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January 27. 2014 3:10PM

MobileWalla: Learning while playing games

Interactive educational apps help children learn a wide variety of subjects by engaging them in learning processes and using motivational game-like reward systems. Here are some of the most highly rated ones.

For Apple

Learn Spanish by MindSnacks (Free): This app teaches Spanish vocabulary and conversation through a series of nine interactive games. (Mobilewalla Score: 99/100)

BrainPOP Featured Movie (Free)*: BrainPOP provides a free educational video and follow-up quiz each day. A variety of topics are covered, including English, science and history. (Score: 98/100)

Algebra Touch ($2.99): Algebra Touch illustrates and teaches the basic principles of algebra to get kids started on the subject, or helps to refresh adult users on the topic. (Score: 95/100)

Cultiwords ($0.99): Cultiwords has its roots in classic word-of-the-day calendars. Cultiwords challenges you with new words, and tests you on your progress. (Score: 93/100)

Starfall Learn to Read ($2.99)*: Zac the Rat is the star of Starfall Learn to Read. He gently leads kids in interactive activities that help them master reading skills. (Score: 90/100)

For Android

Monkey Preschool Lunchbox ($1.99)*: Monkey Preschool Lunchbox features five games that teach kids about numbers and letters. (Mobilewalla Score: 99/100)

Stack the States ($0.99)*: Stack the States’ amazingly easy user interface makes learning the U.S. states a piece of cake for kids and adults. (Score: 99/100)

Toca Hair Salon 2 ($0.99)*: Toca Hair Salon 2 features new Toca characters and hairstyles, just waiting for your child’s inner stylist to emerge and design new hairdos. (Score: 97/100)

Tracing ABC Letter Worksheets ($1.99)*: This app gives your child templates for tracing letters and words to help him or her learn to print. (Score: 96/100)

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood ($0.99)*: Daniel is a sweet little tiger who shares his world with your kids, teaching them about bedtime, bathtime and doctors. (Score: 91/100)

Apps with an asterisk* denote availability on Apple and Android.

Mobilewalla is a search and discovery engine using breakthrough technology to score every app to help consumers navigate the mobile application marketplace. Apps are scored using an algorithm that weighs several characteristics, including user ratings, position within category and staff recommendations. For more app intel, go to www.mobilewalla.com.


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