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Best Educational iPad Apps for Children, Reviewed

iPad Family has reviewed HUNDREDS of iPad Education Apps for children. NOT ALL OF THEM MAKE IT TO THIS SITE.  We're only happy to shre the best, highest quality educational Apps.  When evaluating an app, we consider it's educational value. 

If it enhances their educational development... good.  If it is clear, easy to use and well designed... better.  If it is engaging... great.  Some educational apps are fun to play, others are good for practice (abc, 123s), others are great for reference and some offer a deeper understanding into particular subject matters.  

These educational apps have all been thoroughly tested and ARE USED - and we think they're all worth having on your child's iPad!


All Children's Educational Apps

View ALL the educational ipad apps we recommend from over 1,500 we've evaluated. View our recommended All Children's Educational Apps

All Special Needs Apps

iPad Family has reviewed quite a few Education Apps for children, and many of them are useful in certain Special Needs environments. View our recommended All Special Needs Apps

Book Apps

Reading "to" and reading "with" our children is an important area of cognitive development which can be overlooked in all the fuss of homework and schoolwork. View our recommended Book Apps

Geography Apps

You gotta know where you are in the world. These apps are not Geography lessons, but more geography knowledge & exploration. View our recommended Geography Apps

Literacy & Language Apps

Growing your vocabulary and reading skills does not end once you're able to spell and write sentences... View our recommended Literacy & Language Apps

Mathematics Apps

Children's Numeracy Apps for iPad & iPad Mini changes Math's education, for good! More engaging than a class full of classmates... View our recommended Mathematics Apps

Music Apps

Children's Music Apps for iPad & iPad Mini are very important to a developing child. Sure, listening to music is great, but INTERACTING... View our recommended Music Apps

Puzzle Apps

Let's face it, you've got to use your brain to put puzzles together. On iPad, puzzles are multi-dimensional workout! View our recommended Puzzle Apps

Reference Apps

Children's Reference Apps for iPad & iPad Mini are SO HELPFUL when teaching small children, they want to know NOW. iPad makes it possible to answer them... View our recommended Reference Apps

Science Apps

Give your child a head start! Learn physics, biology, earth science, topography, cause-and-effect, even chemistry via iPad! View our recommended Science Apps

Speech Pathology Apps

iPad Family has reviewed quite a few Education Apps for children, and many of them are useful for learning to Speak or for children participating in casual or structured Speech therapy. View our recommended Speech Pathology Apps

iPad Educational Apps for Children: VIDEOS:

Alphabet Tracing iPad Kids App

Alphabet Tracing. Great way to learn your ABC's before you can even hold a pencil! 

Drawing Pad: Child Drawing Treasure Map

Drawing Pad is one of our favourite "Arts and Crafts" apps as it offers a wide variety of 'papers' and mixed-media style brushes, pencils, crayons and stamps. 

Flexible learning on the iPad with Zoo Train App

Visually appealing, easy to use activities and puzzles for young children, Zoo Train App for iPad is wonderful!

I Hear Ewe - Animal Sounds for Toddlers

I Hear Ewe - Animal Sounds for Toddlers is a great app for sound-recognition.  One of our little girl's favourites when she was an infant!

I Hear Ewe - Animal Sounds for Toddlers (2)

I Hear Ewe - Animal Sounds for Toddlers is such a lovely preschool (infant) app. Another video showing how much our little girl loved it.

iPad How To: Moving & Organising iPad Apps

How to Move and Organise iPad Apps.  A short video that gives you the basics for getting your iPad Apps organised.

Learning with "Letters A To Z"

Letters A to Z for the iPad is a wonderful learning app for Kids.  iPadMum takes you through a few of her favourite features of this app...

Miss Spider's Tea Party Read by Narrator

Miss Spider's Tea Party, a lovely British Children's Book, as read by the narrator. Highly recommended for young children.

Miss Spider's Tea Party Review

Beautiful British storybook about Ms Spider and how she makes friends with the other bugs of the garden. Delightful!

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iPad & Productivity

Making productive use of your iPad takes a little organisation. Get the right apps and learn how to utilise them.

iPad Accessories

iPad has accessories and add-ons that make using it faster and easier... and more incredible!

iPad Education Blog

For educators at school or at home, the iPad is the best educational device ever created... and here's why we think we should use the iPad in Education.

iPad Essentials

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iPad Games Blog

Our Family's iPad Games Blog. Sharing all the fun of owning an iPad and the insights we've received from playing games... remember games are educational too!

iPad How-to

iPad How - To: How to do some of the most important things on your iPad. These articles share some of the common how-to questions for iPad including setup for children...

iPad in the Family

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iPad Setup & First Steps Journal

Getting your iPad Setup is the first step in making the most out of your new device.

iPad Setup for Children

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Practical Ways to Use Your iPad

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