Early Childhood

Apple Education Apps
The portal to all things educational at iTunes

Swapsies
Currently rated 4.5 in the Apple iTunes Store, this simple App shows toddlers and preschoolers the things they can be when they grow up. They’ll “dress” police officers, doctors, firefighters and more. It’s also a great tool for children to practice their fine motor skills as they touch the screen and swap clothing. Save the hassle and money in trying to score dress-up costumes for your preschool classroom, the education version of this App is free!

ABC Expedition
Start your students reading young -– very young! This iPad App is perfect for toddlers ages 1 – 4, and is rated a stellar 5 out of 5 stars in the Apple iTunes Store. Taking them on an adventure with explorer Captain Wallace, little ones discover letters, animals, and myriad sights and sounds. Sure to keep the attention of kids who need constant stimulation!

Montessori Counting Board – Counting for Kids
For just 99 cents, this App actually contains five activities in one! Preschoolers can learn to count from 1 to 20 by touch, count up or down in order, and count by dragging numbers up or down. It’s a perfect and fun tool for assessing students’ one-to-one correspondence ability.

Toddler Flashcards
While it’s obvious why flash cards are useful, this App takes it to the next level:  The voices are in four languages! Turn your classroom into a language-learning environment with flashcards in English, Spanish, French or Chinese! Categories of flashcards include animals, food, things, shapes, colors, alphabet and numbers. A whole lot easier for teachers to clean up than stacks of crumpled cards.

Slide & Spin
Develop fine motor skills in this app designed for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years old. Kids will have to slide or spin the corresponding color knob in order to reveal hidden surprises!

Intro to Letters
Created by a team of Montessori educators and parents, Intro to Letters is a unique and aesthetically-pleasing way to introduce your child to the world of language. Intro to Letters includes a special recording area for iPad and iPhone users, where your child can listen to their own voice, as they practice to enunciate and name the letters of the alphabet. It also offers two modes for learning letter shapes, names and sounds. “Random” mode harnesses the proven Montessori approach to learning language — isolating small groups of letters or phonograms, allowing your child to focus on them and trace them into memory. Want to target a specific letter? Flip over to “Practice” mode, where your child can choose which letters to focus on.

Intro to Math
Intro to Math is a fun and interactive first step into the world of mathematics. It is easy to use, intuitive and, most importantly, educational! The Montessori philosophy of education is a one hundred year old proven methodology, now available to you as a universal application for the iPad & iPhone. We recommend that your child uses this app when they show an interest in math.