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Keep your kids entertained and inspired during quarantine with these fun educational apps

As families across the city start socially distancing to prevent the spread of Covid-19, children might find ourselves with a little extra time to spare. For parents who’re looking for an alternative to video games and cartoon TV shows, educational apps is an ideal option to make your kids’ screen time for good.

We've shortlisted six education apps below that will not only help to enrich your kids’ learning experiences outside the classroom, but also allowing you to enjoy some family bonding time.

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1. Math: Sushi Monster

Sushi Monster teaches kids the fundamentals of math (addition and multiplication, specifically) in a fun and highly engaging setting. After all, who doesn't love sushi?

Players must select numbers strategically off the sushi counter in order to feed the monster, earning points with each correct answer to eventually unlock new levels.

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2. Science: Science360

Help your kid develop a love of science at an early age with the National Science Foundation (NSF) Science 360 app. With plenty of fun and engaging streaming videos to watch, there’s even a news feed of breaking news from NSF-funded institutions.

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3. Anatomy: The Human Body

From swooshing, pulsing hearts to gassy squeaks from the digestive tract, The Human Body app shows kids just how the human body works in a fun and compelling manner.

The app helps kids learn new vocabulary, explore detailed, interactive models of the heart, brain, eyes and stomach, and learn how the skeletal, muscular, immune, respiratory systems function. 

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4. Languages: Duolingo

Learning multiple languages is a must these days, and the highly addictive app, Duolingo, makes it incredibly easy.

Each bite-sized lesson is turned into a game in itself with reading, listening and speaking exercises, in-lesson grading, hearts to keep yourself ‘alive’ and a streak count to show how many days in a row you’ve been learning.

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5. Coding: Daisy The Dinosaur

Learning to code is a fundamental skill in today’s digital environment, and Daisy The Dinosaur is the perfect introduction for kids.

Using a drag and drop interface, kids will intuitively learn the basics of objects, sequencing, loops and events—in order to animate Daisy and make her dance on screen.

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6. NASA NeMo-Net

NASA NeMo-Net is the coolest way to explore the incredible world that lies deep in the ocean. Players will act as an amateur scientist and dive into a virtual ocean tour, helping NASA to map endangered coral reefs by painting over the 3D images of coral. In addition to contributing to NASA’s conservation expedition, your kids will also learn to classify coral reefs and all the fascinating marine creatures.   

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This article was originally published on April 30, 2018 and was updated on August 17, 2020.

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