Top 5 Science Apps For Kindergartners

Who would think that you could teach your kindergartner things like physics and biology?  With the power of technology behind the award-winning apps, you can do just that!  Even a kindergartner who cannot read yet can begin building a fun foundation in scientific concepts.  In this article, we are going to look at the top five science apps for your little kindergartners.

Crazy Gears

Crazy Gears by Edoki Academy is a fun-filled puzzle game that teachers your little ones about how gears work by allowing them to interact with them on the screen to accomplish certain tasks. This award winning app boasts educational value and entertainment as your child manipulates gears, wheels, chains, pulleys, and rods.  It’s currently only available for iOS operating systems, and is recommended for ages 5 through 9.  It’s great for getting your little on a jump start on STEM subjects.

Toca Nature

This award-winning science app, available for both Android and iOS devices, is aimed specifically at small children.  Its goal is to help your child learn about nature by modifying their own world, watching how animals behave, and just explore.  It is a powerful, natural learning tool for you child and is guaranteed to be a hit with them.

Peppa’s Seasons:  Autumn and Winter

This app features Peppa the Pig and is aimed at kindergartners to teach them about the seasons. While not strictly a science app, they do learn a fair amount of basic science fundamentals, like winter being a cold time of year and autumn being the time of the year when leaves begin to fall.  The also learn about temperature and seasonal activities like sledding.  This fun app is available for both Android and iOS devices.

Earth Day Carol

This imaginative story-telling app (which can be set to narrate for those little ones that can’t read yet) teaches children about the importance of the environment and recycling using a twist on Charles Dicken’s story, A Christmas Carol.  Available for both Android and iOS, this free app appeals to children through its fun story, awesome graphics, and the familiarity of the tale it is based upon.

Thinkrolls

Thinkrolls (and Thinkrolls2) by Avokiddo is an app available for both Android and iOS that is target at ages 3 through 8.  This award winner can teach even the youngest of kids about one of the most intimidating subjects out there:  physics.  Through puzzles and rolling balls you can get your child a head start on physics in a fun and exciting way.  It’s one part platformer, one part physics puzzler, and one part educational fun that your little one (and maybe even you!) are sure to enjoy.

Conclusion

Physics, seasons, environmental responsibility, and biology are all accessible to your little ones through award-winning, carefully developed apps that engage, excite, and entertain – all while educating.  Help your kindergartner get a solid foundation built for STEM subjects in later grades by downloading one or two – or maybe even all – of these apps for them today.  You will certainly be glad you did.

Mimi Rothschild is a veteran homeschooling mother of 8, writer of a series of books called Cyberspace for Kids, and passionate advocate for children and education that is truly worthy of them. In 2001, Mimi and her late husband founded Learning By Grace, a leading provider of online Christian homeschooling Academies.