“I’m HUNNGRYYYY” cries my kindergartener as my almost 2-year-old melts down because she too thinks she is starving.
Even walking into a favorite and beloved restaurant where we can immediately order at least one dish is never soon enough for my children who demand food now, now, now.
With so many little mouths desperately waiting for food, being able to have a go-to educational and interactive resources that are not mindlessly filling their minds in that time is important.
The problem is finding good apps to use that don’t cost an arm and a leg. I feel like we are always paying for an app, using it for a day or two and then deleting it because she has no interest in it or it’s not truly educational.
But I found 10 free educational apps and resources for my kindergartener that are absolutely worth sharing! And having the power to end a meltdown while waiting for food is powerful.
In fact, this year brings lots of changes to our home that I am trying to be better prepared for. In December we will be welcoming our third precious child to the world and this fall our oldest baby is starting Kindergarten curriculum at home.
All summer long I have planned different things to teach her, crafts to create and games to play while looking for unique ways to facilitate her learning experiences. Plus, our family loves to eat out. So meshing the two needs… food and educational opportunities means find great free resources to have handy on my android.
7 great educational apps for kindergarteners on Amazon Underground
Amazon Underground is a one-of-a-kind tool on Android that allows you to find tons of educational apps that are 100% free. Using it gives me access to over 3,000 apps and games that we can use once, twice or daily without having to waste money on ones that stink and just don’t truly suit our needs.
Finding educational apps that will work for you is easy. Once you have access to Amazon Underground’s free games & apps on your Android smartphone, you just browse the selection of family-friendly apps and choose one you think will work for you and download it.
Monkey WordSchool Adventure
This app is one that helps kids learn to form letters but even progresses to word formation as well. It has 6 games in all that cover phonics, letter recognition, sight words, and other important concepts covered during the kindergarten school year.
Monkey MathSchool Sunshine
This educational app has 9 interactive games that teach kids about sequencing, patterning, counting, adding and subtracting. It’s a great introduction to math, but also great when you’re out and about and want to re-enforce what they have been learning already.
This is more of a mind-puzzle kind of game. It’s not specifically for kids but is one that is worth looking into to work on thinking skills in your young learner.
Super Why ABC Adventures
It has 7 great games and features inside of it once opened including things like Princess Presto’s under the sea sounds that matches letters and sounds in order to help them form words.
Jigsaw Puzzle app for kids
This is a great game to work on spatial awareness and do puzzles on the go. Plus, the side benefit is that it can be a game that is done together with a parent, just like tangible puzzles!
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Kindergarten Learning Boost Workbook
This is a fantastic app that interactively teaches how to write numbers and letters, helps kids match sounds to words, and more. It even automatically grades your student as the complete and learn in different subjects from time to phonics.
Preschool and Kindergarten Learning Games
This app covers a little bit of everything! I love that it even teaches things like positions so kids have a greater grasp of up, down, left, and right. It even introduces kids to nouns and verbs as well as all of the basic kindergarten learning such as letters, basic addition, and counting.
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3 interactive book series apps on Amazon Underground
I love knowing that away from home, even if I forget books or things to play with, I have at least 15 books handy on my phone that were completely free for my kids to learn from and read.
Mercer Mayer “Little Critter” Books
Options include titles like I was so mad! and Just Helping my Dad and about 4 others currently from what I have counted. There is the option to read it themselves, have it read to them, or have it autoplay.
The Boynton Collection
This is great even to have with my almost 2-year-old because they’re familiar titles that can be explored away from home. Plus if my kids are learning and playing together, it’s a double win!
- The Going to Bed Book
- Moo, Baa, La La La!
- Blue Hat, Green Hat
- Barnyard Dance!
The Berenstain Bears
With at least 4 titles available, this is another interactive book experience that my daughter adores. They always have such great topics revolving around life skills and applications to real life learning moments. The apps are truly free. No paid upgrades. No micro-transactions. Simply free apps to use when and wherever we choose! Amazon Underground is generally compatible with all Android phones that run Android version 4.0 or greater and only supported on devices made after 2012. Apps & games are available to customers in the United States, UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain.
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Kara is an author and advocate for positive, grace-filled parenting. She is homeschooler to her 4 children living in Boston, MA and believes in creative educational approaches to help kids dive deeper into a rich learning experience. She has her degree in Secondary Education & Adolescent Childhood Development and is passionate about connecting with and helping other parents on their journey to raise awesome kids!