5 Fun And Educational Apps For Kids—And Their Parents

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April 30, 2018 | BY Erica Fong

Kids these days spend much more time on screens than ever before, but that doesn’t necessarily need to be a bad thing.

Today, there are plenty of apps on the market that are both educational and fun—plus, you might just learn a thing or two yourself by playing them together. We've shortlisted five education apps below to kickstart the learning:

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Math: Sushi Monster

Sushi Monster teaches kids the fundamentals of math (addition and multiplication, specifically) in a fun and highly engaging setting. After all, who doesn't love sushi?

Players must select numbers strategically off the sushi counter in order to feed the monster, earning points with each correct answer to eventually unlock new levels.

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Science: Science360

Help your kid develop a love of science at an early age with the National Science Foundation (NSF) Science 360 app. With plenty of fun and engaging streaming videos to watch, there’s even a news feed of breaking news from NSF-funded institutions.

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Anatomy: The Human Body

From swooshing, pulsing hearts to gassy squeaks from the digestive tract, The Human Body app shows kids just how the human body works in a fun and compelling manner.

The app helps kids learn new vocabulary, explore detailed, interactive models of the heart, brain, eyes and stomach, and learn how the skeletal, muscular, immune, respiratory systems function. 

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Languages: Duolingo

Learning multiple languages is a must these days, and the highly addictive app, Duolingo, makes it incredibly easy.

Each bite-sized lesson is turned into a game in itself with reading, listening and speaking exercises, in-lesson grading, hearts to keep yourself ‘alive’ and a streak count to show how many days in a row you’ve been learning. 

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Coding: Daisy The Dinosaur

Learning to code is a fundamental skill in today’s digital environment, and Daisy The Dinosaur is the perfect introduction for kids.

Using a drag and drop interface, kids will intuitively learn the basics of objects, sequencing, loops and events—in order to animate Daisy and make her dance on screen.

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Love to learn? The Hong Kong Tatler Schools Guide is hitting newsstands on May 1, 2018—pick up your copy along with the May issue of Hong Kong Tatler.

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