Monday, 04 November 2013 15:13

Using a free app for your child may prove beneficial

If you are interesting in helping your child get ahead in school, finding a free app for your phone can be part of the solution. While many parents like to use these to entertain children, some are not aware that many of these products are educational in nature but cleverly disguised as games. For parents that have never used these products for kids, finding the no cost or low cost options can be a good way to get started.

Where to look

Parents may find these products mentioned in school literature, on parenting blogs, tech blogs or articles or in the news or magazines. There are literally dozens of ways that these can be found but these options tend to only give one or two choices at a time. If a parent is looking for a specific type of app for a certain age group or to address specific issues like math support for a 5th grader, they may have to do a little more research.

These can be found at the various sites that offer downloads but parents may have to weed through a considerable number of products to find what they are looking for. A better option may be to find a site that specializes in children’s apps. These often have a good selection for free options but also some paid versions too. Parents may want to start out with the free ones if they have not used these products before to get a feel for what these provide.

When to use these

Parents often like to stock up on these items before spring break, winter break or summer. This helps to keep kids learning while they are out of school. These are also good things to help beat the boredom that kids sometimes face when they are out of school. Being able to play a game for a while each day provides something fun to do but also keeps skills sharp or helps kids learn new ones.

Some parents will want an app that focuses on a specific learning technique or subject. Some of the most popular ones are for assistance in developing math skills but there are also ones for reading and language arts. Some kids may want to learn a new language such as Spanish or Mandarin and yes, there is an app for that.

Some of the biggest beneficiaries for these applications are autistic students and other special education students. There are many products that address the issues these student face such as speech development but provide a fun way for students to do so.

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