In today’s day and age, people use mobile applications for just about everything. These uses can include gaming, entertainment, fitness, and now even education. The common stigma that too much time on electronic devices can actually harm a child’s learning couldn’t be further from the truth. There are plenty of educational mobile apps on the market that can greatly enhance your child’s education, regardless of what age they are. These educational apps can range from apps that teach your young children their basic ABCs to apps that help your teenager stay organized in high school. While most educational apps are helpful to some degree, some are a cut above the others. Here are the seven best educational apps on the app store. 

Khan Academy

As one of the most complete and comprehensive educational apps on the app store, Khan Academy has a lot to offer for students of all ages. Khan Academy helps teach students subjects such as English, math, history, and science through a series of videos. Currently, Khan Academy has over 4,000 educational videos contained in the app. These videos cover material from kindergarten classes all the way up to high school subjects. Khan Academy even has a series of videos dedicated to helping high school students prepare for the SATs. In addition, the app is completely free to download so you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank for this extra educational help. The only downside of this app is it is not as entertaining as some of the other educational apps on the market, so younger children may not appreciate it. However, no one can deny the great value of this app with its large variety of videos and free price tag.

Kids Academy

Kids Academy is a fun interactive learning app that you can show to your younger children to introduce them to some of the subjects that they will be encountering in school. These subjects include basic math, reading, and writing. Kids Academy teaches through a series of fun mini games and interactive videos, making learning fun for your child. The app is free on the market, however microtransactions are required if you want to unlock extra games and videos for your child. In addition, the app has a very niche market and only really appeals to very young children that are just starting school. However, if you have a child around this age then this app would be a perfect way to give them a headstart in their education.

Remind

Apps like Remind have made communicating with your children’s teachers easier than ever.  Remind allows you to have a direct line of communication with your child’s instructor, allowing you to check on homework assignments and upcoming tests. You can use this to ensure that your child is doing all of their assigned homework and is spending adequate time studying for their tests. Remind also allows teachers and professors to send anonymous text reminders to their students. This is great because a direct text message is much more effective than sending an email to a cluttered inbox., making it much more likely to be read by students. These text reminders could be about homework assignments that are due in the near future or upcoming quizzes and tests. Remind is a great app for you and your child to use as it allows both the parent and the student to stay organized and up to date on school work. The app is also free to download in the app store, making it an amazing value.

Scholly

One of the most overlooked parts of education is the price the parent has to pay. This is especially true when it is time for your child to head off to college. Thankfully, schools offer scholarships to help offset some of these costs. One of the best ways to find these scholarships is through the app scholly. Scholly helps parents find scholarships in order to reduce the costs of college. Scholly’s ios app development team wanted to make sure that the app was as user friendly as possible. To do this they added many features that benefit you and your child in your search for scholarships. These features include taking your child’s grades, interests, and activities and matching them with scholarships that are available. This allows the app to find scholarships that perfectly fit your child, thus increasing the chance that your child will be chosen for the scholarships they apply to. At the end of the day, Scholly can save you thousands of dollars off your child’s education.

Quizlet

Quizlet is a great app that could be a great boost to a student’s study habits. Quizlet allows students to study through user created flashcards, games, and tests. The most popular use of the app is the flash card feature. Students are shown a term and the student has to say what the term means. After saying what they think the term means, the student can then flip the “card” over to reveal the correct answer, just like a real flashcard. Currently, Quizlet has over 200 million user-created flashcards across a wide variety of subjects. In addition, over 30 million users use Quizlet in some capacity. Quizlet is free to download, so all of this content can be yours for free. In addition, Quizlet’s android app development team was hard at work creating an Android version of the app that released a few years ago. This means that you can enjoy Quizlet’s content regardless of what device you own!

Space

One of the most interactive and fun apps on the list, Space is a great way to introduce younger children to the wonderful world of science. Space uses interactive graphics and animations to show children our Solar System. With this app, children can explore wonderous places such as the moon, the sun, and other planets. In addition, children can learn about these objects’ features and sizes. The information is very basic and relies on animations to get its point across, so children as young as four can enjoy this app. Although the app costs $3 and does not have as much content as other educational apps, the graphics and animations are visually stunning and are a great way to get your child interested in science and learning.

Coolmath Games

Coolmath Games is a great way to present learning to your child in a fun and entertaining way that they can enjoy. Coolmath Games offers a variety of games that will teach your child a wide variety of subjects. As one of the most entertaining apps on the list, your child is bound to love it. Most recent graduates remember playing Coolmath Games on the computers during study hall to pass the time and learn some new things. Now Coolmath Games is available in the app form, and is a great addition to your app library. Although it is completely free, extremely fun, and enjoyed by all ages, Coolmath still has its drawbacks. Compared to some of the other apps on this list, Coolmath lacks purely educational content, so it would probably be wise to pair this app with another educational app in order to truly enhance your child’s education.