much fun!

Overall Skills:
Teach me Kindergarten

Math Skills
Eggy Add to 20
Bugs and Buttons 1 & 2
Bugs and Bubbles
Bugs and Numbers
Monkey Math School Sunshine
Counting Caterpillar
Gazzili Shapes
Gazzili Math
Eggy Number 1-10
Eggy Numbers to 100
Arithmaroo
Bugs and Buttons - Great graphics, and many math and fine motor games.

Science:
Gazzili Science

English Language Learners:
Ben and Bella Zoo
Eggy Word Snap
Fun English
Penyo Pal
Ben and Bella - Repetitive games with commonly used English words that the students need to know, like colors, numbers, shapes, animals, and measurement words.

I hope you find this list useful.  I am always on the lookout for new, amazing apps, so please share if you have any to add to the list.

For a free copy of the letter home to parents, click HERE!

4 comments:

  1. I absolutely love your letter to parents about the best apps! Would it be possible to get a copy of it? My email is amber.allshouse@yahoo.com

    Thanks!

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    1. There is a link for the letter in Google Drive, right about my name : )

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  2. This looks awesome, thank you! Are the apps free to download or do you have to buy them?

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  3. Hi Megan! A lot of these apps are free, but some you do have to pay. The cost is usually pretty minimal, no more than $4-$5 : )

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