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Must-have Educational Apps from Let’s Lasso the Moon

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Today I’m happy to introduce my friend Zina from Let’s Lasso the Moon as we continue our celebration of “I {Heart} iPhones Week.” Zina may blame credit me for her love of all things Apple, but she is responsible for a good portion of the apps on my phone. I guess we’re square then, huh Zina?

Zina is here sharing 5 of her top 10 favorite educational posts with us today. If you’d like to see her other 5, be sure to visit her at Let’s Lasso the Moon!

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I am an Apple fanatic. I have to admit that every Apple product I own has been purchased because of a recommendation by one Mrs. Tiffany Dahle.

My iMac, yep Dahle recommended. My iPhone, yep that dang Dahle again. I *really* didn’t think I “needed” an iPhone. However, once I had it in hand I realized quickly that my life had changed f-o-r-e-v-e-r. Sitting in a doctor’s waiting room for twenty minutes? Suddenly, no problem. Child demanding everything-single-flippin item in the grocery store? Hand them an iPhone.

Over at Let’s Lasso the Moon our goal is to keep the light of curiosity alive despite current educational system dilemmas. With that being said, I would argue your iPhone is much like your TV set, you can use it for good or evil. Sure, Angry Birds will keep your child entertained. One could even stretch it and say “they are learning about geometry.” Still, there are much better educational apps out there for your iPhone or iPad that will actually make learning FUN. Oh how I’d love an iPad in the house.

Below are 9 wonderful educational apps that come kid-recommended. Our collection is ever changing, so please take a moment to share your child’s favorite app in the comments below. I’d love to check out some new additions.

Happy Downloading,

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Abc phonics app


ABC Pocket Phonics

Recommended for children ages 3 to 6
Cost $2.99 | Check out screen shots
iTunes Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

Let’s Lasso the Moon Review: If your child has gone to a Montessori pre-school they will be familiar with the letter writing section of this game. It is an electronic version of the sandpaper letters they’ve been practicing with at school. This is a great app for basic and more advance phonics, as well as simple fill in the blank spelling. At first glance it looks kind of boring, but our girls really enjoy it. We quickly bumped up from the free light version to the full version! ……………………………………………………………………………………………..

Toddler Teasers app
Toddler Teasers

Recommended for children ages 2 and up
Cost $1.99 | Check out screen shots
iTunes Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

Let’s Lasso the Moon Review: This was one of the first apps we bought for the girls. It is pretty basic and a good way to get your toddler started on learning their letters and numbers. The apps looks like they’ve been updated since we used them last, but the basic concept appears to be the same. Basically, the phone tells the child a number or letter and they select it from a group of three. It is a good starting point if you are looking for something simple. We used both the numbers and letters apps.

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IBird Backyard app
iBird Backyard Plus

Recommended for children of all ages
Cost $2.99 | Check out screen shots
iTunes Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Let’s Lasso the Moon Review: I am absolutely smitten with this app. If you are a nature lover it is a great way to learn about the different birds in your backyard. The best part is they offer wonderful illustrations and real photos of the birds for identification. You can search by location, size, or color combination. The part my girls love? They have audio for all of the birds. Despite this being an adult app sometimes my girls will just look through the different birds and play songs. It has been a great tool for hiking trips.

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Tic tac Toe app
Tic Tac Toe

Recommended for children of all ages
Cost FREE | Check out screen shots
iTunes Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Let’s Lasso the Moon Review: One day we were at a restaurant and I suggested we play Tic Tac Toe on the back of a menu. Both of my girls stared at me with confusion. They honestly didn’t know it was a game you would ever consider playing off-line. Cracks me up. We love this version of the classic. It lets you start with X or O and allows you to label the players. We have had a lot of rotation on our iPhone, but this has always been a standard. Go get it now. It’s free.

  • Angie - Love this! 123 Counting is a good app for toddlers. As they touch the items being counted, a lady announces the numbers.
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  • Stefanie - Great ideas! I have a lot of these already but can’t wait to check out the ones I don’t — and I have to say GET AN IPAD!! Seriously takes the learning to a whole new level.
    (Also, I only counted 9 apps recommended?)
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  • Stefanie - Oh, and I forgot to mention that some of the favorites in our house are:
    StarFall ABCs (anything Starfall is a HIT)
    Fish School
    and Tozzle — the puzzles are AMAZING!
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  • D Hill - Great ideas! I will definitely use for my kindergarten class. Please continue to share educational apps. We also use starfall.com and uptoten.com For skills practice on the web. For older kids who start to master math facts, you should get Greg Tang’s app Kakooma. It’s amazing, fun, challenging, and covers addition, subtraction, multiplucation, and division.
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  • rachel - great tips, thanks! The Tic Tac Toe you show comes up as 99c, not free. :(
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  • preschool learning to read and write - Wow, that‚Äôs what I was looking for, what a stuff! present here at this blog, thanks admin of this site.
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  • Mithun - You can also check our Splash Math apps for Grade 1 to 5. They are aligned to common core standards.
    For more details: http://studypadinc.com
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