TOP 10 Educational Websites and Apps for Kids' Tablets
Pros: The device is cool and has a really slick, fun design. It is lightweight -- very comparable to the iPad -- but still includes that fabulous keyboard. The keyboard is hands down my favorite aspect of the device as I HATE typing on a screen. Problem SOLVED. Compared to the iPad, the Intel 2 in 1 can do more. More word processing -- more actual computing. The device could be the perfect solution to working on an airplane or on the train commute home.
Cons: In the interest of full disclosure, I must admit that within 3 days of using the device, there was a virus attached the computer that made Internet use impossible. Also, I had hoped the device would serve as the kid's computer, but they had a hard time navigating the apps and ended up clicking on ads constantly.
Top 10 GAMES, Apps and Websites for KIDS -
Once you master the basic USA map, there are lots of other maps to try like the 1910 USA map, Asia, Europe -- all fun!!
Spelling City -- This website and corresponding App run on the teacher's lists from school, making it a really fun and easy way to combine what the kids are learning at school with a fun reward of "screen time" at home. If your school does not use Spelling City, there are still plenty of fun games and activities with random words for your child's grade level.
Don't Tap the White Tiles -- My kid's hands down favorite on the Intel 2 in 1! This game makes a fun piano-like progression as you tap the black tiles (NOT THE WHITE ONES!). Very addictive and great for hand-eye coordination. Just limit time on this one -- your eyes can get really hazy if you play too long!
PBS KIDS Video -- Available on iOS and Windows, this PBS app has great cartoon, educational shows that correspond to the shows on TV. The kids ask for this all the time and have no idea they are learning. FANTASTIC for plan rides with headphones.
Little Dentist -- I hate this one - they love it! They perform dental "procedures" that make me cringe, but they laugh hysterically. I can't handle even looking at this one! There are a ton of different games like this one including doctor apps as well. All cringe-inducing, but all fun for the kids.
Endless Alphabet -- A beautiful and educational app for the preschool and younger age group. This has been our 4 year old's favorite app for a couple years now. Moms will like it for the sound effects that are funny to the kids, but don't screech in your ears like some other games are prone to do. Available on the Intel 2 in 1 through the Windows app store as well as on Apple products.
Where's Waldo -- A fun app for the kids and difficult enough for mom and dad when bored as well! Plays JUST like the books! FREE on Windows App store, but I could only find it for sale on the iPad for $2.99.
Paper 53 -- A good app for kids that love art! This one is a favorite of mine and I liked it so much I purchased a couple additional tools, but you can try it for free with the basic brushes.
Did I miss a great one? Do you have a favorite app? game? educational website??
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