60+ Educational Apps for the Kindle Fire
Most of us have purchased a Kindle Fire Tablet for our children in recent years. Reading and playing games make them perfect for kids and the price makes them affordable for parents. But, don’t forget about the opportunity to use them educationally in your home homeschool!
I know some of you may be thinking but I don’t want to use screens in my homeschool. We have all heard the stories about kids addicted to screens and the negative effects screen time can have on your homeschool and your kids. However, there are many benefits to incorporating screen time into your homeschool day too.
Educational apps are a great option for roadschooling, long car rides, and time spent in waiting rooms. We use educational apps and screen time as an incentive to get through challenging or boring lessons.
Don’t be affraid to use screens in your homeschool!
We love using screens as a resource in our homeschool. One of the many ways we do that is by using eductaionl apps on our Kindle Fire. I know screentime can have mixed opinions but for us we have found they can be great for long car rides, days when I am unable to teach for some reason, or as an incentive.
I love knowing that even when I hand my daughter her tablet she is still learning. There are lots of great apps out there that will ignite your childs love for learning. I’ve searched the Amazon Apps Store and put together an extensive list of educational apps.
Multiple Subjects and Concepts
ABCmouse.com – Early Learning AcademyABCya! GamesPBS KIDS GamesKhan Academy Kids: Free educational games & books
Learning to Read
Endless ReaderDuck Duck Moose ReadingStarfall Learn To ReadTeach Your Monster to Read | Phonics and Learn to ReadSight Words Games & Flash Cards vol 1: Kids Learn to ReadSuper Why! ABC AdventuresSuper Why! Phonics FairSuper Why! Power to Read
Tracing & Writing
ABC Kids – Tracing & PhonicsLetterSchool – Learn to write the ABC AlphabetWriting Wizard – Kids Learn to Trace Letters & WordsCursive Writing Wizard Premium – Trace Letters & Words
ABC Spelling – Spell and PhonicsMonkey Word School AdventureSqueebles Word SearchKids Puzzle Clasic Words & Spelling Words Vocabulary GameWord Cookies®WordscapesClassic Words FreeHangman Classic Free
Numbers & Math
Starfall NumbersEndless NumbersMoose Math – by Duck Duck MooseMonster Math – Fun Math Game For KidsSqueebles Maths BingoDragonBox Algebra 5+XtraMathProdigy Math Game
Toca Lab: ElementsPlay and Learn ScienceThomas Edison’s Secret LabNASA
Geography Drive USAStack the StatesStack the States® 2Stack the Countries
Duolingo: Learn Languages FreeLearn Languages with Rosetta StoneLittle PimMy Signing Time
Coding & Building
ScratchJrcodeSpark Academy & The FoosToca BuildersMinecraft
Toca Life: SchoolMy City : Animal ShelterMy Pretend Hospital – Kids Hospital Town LifePost Office – Neighborhood Mail Carrier
PBS KIDS VideoBrainPOP Featured MovieGoNoodle – Kids VideosKidz You Learning Videos for Tube
Reading & Audiobooks
Audible for Fire TVhoopla DigitalOverDrive: Library eBooks & AudiobooksVooks
I hope this list of over 60 educational apps for the Kindle Fire helps you feel a little less guilty about screentime knowing your child is learning while they play. If you have other apps you love using in your homeschool, please feel free to leave them in the comments for me. I’ll check them out and maybe add them to the list!