When Garrison first bought his iPad, he didn't realize that the new gadget would be more Henry's than it is his. Seriously, that kid has FIVE folders of apps. FIVE! I admit it's ridiculous but there are just so many great apps for his age, how can we not snatch them up?
With that being said, I have also totally downloaded my fair share of dud apps. I want Henry apps to be unique, educational, and fun but Google searching typically results in apps that look great but magically turn cheesy, cheap, and super lame after download. And who even has the time to sort through semi-reliable online reviews? Not me.
What if there was an easy to search database of quality, educational apps?
OH WAIT. THERE IS.
appoLearning is a well organized, user friendly site with tons of educational apps for children. Each of the apps featured on appoLearning are graded using a rubric that assesses things like educational content, features and design, kid appeal, and safety. Even better yet, the apps are reviewed and graded by experienced educators! If you're not sure about an app based on the grade alone, you can read a review and look at pictures. I found this so much easier than searching reviews online or opening the app store every time I found an app that looked awesome. What I also really like is the extensive amount of learning categories on appoLearning. Whether your looking for a fun handwriting app, hoping to teach your child Spanish, or trying to find a good interactive book for bedtime...you'll find great apps here.
The iPad is a great tool for working with your child. Check out appoLearning to find some of the best apps available!