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National Symbols of India

National symbols of the Republic of India including the national bird, animal, flag, fruit, and tree portray the culture and tradition of the country.

For any country, its national symbols represent the nation’s culture and nature.

The Republic of India also has certain official national symbols such as national flag, flower, bird, animal, currency, river and more. These symbols highlight the unique characteristics of the nation.

Here’s a list of certain national symbols of India

S. No Title Symbol
1 National Flag Tiranga
2 National Bird Peacock
3 National Animal Royal Bengal Tiger
4 National Flower Lotus
5 National Fruit Mango
6 National Tree Fig Tree
7 National Anthem Jana Gana Mana
8 National Song Vande Mataram
9 National Emblem Lion Capital of Ashoka
10 National Calendar Saka Calendar
11 National Currency Indian Rupee
12 National River Ganges
13 National Aquatic Animal Ganges River Dolphin
14 National Reptile King Cobra
15 National Heritage Animal Indian Elephant
16 National Vegetable Pumpkin
17 National Pledge        Oath of Allegiance

1. National Flag

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India’s unique identity, the country’s national flag is of rectangular tricolor, with three equal horizontal bands.

It was just 24 days before the Independence declaration, on 22 July 1947 that the Constituent Assembly meeting adopted the country’s National Flag in its actual form.

While the saffron color in the top band point towards the strength and bravery of the nation, the white band in the middle indicates peace and truth with Dharma Chakra and the green band highlights the fertility, growth, and auspiciousness of the soil.

2. National Bird

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Also known as peafowl, Indian peacock was declared as the country’s national bird in 1963.

The declaration was mainly because of the bird’s involvement in the country’s traditions.

Ideal to be described as a bird of beauty with its attractive feathers and lovely colors, the male bird is more attractive than the female one.

Protected under the Indian Wildlife Protection Act of 1972, its scientific name is Pavo Cristatus.

Other birds considered for the reputation includes the Great Indian Bustard, the Sarus crane, the “Garuda” and the Swan.

3. National Animal

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It was in 1973, after the initiation of the Project Tiger, Royal Bengal Tiger declared as the National animal of India.

Well-known as the “Lord of the Jungle”, the tiger represents the power, quickness, and authority.

Mainly identifiable for its dark vertical stripes on orangish-brown fur, this wild animal also exhibits the country’s wildlife prosperity.

Its scientific name is Panthera Tigris, Linnaeus. Before 1973, the lion was considered as a national animal.

4. National Flower

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Scientifically named as Nelumbo Nucifera Gaertn, lotus is the National Flower of India.

The traditional symbol of knowledge, wealth and beauty and also considered as the flower of goddess Laxmi, this sacred flower has its own key role to play in the ancient Indian mythology and culture.

This aquatic herb is also referred to as ‘Padma’ in the Sanskrit language. Its long stems and floating flowers and leaves are unique when compared to other flowers.

5. National Fruit

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Known as the “King of Fruits”, mango is India’s national fruit. Native to India, mangoes are the widely cultivated fruits of the tropical world.

It belongs to the species – Mangifera indica. Rich in vitamins A, C, and D, there are over 100 varieties of mangoes in the country.

There are mentions about this fruit in history too. It has been said that the Greek King Alexander the Great and Chinese pilgrim Hieun Tsang have tasted it.

It is also said that the famous poet Kalidasa has sung its praises.

6. National Tree

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One of the largest trees in the world, the banyan tree is scientifically named as Ficus bengalensis and is known as ‘Kalpa Vriksha’ in Indian Hindu philosophy.

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This tree is also well known for its medicinal benefits. Considered as immortal in Indian myth, the banyan tree has its religious significance and the tree has widest reaching roots, expanding branches and elliptical shaped leaves. It has a very long lifespan and serves as a shelter for many different kinds of animals and birds.

7. National Anthem

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Originally written in the Bengali language called sadhu bhasa by Rabindranath Tagore, “Jana Gana Mana” was officially accepted as India’s national anthem on January 24, 1950, by the Constituent Assembly.

The song was first sung in the Indian National Congress’ Calcutta session on December 27, 1911. Composed with five stanzas, the national anthem takes fifty-two seconds to sing. At the same time, a shortened version of the song takes only about 20 seconds to play.

8. National Song

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A Bangla song by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, “Vande Mataram” was a source of inspiration during the freedom struggle.

It was on January 24, 1950, the song was chosen as the country’s national song.

The song was included in Chatterjee’s novel Anandamath. The novel was published as a series in the Bengali magazine named ‘Banga Darshan’ during 1880 – 1882.

However, the verses of the song were written in the Sanskrit language. One thing to note is that the poem was written before he wrote the novel.

9. State Emblem

Called as the Lion Capital of Ashoka at Sarnath, India’s national emblem features four Asiatic lions. These lions symbolize power, courage, and confidence.

At the bottom of this emblem are a horse and a bull with wheel Dharma chakra at the centre, just like in the national flag.

In the current version, which was officially adopted on 26 January 1950, only three lions are visible and the fourth one is hidden from view.

The emblem also makes the part of all official Indian government documents, including letterheads, currencies, passports and more.

10. National Calendar

India’s official calendar is Saka Calendar that follows the signs of the tropical zodiac.

Chaitra is the first month in the calendar and it is based on the Saka Era. Other months are Vaishakha, Jyeshtha, Ashadha,    Shravana, Bhadra, Ashwin, Kartika, Agrahayana, Pausha, Magha and Phalguna.

Adopted from 22 March 1957 this calendar has normal 365 days and 12 months as in Gregorian calendar. All official India Government calendars, documents, and timetables follow the Saka Calendar dates.

11. National Currency

Indian Rupee (INR) is the country’s currency and the Reserve Bank of India manages the currency. Now paper currencies are issued of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, and 2000 rupees.

Also, the coins are issued of one rupee, two rupees, five rupees, and ten rupees. In 2010, D. Udaya Kumar designed a new rupee sign, which has been derived from the Devanagari consonant “र”and the capital letter R. Before the adoption of this symbol, Indian rupee was commonly referred to as Rs, Re or rupees.

12. National River

Referred to as the most sacred river to Hindus, Ganga or Ganges was declared as the country’s national river in November 2008.

Along with this declaration, the government under Prime Minister’s leadership also arranged a Ganga River Basin Authority to protect this ancient river from pollution and other dreadful conditions.

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This authority serves as a relief to this holy river, which is getting dirtier and polluted day by day.

In Hindu mythology, this river is also associated with Goddess Ganga.

13. National Aquatic Animal: Ganges River Dolphin

The Ganges River Dolphin is an endangered species of freshwater dolphins. Locally known as “Susu”, these aquatic animals are found in the Ganges and Brahmaputra in India.

They are also found in Karnaphuli- Sangu and Meghna river streams of Nepal. The river dolphin was declared as the national aquatic animal in an effort to protect it from extinction. This dolphin is also known as side swimming dolphin and blind dolphin.

14. National Reptile: King Cobra

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King Cobra is declared as the national reptile of India. It is one of the most venomous snakes in the world. This snake is found almost everywhere in the country.

It has great significance because it is associated with the rise of Kundalini energy, which is the basis of spiritual practices. Also, Lord Shiva worshipped by many Indians is depicted with a snake around the neck.

15. National Heritage Animal: Indian Elephant

The Asian elephant was chosen as the national heritage animal, to bring more focus on this animal that is under threat because of urbanization and poaching.

In India, the elephant is worshiped as a form of God. It also forms an essential part of the rituals in many temples.

These giant animals are also held in high esteem by the tribal people living in the forest regions. Elephants are herbivorous animals, and one of the largest mammals living on land.

16. National Vegetable: Pumpkin

Pumpkin is the national vegetable of India. It is believed that the pumpkin is one of the oldest plants on earth.

This vegetable is used in all Indian cuisines to prepare a wide variety of dishes as well as sweets.

Pumpkin is a rich source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Its scientific name is Cucurbita maxima. Pumpkin flowers are yellow in color.

17. National Pledge: Oath of Allegiance

This Oath swears allegiance to the Republic of India. It is recited during Independence Day and Republic day events.

In many schools, students are encouraged to recite the national pledge during the prayer or assembly.

This pledge was originally written in Te4legu by Pydimarri Venkata Subba Rao in 1962. In 1963, it was first recited in a school in Vishakhapatnam. Now, it is translated into all Indian languages.

National Anthem in Hindi

जनगणमन अधिनायक जय हे, भारतभाग्यविधाता।

पंजाब सिंध गुजरात मराठा, द्राविड़ उत्कल बंग।

विंध्य हिमाचल यमुना गंगा, उच्छल जलधि तरंग।

तव शुभ नामे जागे, तव शुभ आशिष मागे।

गाहे तव जयगाथा।

जनगणमंगलदायक जय हे, भारतभाग्यविधाता।

जय हे, जय हे, जय हे, जय जय जय जय हे॥

National Pledge

भारत मेरा देश है।

सब भारतवासी मेरे भाई-बहन हैं।

मैं अपने देश से प्रेम करता हैं।

इसकी समृद्ध एवं विविध संस्कृति पर मुझे गर्व है।

मैं सदा इसका सुयोग्य अधिकारी बनने का प्रयत्न करता रहूँगा।

मैं अपने माता-पिता, शिक्षको एवं गुरुजनो का सम्मान करूँगा और प्रत्येक के साथ विनीत रहूँगा।

मैं अपने देश और देशवाशियों के प्रति सत्यनिष्ठा की प्रतिज्ञा करता हूँ।

इनके कल्याण एवं समृद्धि में ही मेरा सुख निहित है।

FAQs

  1. Who designed the national flag of India?

The national flag of India or Tiranga was designed by Pingali Venkayaa, a freedom fighter from Andhra Pradesh.

  1. Who wrote the National Song of India?

The National Song of India or Vande Mataram was written by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, a writer from West Bengal.

  1. When was the first time the national anthem was sung?

Our national anthem was sung for the first time on 27th December 1911 during the Indian National Congress annual conference at Kolkata.

  1. What is our national motto?

Our national motto is the Sanskrit phrase Satyameva Jayate, which means truth alone triumphs.

  1. What are our national colors?

Our national colors are the colours we see in the national flag – saffron, white and green. In sports, blue is the colour that represents our country.

Conclusion

The National Symbols of India are very essential to the identity and heritage of India.

We the Indians are proud of these National Symbols as they fill our hearts with patriotism in every sense.

How to Increase Immunity for Kids | 12 Different Ways

Keeping ourselves healthy and immune to the germs and viruses is always important. Things are a little more serious when it comes to the case of kids and it is our responsibility to raise them with proper awareness about health.

The covid days have taught us the significance of guarding against germ spread and maintaining hygiene.

One should understand that the advices are to be kept for life as we may come across more viruses or bacteria in the future.

Health experts have warned that being prepared to face a virus is more important than the aftercare guidelines. It simply means that one should boost his/her immune system and stay healthy to keep all viruses at bay.

Here we are sharing some important ways through which you can increase immunity for kids and foster a healthy generation.

  1. Include more fruits and vegetables in the diet

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Staying healthy by eating healthy is what needs to be promoted among kids. Include more vegetables and fruits that come with immunity-boosting carotenoids like carrots, green beans, strawberries, oranges, etc which can also be a treat to taste buds.

These foods that contain phytonutrients produce white blood cells that fight infection and also interferon which is a kind of antibody that protects from viruses.

So parents have to make sure that kids get the five servings of vegetables and fruits that are recommended for their age.

There are many studies that promote the importance of this important step in building a good immune system.

2. Boost the Sleep Time

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Getting a good night’s sleep can actually solve many of the health problems that occur in both kids and adults.

Sleep time is an important time when our body repairs itself and makes you fresh for the next day.

Similarly, it has got an important role in boosting the immune system of your body.

In fact, sleep deprivation can actually lead to a reduction in immune system weapons and natural killer cells that helps you fight against unwanted germs, foreign particles and viruses.  Around 12 hours of sleep is recommended by health experts for preschoolers and 8 hours for older kids.

3. Make Regular Exercise a part of the Daily Routine

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There is no second thought about the significance of regular exercise to stay healthy.

A right mix of proper diet, good sleep, and regular exercise can work wonders in boosting the immunity of kids. Regular activity can actually boost the natural killer cells and this can, in fact, help kids to fight against possible virus attacks.

Of course, parents can ask kids to go out and play and spend time with kids of similar ages. However, health experts always suggest the significance of promoting the habit of exercising as a family.

Take part in fun family activities and play and grow together while conveying the importance of the physical activity to stay healthy.

4. Guard against Germ Spreadhow to boost immunity for kids (2)

If you take this in just a technical aspect, guarding against germs won’t actually boost your immune system. However, prevention is always the first step to waiting for a cure.

Guarding against the germs can actually lift off the extra burden that you give to the child’s immune system.

This includes maintaining good healthy hygiene throughout the day. Develop the habits of proper handwashing before and after meals, after using the bathroom or when back to home after playtime.

It is also important to bath at least once or twice a day and remembers to change the toothbrushes once every 3 months.

5. Snack more on Immune-Boosting Foodshow to boost immunity for kids (3)

We have already discussed the importance of including fruits and vegetables in the daily diet.

It is common for kids to have some snacks in between the regular diets. So it would be good if parents can stock up on some immunity-boosting snacks at home rather than the tasty unhealthy snacks in which kids often tend to eat more.

It is good for kids to have immune-boosting snacks like almonds or seeds. Try making tasty and healthy snacks using yogurt, eggs, oats, spinach and berries.

Parents have to take an extra effort in creatively including these items in their diet.

6. Alleviate their Stress and Anxietyhow to boost immunity for kids (4)

When kids are over-scheduled and overstressed, it gradually affects their immunity over time. So parents have to take extra care to alleviate their stress and anxiety and keep them physically and mentally healthy.

There are even studies that suggest that an elevation in stress hormones has a direct link to immune regulation problems.

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So rather than pushing the kids to always study or get involved in some productive stuff; let them have enough free time. Encourage them to get creative during their free time and educate them on the importance of giving good rest to their body and mind.

7. Limit on the medications unless absolutely necessaryhow to boost immunity for kids (5)

Many studies have shown that antibiotics are prescribed over 150 million times during a year for an ear infection to small wounds.

Even when it kills off bacteria and turns life-saving in many instances, at least 30 percent of the cases were unnecessary according to the CDC.

As it not only kills the unwanted bacteria but also the good bacteria that are actually needed for your body, overuse of such medications can actually affect the immunity system. Moreover, experts always suggest giving your kid’s natural immunity a chance before treating an illness through medicine.

8. Breastfeed the Kids in the Early Days

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Many parents are knowingly or unknowingly forgetting the importance of breastfeeding. The busy life schedules may be blocking at least some of the mothers from doing so even if they really wish for it.

Health experts always suggest the importance of breastfeeding babies in their early days to develop a strong and healthy immune system.

Studies have shown that nursing can actually produce the white blood cells and antibodies that boost immunity and protect the kids against urinary tract infections, ear infections, pneumonia, meningitis, allergies, diarrhea, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

Breastfeeding for at least the first 3 to 6 months can actually give kids a supplementary boost of immunity and aid them to grow healthy.

9. Include Essential oils and spice up cooking

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We have already discussed the importance of having a healthy diet and snacking on the food items that boost the kid’s immunity.

Similarly, parents have to really think about the way they cook food for kids. Studies have proposed the idea of including essential oils and to spice up cooking to boost immunity.

For example, oils like eucalyptus and oregano are said to have immune-modulating and antibacterial capabilities.

Also, spice up the cooking by including ginger and garlic. While ginger can fight against cold, nausea, and flu symptoms, garlic includes cancer-fighting and antimicrobial agents.

10. Maintain your Child’s Microbiota

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A healthy digestive process can also supplement the kid’s immune system. Probiotics which is also referred to as “good” bacteria is the key to maintain your child’s microbiota.

The foods that are naturally fermented like kimchi and yogurt can be a great source while some even prefer probiotic supplements.

These friendly bacteria in the guts can help to digest food, protect digestive tract, and guard against invading bacteria and viruses.

It is good to consult a family practitioner before starting off the diet plan as the requirement can vary with ages and other underlying conditions if any.

11. Invest More on Supplements and Herbs

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The healthy herbs and supplements like zinc and vitamin D can actually be a good boost to the immune system of kids. Spending considerable time in the sun and eating fish can actually be a good choice but not practical for all kids every time and that is when the supplements take the role.

You can try herbal remedies like a soothing tea that aid in good sleep, relaxation, and stress reduction. However, it is always a good choice to consult a health expert before making any supplements a regular inclusion.

12. Avoid or Limit the Immune Suppressors

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In addition to all the above discussed measures, it is always good to limit or even avoid the immune suppressors from your diet whenever possible.

This includes reactive foods, sugar, refined carbohydrates, trans fats and damaged fats. The toxins that are present in non-organic food materials can also be added in the list.

These are some of the very important things to practise to build the immune system for kids.

In spite of all this, maintaining cleanliness and healthy hygiene is very important.

As we are told everyday by our health experts during this pandemic, it is important to promote regular hand washing.

This important habit itself can stop many germs from entering our body and avoid unnecessary stress to our immune system.

Also practice healthy habits like keeping yourself hydrated always and that is why you should drink a lot of water every day.

So keep yourself healthy and increase immunity for kids by not compromising on the diet, having a regular exercise routine, getting proper sleep, practising hygiene habits and never give room for nutrient deficiencies.

25 Remote Learning Tips For Parents Helping Children At Home

Due to the outbreak of the widespread pandemic Covid-19, classes have moved online and remote learning is carried out everywhere.

Remote learning was reported because of its role in supporting learning and maintaining a routine and sense of normalcy for kids when the schools and colleges continue to remain closed. You have to manage your work and ensure that your family’s basic needs are all met. At the same time, you cannot afford to overlook the importance of keeping your children engaged with learning at home.

It is not easy to come up into terms with this new reality easily, but fortunately, I have listed some tips below that can help you to reduce the stress in this transition process.

#1: Set and Follow a Schedule

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You should try to make it closer to the school schedule as possible. This will make things easier for everyone.

Of course, you can incorporate changes as required to suit your circumstances at home, your work schedule, and sleeping times. However, once it is created just stick to it.

#2: Ensure the Availability of Required Tools

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Your children will need many things ready at home to complete their assignments. Whether it be a pencil, paper, gum, scissors, pens, or any other thing, ensuring their availability makes life less stressful.

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It is also important to ensure that you have a fast and stable WiFi connection. Further, all account log-in information should be kept handy. Finally, it pays to have a PDF reader, note-taking apps, and anything else they need to get their work done.

#3: Make Sure the Home Environment is conducive to learning

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This may be a challenging task, but very important. If your kids remain isolated, you may not be able to keep an eye on them. If they sit at the kitchen table, they may be distracted. When everyone is at home, it is important to create a conducive learning environment.

#4: Chalk out a Daily Plan

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The daily plan is not the same as the schedule. A daily plan involves listing the to-do items for a specific day, keeping the schedule in mind.

#5: Never Teach, Help Them Understand

This is one of the top remote learning tips as far as parents are concerned. Never try to teach your kids, help them complete their assignments. The kind of help needed can vary from one kid to another and depends on grade as well as the subject.

#6: Make Sure they complete their work

As a responsible parent, you must make sure that your kids complete their assignments on time. Leaving anything incomplete, including a clarification sought by the teacher on email, can affect his/her performance.

#7: Help your kids check messages, communicate with school

Encourage your children to check daily for emails/messages from teachers and/or other students and send replies to those emails and messages, if required.

#8: It is about your kid, don’t worry about the work

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This is not easy when there is a lot of pressure from all fronts- home, office, and kids’ studies. But it is all for the well-being  of your child. You will have to take it in your stride. The additional stress brought in by remote learning is not going to last forever.

#9: Learn to understand your Kids’ problems

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Teachers have to learn to find out as to why a student’s performance is going down. In the remote learning scenario, the onus on you. You need to find out why your child is struggling. Is it focus? Is it motivation? Are they yearning for a hug? Do they want you to sit with them?

#10: Make use of the School’s Resources

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Contact your kid’s school for resource support. This is very critical if your kid needs additional support and the school’s special services.

#11: Personalize your Kid’s Learning Space

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It is a good idea to personalize your kid’s learning space in terms of sound, light, equipment, etc. You can also make small adjustments to their schedules.

#12: Encourage him/her to have a Growth mindset

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A growth mindset is not about what or how they should learn. It is all about how they should think about whatever they are learning. Encourage them to develop a positive mental attitude about everything.

#13: Help them Use the Right Resources

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The goal is to help them have a clear idea as to where they should go for whatever they want. This enable them to save their precious time.

#14: Encourage your kids to follow their Passion

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Set apart some time in their schedules on a weekly basis so that they can explore a little bit and find out what their real passion is.

#15: Help them Organize their Learning Environment

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There is no doubt about the fact that the remote learning environment needs to be kept organized for your child to derive maximum benefits. However, it needs to be done depending on your circumstance.

#16: Encourage Ownership Attitude

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Train your children to take ownership of whatever they are doing. The more your kids own their learning, the easier and more fulfilling it will be for all.

#17: Accept the Complexity associated with Learning

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You need to think differently when it comes to helping your children with their school assignments. Know that your children need a lot of support – academic, collaborative, psychological, disciplinary, technological, etc.

#18: Help them to Find Motivation on their Own

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Children are different when it comes to motivation levels and what motivates them. Further, parents-children and parents-teachers-children dynamics are different. However, motivation is one area where parents could be better than teachers. The goal is to motivate them to learn without psychological punishments.

#19: Understand the working of the brain and how learning happens

Read about learning theories and basics of neuroscience.

#20: Make Learning Interesting

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Decide points, set challenges and achievement levels, and draw out visible progress markers. Read a little bit as to how you can gamify learning and how it makes learning more interesting.

#21: Encourage your child to create a Learning Network

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Help your children connect with their peers who have similar goals and attitudes towards life. For example, encourage your child that is desirous studying medicine with other students or groups that have similar ambitions.

#22: Help your Kid realize the value of acquiring specific knowledge

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Emphasize the need to develop critical thinking apart from acquiring academic knowledge. This may be a homeschooling tip but, ideally, it should happen in all formal learning scenarios.

#23: Watch News Occasionally

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Set a limit on viewing news. Young children can get scared. Assure them that they are very safe and that life would soon be normal.

#24: Enjoy Family Time

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Do whatever it takes to enjoy family time. Play cards, make new/favorite dishes, sing/listen to songs, go through old family photos, or play games. Your children will be learning as well as having fun!

#25: Be your Children’s Role Model

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Develop and practice healthy habits. Your children will be encouraged to do the same. You may be working from home, but you should get dressed, take breaks, continue to maintain your bedtime, get sufficient sleep, exercise, and eat right.

This is a stressful time, but it also presents an opportunity. It gives you more time to talk to your children about their interests, strengths, and where they need more support. This is also a good time to bond well as a family.

24 Best Toddler Apps For Kids [iOS and Android]

Pedagogical studies show that early learning has a tremendous impact on the health, success, and intelligence levels of a child.

Therefore parents need to create a safe and interesting environment that stimulates the toddler’s curiosity and builds a strong foundation for the development of motor skills, cognitive skills, communication, and social skills as well as their IQ and EQ.

There are toddler apps designed by experts that can help you in your endeavor.

These early learning apps have fun animations, peppy music, and bright and vibrant colors to capture the little one’s interest.

While some apps are just for entertainment, there are many apps that combine fun and learning.

We’ve listed the top 24 toddler apps that you can download to help in your child’s early learning.

 

ABC Mouse PBS Kids Monkey Preschool Space Vehicles Fish School
Trucks Peekaboo Barn Sesame Street Alphabet Kitchen Reading Eggs Dora and Friends
Little Builders The Very Hungry Caterpillar Play & Explore

 

BBC CBeebies Storytime Nighty Night Circus Kids Brain Trainer
Owl and Pals Kutuki YouTube Kids Kindergarten Kids Learning App Metamorphabet
Teletubbies Playground Pals Bugs and Buttons Moose Math

 

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1. ABC Mouse

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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Installs: 10,000,000+
  • Size: 137M
  • Last updated: September 3, 2020
  • Ages: 2 to 8

This early learning app for toddlers has activities that focus on reading, math, science, art and colors.

This app can be downloaded on smartphones, computers, and tablets for easy access anywhere anytime.

It has a progress tracking feature that allows parents to track the learning. The progress is depicted in easy-to-understand graphs.

Kids earn rewards and tickets on the successful completion of activities. Apart from learning activities, the app also has an interactive zoo, an interactive farm, and an aquarium where kids can interact with the animals.

It helps build communication skills and encourages creative thinking.

Features

  • Has 10 levels that include 850 lessons and more than 10k individual learning activities
  • Features activities that help toddlers prepare for kindergarten
  • Includes puzzles, printable materials, songs, stories, animations, games, videos, and lots more
  • Activities are designed to encourage independent learning
  • The app has a customizable avatar
  • Subscription-based

Download: Android | iOS

2. PBS Kids

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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Installs: 10,000,000+
  • Size: Varies with device
  • Last updated: 13 August 2020
  • Ages: 2 to 8

PBS Kids keeps your tot occupied with interesting games, videos, shows, plays, and lots more.

It’s not just fun and entertainment. This app also learning activities, crafts and experiments that encourage learning the fun way.

The hands-on virtual learning activities revolve around reading, math, science, art, and literacy.

It also has activities that aid the development of social skills, emotional awareness, and self-awareness.

The app also has a section for parents. This section offers resources that they can use to help their children learn. Experts also talk about various challenges and give tips on various concepts.

Features

  • Child-friendly app that works on Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity
  • Features age-based activities
  • Has a parents resource section for assistance and guidance
  • Features printable activities

Download: Android| iOS

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3. Monkey Preschool

  • Rating: 4.3
  • Installs: 100,000+
  • Size: 70M
  • Last updated: 10 August 2020
  • Ages: 2 to 5

Designed and released by Thup Games, the Monkey Preschool Lunchbox has a suite of fun and animation games that teach children all about colours, counting, shapes and letters. The app also has puzzles and spot the difference games. An animated monkey keeps your kid company as he/she plays the games or solves the puzzles. They earn colourful animated stickers based on the progress in the game.

Features

  • Designed for pre-school kids
  • Includes 7 different types of games
  • Need to download each game separately
  • Few popular games include Monkey preschool animals, Zuzu’s bananas, Monkey preschool explorers, Monkey preschool fix-it and Monkey pre-school lunchbox

Download: Android | iOS

4. Space Vehicles

apps for toddlers

  • Rating: 4.3
  • Installs: 500,000+
  • Size: Varies with device
  • Last updated: March 3, 2020
  • Ages: 3 to 8 years

An app that quenches your child’s thirst to know more about space and space vehicles. The kid-friendly gameplay is designed with vibrant and interesting animations that grab the child’s attention. The children get to play with 5 astro vehicles such as module transporter, rocket launching system, rock and driller rover, moon rover and Mars rover.

Features

  • Activities and tasks that kindle’s the child’s interest in space exploration
  • Children get to meet friendly aliens and learn about their planets
  • Motivates creative thinking and stimulates scientific thinking

Download: AndroidiOS

5. Fish School

  • Rating: 4.4
  • Installs: 50,000+
  • Size: 27M
  • Last updated: 26 October 2016
  • Ages: 2 to 5

The Fish School is an early learning app that teaches numbers, colors, shapes, and letters the fun way.

All the activities are set in an underwater environment, which makes it even more interesting.

The educational activities include finding the differences, identifying the matches, and playing games.

The Fish School is a subsidiary of Khan Academy. It has won the Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice Award for Excellence in Design and the Parents’ Choice Gold Award.

Features

  • Has activities that teach language, word recognition, reading, and numbers
  • The activities encourage children to think and reason
  • Features bright and vibrant colors to attract the child’s attention
  • Pre-school concepts that help the child get ready for kindergarten

Download: Android | iOS

6. Trucks

apps for toddlers

  • Rating: 4.0
  • Installs: 500,000+
  • Size: 47M
  • Last updated: 24 August 2016
  • Ages: 2 to 6

If your little bundle of joy loves playing with his/her truck toys, then download this app This free app is from Duck Duck Moose that has won Parent’s Choice Awards, Children’s Technology Review, and Best Children’s App awards.

This entertainment app has 5 interesting activities that revolve around trucks and keep your toddler engaged.

Features

  • Carwash activity where your child gets to virtually wash a car complete with soap, bubbles and brush
  • Tow truck activity where the kid needs to take a truck to a tire shop and change a flat tire
  • Bulldozer & Dump truck activity where the child removes piled dirt using a bulldozer and dump truck
  • Car & Truck parade activity where the toddler creates a parade of vehicles including a fire truck, ambulance, cement truck, police car, and more
  • Garbage & Recycling activity where the tot learns about sorting garbage and dumping them in the right bin

Download: Android | iOS

7. Peekaboo Barn

apps for toddlers

  • Rating: 3.5
  • Installs: 5 million+
  • Size: 52 MB
  • Last updated: Nov 7, 2014
  • Ages: 2 to 8

Launched in 2008, Peekaboo Barn is one of the most popular games for toddlers. This app was researched for its success in integrating play and learning by the scholars at the Illinois Institute of Technology. All the activities are set in a farm. This toddler app game has many friendly animals that “talk” to the children, making them subconsciously learn sounds, letters, names and basic literacy skills.

Features:

  • It is available in Hindi, Mandarin, Japanese, Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish and English
  • The app also has an option for kids to record their voices. Even parents and friends can join the recording fun
  • The fun activities teach about animal sounds, cause and effect and basic language skills

Download: Android | iOS

8.  Sesame Street Alphabet Kitchen

  • Rating: 4.0
  • Installs: 5,000,000+
  • Size: Varies with device
  • Last updated: July 21, 2020
  • Ages: 2 to 5

The Sesame Street Alphabet Kitchen teaches alphabets the fun way. It was a winner of the 2016 Cynopsis Kids !magination Awards: Best Mobile App – Preschool. Children cut, prepare and frost cookies shaped like alphabets. The app teaches letter identification, letter sounds, and letter blending. As they learn to put the letters together, the toddlers also learn to form words and gradually build their vocabulary.

Features

  • Children learn alphabets and words as they cut, make and decorate cookies
  • The toddlers learn to identify letters and make small words
  • It’s not just learning; the kids also have fun colouring the cookies and taking pictures with them
  • Has in-app purchases

Download: Android | iOS

9. Reading Eggs

apps for toddlers

  • Rating: 3.5
  • Installs: 500,000+
  • Size: 74M
  • Last updated: 24 June 2020
  • Ages: 2 to 7

This multi-language learning app has guided learning activities, reading games, and activities for toddlers. The Reading Eggs junior is designed for toddlers of ages 2 to 4.

It teaches phonics and letter identification using videos, read-aloud books and games.

The Reading Eggs is for children of ages 3 to 7. The activities focus on building vocabulary, comprehension, and phonics. This self-paced educational app also has more than 2500 e-books.

Features

  • Has a reward-based learning system to motivate kids
  • Features a subscription-based model
  • Has in-app purchases
  • Offers family bonus discount

Download: Android | iOS

10. 10. Dora and Friends

apps for toddlers

  • Rating: 3.1
  • Installs: 10,000+
  • Size: 19M
  • Last updated: 22 March 2018
  • Ages: 2 to 6

Let your little explorer learn the world around him/her with Dora and her friends. This app is based on Nick Jr’s show of the same name.

The kids get to join Dora on a virtual tour as she explores the world. They can choose Dora’s friends to join the exploration or create custom friends. Kids can decide on the hairstyles, facial features, and characters of the custom friends. The activities in the app encourage creative thinking, curiosity, imagination, and storytelling.

Features

  • Kids can build a personal gallery
  • Toddlers can record their voices and save the captures to the gallery
  • The activities are designed to encourage co-play, imaginative thinking and communication skills

Download: Android | iOS

11. Little Builders

apps for toddlers

  • Rating: 3.9
  • Installs: 10,000+
  • Size: 15M
  • Last updated: February 12, 2015
  • Ages: 2 to 6

Does your little one love to build things? Then he/she will love the Little Builders app.

This 3D app gives a realistic feel of the environment and equipment. Your child gets to virtually visit a construction site and do the various construction tasks such as mixing cement, driving a sweet sweeper, operating a crane, laying a roof and painting a building.

Features

  • User-friendly interface that is easy for kids to use
  • Features more than 100 interactive activities and animations
  • Doesn’t need internet connectivity once downloaded
  • 3D builder app for toddlers

Download: Android | iOS

12. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Play & Explore

apps for toddlers

  • Rating: 4.2
  • Installs: 10,000+
  • Size: 22M
  • Last updated: 15 June 2015
  • Ages: 2 to 5

Winner of the Kidscreen 2016 Award and the Mom’s Choice Silver Award, the Very Hungry Caterpillar Play & Explore app is great for toddlers.

It is available in 5 languages – English, German, Spanish, Japanese, and French. This 3D app designed for early learners teaches counting, sorting, and facts. The activities are also designed to enhance memory skills. This app has 8 activities, which include mazes, jigsaw puzzles, and interactive games.

Features

  • Teaches about healthy eating
  • Children earn batches after they successfully complete the activities
  • Children also get to learn about animals in the forest and the sea
  • Has in-app purchases

Download: Android | iOS

13. 13. BBC CBeebies Storytime

apps for toddlers

  • Rating: 4.0
  • Installs: 1,000,000+
  • Size: 25M
  • Last updated: 28 July 2020
  • Ages: 2 to 8

If your child loves listening to stories, download this app. The simple stories are based on CBeebies characters.

The app has Read to me/Read to myself option.

The words highlight as they are being readout, making it easy for children to follow the story on the device as they listen to it.

The stories encourage creative thinking and also help build language and communication skills.

Activities and questions at the end of each story encourage children to recollect what they’ve heard and respond to. It helps build their memory skills.

Features

  • Works even in offline mode
  • Has lots of easy-to-read stories including classics
  • Features accessibility features such as voice prompts and auto-scan speed
  • Secure parental lock prevents access to external websites

Download: Android | iOS

Also Read: The Best Parental Control Apps For Android and iPhone 

14. Nighty Night Circus

apps for toddlers

  • Rating: 4.0
  • Installs: 10,000+
  • Size:  Varies with device
  • Last updated: 27 August 2019
  • Ages: 2 to 5

The Nighty Night Circus is another interesting story-based app for toddlers. With this app, you will never run out of bedtime stories for your tot.

The app works even without network connectivity.

Also, you can set it to autoplay mode and the app automatically starts telling the story. It is available in multiple languages including Spanish, German, English, Italian, French, Chinese, Swedish, Russian, Korean and Japanese.

Features

  • The stories revolve around 8 interactive animals – rabbit, lion, elephant, seal, fleas, bear, and owl
  • The stories are narrated with a combination of animation and 2D art
  • The animations for the stories are created by Heidi Wittlinger, an Oscar-nominated artist
  • You can choose the summer or winter version

Download: Android | iOS

15. Kids Brain Trainer

apps for toddlers

  • Rating: 4.2
  • Installs: 1,000,000+
  • Size:  50M
  • Last updated: 18 July 2020
  • Ages: 2 to 8

This fun app has brain exercises that stimulate the child’s cognitive skills such as visual-motor coordination, visual-spatial coordination, visual attention, bilateral coordination, tactile skills and short-term memory skills. The themed games with colourful illustrations and animations captivate the child’s attention.

Features

  • Has 48 shadow-matching exercises, 48 identifying exercises, 24 matching games and 24 memory card games
  • The games aid a child’s motor and cognitive skills development
  • Has in-app purchases

Download: Android

16. Owl and Pals

apps for toddlers

  • Rating: 4.1
  • Installs: 1,000+
  • Size: 17M
  • Last updated: July 1, 2020
  • Ages: 3 to 6

The Owls and Pals is an activity-based app for preschool kids. It has plenty of riveting games such as shape sorting, alphabet bubbles, counting bubbles, shape racing, letter raindrops, fruit catch, jigsaw puzzles, color toy box, and shadow matching. The sound effects, interesting light effects, and gripping narration will keep the kids glued to the game.

Features

  • Helps children learn colour, shapes, alphabets, and numbers the fun way
  • Includes 11 different games for children of ages 3 to 6
  • Features different kinds of sound effects and animations that attract the child’s attention

Download: Android | iOS

17. Kutuki

apps for toddlers

  • Rating: 4.7
  • Installs: 100,000+
  • Size: 19M
  • Last updated: August 13, 2020
  • Ages: 2 to 8

This early learning app designed for Indian children has rhymes, videos, songs, and other activities to keep the little ones occupied.

The app has stories that revolve around Indian festivals, culture, and tradition.

It also has activities that help children learn numbers, alphabets, vocabulary, colors, shapes, and lots more.

The illustrations and animations are created based on Indian children, which the toddlers can relate to.

Features

  • The app has lots of activities including tracing games, quizzes, puzzles, songs, rhymes
  • The app is available in English, Tamil, Kannada, Marathi and Hindi
  • Subscription-based app with free and paid content
  • Subscribers are enrolled in the Kutuki’s Rewards Program where they get discounts on purchase of various kids’ products
  • Features in-app purchases

Download: Android | iOS

18. YouTube Kids

apps for toddlers

  • Rating: 4.3
  • Installs: 100,000,000+
  • Size: Varies with device
  • Last updated: 31 August 2020
  • Ages: 3 to 8

Now your toddlers can enjoy watching their favourite videos on YouTube without you worrying that they will stumble into inappropriate content.

YouTube Kids creates an environment where you can guide your child to access age-appropriate content.

Parents can also set timers to keep the child from watching the screen for too long. You also have an option to block websites. YouTube Kids has videos on toys and play, learning and hobbies, shows and cartoons, and arts and crafts.

Features

  • Search option can be limited to channels that are verified safe for viewing by YouTube Kids
  • Parental control on what the child views
  • Kids can create a profile that will have their viewing preferences, settings and recommendations
  • Video reporting app to immediately report inappropriate content
  • Watch history enables parents to monitor the child’s viewing history

Download: Android | iOS

19. Kindergarten Kids Learning App

apps for toddlers

  • Rating: 4.4
  • Installs: 1,000,000+
  • Size: Varies with device
  • Last updated: 21 August 2020
  • Ages: 2 to 6

This educational app from Greysprings features interactive games and activities that keep the children interested.

The activities are designed to teach shapes, rhymes, alphabets, counting, body parts, and lots more.

All the activities are designed keeping the toddler’s short attention span. This activity-based learning app keeps your child occupied and also makes learning fun.

Features

  • Features innovative games and activities that encourage children to learn many concepts
  • Has printable pictures, pages, and stickers
  • Has charts of sports, fruits, vegetables, animals, numbers, and more
  • Features activities that are phonic based and help in vocabulary and language development
  • Has in-app purchases

Download: Android

20. 20. Metamorphabet

apps for toddlers

  • Rating: 4.5
  • Installs: 5,000+
  • Size: 29M
  • Last updated: 10 July 2020
  • Ages: 2 to 5

A finalist of the Independent Games Festival and winner of the Apple Design Award, Metamorphabet helps your children learn the alphabet in a fun way.

It has a toy-like design that captures the child’s interest. Kids can drag, prod, spin the alphabets to create transformations, and stunning visuals that they will love to watch.

The app encourages kids to learn new words and build their vocabulary.

Features

  • Has intuitive controls that are easy for the child to use
  • Features a toy-like design that captivates the child’s attention
  • Children learn by exploring

Download: Android | iOS

21. Teletubbies Playground Pals

  • Rating: 4.1
  • Installs: 10,000+
  • Size: 134M
  • Last updated: December 6, 2019
  • Ages: 3 to 6

A pretend play game that the whole family can play together. This app has lots of games such as Pretty Flowers, Hide and Seek, Let’s Pretend and Custard Chaos.

An activity tracker helps you track your child’s physical activity and ensure that it meets the recommended time of 1 hour.

The games encourage the child to become physically active. Hence, it is recommended that the parents have control of the game at all times.

Features

  • Features interactive games for the whole family
  • Best for outdoor play
  • Has in-app purchases
  • Parents can purchase AR Home Dome in app for an immersive virtual reality experience

Download: Android | iOS

22. Bugs and Buttons

apps for toddlers

  • Rating: 4.4
  • Installs: 10,000+
  • Size: 98M
  • Last updated: 9 May 2020
  • Ages: 3 to 5

Bugs and Buttons from Little Bit Studio encourage creative learning. A few of the activities offered in this app are sorting bugs, collecting buttons, and more.

These games help in improving memory skills, hand-eye coordination, critical thinking, and problem-solving.

The activities also help develop motor skills. The self-leveling activities come with visual cues to help children grasp easily.

Features

  • Has 18 activities that encourage the development of cognitive skills and motor skills
  • Doesn’t have any in-app purchases or ads
  • Features a parental gate to monitor content
  • Has more than 40 achievements that the kids can aim for

Download: Android | iOS

23. Moose Math

apps for toddlers

  • Rating: 4.3
  • Installs: 100,000+
  • Size: 54M
  • Last updated: 24 August 2016
  • Ages: 3 to 8

This early learning app from Duck Duck Moose introduces children to the fascinating world of mathematics.

It has 5 activities that help children learn basic math activities such as counting, addition, and subtraction.

The app teaches counting up to 100 in 1’s, 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s. It will also help them master the basic geometric concepts in the kindergarten and first-grade level.

The app was developed in association with Jennifer DiBrienza, PhD, an educator from Stanford University.

Features

  • Has 5 activities – Moose Juice, Paint Pet, Lost & Found, Pet Bingo, Dot to Dot
  • The activities help children learn and recognize number patterns
  • It also teaches the basics of counting, arithmetic, geometry, measurement

Download: Android | iOS

24. Leapfrog Academy

apps for toddlers

  • Rating: 3.0
  • Installs: 500,000+
  • Size: Varies with device
  • Last updated: 21 July 2020
  • Ages: 3 to 6

Loaded with tons of books, games, videos, puzzles, music and art, the Leapfrog Academy is a complete educational and entertainment app for your tiny learner. The app has games and activities that are based on math, reading and writing, science and the world, creativity, feelings and health, and problem-solving.

My Learning Lab in the app adds extra activities in the concepts that are challenging for your child. It also has a parental dashboard where parents can create profiles for the kids, check their progress, and see what activities you can use to enhance your child’s learning curve.

Features

  • Has printable sheets of alphabets, numbers, and creative activities
  • Children earn certificates and rewards
  • The reading games has letters, sounds, syllabus, rhymes, listening and reading comprehension
  • Math games focus on numbers, counting, sorting, patterns, shapes
  • Problem-solving games revolve around memory and process, predictions, observations, critical thinking
  • Features in-app purchases

Download: Android| iOS

Apps For Toddlers: Final Thought

There are tons of toddler apps that are designed to entertain toddlers and help them learn by exploring. However, with so many apps available, parents need to take the utmost care to ensure that the children have access only to the right and age-appropriate content.

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So, it is always best to have parental guidance when children use the apps.

So, what do you think of the idea of using apps to encourage your child’s learning?

Also, let us know if you have any other suggestions for toddler apps that you think we need to add to this list.

25 Best Educational Podcasts You Need to Listen To

With the advancement of digital learning, the influence and popularity of educational podcasts are worth mentioning. While some of them are created just for kids, there are interesting educational podcasts designed for students, teachers, and parents too.

A podcast can range from as short as 2 minutes to a lengthy version of 2 hours or more. There are some fantastic podcasts that explore science, mathematics, language, education, and technology.

Here we are sharing a list of some of the amazing educational podcasts you would love to listen to.

  1. Tumble

educational podcasts

This is an amazing science podcast that comes with cool stories in the wake of scientific discoveries. A teacher and a science journalist co-host this show, that discuss a wide range of topics from deep oceans to distant galaxies.

Kids are sure to develop a love for science once they start following the show in which the scientists share their experiences of process and discoveries.

  • Best for ages 6-12
  • Best pick of episodes: The Science of Poop with Mary Roach

Listen to the podcast here!

2. Circle Round

educational podcast

This is a simple, fun, gentle, and engaging storytime educational podcast created just for kids. The narrator Rebecca Sheir comes up with a lesser-known story or folktale in every episode.

To make it interesting, talented screen or stage actors help with the voice cast. The compelling and captivating stories always end up with a moral or positive message.

  • Best for Grades Pre-K–5
  • Best pick of episodes: Encore: ‘A Taste of Honey’

Listen to the podcast here!

3. Short & Curly

educational podcasts

This is a mind-blowing ethics podcast that is broadcasted right from Australia. The kids will always have a random set of questions with them related to small things that happen around them.

The hosts take the role of investors who are in search of answers for the diverse dilemmas that surround the kids. The sessions may sound simple to adults but interesting and thought-provoking for kids.

  • Best for ages 7-12
  • Best pick of episodes: Is it ever okay to lie?

Listen to the podcast here!

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4. The Show About Science

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This is an amazingly adorable show hosted by 6-year-old Nate. Unlike the common assumptions, this science interview show includes some serious science subjects filled with innocence of a 6 year old.

He has got a specifically original interviewing style through which he interacts with scientists and discusses on a range of topics like radiation to alligators and vultures.

  • Best for ages 3-9
  • Best pick of episodes: Why Are Kids Striking against Climate Change?

Listen to the podcast here !

5. TED Talks Daily

educational podcasts

This is a great platform to listen to the world’s leading thinkers and learn more about a range of topics from Zoology to Artificial Intelligence. Listeners can access audio episodes of thought-provoking subjects daily on the go.

The host and journalist –‘Elise Hu’of this educational podcasts the space to present the latest talks from interesting and inspiring people. This in fact gives the right mix of information and entertainment.

  • Best for teens
  • Best pick from episodes: How to build your confidence — and spark it in others | Brittany Packnett

Listen to the podcast here !

6. NASA Science Castseducational podcasts

This is a great space for listeners who crave to know more about the innovations happening in the world of science. The topics range from solar system, space experiments, universe,sky watching and many more.

Almost all historical space missions by NASA are discussed in short and fun podcasts and listeners can have the joy of exploring some unusual science topics that are not usually discussed elsewhere.

  • Best for science enthusiasts
  • Best pick from episodes: Finding Magnetic Eruptions in Space, With an AI Assistant

Listen to the podcast here!

7. Shabam

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Even when the show is meant for kids, it is equally entertaining and engaging for older adults, as well. This is a quirky and fast-paced podcast that teaches the audience about science through fictional stories.

A science journalist, an emergency medicine physician and a filmmaker together host the show. The first season discusses about how a zombie apocalypse separates kids and parents and the incidents following it.

  • Best pick of episodes: Brain Traps
  • Best for ages 8-18

Listen to the podcast here!

8. School Psyched!

educational podcasts

This is a simply great podcast ideal for those interested in psychology and equally benefits students, teachers and parents. It covers a range of topics from educational technology to ADHD strategies.

Top psychologists are interviewed regularly to help the listeners to gain a deeper insight into the new happenings in the educational system.

  • Best for students, teachers and parents
  • Best pick from episodes: Self-Regulation Strategies with Dr. Richard Cash

Listen to the podcast here!

9. The Past and the Curious

educational podcasts

This is a silly, fun-filled, and engaging series which is a meet up of history and humor. The educational podcast tries to give light to the unsung heroes and little-known stories from the past.

To make it more interesting, there is a fun quiz session just before the end of every episode.. This is also meant to evaluate how well the kids were attentive while listening to the podcast.

  • Best for Grades 3–8
  • Best pick from episodes: You Have 30 Seconds

Listen to the podcast here

10. Brains On!

educational podcasts

All curious minds can listen to this podcast to have some really interesting discussion time about science. A wide range of topics are covered in each episode that includes life on other planets, carnivorous plants, interpreting dog and cat sounds, and a lot more.

The show is co-hosted by kids and comes with lots of energy-filled fun segments, interviews, and the random musical number.

  • Best for ages 6-12
  • Best pick from episodes: Mosquitoes: What are they good for?

Listen to the podcast here !

11. But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids

educational podcasts

Kids will always come up with some crazy questions and parents will have a tough time answering at least a few of them. The show kick starts with the voice of a kid asking a random question like why the sea is salty or why there are diverse religions.

The rest of the show will have experts answering the question. The explanations are on a simple level which makes it easy for any kid to understand the reason.

  • Best for ages 5-10
  • Best pick from episodes: Why is soccer called “soccer” instead of “football”?

Listen to the podcast here!

12. Wow in the World

educational podcasts

Kids who are listening to this educational podcast can actually go on a journey that is filled with wonder and curiosity. The weekly show covers many interesting topics like wombat poop, singing mice or the power of a dog’s nose.

The show discusses the science behind the topics that are loved by kids. Teachers can have a membership to get access to conversation starters and classroom activities.

  • Best for Grades K–5
  • Best pick from episodes: Two Whats!? And A Wow! – Butt Bubble Breathing

Listen to the podcast here!

13. Science Friday

educational podcasts

Kids who are curious about technology, science, and related interesting stuff can listen to Science Friday podcasts. Host-Ira Flatow makes it really interesting by featuring science enthusiasts and those who wish to be.

Also, listeners who call in with crazy science questions are welcomed to make the show cool and interactive.  There are also related videos and articles posted on the website to add-on to the audio and teachers can access free lessons, STEM activities, and resources.

  • Best for Grades 6–12
  • Best pick from episodes:SciFri Extra: Science Diction on the Word ‘Quarantine’

Listen to the podcast here!

14. Book Club for Kids

educational podcasts

This is an interesting educational podcast that showcases how a random group of kids analyze a young adult book. Each of the episodes is dedicated to a separate book.

The book’s author will be part of the show in the form of an interview and the best part is the inclusion of a celebrity reader.

  • Best for ages 9-14
  • Best pick from episodes: Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

Listen to the podcast here!

15. Story Pirates

educational podcasts

This is a wild, wacky, and imaginative podcast that tries to be somewhere near to a kid’s original story. A team of talented improvisers read out short stories composed of kids.

They pretend as pirates and enact the stories in a hilarious way. All kids are free to submit their piece of the story to Story Pirates and see if it gets shortlisted for a fantastic episode.

  • Best for Grades K–5
  • Best pick from episodes: The First Kids to Work at the Census

Listen to the podcast here !

16. EdChat Radio

educational podcasts

This awesome podcast revolves around the interesting and mind-blowing discussions that revolve around the weekly Twitter discussion on #EdChat. The conversations range from anything and everything from personalized learning to professional development and related areas.

For every different topic, you can get to know about a wider response from different people and the expert views on the same.

Best pick from episodes: What Practical Steps Can We Take to Deal with Racism in Our Schools?

Listen to the podcast here!

17. Listenwise

educational podcasts

This is an award-winning podcast that plays the role of a listening skill platform. Users are free to search by school subject or topic area. It always comes with useful content that advances classroom learning and builds or boosts listening skills.

Topics are always interesting and most of the time inspired from the current events that tie learning with the real world. Teachers can access useful resources to make class time more interactive and engaging.

  • Best pick from episodes: A Positive Response to Bullying

Listen to the podcast here!

18. The Mission Daily

educational podcasts

Kids can become wealthier, healthier, and wiser as well as accelerate their learning by listening to this amazing podcast. It was listed among Apple’s best podcasts recently and it’s podcasts are peculiar and have a separate fan base.

The best part is that listener can learn something new every day and see positive improvements in his/her learning, career, relationships and more.

  • Best pick from episodes: Connecting more deeply with those around you

Listen to the podcast here !

19. The Allusionisteducational podcasts

This is a great educational podcast that helps you to explore the English language at its best and come across all the oddities. You will feel good to find roots of phrases and words that are part of the everyday conversations.

Unlike similar podcasts, it is rich with levity and good humor that informs and equally entertains the listeners. Students can try writing out their linguistic or grammatical jokes and share them with peers.

  • Best pick from episodes: Blood Is Not Water

Listen to the podcast here!

20. Math Mutation

educational podcasts

This is a great mix of short podcasts that are created for listeners who are eager to explore mathematics and be a master of it. Unlike similar maths shows, a range of quirky and strange concepts are discussed and shared that is usually not part of the school learning.

Even without the usual illustrations or diagrams, the short audios are truly engaging and bring in lots of fun while discussing a different side of the subject.

  • Best pick from episodes: Turning Things Sideways in Time

Listen to the podcast here!

21. StarTalk Radio

educational podcasts

This is a mind-blowing show in which Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses anything and everything in space. It can be about planets, stars, humans in space, and a lot more interesting stuff.

Many inspiring personalities are interviewed that includes Alan Rickman to Buzz Aldrin. Teachers can ask students to watch an episode and do research about the unique science topics.

  • Best pick from episodes: Technology and Us, with Ainissa Ramirez

Listen to the podcast here!

22. Infinite Thinking Machine

educational podcasts

Those interested in education and technology can find this high-energy TV show really interesting and fascinating. A good part of the listeners are educators, students and parents who are trying to taste the odds of new technology.

A classroom teacher represents the host of the show and the educators who regularly listen to the show can be  more creative and innovative with  their teaching strategies.

  • Best pick from episodes: Mechatronics

Listen to the podcast here!

23. EdTechTalk

educational podcasts

The educational podcast is designed with the goal of enabling both teachers and students to communicate regarding academia by utilizing the best of technology. Users are even motivated to create their own podcasts and post in the platform.

The website is home to a range of podcasts from renowned experts in the field of education and technology that can truly inspire listeners to turn creative.

  • Best pick from episodes: Get it Right for Girls

Listen to the podcast here!

24. Google Educast

educational podcasts

This is a weekly podcast that is contributed by Google certified teachers to share what is new in technology. Listeners can catch up on the show to have a summary of novel Google products and tech tools that are emerging.

Teachers can make the best use of this podcast to get the know-how of the innovative educational tools that can enhance the classroom activities and boost the student learning.

  • Best for teachers
  • Best pick from episodes:Kims wins the Educast

Listen to the podcast here !

25. Revisionist History

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This podcast is a great platform that showcases, addresses or reminds us of the people, events, things, and ideas that have been ignored, misrepresented, or entirely forgotten.

Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History brings before us particular historical moments and tries to teach listeners about something that was never discussed or reveals the unique human experience of the times.

  • Best pick from episodes: A memorial for the living

Listen to the podcast here!

While some of them listen to the podcasts from their desktop or laptops, the present trends are signaling that creators are optimizing the shows for a great mobile viewing experience.

This selection of educational podcasts is short and the list is quite big to share. You have the option to subscribe to most of these podcasts so that you know when the new episodes are added to the list.

An interesting study in the US last year has found that almost 50% of those above 12 years of age have listened to at least one podcast.

There is no wonder why educators are making use of this new medium to make their class lessons more creative and engaging.

27 Best Free Educational Apps for Kids | Top Education Apps

As the learning arena moves into more of a digital space than ever before, the educational apps for kids are becoming very significant. The Covid 19 situation is demanding social distancing and remote learning and working. So the parents who choose to work from home may be worried about how to engage the kids all day.

Most of the parents end up giving extra screen time to keep them busy inside homes and there is no wonder why the mobile apps are of great demand.

Then why not choose some awesome educational apps that are equally interesting, fun, and informative, that keeps your kid engaged while improving their skills and knowledge?

Here we can help you out by listing some of the amazing Educational apps for kids that have won the hearts of millions.

Sesame Street BYJU’S Lingokids Khan Academy Kids YouTube Kids
ABC Mouse.com Duolingo BrainPOP Jr Kids Brain   Trainer Puzzle Kids
Lightbot Kids Computer Elevate Kids Garden PBS KIDS Games
ABC kids Studycat Educational Games 4 Kids Kids Learning Box Colors for Kids
Epic Rivet Kids Doodle 123 Numbers Prodigy Math game
Math Kids Elmo Loves 123s

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Best Educational Apps For Kids

1. Sesame Street: Alphabet Kitchen

  • Rating:4.0
  • Installs:5,000,000+
  • Size: Varies with device
  • Last updated: July 21, 2020
  • Ages: 5 & Under

Parents looking for a vocabulary-building app for their kids can go for this interesting application. Kids are given the task of creating words in Cookie Monster’s alphabet kitchen where they can exercise early literacy skills.

Chef Elmo trains kids to ‘bake’ 4 or 3 letter words into delicious cookies where they learn with fun.

Features

  • It enables kids to build vocabulary and literacy skills by creating more than 90 words
  • It allows taking snaps with Elmo, Cookie Monster, and your cookies
  • Learn more with over 350-word cookie variations
  • Sessions teach letter identification, word blending and letter sounds

Download: Android | iOS

2. BYJU’S – The Learning App

educational app

  • Rating: 4.5
  • Installs:50,000,000+
  • Size:31M
  • Last updated:July 28, 2020
  • Ages: 3+

With over 50 million downloads and 42 million registered users, this amazing app has turned out to be one of the most demanded educational apps for kids. The kids in classes 4-12 can benefit from some comprehensive learning programs in science and maths.

As their motto says, the app features are designed in such a way that students will fall in love with learning.

Features

  • Kids can benefit from personalized learning journeys and engaging video lessons
  • Detailed analysis of their progress in studies are shared to help them improve
  • Free live classes are offered by BYJU’S expert teachers
  • Customized recommendations are provided through knowledge graphs to grasp the concepts better

Download: Android | iOS

3. Lingokids – A Fun Learning Adventure

apps for kids

  • Rating: 4.0
  • Installs:10,000,000+
  • Size:99M
  • Last updated: August 17, 2020
  • Ages: Ages 8 & Under

With new games, activities, and songs, kids can have a fun-filled learning camp by installing the Lingokids app. Kids can use this play learning app to learn 60 different topics and 3000 new words.

This fun learning tool for kids has games that are designed to boost creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication.

Features

  • Writing exercises are meant to enhance they’re fine motor skills
  • Parents can stay updated with kid’s progress in learning activities
  • There are separate sections to learn about colors, shapes, animals, and food
  • 72 topics are designed to improve their communication in English

Download: Android | iOS

4. Khan Academy Kids

(Free Educational Games & Books)

apps for kids

  • Rating: 4.5
  • Installs:1,000,000+
  • Size:155M
  • Last updated:August 8, 2020
  • Ages: 8 & Under

This is an award-winning app that is rich with thousands of books, songs, educational activities, and games for preschoolers, kindergarteners, toddlers, and first graders. The app features are designed to help them learn reading, math, language, writing, and social-emotional development.

The open-ended games and activities like coloring and drawing are meant to encourage self-expression and creativity.

Features

  • An adaptive learning path is the key that helps the child to learn at their own pace
  • Recorded audio narration is included for those kids who find it difficult to read on their own
  • Whimsical characters are included to encourage kids to think and learn
  • Teachers can set up the classes and assign lessons easily

Download: Android | iOS

5. YouTube Kids

(Best Video App for Kids)

  • Rating:4.3
  • Installs:100,000,000+
  • Size: Varies with device
  • Last updated: August 17, 2020
  • Ages: 3+

This is a special version of the much loved video app of adults that is designed exclusively for kids. The app lets kids to discover new and exciting interests in a safe environment that offers  entertainment.

A safer online experience for kids is assured as the team has designed a mix of automated filters.

Features

  • Child’s app usage experience can be managed with Parental Controls
  • Kids can browse through a range of videos that invoke their inner creativity and playfulness
  • Adults can create an individual experience that is unique for their kids
  • There are options to alert to unsuitable content by flagging a video for review

Download: Android | iOS

6. ABC Mouse.com

  • Rating: 4.1
  • Installs:10,000,000+
  • Size:118M
  • Last updated:July 15, 2020
  • Ages: 8 & Under

This award-winning learning program is a great platform for kids from ages 2 to 8 that covers art, music, reading, math and more. There are over 10,000+ exciting learning activities for kids at different academic levels.

It is used in about half of all public libraries in U.S., in over 70,000 classrooms.

Features

  • There are 10,000+ individual learning activities, over 850 lessons and 10 levels
  • It speeds up kid’s development of early math skills and literacy
  • App offers independent learning and step-by-step learning path
  • Features enable adults to easily track and monitor progress

Download: Android | iOS

7. Duolingo: Learn Languages Free

(Best Language Learning App for Kids)

Education apps for kids

  • Rating: 4.7
  • Installs:100,000,000+
  • Size: Varies with device
  • Last updated: August 17, 2020
  • Ages: 10+

Kids can make use of this great platform to learn new languages in a fun-filled space. There are quick and bite-sized lessons prepared to help kids learn over 35 languages easily.

The app is designed by language experts that enable kids to build vocabulary and grammar skills through listening, practice speaking, reading, and writing.

Features

  • App works on science-based teaching methodology that is proven to offer long-term language retention
  • Playful rewards and achievements track the progress and work towards goals
  • Sessions are effective and enjoyable through game-like lessons and funny characters
  • This effective language learning platform is absolutely free

Download: Android | iOS

8. BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week

  • Ratings: 4.1
  • Installs:1,000,000+
  • Size: Varies with device
  • Last updated: July 26, 2020
  • Ages: 6-9

This interesting platform provides a diverse animated movie in all weeks along with related educational activities and quizzes to keep kids engaged and informed. The application is a great choice for kids in Kindergarten through grade 3.

It covers a range of topics like reading, writing, science, social studies, math, arts, health, and technology.

Features

  • The app triggers and cultivates critical thinking skills among kids
  • Kids are encouraged to make connections and ask questions
  • Those in the age range of 5-9 can easily navigate through app sessions
  • Team assures age-appropriate content where kids can have a safe online experience

Download: Android | iOS

Educational Gaming Apps for Kids

9. Kids Brain Trainer

Preschool Educational Ap For Kids

educational app for kids

  • Rating: 4.2
  • Installs:1,000,000+
  • Size:50M
  • Last updated:July 18, 2020
  • Ages: 8 & Under

The preschool kids, toddlers, and babies can go through a set of brain exercises while playing this exciting game. Parents can engage kids for some off time by installing this app while they grow, learn, and have fun.

It comes with fun and colorful educational theme games that add to exercise and expand kid’s cognitive and motor skills.

Features

  • It features a simple child-friendly interface
  • Kids are engaged with rich animations, sound effects, pronunciations, and interactivity
  • Games teach visual attention and visual-spatial relations
  • It promotes eye-hand coordination and visual-motor coordination

Download:Android

10. Puzzle Kids – Animals Shapes and Jigsaw Puzzles

educational apps for kids

  • Rating: 4.2
  • Installs:10,000,000+
  • Size:50M
  • Last updated:July 11, 2020
  • Ages: 3+

The educational apps puzzles are a great platform to improve the kid’s logic skills and that enables them to recognize shapes and patterns. It comes with an easy to use and colorful interface that makes kids identify how different shapes fit into a larger picture.

Parents can make use of the app settings to make the games easier or harder for kids.

Features

  • Four mini-games are included to challenge logic skills and problem-solving
  • Kids can get stickers and toys as rewards after winning puzzles
  • There are no third-party ads or in-app purchases
  • Games can improve cognitive skills and concentration

Download: Android | iOS

11. Lightbot: Code Hour:

(Best Beginner Coding App for Kids)

educational apps for kids

  • Rating: 4.3
  • Installs:1,000,000+
  • Size:20M
  • Last updated: December 2, 2016
  • Ages: 8+

Kids can learn the basics of programming through this simple but effective where they  are asked to solve puzzles in a video game. The app is designed for those in KG to 12 and they can simply play and have fun while learning the real programming logic.

Players can gain an idea about basic concepts of programming and a practical understanding through programming puzzle game.

Features

  • Kids can guide a robot to light up tiles and solve levels while they learn procedures, instruction sequencing, and loops
  • The basic option of the app comes with 20 levels
  • Full version for more challenge comes with 50 levels
  • It has been translated to 28 different languages

Download: Android | iOS

teacher app

12. Kids Computer

Education apps for kids

  • Rating: 3.9
  • Installs:5,000,000+
  • Size:Varies with device
  • Last updated: July 10, 2020
  • Ages: 3+

This is an amazing educational application for kids with several types of entertaining games that are designed to help them learn in a fun-filled manner. The game is designed with voice educational sounds, beautiful colors, funny faces, and supports multiple languages.

Features

  • Kids can learn to count with easy game of the jumping frog
  • Child’s creative abilities can be boosted through coloring games with funny images and beautiful colors
  • They can learn to read a clock through clock game
  • App teaches learning alphabets through everyday objects

Download: Android | iOS

13. Elevate – Brain Training Games

apps for education

  • Rating: 4.5
  • Installs:10,000,000+
  • Size:Varies with device
  • Last updated:August 17, 2020
  • Ages: 3+

This is a comprehensive brain training program designed for kids to enhance their speaking skills, attention, memory, math skills and processing speed. The best part is that it is a personalized program that alters over the period to provide maximum results.

Users who practiced it for at least 3 times a week have reported a gain in confidence, earning power and productivity.

Features

  • App performs detailed performance tracking of users
  • There are 35+ brain games designed to boost critical cognitive skills including focus, memory, processing, math, precision, and comprehension
  • Workout calendar are included to track the streaks and helps to stay motivated
  • Personalized daily workouts are offered for most needed skills

Download: Android | iOS

14. Kids Garden: Learn Alphabet, Numbers & Animals

learning education apps for kids

  • Rating: 4.1
  • Installs:1,000,000+
  • Size:51M
  • Last updated: August 10, 2020
  • Ages: 8 & Under

Little kids and preschoolers can learn numbers, alphabets, animal sounds and names together with other basics through this fun game. There are 200+ games in several different categories made available in 11 languages.

The application is a great option for kids under 8 years of age to learn life skills while growing up smartly.

Features

  • App has exercises to learn A-Z letters with sounds & 0-9 numbers
  • Kids can practice and learn 36 animals and birds with their names and sounds
  • The game of 36 colorful dinosaur images with their names and sounds makes it more funny and informative.
  • It offers an opportunity to learn the basics of animals, letters, numbers, vegetables etc in 11different languages

Download: Android | iOS

15. PBS KIDS Games

  • Rating: 4.0
  • Installs:5,000,000+
  • Size: Varies with device
  • Last updated: August 11, 2020
  • Ages: 2-7

Kids have a great opportunity to play and explore learning and have fun with PBS KIDS characters with the amazing PBS KIDS Games app. It features over 100 free learning games inspired from the top shows like Wild Kratts, Super Why, and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.

There are lots of creative games for kids of 2-8 years including categories like science, maths, and letter games.

Features

  • NEW educational games are updated on a regular basis
  • Parents can discover local PBS KIDS station schedule and download other PBS KIDS apps
  • There are offline games that kids can play on the go
  • The team assures a friendly and safe playing experience for toddlers and kids

Download: Android | iOS

16. ABC Kids – Tracing & Phonics

educational apps for kids

  • Rating: 4.4
  • Installs:10,000,000+
  • Size:34M
  • Last updated:July 11, 2020
  • Ages: 8 & Under

This is one of the simplest educational apps for toddlers that are fun-filled and free. This is designed to help kids learn phonics and trace letters of alphabets without the actual feel of learning.

Tracing games enable kids to identify letter shapes and easily connect them with phonic sounds, and the fun matching exercises let them put their alphabet knowledge to use.

Features

  • Completing tracing games give them access to funny stickers and toys
  • Teacher Mode lets adults have a look at report cards
  • There are no in-app purchases or no third-party ads
  • Smart interface help kids from accidentally exiting the app

Download: Android | iOS

  1. Studycat: Fun English for Kids

apps for kids

  • Rating: 4.1
  • Installs:1,000,000+
  • Size:128M
  • Last updated: August 11, 2020
  • Ages: 8 & Under

This award-winning game is a great choice to kick start English learning for kids in a fun-filled space. App offers the right blend of structured language courses together with entertaining and engaging games.

It offers a safe learning environment for kids and uses core strategies to assist learning and retention.

Features

  • Kids are allowed to play online with no distraction of ads
  • Sessions are designed by education experts and teachers
  • There are 165 lessons to learn 543 words & phrases
  • It comes with 21 themed courses and 38 songs

Download: Android | iOS

18. Educational Games 4 Kids

  • Rating: 4.1
  • Installs: 10,000,000+
  • Size:29M
  • Last updated: February 18, 2020
  • Ages: 8 & Under

This is a fun application that comprises 12 games designed specifically for kids to boost their learning and love for learning. This is an ideal option for preschoolers including sessions that improve their motor skills and spatial vision.

All or most of the games are designed to improve their logic, memory, and concentration.

Features

  • It is a simple platform to learn to paint and color
  • Kids can enjoy a piano with musical notes and 12 songs
  • The concept of time (hours and minutes) is taught with fun
  • They will learn to distinguish shapes and understand emotions: angry, surprised, happy

Download: Android | iOS

19. Kids Learning Box: Preschool

educational apps for kids

  • Rating: 4.2
  • Installs:1,000,000+
  • Size:16M
  • Last updated: June 24, 2020
  • Ages: 8 & Under

This is an awesome piece of entertainment with learning for kindergarten kids and preschoolers with a range of nursery games.. It comes with 10 different cautiously created categories to trigger the learning interest among kids.

Millions of parents and teachers love this learning app for kids for the way it invokes interest in learning among kids.

Features

  • Kids can have a brain exercise through memory matching game with shapes, letters, and numbers
  • Number flashcards teach numbers up to twelve and its counting
  • Months and days flashcards train them to learn about days of week and months
  • There is a doodle section to try out their drawing talent

Download: Android | iOS

20. Colors for Kids, Toddlers, Babies – Learning Game

apps for kids

  • Rating: 4.1
  • Installs:10,000,000+
  • Size:37M
  • Last updated: July 24, 2020
  • Ages: 2 to 5

This is a simple and fun educational game for small kids under the age of 5.  There is an opportunity for them to learn different colors in various languages and associate them with objects.

The baby color games are designed in such a way as to train kids to boost their fine motor skills, perseverance, memory, attentiveness, and curiosity.

Features

  • There are 3 mini educational games to play and learn colors
  • Multilingual learning colors help them to learn foreign languages easily
  • Game sessions cover a lot of new words and objects to enrich the vocabulary and broaden the outlook
  • A team of expert pedagogies along with psychologists developed these games

Download: Android

Reading Apps for Kids

  1. Epic!: Kids’ Books, AudioBooks, Videos & eBooks:

Best Reading App for Kids

educational apps for kids

  • Rating: 4.6
  • Installs:1,000,000+
  • Size:22M
  • Last updated: August 4, 2020
  • Ages: 6-12

Parents of kids under 12 years of age can have this digital library in their mobile to give them a chance to go through more than 40,000 high-quality books. This unlimited reading library even has lots of reading quizzes and learning videos.

Over a million users love this app as kids can take this digital library wherever they want and boost their knowledge repository. More than 94% of US elementary schools use this app.

Features

  • It offers customized child profiles for up to 4 users
  • It looks at reading interests of kids to give personalized book recommendations
  • There are bilingual books and audio-enabled read-to-me books
  • The app can be accessed across devices and OS platforms
  • Kids can enjoy both online and offline reading

Download: Android | iOS

22. Rivet: Better Reading Practice For Kids

  • Rating: 4.4
  • Installs: 10,000,000+
  • Size:74M
  • Last updated: July 8, 2020
  • Ages: 6-12

This is a fun, supportive and interesting reading app for kids under 12 years of age and there is no better way to meet the daily reading goals. Kids can read with confidence as reading support is enabled on all pages.

Kids would love to have a quality reading time with exposure to over 3,500+ free books that are picked up especially for the age group.

Features

  • There are 8 reading levels to read and grow progressively
  • It features a kid-friendly and engaging interface
  • Listening feature lets kids to practice reading out loud
  • App offers personalized book recommendations

Download: Android | iOS

Drawing Apps for Kids

23. Kids Doodle – Color & Draw Free Game:

Best Drawing App for Kids

educational apps for kids

  • Rating: 4.4
  • Installs:50,000,000+
  • Size:5.6M
  • Last updated: June 29, 2020
  • Ages: 6-12

This is one of the best drawing apps for kids that is created specifically for the age groups with fantastic easy-to-use painting on canvas or photo. It comes with 24 beautiful brushes and endless bright colors to help the kids experience a drawing treat.

There is a built-in gallery that saves the drawing procedure of kids and drawing pictures for later reference.

Features

  • It has a movie” mode that plays back the drawing like a mini-movie
  • Users can share drawing to friends via social media platforms
  • The undo, redo options allow kids to correct the drawing flaws
  • Creative drawing is encouraged and helps to bring out the artist in kids

Download: Android | iOS

Maths Apps for Kids

24. 123 Numbers – Count & Tracing

educational apps for kids

  • Rating: 4.4
  • Installs:1,000,000+
  • Size:32M
  • Last updated: August 8, 2020
  • Ages: 3+

This is one of the best Numbers educational apps for kids and parents to play together and learn the concept of maths. Kids can learn basic counting and number knowledge through bright and colorful games without getting bored.

It is an all in one app that features bright graphics, collectible stickers, fun sound effects, and entertaining games.

Features

  • A mini-game teaches the shapes of numbers and to trace it easily
  • Parents can customize games to meet the kid’s needs
  • This advanced game asks kids to fill  the gap in the sequence of numbers
  • There are no in-app purchases or third-party ads

Download: Android | iOS

25. Prodigy Math Game

educational apps for kids

  • Rating:4.2
  • Installs:1,000,000+
  • Size:48M
  • Last updated: July 13, 2020
  • Ages: 6-12

This is a great app to teach and learn maths and is used by millions of teachers and students across the globe. The app delivers a unique maths learning experience through game-based techniques.

This platform is completely zero cost and offers engaging and effective learning time while tailoring to every kid’s weaknesses and strengths.

Features

  • Lessons are fully aligned with class curriculums
  • Kids can learn more and grow stronger in the subject with over 1,400 available skills
  • Parent account lets to monitor the kid’s progress and understanding
  • There are options to set goals while kids do a math practice

Download: Android | iOS

26. Math Kids – Add, Subtract, Count, and Learn

Kids can learn numbers and mathematics in a smart and fun mode through this free learning app for kids. Kindergarteners, 1st graders and preschoolers can learn to recognize numbers and begin training with puzzles of addition and subtraction.

Kids can gain stickers by solving puzzles and parents can see them learn and grow with a basic foundation for maths.

Features

  • The gamification model triggers the interest in learning among kids
  • They can easily learn sorting, and logical skills along with early mathematics
  • Learning through playing help kids to recall information in a smarter way
  • There are quizzes and puzzles for counting, comparing, adding, and subtracting.

Download: Android | iOS

27. Elmo Loves 123s

educational apps for kids

  • Rating: 3.8
  • Installs:1,000,000+
  • Size:36M
  • Last updated: April 1, 2019
  • Ages: 5 & Under

Learning the basics of numbers and counting is funny and easy with this app that features a range of games, videos, and activities. Kids would love to explore more about numbers through fun songs and videos.

Kids are motivated to grow smarter, stronger, and kinder while learning the basics through fun-filled methods.

Features

  • Kids can trace favorite numbers to unlock surprises
  • Abby button can be triggered to play number games with Abby and buddies
  • Sessions cover number tracing, identification, and counting groups of objects
  • Kids can also learn problem-solving, art and creativity

Download: Android | iOS

Final Thoughts

There are many more interesting educational apps for kids that can boost their creativity, learning skills, and response rates.

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Parents can check the age category to know which app suits the best for their kids. All or most of these apps are game-based and fun-filled as this is the best way to keep kids engaged. The apps are designed in a way so as to invoke interest in kids and they would learn many things without the actual feel of learning.

As the world is moving towards digital education and remote learning, many enthusiasts are expected to come up with many more interesting apps for kids.

41 Best Gift Ideas for Teachers in 2020

Have you been in a situation where you wanted to buy a nice gift for your teacher, but couldn’t as you were running out of gift ideas?

It really can be difficult to find the perfect gift for someone we look up to.

A teacher is more than a guide and a mentor; sometimes they are even our friends and counselors.

To make it easy for you when you go gift shopping for your teacher, we’ve listed 41 interesting gift ideas for your favorite teacher. Check them out to find the best gift for your teacher.

1. Handmade cards

gift ideas for teachers

A teacher is sure to appreciate the thought behind the gift. That’s why handmade cards are great gifts for all occasions. Whether you want to say “Thank You” or “Happy Teacher’s Day”, you can do it with handmade cards. A simple quote on a sheet of paper or an elaborate gift card – your teacher will love it for sure.

2. Book

Books also make great gifts for teachers. Choose fiction if they enjoy reading novels during their free time or DIY books if they love doing crafts. Or you can gift them a book on their field of interest. There’s so much you can explore when it comes to getting books as gifts.

3. Candies and Chocolates

gift ideas for teachers

Bring a smile to your teacher’s face by gifting candies and chocolates. Most probably, they may share sweet treats with their students. But then, they will surely appreciate your gift.

Also Read: 16 Innovative Ideas to make your teaching method more Effective

4. Homemade Cake or Cupcakes

A homemade cake makes a great gift for your teacher. If you know your teacher’s favorite flavors, you can also gift delicious cupcakes.

5. Tote Bags

You would have seen your teacher carrying a lot of things such as stationery supplies, books, assignment papers, and more. A tote bag will make a thoughtful gift for your teacher. Make the gift more memorable by having a quote or words like “World’s Best Teacher” printed on the bag.

6. Personal laminator and laminating sheets

A useful gift for your teacher. He/she can use the machine to laminate worksheets, flashcards, and other teaching materials.

time table app

7. School supplies

Have you noticed your teacher giving pencils, notebooks, pens, and other supplies to students who may not have them? Most probably they’re using their personal money to buy these supplies. So, why not gift them such supplies?

8. Coffee mugs

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A coffee mug may sound like a boring gift idea. But then, you can personalize it with a quote or a fun anecdote. When you’re buying a coffee mug, see if you can get ones that come with a lid and keep the beverage hot.

9. Handmade Accessories

If you like craftwork and your teacher loves accessorizing, then handmade accessories are a great gift option. You can make necklaces, earrings, bracelets, hair bands, and other accessories for your teacher.

10. Office Chair

This gift may need a slightly larger budget. But then if the entire class is sharing the expenses, then a comfy chair is a great gift idea. Every time your teacher sits down at his/her table to grade papers or plan the lessons, he/she will appreciate your gift.

11. Scented Candles

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Gift scented candles that will help your teacher destress and relax after a hectic day at work.

12. Gift cards for their favorite coffee shop

Is your teacher a coffeeholic? Present your teacher gift cards that they can use at their favorite coffee shop.

13. Gift cards for a Message

teacher gift ideas

A teacher spends all day taking care of so many kids. Here’s a chance to pamper your teacher. Gift a message!

14. Notes and letters

No gift can beat the sincerity and simplicity of notes and letters from students. Write a heartfelt note or letter to your teacher about how they had helped you and changed your life. A teacher will cherish these handwritten messages.

15. DIY Kit

A creative DIY kit is an interesting gift idea. You can choose from craft making kits or home improvement kits depending on what your teacher may like.

16. A Bouquet of Flowers

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Show your appreciation with flowers! Make a cute bouquet of wildflowers or flowers that you grow in your home.

17. Home Décor Pieces

Gift a tiny statue, a framed art piece, a flower vase or any other decor piece that your teacher will love.

18. Gift Basket

If the entire class is getting together to get a gift for your teacher, then a gift basket can be a good option.

Firstly, because everyone can put something that they want to give. So, no arguments about which present are the best.

Secondly, it works for all budgets. You can also have a themed gift basket like a chocolate and a candy basket, floral basket, stationery supplies basket, or a mix of all.

19. Tickets to their Favorite Concert or Play

Treat your teacher to an evening with their favorite band! If a concert or play is being conducted in your city during the teacher appreciation week, then this gift is even better!

20. Contribute to their Favorite Charity

What better way to let your teacher know that you respect their favorite charity or cause than by contributing to it?

It’s not necessary to donate money for the cause. You can spend your weekends helping with the charity work, have a garage sale to raise money, or volunteer your time.

21. Thank You, Garland

teacher gift ideas

Decorate your teacher’s work table in your classroom with a paper garland.

Say “THANK YOU,” “WELCOME,” or “WORLD’S BEST TEACHER” with cut-out papers strung together to make a garland.

Alternatively, you can also make a photo garland. Get your classmates to hold out a large card with an alphabet and take a selfie. Arrange all the photos in order based on your greeting and string them together to make a photo garland.

22. Restaurant Gift Card

A treat that your teacher will love, especially if they enjoy eating out. Give a gift card that they can use at their favourite restaurant for dinner or a weekend lunch.

23. Basket of Fruits

A basket of fruits would make a healthy gift for your teacher. Depending on your budget, go for exotic fruits or local produce.

24. Appreciation art

Let your creative skills unfold as you draw or paint for your teacher. A personal gift that your teacher will surely appreciate.

25. Party Kit basket

Prepare a basket with all the essentials your teacher may need for the next classroom party. Place napkins, plates, silverware, paper decorations, and more. So, the next time when you have a birthday or holiday party in your class, your teacher doesn’t have to worry about getting party essentials.

26. Gift Cards for Spa or Beauty Parlour

After a week of school work, your teacher will definitely enjoy relaxing and destressing at a spa. Give a gift card that your teacher can redeem at a spa or a beauty salon.

27. Gift Certificate

When you’re not really sure about the best gift for a teacher, go for a gift certificate. You can also give a gift certificate from an e-store, a boutique, or a specialty store. The value of the gift certificate can depend on the number of people pooling in for the gift.

28. Stationery Supplies

Gift your teacher pens, papers, pencils, notebooks, board clips and other stationeries that he/she may need.

29. Insulated water bottle or thermos

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A very useful gift! Gift an insulated water bottle to carry hot or cold water. You can also gift a thermos that can keep tea or coffee hot for hours.

30. Sticky Note Set

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A sticky note set with markers make fun, but it can be turned out as an interesting gift for your teacher.

31. A Jar of Notes or a Scrapbook

A beautiful goodbye or farewell gift to your favorite teacher who may no longer be teaching you. Get all your classmates to write a note to the teacher. Roll the notes and put them in a jar and gift your teacher. You could also gift a scrapbook with photos, drawings and notes from everyone in the class.

32. Journal

You can gift a journal to your teacher. If you can personalise the journal with interesting quotes or photos, it’ll be even better.

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33. Notebook

Teachers will always need notebooks – to write their lesson plans, to prepare their lessons or to do research. Gift notebooks with pretty covers and handwritten notes that your teacher will cherish.

34. Personalized Bracelet

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If your teacher likes wearing bracelets, then you can gift a personalized bracelet.

Have the words “Best Teacher” or “Greatest Teacher Ever” printed or engraved on the bracelet. If your teacher has a nickname or fun phrase for you, then you can even have it engraved on the bracelet. Like “From the naughtiest student in your class!”

35. Best Teacher Award

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Create a certificate that says “Best Teacher” and gift it to your teacher. You can even give an “award” like a jar of goodies, a pack of chocolates or a bouquet of flowers with the certificate.

36. Planner

Your teacher will appreciate a planner that they can use to plan their lessons and work. Personalize the gift with a fun quote on the cover or front page.

37. Wind Chimes

A cute gift for your teacher. You can gift tiny metal wind chimes or large bamboo wind chimes that make music with the breeze.

38. Lunch Bag

Gift a fun and useful lunch bag that your teacher can carry to school every day.

39. Fountain pen

Present a fountain pen that your teacher can use for years. Want to say thanks to your teacher? Have those words printed on the fountain pen? You can also personalize the fountain pen by having your name engraved on it.

40. Plant baskets

Plant baskets are gifts that last a long time. You can gift a small pot of succulents, a bamboo sapling or a potted plant.

Also Read: The Top 10 Qualities of a Good Teacher

41. A Framed photo

Gift a framed photo to your teacher. The photo can be of yours and your teacher’s or a group photo of all your classmates.

Conclusion

A good teacher not just guides the student in academics, but also in life. A student’s happiness and success in life is the greatest gift that any teacher can ask for.

However, they will love it when you take time and effort to get a gift for them. Show your respect and appreciation to your teachers by giving them fun, interesting, and useful gifts.

23 Best YouTube Channels for Kids and Teens

When we come to think about it, digital transformation in education has been hastened by the lockdown due to the Corona Pandemic. Children are at home 24/7 and the schools are closed until the end of 2020. Parents are breaking their heads trying to find ways to keep kids edutained (education + entertainment). Thats’s when YouTube comes to the rescue. There are hundreds of YouTube channels for kids. We’ve collated a list of the 23 Best YouTube Channels for Kids in this blog. This list has channels that focus on education, art, activities, science and technology, and lots more.

  1. Pebbles Kids Learning

  • Subscribers: 855K
  • Best for: Kids of ages 2 to 9
  • Don’t miss: Vedic Math Tricks| Speed Maths Tricks, Tell Me the Answers| Tell Me Why, Learn Magic Tricks with Hands| Learn Magic Tricks for Beginners

Pebbles Kids Learning is a great channel for school kids. This channel has videos that cover a wide range of subjects including math, English, science, Vedic Math, History, and Geography. They also have interesting videos on generic concepts for Pre KG and KG kids. Pebbles also has channels in local languages such as Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telegu, and Bengali.

2. Peekaboo Kidz

  • Subscribers: 1.06 Million
  • Best for: Children of ages 2 to 11
  • Don’t miss: Four Domains of the Earth, Carnivorous Plants, What is Space Debris

This YouTube channel has colorful and attractive animated video content for kids. It has videos of phonic songs, lullabies, nursery rhymes, and English songs. The channel also has videos on environmental concepts, mathematical theories, and lots more. The videos are just 5 to 10 minutes long to keep the child’s attention focused.

3. Kids TV – Nursery Rhymes and Baby Songs

  • Subscribers: 16.3 Million
  • Best for: Kids of ages 2 to 6
  • Don’t miss: Kids TV Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs, Parts of the Body Song, Little Eddie Nursery Rhymes

Nursery rhymes, fun videos on alphabets, shapes, colours, interesting stories, songs, and lots more educational and entertaining videos to keep your tiny tots occupied. The video content available in Kids TV are a great way to make your children learn the basic concepts in a fun way.

4. TED-Ed

  • Subscribers: 12.1 Million
  • Best for Tweens and Teens
  • Don’t miss: Does Time Exist, Questions No One Knows Answers To, Think Like a Coder,

TED-Ed is a part of the TED and is committed to spreading great ideas in education. This YouTube channel has videos on scientific concepts, coding, poems, history, natural science, math, and student talks. The concept and content of these animation videos are created by experts and educators.

5. SciShow Kids

  • Subscribers: 472 K
  • Best for Tweens and Teens
  • Don’t miss: How Animals Find Their Way Home, The Coolest Machine Ever, Physics for Kids, Are There Other Planets Like Earth?

Encourage your child’s curiosity to explore the amazing world of science and find answers to those oft-asked “Why” questions. This YouTube channel has interesting videos on science experiments and the natural world.

6. Motivation2Study

  • Subscribers: 2.38 M
  • Best for Tweens and Teens
  • Don’t miss: Stop Wasting Time, Work for your Dreams, 5 Best Ways to Wake Up at 4 AM every day

Do you feel that your kids are feeling down and demotivated because of the pressure to perform? This channel has motivational videos that encourage students to manage their time and plan for success. It also has videos of famous people sharing tips and suggestions to be successful in life.

7. National Geographic

  • Subscribers: 14.9 M
  • Best for Tweens and teens
  • Don’t miss: Earthquakes 101, Journey into the Deep Sea, Great White Shark Hunting Patterns

National Geographic explores the natural world and focuses on bringing global awareness to environmental issues. The scientists, explorers, journalists, and filmmakers in Nat Geo travel to the ends of the world to bring to you real stories of people, culture, natural life, and lots more. This official channel is a repository of the documentaries, short movies, and videos from National Geographic filmmakers.

8. Ryan’s World

  • Subscribers: 26.3 M
  • Best for: Children of ages 5 to 10
  • Don’t miss: Easy DIY Science Experiments, Healthy Food Vs Unhealthy Food Challenge

A YouTube channel for kids hosted by a kid! This channel has videos of Ryan doing fun science experiments, skits, challenges, pretend play, and other activities. In some videos, Ryan’s family also joins him for more fun and entertainment.

9. 5-Minute Crafts PLAY

  • Subscribers: 17.6M
  • Best for 4 to 10 year olds
  • Don’t miss: 25 DIY Soap and Bathroom Décor Ideas, 22 Budget Ideas for Cool Crafts, 20 Genius New Ways to Use Ordinary Things

If your child has a creative bent of mind and enjoys making things with his/her hands, this channel is sure to give you exciting DIY activity ideas. This YouTube channel has interesting and interactive videos on various fun DIY art and craft projects for kids. It also has videos of simple recipes, magic tricks, hacks, and lots more.

10. Talking Tom

  • Subscribers: 20.3M
  • Best for: Kids of ages 3 to 10
  • Don’t miss: Toilet Drama in My Talking Tom Friends, Sing with Talking Tom, Racoon Invasion in Talking Tom Hero Dash

Does your child enjoy playing with Talking Tom on your mobile phone? Then he/she is sure to enjoy these animation videos where Tom is the hero. Your child will have a gala time with Talking Tom and his gang.

11. Ninja Kids TV

  • Subscribers:10.1 M
  • Best for: Children of ages 8 and above
  • Don’t miss: Power Rangers Ninja Kidz Battle with healthbars, Gymnast Vs Giant: Who is Stronger, Power Rangers Ninja Kidz

Your little Ninja fan at home will enjoy watching these videos. The channel contains videos performed by gymnasts, athletes, and skilled ninjas. The videos are of skits, challenges, action adventures, and lots more. The theme of the videos majorly focus on life skills and character building. However, as there is a lot of action in these videos, parental guidance is necessary.

12. Blippi

  • Subscribers: 9.25 M
  • Best for: Kids of ages 4 to 10
  • Don’t miss: Blippi Learns about Jungle Animals, Detective Blippi Video for Children, Blippi Learns at the Children’s Museum

These videos encourage and satiate your kid’s curiosity about the world around him/her. A fun character called Blippi sings, dances, plays, and explores the world around him as he takes the viewers along.

13. Tech Insider

  • Subscribers: 3.17M
  • Best for: Tweens and Teens
  • Don’t miss: 6 Months of the Corona Pandemic in the US, Why We Still Don’t Have Another Concorde, What if Humans Tried to Land on Saturn

Children interested in tech and space exploration will find plenty of interesting videos on this channel. It also has videos of Apple gadgets and Tesla road trips. This channel is also the video platform of Business Insider.

14. Nintendo

  • Subscribers: 6.96M
  • Best for: Tweens and Teens
  • Don’t miss: Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield, All Things Crossing, Classic Nintendo Games

A video channel for Nintendo fans. It brings to you the latest news, videos, and releases of Nintendo games and gaming systems. You can also watch the videos of the Nintendo simulation game series here.

15. Magic Tricks for Kids 

  • Subscribers: 15.1K
  • Best for: Kids of ages 6 to 12
  • Don’t miss: Magic Vanishing Milk Illusion, Glass Levitating Floating Illusion, Linking Paper Clips Illusion

A YouTube channel that consists of videos that teach simple magic tricks to kids. Impromptu tricks that your child will love to show off at the next birthday party or a family dinner.

16. The Royal Institution

  • Subscribers: 866K
  • Best for: Teens
  • Don’t miss: The Magic of Chemistry with Andrew Szydlo, Quantum Fields – The Real Building Blocks of the Universe with David Tong

This video channel is the YouTube handle of The Royal Institution, which is a London-based charitable institution. This channel has interesting and in-depth videos of various scientific concepts as well as talks of world-famous scientists and writers. It has videos on concepts in biology, brain, chemistry, physics, medicine, tech/engineering, and mathematics. Teens who want to build their career in the world of science and tech are sure to find these videos fascinating.

17. Art for Kids Hub

  • Subscribers: 3.07 M
  • Best for: Kids of ages 4 to 10
  • Don’t miss: How to Draw Hello Kitty, How to Draw a Birthday Cake

Art for Kids Hub is a family YouTube channel where Rob, his wife and four kids share their love of art with the world. The channel has  hundreds of how to draw videos. Just give your budding artist the art supplies and help him/her learn the basics of drawing with these videos.

18. National Geographic Kids

  • Subscribers: 404K
  • Best for: Children of ages 6 to 12
  • Don’t miss: Behind the Scenes, Explorer Academy, You Wanna Be a What?

Nat Geo Kids YouTube channel is for the bright and curious little minds. It’s a simpler and more child-friendly version of the National Geographic video channel. The videos have a lot of animations that children will enjoy. The channel has videos that talk about natural life, environment, animals, destinations, and lots more.

19. Draw So Cute

  • Subscribers: 2.08M
  • Best for: Tweens and Teens
  • Don’t miss: How to Draw Movie Characters Cute, How to Draw Famous YouTubers

Another YouTube channel for children who are interested in art and drawing. In these videos, the host Wennie helps children learn drawing and DIY crafts. The videos have step-by-step instructions on drawing cartoon, movie, and anime characters.

20. Morphle TV

  • Subscribers: 8.61M
  • Best for: Kids of ages 4 to 8
  • Don’t miss: Morphie Vs Orphle, Learning videos for kids

Mila is a cute and imaginative girl. Her father has a magical pet store where there are pets with magical powers. Mila has her own magical pet – Morphle, that can change itself to any shape. Every day is fun and magical with Mila and her magical pet.

21. Free School

  • Subscribers: 352K
  • Best for: Tweens
  • Don’t miss: Exploring our Solar System, Exploring the coral reefs

Learning becomes fun and easy with these interesting and age-appropriate videos. This YouTube channel has videos on various concepts in literature, science, history, music, art, and more.

22. British Council |Learn English Kids

  • Subscribers: 223K
  • Best for: Tweens
  • Don’t miss: How to videos, kids stories

The British Council is a UK-based organization that offers English language training programs. This channel is for kids who are learning English as a second language. The videos have stories, songs, rhymes, and simple English conversations.

23. Infobells

  • Subscribers: 11.4 M
  • Best for: Children of ages 2 to 5
  • Don’t miss: Grandma stories for kids, Akbar and Birbal stories

This YouTube channel is managed by an Education and Edutainment publishing firm of the same name. The channel has videos of rhymes, animated bedtime and grandma stories, lullabies and lots more. You can also find videos in local languages including Malayalam, Tamil, Telegu, Kannada, and Hindi on this video channel.

Conclusion

There’s a lot of content out on the internet and parents need to take the utmost care to ensure that the children have access to age-appropriate content.

So, we do suggest you evaluate the video content and channel before getting your children to watch them. If you have any other favorite YouTube channels that have helped your children, share them with us here in the comments section.

25 Best Programming Movies Every Programming Student Must Watch!

Programming movies are an all-time addiction not only for programmers but also for kids of all ages.

As we all know movies are powerful in creating impressions in the people’s minds and also they are a bundle of inspiration, entertainment, and education as well.

Programming movies can really inspire programmers to code again.

Hats off to Hollywood for portraying movies based on stuff like technology, computers, programmers, etc.

So here goes a list of Top Programming Movies!!!!!!!!

Read it and choose your cup of tea from below mentioned list and give yourself a treat by watching out your favorite programming movie with a bucket of popcorn aside.

Perhaps, these programming movies are pretty sure to keep you on the edge of your seat throughout!

Happy movie time!!! Enjoy!

1) The Social Network

2) Pirates of the Silicon Valle

3) Hackers

4) Jobs

5) Takedown

6) Untraceable

7) Sneakers

8) Snowden

9) The Matrix

10) Tron

11) Source Code

12) War Games

13) Blackhat

14) Ex Machina

15) The Fifth Estate

16) Antitrust

17) Office Space

18) Disclosure

19) We are legion

20) The Imitation Game

21) Primer

22) TPB AFK – The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard (2013)

23) In The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swart

24) Who Am I: No System is Safe

25) Code Rush

  1. The Social Network

  • Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield, Armie Hammer, Max Minghella
  • Director: David Fincher
  • IMBD Rating: 7.7/10
  • Rotten Tomato: 96%
  • Metacritic: 95%
  • Release date: 15 October 2010
  • Box office: $224.9 million

The Social Network portrays the story of how Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook. Based on the novel The Accidental Millionaires by Ben Mezrich, the story starts when Zuckerberg is a 19-year old studying at the Harvard University. At the end of the movie, you are left wondering if Facebook really helps you make friends?

Critic Review: Link

  1. Pirates of the Silicon Valle

  • Cast: Noah Wyle, Anthony Michael Hall
  • Director: Martyn Burke
  • IMBD Rating: 7.3/10
  • Rotten Tomato: 90%
  • Metacritic: 84%
  • Release date: 20 June 1999
  • Box office: Not available

This drama film is based on Fire in the Valley: The Making of The Personal Computer by Paul Freiberger and Michael Swaine. Set from 1971 to 1997, the movie takes you on an enthralling journey with Steve Jobs and Bill Gates as they usher in a new digital era with the development of the personal computer.

Critic Review: Link

  1. Hackers

  • Cast: Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Fisher Stevens, Lorraine Bracco
  • Director: Iain Softley
  • IMBD Rating: 6.3/10
  • Rotten Tomato: 33%
  • Metacritic: 46%
  • Release date: 15 September 1995
  • Box office: 75 lakhs USD

Dade Murphy, a super hacker, created a destructive virus when he was just 11 years old. He’s then banned from using computers till he’s 18 years of age. Dade and his friends soon discover that there’s an even more evil virus called the Plague to create oil spills and put the blame on kids. Will the villain be unmasked and the virus destroyed?

Critic Review: Link

  1. Jobs

  • Cast: Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad
  • Director: Joshua Michael Stern
  • IMBD Rating:5.9/10
  • Rotten Tomato: 28%
  • Metacritic: 44%
  • Release date: 25 January 2013
  • Box office: 4.21 crores USD

It’s the year 2001, and the movie opens with Steve Jobs going for an Apple Townhall Meeting. This movie charts Steve Job’s life from being a college dropout to becoming the founder of Apple.

Critic Review: Link

  1. Takedown

  • Cast: Skeet Ulrich, Russell Wong, Angela Featherstone, Donal Logue, Christopher, McDonald, Master P, Tom Berenger
  • Director: Joe Chappelle
  • IMBD Rating: 6.3/10
  • Rotten Tomato: Not available
  • Metacritic: Not available
  • Release date: March 15, 2000
  • Box office: Not available

Another programmer movie that’s based on real life. This action thriller movie tracks the pursuit of Kevin Mitnick, who is America’s most wanted hacker. It was released in 2000 in Finland. However, due to controversies, this movie came to the cinemas in the USA only in 2004.

Critic Review: Link

  1. Untraceable

  • Cast: Diane Lane, Billy Burke, Colin Hanks, Joseph Cross, Mary Beth Hurt
  • Director: Gregory Hoblit
  • IMBD Rating: 6.2/10
  • Rotten Tomato: 16%
  • Metacritic: 32%
  • Release date: 25 January 2008
  • Box office: 5.27 crores USD

Untraceable is a crime thriller movie set in Portland, Oregon about a serial killer. Special Agent Jennifer Marsh works in FBI cybercrime division. She comes across a website KillWithMe.com that streams a video of a cat being killed. Every time the website server is closed, immediately a mirror server comes up.

Critic Review: Link

  1. Sneakers

  • Cast: Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley, Mary McDonnell, River Phoenix, Sidney Poitier, David Strathairn
  • Director: Phil Alden Robinson
  • IMBD Rating: 7.1/10
  • Rotten Tomato: 79%
  • Metacritic: 65%
  • Release date: 01 Jan 1992
  • Box office: 10.52 crores USD

Released in 1992, this movie is about how an FBI fugitive Martin Bishop helps the National Security Agency find a computer stolen by the Russians. However, Martin’s former associate who was captured by the FBI steals and hides it. Will they recover the computer?

Critic Review: Link

  1. Snowden

Snowden is a biological thriller based on The Snowden Files by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena. One of NSA’s employees leaks the illegal surveillance techniques and thousands of classified documents to the public. The movie captures the aftermath of this incident.

Critic Review: Link

  1. The Matrix

  • Cast: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Joe Pantoliano
  • Director: The Wachowskis
  • IMBD Rating: 8.7/10
  • Rotten Tomato:88%
  • Metacritic: 73%
  • Release date: 31 March 1999
  • Box office: 465.3 million USD

Thomas A. Anderson is an average programmer by day and Neo, a hacker by night. When the police find that Morpheus, a computer hacker who is branded as a terrorist has approached Neo, they start targeting him. Neo needs to fight against the super computer to stop the rebellion.

Critic Review: Link

  1. Tron

  • Cast: Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan, Barnard Hughes
  • Director: Steven Lisberger
  • IMBD Rating: 6.8/10
  • Rotten Tomato: 75%
  • Metacritic: 58%
  • Release date: 9 July 1982
  • Box office: 5 crores USD

Tron is a sci-fi movie released in 1982. In this movie, a computer programmer, Jeff Bridges finds himself transported into a mainframe computer. He needs to interact with the programs and escape from the software world.

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Critic Review: Link

  1. Source Code

  • Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright
  • Director: Duncan Jones
  • IMBD Rating: 7.5/10
  • Rotten Tomato: 92%
  • Metacritic: 74%
  • Release date: 1 April 2011
  • Box office: 14.73 crores USD

Source Code is a science fiction time travel movie. The source code is a time loop program. The protagonist Jake Gyllenhaal find himself in different situations and each time, an event occurs, he is transported back to the source code. His mission is to discover a bomber.

Critic Review: Link

  1. War Games

  • Cast: Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, John Wood, Ally Sheedy
  • Director: John Badham
  • IMBD Rating: 7.1/10
  • Rotten Tomato:93%
  • Metacritic:77%
  • Release date: 3 June 1983
  • Box office: 7.96 crores USD

It’s a science fiction movie where the protagonist, David Lightman, who is a hacker finds that he has unknowingly accessed the War Operation Plan Response (WOPR). This supercomputer belongs to the US military and was programmed to predict the possible results of the nuclear war. Lightman finds himself stuck between reality and simulation. Will he be able to find his way out?

Critic Review: Link

  1. Blackhat

  • Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tang Wei, Viola Davis, Ritchie Coster, Holt McCallany, Yorick van Wageningen, Wang Leehom
  • Director: Michael Mann
  • IMBD Rating: 5.4/10
  • Rotten Tomato: 32%
  • Metacritic: 51%
  • Release date: 8 January 2015
  • Box office: 1.97 crores USD

A power plant in Hong Kong explodes. The New York Stock Exchange is hacked. Nicholas Hathaway, Agent Carol Barrett, and their Chinese counterparts team together to find out if these two seemingly different incidents are related. And if so, who’s the brain behind it?

Critic Review: Link

  1. Ex Machina

  • Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac
  • Director: Alex Garland
  • IMBD Rating: 7.7/10
  • Rotten Tomato: 92%
  • Metacritic: 78%
  • Release date: 21 January 2015
  • Box office: 3.69 crores USD

This sci-fi psychological thriller that explores the human-robot relationships. Caleb Smith is a programmer who wins a one-week stay at the home of Nathan Bateman, the CEO of Blue Book, a search engine company that he works for. There Caleb meets Ava, an android with AI capabilities. Caleb needs to evaluate Ava’s thoughts and actions. As emotions explore, the line between man and machine begins to blur.

Critic Review: Link

  1. The Fifth Estate

  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Anthony Mackie, David Thewlis, Alicia Vikander, Stanley Tucci, Laura Linney
  • Director: Bill Condon
  • IMBD Rating: 6.2/10
  • Rotten Tomato: 36%
  • Metacritic: 49%
  • Release date: September 5, 2013
  • Box office: 86 lakhs USD

The Fifth Estate is based on Inside WikiLeaks by Daniel Domscheit-Berg WikiLeaks by David Leigh and Luke Harding.

The movie explores the rise of the whistle-blower website – Wiki Leaks and the relationship between the founder Julian Assange and the techie activist Daniel Domscheit-Berg.

Critic Review: Link

  1. Antitrust

  • Cast: Ryan Phillippe, Tim Robbins, Rachael Leigh Cook, Claire Forlani
  • Director: Peter Howitt
  • IMBD Rating: 6.1/10
  • Rotten Tomato: 24%
  • Metacritic: 31%
  • Release date: 12 January 2001
  • Box office: 1.82 crores USD

Milo Hoffman is a computer genius who is trying hard to launch his start-up company. Gary Winston, a computer mogul enters the scene. Gary makes an offer to Milo for his start-up business idea. Will Milo be able to stand up to his inspiration and hero or fold down to his tempting offer?

Critic Review: Link

  1. Office Space

  • Cast: Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, Stephen Root, Gary Cole
  • Director: Mike Judge
  • IMBD Rating: 7.7/10
  • Rotten Tomato:80%
  • Metacritic: 68%
  • Release date: 19 Feb 1999
  • Box office: 1.22 crores USD

Office Space is a hilarious tale of a typical software employee. Peter Gibbons is one of those “unknown” employees working in a software company. He doesn’t like his job much and feels very demotivated. His girlfriend Anne encourages him to go for hypnotherapy treatment. What happens after the hypnotherapy treatment makes the rest of the movie.

Critic Review: Link

  1. Disclosure

  • Cast: Michael Douglas, Demi Moore, Donald Sutherland, Caroline Goodall, Dennis Miller
  • Director: Barry Levinson
  • IMBD Rating: 6.1/10
  • Rotten Tomato: 59%
  • Metacritic: 58%
  • Release date: 9 December 1994
  • Box office: $21.4 crores USD

Production line manager Tom works in a technology company founded by Bob Garvin. Tom expects to be promoted when Bob retires. But then Meredith, Tom’s ex-girlfriend gets the promotion. Meredith calls Tom to her office on pretext of a meeting and tries to force herself on him. But Tom refuses here advances. But the next day, he finds the Meredith has filed sexual harassment charges against her. A legal fight ensues and Tom legally wins his position.

Critic Review: Link

  1. We are Legion

  • Director: Brian Knappenberger
  • IMBD Rating: 7.3/10
  • Rotten Tomato: 75%
  • Metacritic: 66%
  • Release date: 19 October 2012
  • Box office: $67.9 million

The movie traces the path of many pranksters who join together to form a complete global movement. This story of Hacktivists explores a whole range of “online” issues such as cyberattacks, web controllers, police brutality, copyright abuse, and online censorship.

Cast: Julian Assange, Aaron Barr, Anon2World, Anonyops, Stanley Cohen, Adrian Chen

Critic Review: Link

  1. The Imitation Game

  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance, Mark Strong
  • Director: Morten Tyldum
  • IMBD Rating: 8/10
  • Rotten Tomato: 90%
  • Metacritic: 73%
  • Release date: 28 November 2014
  • Box office: 23.36 crores USD

Nock and Staehl, two policemen interrogate the mathematician Alan Turing after an apparent break-in. During the interrogation, Alan talks about working at Bletchley Park during the Second World War and the building of the Turing’s machine, which we now call computers. This movie is based on Alan Turing’s biography.

Critic Review: Link

  1. Primer

  • Cast: Shane Carruth, David Sullivan
  • Director: Shane Carruth
  • IMBD Rating: 6.9/10
  • Rotten Tomato: 73%
  • Metacritic: 68%
  • Release date: 8 October 2004
  • Box office: 8.42 lakhs USD

A science-fiction movie with elements of time travel. Two engineers, Aaron and Abe work on tech projects to supplement their income. One day, while working on an electromagnetic project, they discover the side effect of the time loop. They find out they can travel in time and play with the stock market.

Critic Review: Link

  1. TPB AFK – The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard (2013)

  • Cast: Gottfrid Svartholm, Fredrik Neij, Peter Sunde, Roger Wallis
  • Director: Simon Klose
  • IMBD Rating: 7.5/10
  • Rotten Tomato: Not available
  • Metacritic: Not available
  • Release date: 8 February 2013
  • Box office: Not available

This Swedish movie documents the life of the three founders of The Pirate Bay, which is an online digital content index. The founder’s Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij, and Gottfrid Svartholm face a $13 million claims in a copyright infringement case. The movie follows their lives away from the keyboard.

Critic Review: Link

  1. In The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swart

  • Cast: Aaron Swartz, Cindy Cohn, Gabriella Coleman, Cory Doctorow, Peter Eckersley
  • Director: Brian Knappenberger,
  • IMBD Rating: 8/10
  • Rotten Tomato: 93%
  • Metacritic: 72
  • Release date: 25 August 2014
  • Box office: 48,911 USD

The movie documents the life and suicide of Internet’s own boy – Aaron Swart. Aaron was a programming prodigy and information activist. He played an integral part in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS and the website Reddit. However, his aggressive approach toward accessing information political activism lands him in legal trouble. The battle ended when he took his life at the age of 26.

Critic Review: Link

  1. Who Am I: No System is Safe

  • Cast: Tom Schilling, Elyas M’Barek, Wotan Wilke Möhring
  • Director: Baran bo Odar
  • IMBD Rating: 7.6/10
  • Rotten Tomato: Not available
  • Metacritic: Not available
  • Release date: 25 September 2014
  • Box office: 0.77 Crores USD

This German techno-thriller movie revolves around a group of computer hackers who want to achieve international fame. But the hackers are implicated of a murder and they need to use their computing skills to prove that they’re not guilty of the crime.

Critic Review: Link

  1. Code Rush

  • Cast: Scott Collins, Stuart Parmenter, Jamie Zawinski
  • Director: 25 April 2000
  • IMBD Rating: 7.3/10
  • Rotten Tomato: Not available
  • Metacritic: Not available
  • Release date: March 30, 2000 (TV)
  • Box office: Not available

This documentary movie released in 2000 is about the final part of the project when the Netscape engineers are working hard to make the source code of Mozilla ready for release. The documentary tracks the lives of the employees as they work against time to save their company, families, and jobs.

Critic Review: Link

Conclusion

Wow! I hope it was indeed a personal time for you to get immersed in your favorite programming movies. All these programming movies are not only fun but also informative too.

You can spend your leisure time wisely by watching the programming movies mentioned above. You can accompany your friends in your home theatres for a fun-filled movie watching time.

15 Best E-Learning Tools for Online Education

In the new arena of learning, technology is playing an important role than ever before. Teaching and learning are slowly moving into more of digital space and outsmarting the traditional classroom system. Moreover, the Covid situations are demanding a great emphasis on online education and that is the reason why e-learning tools are gaining a lot of attention. When the world is moving towards virtual education, there needs a strong platform that connects well between educators and students.

Moreover, teachers are also looking for some outstanding tools to fill the gaps in classroom education when they are forced to deliver the teaching remotely. Experts always suggest educators not to depend on a single tool but to try multiple platforms and experience the benefits of many for outstanding results.

Here let us have a look at some of the top e-learning tools that can transform the way an online education can benefit the learning outcome.

  1. Google Classroom

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This is a comprehensive community-based e-learning solution that can take virtual education to the next level. It is a remarkable option in G suite for education which enables flawless communication between students and teachers when learning online.

Features

  • Teachers can create an online classroom with ease and invite students
  • They can easily interact by posting questions and get solutions from fellow students and teachers
  • Teachers can share lesson materials and stimulating queries for review at home
  • Students who missed the live learning hours can still be provided with catch up notes or additional instructions to easily follow the lesson

The option to integrate with products from Google like Google Forms can trigger the interactive learning experience and receive feedback or suggestions easily from both ends.

  1. Storybird

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Educators can easily create artistic and digitally interactive learning materials and books to boost the experience of the virtual classrooms through this simple but impressive e-learning web app.

Features

  • Teachers can easily assign projects to students and it features worksheets and extended resource lists.
  • Constant feedback can be provided to the learning outcomes
  • It supports Google Classroom imports to easily add student accounts and combine with active classroom tools
  • Simple how-to guides are designed to help teachers to build distinctive curriculums.

In addition, the tool can even help improve the creative side of students by asking to compose their own stories and expanding their reading and writing skills.

  1. WizIQ

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Teachers who are looking to train a wider audience can benefit from the amazing customization features of WizIQ. Interactive courses can be created and be shared either as materials or live classes by considering the student choice, as well.

Features

  • Your live sessions recording can be saved in the WizIQ Content Library
  • User can choose a price plan depending on the actual case
  • The basic plan allows up to 300 attendees per class
  • Teachers can share the content as PPT, Video, Doc or PDF
  • Classes can be made interactive through screen sharing and polls

Moreover, the classes can be even attended on the go through WizIQ app for Android and iOS platforms.

  1. GrammarFlip

This is one of the best e-learning tools to make teaching and learning grammar a lot easy than ever before. This comprehensive grammar program works well for both traditional and virtual classroom setup and is designed for high school, middle school and elementary students.

Features

  • Instructional videos help students to grasp and understand writing and grammar concepts at their personal pace.
  • There are mixed question formats meant to slot in various learning modalities and self-assessing practice exercises give immediate feedback
  • Downloadable progress reports help educators to swiftly spot students who require assistance

Moreover, the writing portals give immediate access to those writing feedback and engaging writing prompts encourages student contribution.

  1. Kahoot

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Students’ engagement in a virtual classroom can be taken to the next level through this amazing game-based learning app. Educators can easily host live games, create quizzes and do a lot more to make learning more interactive and fun.

Features

  • Teachers can effortlessly create a trivia quiz or learning game on any topic for language of the choice
  • Students can be enabled to master diverse lesson concepts through fun tasks and games
  • Learners will tend to stay attentive and the sessions will be more interactive.

There is no wonder why 50% of educators in US are said to be presently using this e learning tool for online learning to boost the learning experience in virtual classrooms.

  1. Elucidat

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This web-based system is considered as a great choice to create e-learning solutions easily and efficiently. It comes with a built-in page template editor and lots of theme options to choose from to create an ideal solution for the respective audience.

Features

  • Users can simply drag and drop to insert graphics, text, and media to create learning content
  • You can choose from multiple themes which will fit on diverse screen sizes
  • High-quality interactive learning content can be created with minimum expense

The best part is that many hundreds of courses can be managed well at the same time, that too for multiple languages.

  1. Knoword

This is one of the best e-learning tools that promote self-paced learning. It is actually a fast-paced word game that is designed to give a good workout to your brain.

Features

  • The game assesses your typing skills and challenges your vocabulary
  • It is a combination of a teacher portal and vocabulary-building tool with games of easy, medium and hard levels
  • Teachers can make their own subject themed word packs and test the progress of students
  • It can stimulate your mind if played with good spirit

The application is another example of how gamification can boost the virtual learning experience.

  1. Zoom Education

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This is a cloud video conferencing solution that can be a great platform to conduct live classrooms virtually. Sharing schedules, interacting with multiple students and tutoring lessons are a lot easy than before.

Features

  • Options like digital whiteboarding and one-click content sharing promotes student participation in virtual learning
  • Secure video communication solutions are offered for hybrid classrooms
  • The application supports seamless integrations with Desire2Learn, Sakai, Moodle, Canvas, and Blackbo
  • The option to record classes will let students to learn at their individual pace

The keyboard shortcuts and closed captioning are included to assure accessibility for all learners. Moreover, the exceptional clarity and quality of the video sessions will improve the overall experience.

  1. YouTube

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This is another great platform that can transform the e learning experience. Educators can easily create mobile friendly video tutorials and engage the students remotely.

Features

  • There are options to create playlists to explore a specific subject or topic
  • Webinars can be created which can be used as reference tools by learners
  • The comprehension rates can be boosted by visually demonstrating a complex concept
  • Privacy settings lets you to share videos only among particular groups

In addition to these, links and annotations can be added to offer additional resources. Moreover, you can promote collaboration through group YouTube videos or projects.

  1. Blackboard Learn

This cloud-based e learning system is an ideal choice for higher education learning and training. It also works very well with learning content from third-party and is being used in many universities to promote distance learning.

Features

  • It offers a simple but powerful learning and teaching experience with a fully responsive and intuitive interface
  • Instructors can easily take actions and stay organized by engaging with the content and audience
  • Grading and collaboration is a lot easy and give actionable insights

Learning and teaching of all kinds can find a perfect solution at Blackboard Learn platforms and the whole process will be more fun and productive.

  1. Seesaw

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This is one of the much loved applications by teachers who are looking to improve their remote teaching efforts. A learning loop is created not only between teachers and students but also among the families.

Features

  • Students can use annotation tools that are built-in to learn what they understand in the application’s digital portfolio
  • Teachers are enabled to understand the thinking process of the students in a much better way helping them to teach better
  • Families can keep track of the student’s learning and have an idea of what is happening around

Most importantly, teachers can understand the strengths of students as well as any particular areas that need extra attention in real-time which enables them to differentiate instruction and reap in the best results.

  1. Schoology

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This is a comprehensive learning management system used widely among K–12 and higher ed classes. The e-learning tool is designed to help design lessons, create content, and assess student understanding.

Features

  • It easily integrates with outside programs and apps
  • Assessment monitoring can be a lot easy for school
  • Users and their profiles can be controlled easily
  • It offers some simple but effective options like notifications when a rework is submitted

Unlike similar solutions, this communication and collaboration platform brings together teachers, parents, students, coaches and administrators all in one place to help experience the best of learning solutions.

  1. Edmodo

 

This is a great solution for hybrid learning and distance learning. Teachers can effortlessly handle the virtual learning as all the classroom tools can be brought to a single platform.

Features

  • Customization of classroom is possible with regard to the learner needs
  • Teachers can create polls for students to collect feedback and check for understanding
  • Content can be shared easily and distribute assignments or quizzes to make learning interactive

The platform lets teachers to manage communication among parents, colleagues and students all from a single place

  1. Educreations

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This is an interactive online whiteboard that can be a great platform for educators to create interactive learning content to students while learning remotely. Students can be easily engaged with appealing video content as it can be created and shared almost instantly.

Features

  • All the videos can be stored in cloud and accessed as and when needed
  • User can control the accessibility of the content
  • Videos posted to Educreations can be shared through social media platforms or saved in Dropbox or Google Drive
  • Teachers can easily assess the student works to see what areas need improvement

The e learning platform is designed to enable students to take control of what and when they are learning and easily master different concepts effortlessly.

  1. Google Docs

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As we all know, Google Docs is designed to create documents in the best possible ways and that is why it is one among the strong e-learning tools for remote learning. Educators can make the best of the application to define the course project and make sure the output reaches the end-users in exactly the way you meant.

Features

  • Teachers can easily share and collect student works
  • It allows to effortlessly lists points to make and outline each course
  • Courses can also be shared with other educators to coordinate better

Introducing Video Conferencing From Edsys

Edsys proudly introduce our all-new feature ‘Video Conferencing’ for educators and students. What makes it unique are its features and the best user experience that it delivers.
Features
• Live and recorded classes
• Interacting features like screen sharing, one-one chat etc
• Works seamlessly on all platforms like iOS, Android and web
• Adjusts the video quality in accordance with the internet facility available
• Enhances learning with additional features
• Raise-hand tool option for students
& more

Teachers across the globe have commented it as an outstanding collaborative space to efficiently handle the documents and the autosave and commenting option are added advantages.

Teachers and students can have a look at these amazing e learning tools to experience the best of online education. There are no more barriers of time and space and teachers, students and parents can stay well connected despite where they are. With more and more interesting e learning solutions, the education industry is realizing the potential of e-learning and virtual classroom experience.

Enthusiasts are trying to bring in more amazing e learning solutions to replicate the benefits of face to face learning and at the same time provide exclusive advantages to make education available for all through digital channels.  Moreover, using the most and best of modern technology will surely give a remarkable learning experience for the students.