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Best educational apps for pre-schoolers

It's that time of the year again when parents, teachers and students start thinking about school. If you have an iOS device, you can supplement your child's education with a variety of quality educational iOS apps. Here are some of the best titles for children in the preschool group:

TallyTots

TallyTots [iOS Universal; $2.99]

With a variety of activities, your child will never get tired of learning about their numbers. TallyTots combines puzzles or minigames that teach your child about basic numbers, number order and sorting. With big numbers and bright colors, TallyTots is designed with kids in mind.

Endless Alphabet

Endless Alphabet [iOS Universal; $6.99]

Endless Alphabet from Originator features more than 50 words that your child can spell in a letter-dragging mini-game that helps children identify their letters, spell words and improve their dexterity simultaneously. The app features cute characters, clear enunciation of letter sounds and delightful animations that reward a child when they complete a word.

Originator also produces the similar Endless Numbers and Endless Reader apps that together with Endless Alphabet will help your pre-schooler learn to spell, count and read.

Sago Mini Music Box

Sago Mini Music Box [iOS Universal; $2.99]

Introduce your children to the world of music with Sago Mini Music Box. The touch-anywhere app makes it rewarding for your toddler-aged child to explore the app as every tap is linked to a wonderful sound. The app includes children's classics such as "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" and "Row, Row, Row Your Boat."

Sago Sago has an entire series of apps to entertain and educate the little ones in your household.

JumpStart Preschool

JumpStart Preschool Magic of Learning [iOS Universal; $1.99]

JumpStart brings its educational games to the iPad with its Preschool Magic of Learning app. The educational title features a series of minigames starring the familiar Frankie the Dog. Unlike other educational titles that focus on one subject, the JumpStart app targets the older preschooler with games that introduce reading, uppercase and lowercase letters, counting and more.

Writing Wizard

Writing Wizard - Kids Learn to Write Letters & Words [iOS Universal; $2.99]

If you are going to purchase a letter writing app for your young students, then you should check out Writing Wizard by L'Escapadou. With its colorful interface and robust reporting system, Writing Wizard is engaging for children and informative for parents.

AniMatch

AniMatch: Animal Pairs and Sounds Matching Game [iOS Universal; $0.99]

With its big buttons and wonderful animal sounds, AniMatch from Lima Sky is a delightful app for younger children. The app challenges your preschooler to a match the animal tiles in a pairing game that'll help them develop their concentration, memory and cognitive skills.

Peekaboo Barn

Peekaboo Barn [iOS Universal; $1.99]

Peekaboo Barn teaches animals sounds using friendly farm animals. The app allows you child to explore a barn with doors that open with a tap. Each time your child opens the barn doors they are rewarded with an animal sound and a new animation. Besides US english, the app also includes modules for Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi, Japanese, Swedish, Dutch, Italian, German, French and UK English. Not only does this bring international support, it also allows your children to learn the animal names in different languages.

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