Suggested apps for home learning

March 30, 2020

The Department for Education have approved a number of apps to help pre-school children learn at home.

Here are some suggestions:

Lingumi – for 2 to 5 year olds – sets of learning, speech recognition and video based games to help with a childs grammar and getting them speaking their first words early on.

Kaligo – for 3 to 5 year olds – a digital handwriting exercise book designed to teach children how to write using a stylus and tablet, built on an AI machine learning platform. A self-paced approach enables children to progress at their own speed according to their own ability, whilst AI Machine learning provides real-time corrective feedback.
Phonics hero – for school aged children.

CBeebies Storytime – for 0 to 5 year olds – free interactive story books and bedtime stories for young children and is a great way to enjoy reading with your little one. The library is always growing, with amazing stories featuring all the CBeebies’ favourites.

CBeebies Playtime Island – for 0 to 5 year olds – contains a wide range of fun and educational games to help children understand the world around them and support the development of core skills. Children can play along with all of CBeebies’ most popular characters.

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