7 education apps for kids to help improve math, science skills during COVID-19 pandemic

ByLyanne Melendez via KGO logo
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Coronavirus and kids: 7 education apps to help improve math, science skills
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Many parents are trying to have their small kids keep up with school work and learning. ABC7 News Reporter Lyanne Melendez explored some education apps you might want to try out.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Many parents across the San Francisco Bay Area are now stepping in as teachers for their children after Governor Gavin Newsom announced that all schools would remain closed for the rest of the school year.

MAINTAINING LEARNING: Free educational resources for kids stuck at home during COVID-19

So, here are a few apps to help you keep up with your child's education during these uncertain times.

Bedtime Math

The creators of Bedtime Math say they want to make math a part of your family's routine as beloved as the bedtime story.

The app has math concepts for ages 3 and up.

The Human Body

It explores parts of our body and how they work, with sound effects. They warn children that when they feed the body a feast, they should watch out for burps, barfs and farts.

Professor Astro Cat's Solar System

In this lesson, your child is exploring the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, the Earth, with factoids about each planet. Professor Astro Cat says the app will keep kids engaged and give parents peace of mind.

Other education apps include:

DragonBox Numbers brings math to life by turning numbers into colorful and relatable characters, called Nooms.

Kids can explore the magic of nature in Toca Nature.

Lightbot : Code Hour promises to get kids hooked on coding within minutes!

Osmo Coding Awbie uses hands-on physical blocks to control Awbie, a playful character who loves delicious strawberries.

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