If your child has access to a computer, tablet or phone, the odds are pretty good that they have played a game or two on it. If you are worrying about how much time they spend in front of the screen, why not add a little (dare I say it) education to their time?
Apps (applications) have come a long way. More than just games, now your child can learn skills like numbers, letters, sight words and context, patterns and shapes. They can even help with organization, planning, building and exploration, all without feeling like a school lesson. There is no homework, just lots of fun and for the parents, the price point is pretty good, with many free of charge!
There are some exceptional free apps in the list compiled by Mark Ways from ‘Speed Reading Lounge’ with ‘22 Dyslexia Games to Improve Learning’ and Kira Lewis from the ‘Sunshine and Hurricanes’ blog shared ‘10 ADHD Apps for Kids to Help Them Succeed at Everyday Tasks’ .
Of course, there are more educational selections, if you are looking for apps to help with dyslexia and learning disabilities, there are some selections through the Educational App Store, including ‘10 Best Apps for Kids with Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities’.
Maybe you can sneak a few last minute gifts on their devices this holiday season. Gifts that you can feel good about and they can really enjoy!