My oldest little one is now a part of VPK program. The Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program – or VPK – is a free prekindergarten program for 4 and 5-year-olds who reside in Florida. It is her first time in an educational setting. She has been home with me since birth. We have been lucky enough to have not needed to place her in a daycare setting. However, since she was never in a social setting with others her age or in an educational setting, I am persistent in making sure she is prepared.
In the past I have purchased flashcards and worksheets. These have been great, but in a house with other kids, things often go missing or misplaced. Once you write on a worksheet, it’s done and ready to be tossed. The Amazon Fire Kids Edition tablet is great for multiple uses through apps and books. Plus, having all her learning resources in one place has been so helpful.
My 5 fave books/apps for learning for her age group are:
Animal Math Kindergarten: The app features math games and lessons including counting 1 to 20, number patterns, ordering, sequence, colors, geometry shapes, skip count by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s, addition from 1 to 5 and 1 to 10, subtraction from 1 to 5 and 1 to 10, math with visual representation, equations, place value, word problems, comparing numbers, classification, greater than, less than, or equal to, parts of the equation, even and odd, comprehensive assessment and tests, and games for math practice.
Where’s My Water? This one is addicting even for adults! I’ve caught myself stealing her tablet to play this myself. There is a swampy alligator that wants to take a bath. In order for him to take one you have to move the sand to allow for the water to drain into the pipe. There is a limited amount of water so you have to ensure that you are strategic in what sand you move and what objects it bounces off of. There are numerous levels and each time you move onto a new level the challenge becomes harder to do. It really forces you to think ahead and plan each move you make. I have noticed that the more that she plays it, the more she loves it because it becomes more challenging to her.
Disney Frozen 5 Minute Stories: My Disney princess-loving little one loves to read books. She is still learning how to read but loves to create her own stories from the photos. These 5-minute stories are perfect for a quick after school before nap or just before bed. It has all her favorite Disney characters.
Super Why! ABC Adventures: This app is super cute and has tons of features. There are games for Letter Identification, Letter Sounds, Alphabetical Order, Letter Sounds – Decoding, Letter Writing and more. It is all learned by going through adventures which makes the learning fun.
iStoryBooks: This app we love because she can read stories all on her own or to her little sister. They arefree books that read themselves to your little ones! Yes, the books include text and audio. There are new books every 2 weeks that will appear automatically in the app. Every book is published with pictures and audio.
These Amazon Fire Kids Edition tablets are THE BEST purchases for education and fun thus far. You can grab one as well and use code REDTRI to receive 20% off! If your little ones are Spanish speakers there is also FreeTime Unlimited Spanish content!
What learning apps or books does your child love?
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