But then I started reading more and more on how schools are using the apps to help students. And I managed to convince Mr O that it might be a good tool to help kinesthetic learner like Emily. So few months after having the ipad around, I am pretty happy that it is functioning much2 more than a game console.
So here are some of the learning apps that Emily used a lot. It makes learning much more fun for her.
1. Rocket Maths
Emily has certain degree of dyscalculia. She is still struggling with the 4 basic operations. She will remember today and forget tomorrow. The app helps her practise the same thing again and again, in a more exciting way.
This app is designed for autistic kids. Emily struggles with comprehension and composition. The app helps her articulate her thoughts. Hopefully, eventually it will improve her writing and comprehension skill.
3. Brain Pop
This is great for general knowledge. But I have to admit the biggest fan for this app is Medina. So if she starts talking to u why scientifically teenagers have mood swing, u know where she gets all those info from.
4. Solar Walk
A very interactive app to learn about the solar system.
This app is great for her recitation. Though we need to push her to do it more. But even for others, the app has quite nice translation and great information for us to understand the context of each surah.
Another app to help her with maths.
Then there are apps that Medina enjoys a lot. If u r looking for apps for preschoolers, check these apps out. I personally think kids nowadays are so lucky to have all this technology that make learning so fun.
7. Abata Hijaiyah
Great app to teach kids the hijaiyah basics before they recite Quran. The apps teach them how to read and write. Pretty cool. Saves me the trouble of doing the flash card ;)
8. Cake Maestro.
The 3D app allow your budding junior master chef create their own cake.
Ahaksss....another cooking app. Yeahhh.....the result of hanging around with your mom in the kitchen too much ;) Just bear with her when she start talking to you about bicarbonate soda and vanilla essence...hahahaha.
Great drawing app. Saves you the trouble of buying the drawing paper and cleaning up the mess that comes with drawing. I am not saying this replace the actual drawing, but it's pretty nice to occupy them on the go.
Writing and spelling for beginners.
Another drawing app she's crazy about.
I found this app quite annoying. But she loves it. If I ask her to read her Quran, she will start asking Ben whether she should do it or not. Luckily, most of the time the stupid Ben says YES ;) If Ben says NO, repeat the question again until he says YES....hahahaha
Another annoying talking app ;)