May was a great month for educational apps – we had tons of fun checking out and reviewing the best! If you don’t have time to read all of the month’s reviews, here are our picks for the four best.
The Singing Alphabet: We made a real song and dance about this utterly delightful app. The letters of the alphabet sing their own sounds as a harmonious choir, complete with lovely graphics. If you liked this app, you’ll want to read our interview with Samantha Mennell, one of its creators.
Funimal Phonics: Cute and perfect for young kids, Funimal Phonics won us over with its adorable animation and easy-to-use flashcard function.
DIY Nano: This free app is a must-download for middle school science students – it’s an intriguing glimpse into the world of the very, very small. Nanoscale science, engineering and technology are made engaging with good graphics and design.
The Rooster Who Lost His Voice: This app came from one of our favorite development companies, iMagineMachine. Beautiful illustrations and creative animation bring this piece of storybook theater to life. It’s part-interactive app, part-performance, and entirely pleasing.
Main image by kirstyhall, remaining images from the apps