Best educational android apps for kids 2012


Angry Birds isn’t cutting it when it comes to educational content. There has been a lot of discussion lately about the ability apps have to teach our kids.

Are they better than passively watching TV? Or does the interactivity of mobile devices hide what is ultimately a banana covered in Nutella? (This is my truly poor attempt at an analogy for deceptively unhealthy content… Yikes.)

We’re not taking the educational value too seriously just yet. But these apps may give your brain a bit of a workout, and even if they don’t increase your mind power, you’ll still have a lot of fun playing them.

Top 5 Fun (and Free!) Educational Apps for Android

Pirate Scribblebeard’s Treasure
AAARRRGGGHHH, it’s a pirate themed drawing app and you should definitely put it on your iPad. Want to see a happy kid? Give them an app where other kids narrate and guide them through drawing a pirate adventure! Did I mention that it has pirates and drawings? Enough said.

Kid Math

This arcade-like math game will keep kids engaged and excited to learn basic math skills! A super engaging math game that makes learning math fun. There’s addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, all presented in an arcade-like style. You can play with a sibling too, which is great!

Alchemy – Genetics

Be a mad scientist! Combine the genes of different animals in order to come up with increasingly awesome, increasingly weird creatures of your own creation. This game won’t teach you the underlying principles of genetics, but it’s still a cool brain teaser that will keep you entertained.

Pepi Bath
Pepi Bath is a very unique and creative way to teach kids about hygiene. Between brushing your teeth, showering, and more, Pepi Bath covers all the bases. The interface is especially clean (pun intended).

7 Little Words
This super fun word game is like an awesome mind puzzle. You’re given 7 clues, 7 mystery words, and 20 letter groups to choose from, which makes this game particularly challenging, oddly entertaining and educational in that you’re having to use your brain to put the pieces of the puzzle together.

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