Educational iPad Apps ~ Part 2

Favorite Homeschool Apps

We have had an iPad 2 for over 6 months now and continue to love using it for school.  I have shared our favorite apps for education and will be adding more of our favorite apps here in this post!

See more of our favorite educational iPad apps here!!!


All links are affiliate links, so if you purchase any apps using these links, I will get a tiny percentage-thank you!  The apps are sorted {loosely} by the ages I would recommend introducing the apps-youngest to oldest.  Always give the free version a try {if there is one} and come back to purchase if your child loves it!  I am not writing detailed descriptions for all, but know that I will ONLY put apps my kids and I truly enjoy on this list.  Prices are obviously subject to change based on when you are reading this!


imageThe ABC’s of God 



imageAlien Buddies  image

Monkey Preschool

imageMonkey  Math image
Kids   Builder
imageWord  Wizard imageHundred Board
Addition Charts
imageMotion Math Hungry Fish imageMotion Math Zoom


Scribblenauts Remix

  • The ABC’s of God {1.99}  This is our most recent purchase and a new family favorite.  I learned after I purchased it that the creator is in training to be a missionary also {along with his family}.  The app is so wonderful, I highly recommend it for ages Ladybug on up.  Pac at age 9 even likes it!
  • Junior BINGO {.99}  We LOVE Word BINGO and Math BINGO but they were too advanced for Ladybug, she can play this one now and loves it.  Krash plays it too. Junior works on number ID, letter ID, colors and shapes.
  • Alien Buddies {1.99, we got it for free so keep an eye out for price drops}  Ladybug loves this game.  It is simple and educational at the same time.
  • Monkey Preschool {.99}  Ladybug and Krash love this game.  It is well worth the low price tag!
  • Monkey Math {.99}  Ladybug and Krash love this game, which is the math version of Monkey Preschool above.  It is well worth the low price tag!
  • Kids Builder {.99}  Ladybug loves this game featuring shapes, she chooses it a LOT!
  • Word Wizard {2.99}  This is more for use with the child, on its own it is boring for Krash.  I use this along with our All About Reading program for word practice.  It is an awesome teacher-tool.
  • A Montessori Approach to Math ~ Hundred Board {lite: free, full: 2.99}  Simple and wonderful app, using the hundred board.  Krash LOVES this more than I ever thought he would!
  • A Montessori Approach to Math ~ Addition Charts {lite: free, full: 2.99}  Simple and wonderful app, using the hundred board to work on addition facts.  Krash LOVES this more than I ever thought he would, same as the above app!
  • Motion Math Hungry Fish {lite-free, in app option for full: 2.99}  Wonderful app to work on number combinations.  The fish eats his number, but you have to drag bubbles together to make that number {2+1 = a bubble with 3 he can eat it}.  We have the free version for now.
  • Motion Math Zoom {lite-free, in app option for full: 3.99}  This app is awesome, Pac is begging me to buy the full version.  You have to try it yourself for free to see what it is and how cool it is.  It works on place value in an incredibly unique way.  I may have to spring for the full soon!
  • Scribblenauts Remix {.99 currently, regular price is higher}  We have this game for PacMan’s DS and he loves it.  When I saw it on sale for .99 I bought it for him.  I have played it myself for hours!!!  Definitely a family favorite amongst the older crowd.

Ladybug also has a few books she enjoys and chooses often: Once Upon a Potty, Elmer and Rose, and Dr. Seuss ABC. I am hoping to build up our digital book collection over time!

If you like purchasing apps from your device but still want to support by using an affiliate link, the best thing to do is purchase a gift card and load it into your account, then you can make your purchases from your balance!  That’s what we do!

Apple iTunes

Since writing the first post, we have switched cases.  The first case I chose was with MOMMY in mind and it didn’t hold up to 3 kids and daily use.  We now have a Trident Kraken II case and love it.  It isn’t beautiful by Mommy-standards, but it keeps the gadget safe so I love it.


You can read my SquareTrade Warranty review here, since unfortunately we had to use it.  In a nutshell, it was an easy process and I highly recommend SquareTrade. {yes that is an affiliate link, so I thank you in advance if you buy one through my link!!!}

We use AppShopper to keep up with price drops on apps, you can read more about that here!


Don’t have an Apple product?  Be sure to search my recommended apps in Amazon’s Android App Market. My husband has the Kindle Fire now and it is wonderful but a bit difficult for Ladybug and Krash to use, I like the iPad much better for them.  Pac likes either.image

OK, your turn!!!     Please leave the names of any apps your kids love in the comments section below!