22 Best Educational iPad Apps Collections

There is no arguing about the fact that the root of all evil is ignorance and the root of all good is knowledge. Wealth, respect, fame – they all spring from knowledge. Perhaps this is the reason why wise men attach so much importance to education. In some western countries the salary of the teachers of small children is larger than the salary of the teachers of senior classes. This is because they believe that when the child is young he needs much more care and attention of the teacher than what he needs when he grows old. When a child is in high school, say, he is old enough to discern good from bad and he is capable of coping up on his own with little attention from his teacher. But this is surely not the case with small children.
It is a very common observation that children are more interested in playing games, such as computer games, as compared to studies. Therefore it would not be wrong to conclude that if you want them to learn some educational subjects then you should disguise the education as a game. This is exactly what some iPad app designers have done for your children.
Below I present you with 22 educational iPad apps that are the best of their kind. Although they are intended mainly for the young children but other slightly older students may also find something of value in them.

Ever Note (Free)

Ever note Peek is a learning app designed for the iPad 2 Smart Cover. No Smart Cover? No problem! The new Virtual Cover lets any iPad get in on the fun. Studying with an iPad has never been more natural. Simply peek under the cover to prepare for a quiz, practice a language or strengthen your memory.

NASA App HD (Free)

Compatible with iPad.Requires IOS 4.3 or later.

Number Line (Free)

Winner of the Virginia mobile learning apps development challenge.

Toontastic (Free)

Toontastic is a Creative Learning tool that empowers kids to draw, animate, and share their own cartoons through imaginative play.

3D Brain (Free)

Use your touch screen to rotate and zoom around 29 interactive structures. Discover how each brain region functions, what happens when it is injured, and how it is involved in mental illness. Each detailed structure comes with information on functions, disorders, brain damage, case studies, and links to modern research.

Brain POP Featured Movie (Free)

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 4.2 or later.

ABC Coloring Book (Free)

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 3.2 or later.

Easy bake treats (Free)

Now there is a new way to have fun with EASY-BAKE. The EASY-BAKE Treats! app let’s you make, bake, decorate, eat and share yummy virtual cakes, cupcakes and cookies right from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Pick your mix, fill the pan with batter and water then mix it all together. If you’re making a virtual cake, first choose a layered, checkered or tower cake. If you’re baking virtual cookies, drop or choose shaped cutouts and then slide.

Animal Fun (Free)

Animal Fun is a simple animal learning program for children. Children learn about animals by seeing and hearing the sounds an animal makes. It combines an easy-to-use interface and fun sound effects to entertain children while they learn.

Premium Apps

JumpStart Preschool Magic of Learning ($1.99)

JumpStart Preschool® Magic of Learning is an app designed for little hands and big imaginations! Your preschooler is invited to join Frankie the Dog on a magical learning adventure that will show just how fun learning can be.

Drawing Pad ($1.99)

Apple picked Drawing Pad as “iPad App of the Week” in TWELVE COUNTRIES! NOT JUST for Kids! User friendly FUN for artists of ALL AGES!

Bugs and Buttons ($2.99)

This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Park Math ($1.99)

Park Math includes 2 levels for Preschool and Kindergarten. Level 1 includes counting up to 20 and addition/subtraction with numbers up to 5. Level 2 includes counting up to 50 and addition/subtraction with numbers up to 10. Park Math HD (for iPad) includes a third level for First Grade. Level 3 includes counting up to 100 and addition/subtraction with numbers up to 20.

Intro to Letters by Montessorium ($4.99)

Intro to Letters featured in the Apple iPad commercial and Apple’s Best Apps! Learn to trace, read, write and record letter sounds, names, and phonograms, based on the proven methodology of Montessori. Supports English (US & UK), French, German and Spanish languages.

Britannica Kids-Solar System

This latest addition to the Britannica Kids series is the perfect app for exploring the secrets of the Solar System in a fun and engaging way. Learn and play at the same time through a variety of games like Memory Match, Jigsaw Puzzles, and the Magic Square among others.

Math Board ($4.99)

This is the best integer practice app or program I have found in 34 years of teaching math. – Tim Seiber, Math Teacher.

Stack the States ($0.99)

This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Goofy Mad Libs ($3.99)

Mad Libs is now available in a fun, new interactive AND digital platform! You’ve flipped through Mad Libs on car trips, and filled in the blanks at sleepovers, but now you can play Mad Libs over and over again on your iPhone or iPod touch anywhere you go!

Mental Case ($5.99)

The iPad is a great reading device, but it is also perfect for studying. The bigger screen is easier on the eyes than an iPhone, and its portability makes it more comfortable to use than a Mac. Mental Case for iOS is designed from the ground up for the iPad’s larger screen format, and the same app works great on your iPhone or iPod touch.

IAnnotate PDF for iPad ($9.99)

IAnnotate turns your iPad into a world-class productivity tool for reading, annotating, organizing, and sending PDF files. Join the 100,000s of users who turn to IAnnotate for their PDF annotating needs.

Color & Draw for kids ($0.99)

Winner of Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice Award. It has the best drawing stroke of kid’s drawing apps!!! Try to draw a circle in other apps, and you get an octagon. With the new Color & Draw Engine, you get a nice curve. Includes a free letter and number tracer!

Star Walk – 5 Stars Astronomy Guide ($2.99)

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 3.2 or later.

I hope the above iPad apps will help your child play and learn both at the same time. If you’re looking for anything like books or educational stuff, there are many ecommerce website stores for education these days. Be it be USA or any other part of world, you’ll have one for your region for sure.
Let me know in the comments below what do you think about this collection.

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