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
Every month, our resident experts Sarah and Nicole select their pick of the best apps to expand your little one’s mind and help make learning fun. This month’s app is the educational Khan Academy Kids.
Each month, Sarah Faisal and Nicole Seymour from award-winning children’s production company Anamil Tech select their pick of the best apps to expand your little one’s mind and help make learning fun. This month’s app is an educational feast just right for the summer holidays.
This month’s app: Khan Academy Kids
Focus: Early learning skills
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.
Why we love it
- As it says ‘on the tin’ there are thousands of activities, books and videos, and there certainly are! All this content, though, is very well organised and easy enough for your child to navigate without feeling lost or stuck.
- There is a library screen on which you can choose by categories such as math, reading, create, and so on; as well as topics within the categories such as sizes, lower-case letters, counting, patterns and colours.
- First, though, the child is greeted by very charming characters who guide them through the different areas of the app. Each character also has its own little home where children can dress up, play instruments and more.
- And each time your child enters the app, one of the characters presents a fun mini activity which serves as a nice complement and adds variety to the prescribed content found in the library.
- Also to note, the background ambient music is lovely – gentle and well-paced as a nice accompaniment for this type of content.
If your child is enjoying and learning in the Khan Academy app, there are other fun Khan resources, such as Camp Khan Kids, which is free summer learning with hands-on activities; Circle Time, which are YouTube videos with interactive stories and lessons. More information can be found here – https://learn.khanacademy.org/khan-academy-kids/
Link to the App Store: apps.apple.com/
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About the authors
Sarah Faisal and Nicole Seymour are from award-winning children’s production company, Anamil Tech. Sarah, founder and MD of Anamil Tech, and with a PhD in Human Computer Interaction, is passionate about using media and technology to make learning fun and expand children’s knowledge of the world around them. Nicole Seymour, creative director of Anamil Tech, has been creating and producing digital content for young children for over 20 years for companies such as CBeebies, Disney, Lego Media and Scholastic.
Founded in 2015, Anamil Tech develops multilingual learning apps and videos to grow young children’s minds. Its flagship brand, Pacca Alpaca, is now being developed into a children’s TV show, which Sarah and Nicole are producing, alongside an animated TV show intended for family audiences in the Middle East.