iPad Eductional Apps for Preschoolers

So we’re totally loving our iPad 2 over here. We use it daily in our homeschool for one reason or another. Quite often it is to keep the Teeny Tot (3 years old) occupied, but we’ve also used it for the older kiddos as well.  I shared some of our favorite apps back in my first post on Educational iPad Apps,  and wanted to share some of our new favorites as of late.


Educational Apps for Preschoolers




Shape Builder



First Words



Word Wagon:



Connect The Dots



Jumpstart My ABC Book



Starfall ABC’s



Crayola Studio




BB Magic Lite



Educational Apps for Older Kids:

Montessori Words: This is great for spelling practice, it also allows for free word creation which makes it fun to use with our All About Spelling as well.



Real Chalk HD: We use this for our All About Spelling practice.  The app simulates a real chalk board where you can erase and change the size and color of the chalk. The kids love it, and it just helps make spelling practice more fun!



Words with Friends: Strawberry Shortcake plays this game with her Nana and her Dad. It’s a fun way to practice words as well as logical thinking skills too!



Math Bingo



Word Bingo



Books We Enjoy:


There’s a Wocket in My Pocket



There’s No Place Like Space



The Berenstain Bears: Trim the Tree



Hope that helps you out with some fun techy learning! I’ll be back next week with apps for Moms!

Have a favorite educational app to share? Leave a comment, I’d love to see what other moms love!


  1. Those are some great picks Erica – some are our favorites too! Have you checked out Shapes & Puzzles by Pirate Trio? It’s one of my favorites for the 3-yo crowd!

  2. Thank you for sharing!

    I’m downloading now!!

  3. Thank you soooo much. We got one for Christmas and I have been searching for educational games! You are always so helpful and right on time!

  4. We recently got an ipad for a family Christmas gift, so I am SO THANKFUL that you posted all these app resources! Now, off to explore… ;0)

  5. Andrea S. says:

    A great site to see kids and parent app reviews is

  6. Have you seen “My Spelling Test”? You (or your child) enters their spelling words for the week and then they can go in and be tested. My kids love it! Another favorite of my 6 yr old is called ‘Stack the States”. It’s been a great addition to Roadtrip USA and learning all the states and capitals. Have fun!!!

  7. Barb Barker says:

    We love Rocket Math , and Teach Me. We also love Stack the States. Even my husband is addicted to that game.. The IPad has been such an asset to our homeschooling!!! Can’t wait to check out the others.

  8. Great suggestions! I love using technology to teach, so while I don’t have an iPad, I love that there are educational apps like these available. 🙂

  9. Jjbeckman says:

    We enjoy the ” my first classical music ” is a great intro to classical music, instruments, composers.

    Thanks for the post! You found some grat apps, Erica!

  10. Hi there! I linked up to your artist study from our homeschooling blog
    Thank you!

  11. Thanks so much for sharing! We’re working on potty training with our almost three year old. She has been very resistant until we implemented a new rule – she’s only allowed to play iPad if she’s sitting on the potty! Works like a charm and she’s doing SO much better now!

  12. These are great – thanks! Lakeshore also has great apps on there now that my 3-yo loves. Search “Lakeshore Learning Materials” and they will come up.

  13. Thanks Erica…A really great listing of great apps, I have many on my daughters IPad, and I hope I get it back after updates real soon. My last years class loved using the apps. Rule was first a constructive app and then a fun app! I am saving this list for future reference…Thanks!

  14. Erica – I’m part of a team that built an educational app store called KinderTown. We focus on helping parents find the best educational apps for kids 3-6 years old. Every app is reviewed by our team of early childhood educators and we only include the BEST apps – that is apps that are engaging and have significant educational value.

    I thought you and your readers might find the KinderTown app a usefulresource for discovering quality educational apps. (Oh, and it’s free)

  15. Pop Out Peter is the most beautiful app! It is a “pop up” book of the Tale of Peter Rabbit. You can look at a few pages for free!

  16. Another really good app you should consider is A Jazzy Day. I’ve found it very useful, fun, and educational. The animation is great and my kids love it.

  17. Hi Erica,
    Was wondering how you got the Jumpstart My ABC Book? I-Tunes says it’s not available for purchase in US…. Strange. Thanks for all the app suggestions. : )

  18. Greetings! I’ve been reading your web site for some time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Lubbock Texas! Just wanted to mention keep up the excellent work!

  19. I’ve found these educational apps to be very useful. The app “My Galaxy” is loved by my kids and myself, its a book written in English/Spanish, and teaches them how to read in addition to being an introduction to the planets. Check it out:

  20. I also have found these educational apps to he very useful. Star fall ABC’s and Word Bingo are favorites in our house. It’s certainly exciting to see technology impact learning opportunities. Some other apps I recommend are Alphabet Fun 2 and Letter School. Again, favorites in our house.

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