If ever I was to have a love/hate relationship with a device, it would be my iPhone. Some days it's my best friend, other days, my worst enemy. But overall, I can't live without it. Here's one of many reasons for that: it helps me teach my kids and they love it.
It's such a great teaching tool for kids because it allows them to do something hands-on and fun, outside of the normal way of learning. They see, hear, and touch what they are learning, thereby making it stick beautifully, because after all, it's been proven that the more senses you get involved in learning a thing, the easier it will be to remember.
Here are some apps I swear by and that my kids enjoy. Remember, my kids are 5 and under so you may have to do a little researching (it shouldn't be hard) to find some age-appropriate apps for your 6 and ups. Although, they generally enjoy and can easily use games and apps designed for much older children, so don't totally rule this list out.
I Hear Ewe
Dora Saves The Crystal Kingdom
Nick Jr.'s A-Z with Moose and Zee
Thomas Game Pack
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Wheels on the Bus
Kids Can Read- Barney the Dog
If you find more that you like, either paid or free, please comment back and let me know so that we can try them, too!