Ok so this post is outside our general realm a bit, but we just couldn’t not share this fabulous site we just found! With a background in elementary education and tutoring, we are always on the look out for helpful teaching tools, especially ones that are kid and parent friendly.
Orthon-Gillingham, an extremely well-respected and successful reading instruction method, created a list of useful educational ipad apps. With literally thousand (or is it even up to millions at this point?!) of apps out there, it’s often overwhelming as a parent to find something that is both education and fun. The list Orthon-Gillingham created is divided into relevant reading levels and limited in scope, which helped us quickly find a few new apps to try out. The best part…almost all the apps they list are FREE! Plus many of the apps are lite versions*, meaning you can buy the full version and continue the fun if your child likes the “game.” *Buyer beware: some lite versions include advertisements, so be sure to play with your child so you can quickly close the ad and get back to the game.
We particular excited to note that although the lowest level of apps is “lower elementary,” we found that many of the apps could be used as early as preschool. Happy learning!