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20 Useful Apps That Make Your Child Learn Smarter

20 Useful Apps That Make Your Child Learn Smarter

“A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grief to his mother.” I know I’ll be a mother someday and I want to help my child reach their highest potential.  However, with many kids addicted to app games like Flappy Birds, Where’s My Water and Plants vs. Zombies, have you ever thought that your kids are being undermined by these junk food apps? Fortunately, there are apps out there that help kids learn smarter while they have fun.  These apps help with reading, writing and math proficiency as well as in social studies, science, music and the fine art.

Here are the top 10 free apps and 10 paid apps that are suitable for primary or elementary school children.

1. Wikispeaker

Wikispeaker

    Children are known to be innately curious, peppering their parents with a million questions that usually start with the word ‘why?” Lucky for us, WikiSpeaker app can answer any question they have (without the hassle of having to type it in).  A great app to have for those questions you don’t really know the answer to.  Not only can your child find out the answer on their own but they can also teach their parents a thing or two.  Perfect for kids aged from 5-12.

    2. Mathemagics

    Mathemagics

      The Mathemagics app can help kids learn to practice mental math calculations in funny and creative ways. Do you want to know the square numbers in the 700’s within seconds? This app can do it.  The app boasts that students can baffle their math teachers by providing answers quickly and teachers can inspire students to learn by making math fun.

      3. Eng-Chi Speak it Up

      iLingual French

        Now learning Mandarin or Cantonese is as easy as downloading this app.  It’s always beneficial to learn another language and the best time to learn quickly is when kids are young.  The two main features of this app are “RECORD YOUR OWN SOUNDS” and “NATIVE SPEAKER AUDIO” to compare your own voice with that of native speakers.

        4. iLingual French

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        iLingual French

          Though it belongs to travel category, this app can imitate your mouth when you’re actually talking English but translate it to French automatically, which is good for communicating with the locals when traveling overseas. This app can cultivate kids’ interests in learning second languages.

          5. Memory Forcer X

          Memory Forcer X

            While the above three apps are for the reading and using languages, Memory Forcer X is for memory improvement.  As the main factor of studying, better memory can be the key to learn and study smarter. The example offered by iTunes in regards to this app is about a busy man memorizing all Japanese N2 Level words in 3 months, after using this powerful software. Start early and improve your kids’ memory skill by downloading this app!

            6. iHomework

            iHomework

              iHomework is an app kids can use to track their upcoming work for the school year, with the capability to repeat assignments daily, weekly and monthly.  Parents can monitor and guide those activities on their iPhone or Macbook and you can also put in a pop-up reminders for your kids.

              7. Simple States

              Simple States

                A great app for kids to learn U.S. States and capitals along with other geography facts and fun games. The app is designed for all ages, so parents can brush up on their knowledge about the states and learn with their kids.  It also makes a great study guide.

                8. Earth 3D

                Earth 3D

                  Earth 3D is used mostly in screensaver mode but it can be great introduction to geography and outer space for your children. It can show the “real” earth so they can pretend they’re working in a spaceship and looking out their window.  This app can enhance their imagination and interest in the world around them.

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                  9. Solar Walk-3D Solar System Model

                  Solar Walk-3D Solar System Model

                    Spark your child’s inner astronaut. If you want to go past the Earth and introduce your kids to the wonders of outer space, the Solar Walk-3D Solar System model is an excellent app to do just that.  This app helps kids learn their trajectories, inner structures, and history of their exploration by focusing on the planets through a 3D model.

                    10. Learn to Read Music

                    Notes! - Learn To Read Music

                      Children love music and what better way to encourage their enthusiasm than helping them learn how to read music. This app is a basic tool for beginners to learn the letter names for notes on the bass and treble clef. Your kid will be the mini Mozart in school when they learn how to play “Happy New Year” with this app.

                      Though paid apps are powerful and contain higher priories, there are still some free basic education apps for your kids.

                      11. Aa Match Preschool Alphabet

                      Aa Match Preschool Alphabet

                        Your preschooler will have a great time learning their alphabet and first words with this app.  Matching and spelling games help children learn while they have fun. The app also helps them pronounce letters and has a lot of fun animation and music that will keep your child entertained and wanting to learn more.

                        12. Splash Math

                        1st Grade Math

                          Compared with Mathemagics, this app focuses more on interactive practice. Kids can drag-drop shapes, popup bubbles, rotate clock-hands and more to solve different problems. The user interface is simple and clear with lots of pictures so that problem solving is fun.

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                          13. Study Pinyin

                          Study Pinyin

                            This app can help to recognize some basic words, spell, sentences and even tongue twisters. If you don’t want to spend money, pick up this free app, your kids can master the whole 64 Chinese Pinyin characters with 4 different categories.

                            14. Dictionary Book

                            Dictionary Books

                              A helpful app that’s portable and easy to use.  Most apps take up the whole screen but with the dictionary book, it only shows the necessary information that you’re looking for.  A perfect app to refer to when your kids are studying, reading, spelling or simply want to look up a word.

                              15. The Gravity Ether

                              The Gravity Ether

                                Rather than pulling tedious theories and definition of Gravity in Physics Class, this app helps kids understand by showing them exactly what gravity does.  Kids control the gravity so the planets won’t drift aimlessly through the expanse of space .  Kids control their motion by creating and destroying black holes with the tap of their finger. They’re sure to love it!

                                16. GeoExpert Lite

                                GeoExpert Lite - World Geography

                                  This is a more detailed app than Earth 3D, that includes more specific information about our planet.  It covers the whole world with countries and capitals and has a learning and testing mode along with a leaderboard.

                                  17. WAGmob

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                                  Physics, Electronics and Electrical Engineering - A simpleNeasyApp by WAGmob

                                    WAG is an app platform for learning, teaching and training. The Physics, Electronics and Electrical Engineering model, contains key concepts and easy quizzes that kids can learn a lot from. It presents complicated concepts and theories in a simple and easy way to help kids understand effectively.

                                    18. Chemist Free

                                    Chemist Free

                                      Mixing stuff up just to see what happens, what child doesn’t love chemistry? With this app, kids can combine different substances to see how they interact, change and create new substances, without the mess or the risk that they might blow up the house. Kids can experiement to their heart’s desire with unlimited possibilities.  This app is sure to become one of your kids’ favorites.

                                      19. Color by Numbers

                                      Color by Numbers - Animals - Free

                                        It looks simple, but may be the best tool for those who have less patience with painting.  Drawing and painting can cultivate your kids’ ability to mix and differentiate colors and can also develop your kids’ imagination, learning about art as another tool to communicate with others or express their inner thoughts and feelings.

                                        20. JamPad Plus

                                        JamPad Plus

                                          This app can be regarded as the advanced app of Learn to Read Music. This app is great for older kids want to create their own music.  Who knows? You might have the next big music star on your hands.

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                                          Published on October 16, 2018

                                          7 Clever Goal Tracker Apps to Help You Make the Most of Your Business

                                          7 Clever Goal Tracker Apps to Help You Make the Most of Your Business

                                          There’s nothing more fulfilling than the sense of accomplishment you get by achieving your business goals.

                                          Gone are the days when you used pen and paper to take notes and manage your work day. As millennials are relying heavily on technology to manage almost everything from finances to their personal fitness, goal tracking apps are also becoming increasingly popular.[1]

                                          In this piece, we will shed some light on 7 such goal tracking apps that you can use to streamline your operations.

                                          I have handpicked these apps from a software rating web services site Best Online Reviews. Industry experts review software on these websites and help businesses to find the right solutions to meet their various, unique business requirements.

                                          1. Aha!

                                            Aha! is a California-based roadmap software provider and offers excellent goal tracking app that lets you define goals and objectives for projects. The app also lets you list out primary tasks and allows you to focus on them.

                                            Hosted securely on the cloud, the app offers enhanced communication tools for sharing updates through emails with select colleagues or the entire organization.

                                            Aha! is available on multiple platforms such as the web, Android, iOS, Windows, etc. and starts from $59 per month per user.

                                            Available for Web

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                                            2. Asana

                                              Asana is one of the more popular project management apps available for businesses. It lets you organize all your team’s work, such as setting up and tracking goals, creating tasks, sharing files and notes, etc.

                                              Asana also allows your team to organize all their tasks and focus on urgent priorities. Moreover, the app offers a delightful user experience that makes task management simple and easy.

                                              Asana is available on multiple platforms from PCs and Mac to iOS and Android. Multi-channel adaptability makes Asana the perfect choice to track your goals anytime, from anywhere.

                                              Available for iOS | Android | Web

                                              3. Basecamp

                                                Basecamp is an excellent tool to manage all your team’s projects and keep your activities organized. It opens a new thread for every task and that task is visible by the whole team.

                                                With Basecamp, you can schedule tasks, add to-dos, discuss tasks by adding comments, add files and attachments, and much more.

                                                The app is available on both mobile and desktop platforms and costs $99 per month. It is available on the web, Android, and iOS platforms and offers excellent multi-channel access.

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                                                Available for iOS | Android | Web

                                                4. Forecast

                                                  An efficient tool for successful task management, Forecast is also a popular goal tracking app. Apart from effective milestone tracking, the app also offers convenient status reporting.

                                                  Forecast uses project history to let you know the status of your current work. Moreover, it uses the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to provide high-quality assistance. It is a robust app for small teams to track goals and time.

                                                  Forecast is available for free and comes with Android and iOS app support. The premium version of the app starts from $19 per month per user.

                                                  Available for Web

                                                  5. Wrike

                                                    Wrike is a cloud-based collaboration and project management app that successfully manages projects from start to finish. It lets you create tasks, track work progress and retrieve reports with ease.

                                                    The app also gives real-time work updates and helps team members to understand their work priorities. A custom report builder helps you to generate in-depth reporting.

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                                                    Wrike’s premium version is available from $9.80 per month per user and is available on multiple platforms.

                                                    Available for iOS | Android | Web

                                                    6. Todo.vu

                                                      Todo.vu is a unique platform that delivers enhanced customer relationship management (CRM), task management, time tracking, and billing functionality in a single app.

                                                      According to Capterra, it’s an ideal app for freelancers and consultants, who are looking for tools to improve efficiency and transparency.

                                                      Although the app is free to use with basic features, the premium plan starts from $5 per month per user. The app also comes with calendar sync and task reminder functionality to keep you on track, always.

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                                                      7. Flock

                                                        Looking for a tool to simplify task management? Try out Flock.

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                                                        Flock comes with enhanced goal tracking and additional features like instant messaging.

                                                        Moreover, Flock offers tons of integrations with tools such as Google, MailChimp, Jira, Dropbox, etc. It is a powerful tool that’s packed with robust features such as reminders, notes, polls and to-dos.

                                                        Even though you can use the tool for free, the paid version of Flock is available from $4.50 per month per user.

                                                        Available for iOS | Android | Web

                                                        Conclusion

                                                        Businesses need high-quality project management tools to streamline collaboration and operations. Enhanced goal tracking apps make it easy for your team to improve productivity by keeping its tasks organized.

                                                        But it’s essential that you choose an app that meets your unique business requirements. You can choose from the above-mentioned apps to streamline operations and improve the productivity of your team.

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