Apple now have an App Store Volume Purchase Program which allows schools to buy apps at 50% discount. Check it out HERE.
STORY KIT from ICDL – a digital story telling app with drawing tools. Add photos and sounds to your text. includes four well known stories to edit or personalize. Great free literacy app!
PUPPET PALS by Polished Play – Create animations, chose backgrounds and characters, add dialogue and act out stories just like you used to do with a cardboard box and some figures on the end of sticks! Record and share. Brilliant!
MUSIC STUDIO LITE by Alexander Gross will quickly have your children composing their own music using nine instruments and ten beats. No facility to save or export their creations with this free version, but excellent for creativity and practice nevertheless.
MIA’S PLAYGROUND is for 2 – 5 year olds and will keep them busy with matching, shape and colour recognition. Two games available with the free version.
BEATWAVE by collect3 is a music app that is visually engaging and very appealing for children as you simply draw the tune with your finger. Again no facility to export with this free version, but well worth downloading to play with.
BRAINPOP Featured Movie – get the brilliant BrainPOP movies on the iPad, iPod or iPhone. Learn something new everyday!
STELLARIUM by Leonid Froencheno – brilliant brilliant planetarium. You won’t be disappointed!
INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S DIGITAL LIBRARY. This is just great on the iPad – all those books FREE!!
NUMBER LINE by Todd Bowden. Teaches equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages, by having you drag objects onto the number line in the right order. Excellent.
BASIC MATH by Explorer Technologies is useful basic maths drill for primary age kids. Has a timer for those who like a race.
101 SCIENCE by Centred Systems. Science quiz app for 8- 12 year olds.
A LIFE CYCLE APP by Nth Fusion LLC 59p Gorgeous app that shows the life cycle of ten things from frogs to nitrogen to rocks. Superb.
MOTION MATH 59p Send a fallen star back into space by estimating and ordering fractions, decimals and percentages. Lovely graphics.
MELVIN’S MARVELLOUS WORDS by TVO. Melvin the skunk will help young learners to remember common words by sight.
SMUDGE by Matt Donahoe. A very simple drawing app. Ideal for young children due to it’s simplicity, just drag, press, pinch and push.
CREATE A CAR by ABCya.com. 59p. Really lovely click and drag car creator that lets 3 – 9 year olds build and start a car.
TOUCH PETS DOGS by ngmoco.inc. Make young children responsible for the care of a puppy. Useful context for literacy and numeracy.
PIRATE TREASURE HUNT by Education Services Australia Ltd. Maths, literacy, problem solving and mapping skills game for KS2 kids.
ALIGN FOUR HD FREE LITE by Brain Counts. This is the classic connect four game for the iPad. Great for golden time or wet playtimes!
ABC JOINED UP by Letter Layers Ltd. A cursive writing app. £1.79