By: Jennifer Murray

Educational and Fun iPad Apps for Kids {Giveaway}

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If only I could have the money back I’ve wasted on “educational” apps for kids.  Honestly, I’d pretty much thrown my hands in the air and given up on finding anything that combined learning and entertainment well. A really engaging age-appropriate game seemed to have little to no educational value. Meanwhile, other apps that promised to provide a “fun” learning experience, seemed to bore us all to tears.  Or time and time again, they weren’t properly programmed for the age group – a math game for a preschool/kindergarten level required 3rd grade reading skills, a phonics game wasn’t challenging at all, etc.

Needless to say, I was a tad skeptical when my friend Lindsey contacted me about reviewing some of their games that Evanced Games was getting ready to launch over the summer. However, I trusted Lindsey as a former solid teacher I used to collaborate with pre-quads.

She introduced us to some of the games developed by Evanced Games that are developed not only by some amazing artists, programmers, and designers but EDUCATORS as well. I hugged her. Really, I did.

And the boys?  Well they had an absolute blast and couldn’t wait to download them at home.  See for yourselves!

 

Here’s More About Our Favorite Educational Apps from Evanced:

 

> Froggy Phonics

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Leaping from lily pad to lily pad, Froggy uses simple phonics patterns to gulp down fireflies! The more fireflies Froggy collects, the more rewards earned for the Fascinating Firefly Festival! Based on a popular, award-winning Edupress board game, Froggy Phonics combines multiple aspects the relationships between letters and their sounds as he hops through delightful outdoor surroundings.

Features
  • Based on an award-winning Edupress board game
  • Parent and teacher approved
  • Ranging from age 4 to 8
  • Associates letters and letter groups with their sounds
  • Over 500 different words for Froggy to discover
  • Reveal levels and characters through hopping good play

Why My Kids Loved It: The graphics are phenomenal,it’s engaging, and they loved each level leading up to the Firefly Festival.

> Tic-Tac Bananas

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Using letter patterns, decoding skills, and word recognition, players merge with the original Tic-Tac-Toe enjoyment. Players select an entertaining monkey portrait, revealing a partial word for participants to complete. The player marks a spot on the grid with an accurate word match. Tic-Tac-Toe, earn three in a row!

Features
  • Based on award-winning Edupress board games
  • Parent and teacher approved
  • Ranging from age 4 to 8
  • A focus on word recognition, phonics and decoding
  • Over 100 original artworks to stimulate thinking
  • Single and multiplayer, featuring pass-and-play capabilities

Why My Kids Loved It: Again, engaging graphics, easy to operate, and fun dual competition.

> That’s Baloney

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Hungry for knowledge? That’s Baloney! is the delicious trivia game that challenges your brain. Devour multiple game modes spanning grades 2 through 6 and five compelling categories – language arts, math, science, social studies, and mystery meat. Each round players are given statements and they must choose if these statements are true or if they’re just a load of Baloney!

Features
  • 2,500-thought provoking quiz questions that spark conversations between parents and kids!
  • 5 diverse categories to learn about: Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, or Mystery Meat
  • 5 Grade levels to choose from: Grades 2 to 6
  • Parent and teacher approved Edupress content
  • Earn trophies by showing off trivia skills
  • Questions are compatible with common core standards

Why My Kids Loved It: It’s a great group game, simple concept but fun interactive facts, tons of questions make for a different game each time.

{Froggy Phonics, Tic-Tac Bananas, and That’s Baloney are available on both the Apple and Droid markets.}

Some of our other Favorite (not Evanced) Educational Games?

 

>>> Evanced Games has generously given 5 FREE downloads of Tic-Tac Bananas to share with 5 of my readers.

So Tell us What’s YOUR Favorite Educational App?

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Thank you to Evanced Games for providing the 5 free downloads along with downloads for our iPad, and sponsoring my efforts on this post.
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13 Responses to “Educational and Fun iPad Apps for Kids {Giveaway}”

  1. Melissa D
    September 6, 2013 at 3:17 pm #

    We LOVE Stack the States. My husband and I actually play it more than our 5 year old, but she’ll grow into it. 😉

  2. Jen B
    September 6, 2013 at 7:12 pm #

    We also love Stack the States! My twin boys (age 6) can both put all 50 states on a blank map without help – and they are starting to learn the capitals and some national monuments, too! It’s their new obsession!

  3. Tattiana G
    September 6, 2013 at 7:59 pm #

    Because my guy is such a little guy right now we like the Match it Up 1. But I keep looking for ones for when he is bigger.

  4. Lisa P.
    September 6, 2013 at 10:55 pm #

    I have yet to find one I love.

  5. Barbara Manatee
    September 8, 2013 at 9:57 pm #

    There are so many favorites! Bugs and Buttons is a favorite for my kids and I just downloaded My Piggy Bank for my students to work on money skills.
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  6. Suzanne Gaines
    September 8, 2013 at 11:01 pm #

    Stack the states and stack the countries….my son even bites his chips to resemble states!

  7. Carol V
    September 9, 2013 at 9:48 am #

    We love Endless Alphabet!

  8. Holly
    September 9, 2013 at 2:49 pm #

    We really like NatGeo for kids. Anything to do with outdoors and wildlife is right up my kiddos’ ally!

  9. stephanie m
    September 10, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

    we like abc teach
    and
    leo’s pad

  10. Hoosier Party Girl
    September 10, 2013 at 3:10 pm #

    We like Chungaboo language apps
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  11. Melissa
    September 10, 2013 at 6:19 pm #

    I love state the states and so do my kids!

  12. Lisa~
    September 10, 2013 at 7:03 pm #

    These are cute! We have some of them, but I’ll be getting the others ones asap. Thanks Jenn!
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  13. Amanda Padgett
    September 11, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

    We love Stack the States and Aliens vs Presidents.
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