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10 educational apps for kids

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Heading on a road trip and want to keep the kids entertained? Time Out Kids rounds up 10 educational apps to download onto your phone or tablet.

Letter School
Available iTunes and Google Play
Cost Dhs18
Age suitable From two and a half
This app teaches young children how to write their letters in a fun, interactive way. Teaching correct letter formation, you can feel reassured that your child is learning correctly – and when they pick up a crayon afterwards, you may be surprised by what they can do.

Tally Tots Counting
Available iTunes and Google Play
Cost Dhs11
Age suitable From two years
This app is all about counting, with games to teach numbers between one and 20. Each number has a different challenge, such as racing two cars around a track, watering five plants, or picking 16 apples from a tree. Children can only move onto the next number when they have completed the current game.

Busy Shapes
Available iTunes and Google Play
Cost Dhs7
Age suitable From two years
Teaching shapes, patterns, cause and effect, this game is all about sliding shapes into suitably sized holes. As the levels progress, objects move in front of the holes to make it more difficult. The lower levels will entertain and educate preschoolers, while older children will be able to manage the more advanced.

Squeebles Times Tables 2
Available iTunes and GooglePlay
Cost Dhs11
Age suitable From five years
Developed in the UK, this app asks children a range of multiplication questions to earn stars and rescue characters from a wicked Maths Monster. It’s suitable for the whole family, as up to four children can share and save their games on one device.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Friends
Available iTunes and GooglePlay
Cost Dhs11
Age suitable From 18 months
One for kids who love the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and his journey from an egg to a butterfly. There are several games to pick from, including memory skills, fun facts about animals, and a 3D pop-up version of the much-loved story.

Barefoot World Atlas
Available iTunes and Google Play
Cost Dhs18
Age suitable From four years
Inspire your children’s interest in the world this fun and interactive digital atlas. Kids can fly around the globe and explore the earth from above, whilst discovering amazing stories about the countries, cities, and people of the world.

Around The Clock
Available iTunes and Google Play
Cost Dhs9
Age suitable From two years
Designed to familiarise children with clocks, this fun and educational app features one game for every hour of the day. Challenges include making the alarm clock ring, making breakfast, and brushing teeth before bed.

Move The Turtle
Available iTunes
Cost Dhs9
Age suitable From five years
Think five is too young to start learning computer code? Think again with this education app, which teaches children the basics of programming. Challenges and rewards keep children entertained, with a friendly turtle guiding kids step by step to the basic concepts of programming.

Stumpy’s Alphabet Dinner
Available Tunes
Cost Free
Age suitable From one year
This simple, colourful app helps children learn their letters by feeding Stumpy the hungry monster his dinner. Each letter corresponds to a different food, such as K for Kiwi or F for Fish – and when you feed stumpy, the sound effects keep children interested and engaged.

Funimal Phonics
Available iTunes
Cost Dhs6
Age suitable From 18 months
Aimed at children who are starting to understand phonics, this app offers a fun way to learn about letters and their sounds. Children can tap on each letter to hear the sound and then repeat it with both UK and US pronunciations available on the app.

By Time Out Dubai Kids staff
Time Out Dubai,

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