Best kids’ apps reviewed: Supplement your child’s learning

Check out our roundup of the best kids’ apps and discover new ways to help make learning and play fun

Those who’ve been following MCC from the start will know that we regularly bring you kids’ app recommendations courtesy of our resident experts, Sarah Faisal and Nicole Seymour, from award-winning children’s production company, Anamil Tech.

Apps have come a long way in recent years, and are wonderful way of supplementing your child’s learning, or helping them to unwind after a difficult day at school. So as the new school year gets underway, we thought it would be the perfect time to remind you of some of our faves!

1. Hopster Coding Safari

Hopster Coding Safari for Kids is an animal-themed pre-coding logic game to help teach the fundamentals of coding. Children are presented with a series of logic problems to solve, directing different animals to where they need to be.
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2. Toca Tailor

In Toca Tailor, children get to style fun outfits for four different funny characters. Your child will choose between loads of clothing designs and accessories, and then fit them like a real tailor. The focus here is on the power of play with a focus on child-led exploration and open-ended experimentation.
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3. Dr. Panda Town Collection

Town Collection features a whopping 30 unique locations for your child to explore, all in the one app. Will you fight crime as a police officer, run your own hair salon or be the world’s greatest vet? In this town, the possibilities for discovery and interaction are endless.
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4. Hungry Caterpillar Play School

Based on Eric Carle’s beloved children’s book, Hungry Caterpillar Play School helps kids learn the skills they’ll need for school through exploration and meaningful play. The app covers five key areas of learning development, including math, language and literacy, science and nature, creative arts and problem solving, in line with international early learning standards.
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5. Osmo Little Genius

Osmo Little Genius Starter Kit helps kids learn by engaging them with physical game pieces that they activate in various apps. Osmo ticks all the boxes of being educational and fun. Furthermore, from Anamil Tech’s perspective, it demonstrates very clever use of technology, which can be used in a constructive, user-friendly way.
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6. Sago Mini School

Sago Mini School is a delightful app for preschoolers to help your child to build math, literacy, science and spatial skills as they discover fun learning games. Developed with education and play experts, the app helps your child to build math, literacy, science and spatial skills as they discover fun learning games and kid-tested topics.
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7. Mindful Powers

Mindful Powers is a child-first, holistic approach to building social-emotional learning through the power of play. Built on a skills-based methodology that helps children in early and middle childhood build a healthier relationship with life, stress, and anxiety, Mindful Powers helps kids to bring calm to their lives at the touch of their fingertips.
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8. Khan Academy Kids

Khan Academy Kids is a free, fun, educational program with thousands of activities and books that will inspire a lifetime of learning and discovery for children ages 2-8. Children can learn reading, language, writing, math, social-emotional development, problem-solving skills, and motor development.
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9. Pinkfong My Body

From the creators of that ‘Baby Shark’ song, yes you read correctly ;-O, comes this fun app for preschoolers. Super cute characters guide your child through a journey of age appropriate gameplay, where they learn the names of different body parts, as well as the basics of how they work.
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