Category: education

AppyBunny has been looking into the best apps to learn history. As you may know there are hundreds of apps available, but not all of them have educational value.
Here is our selection of our favourite History Apps for kids.

Best Apps for History

#1 History For kids

 

 

 
Recommended Ages: 7 & up
History For Kids is a fun and fact-packed application that will take you through the story of mankind like never before!
Each historical section begins with an audio narrative and each the events includes animations,  resources, clues, facts, maps, charts.
An interactive timeline allows the child to travel back and forward in time.
Different periods of the past are organized thematically and chronologically from the ancient world through the 20th century.

Our opinion:

- Develop a child’s knowledge and understanding of history
- Provide key facts and events to consolidate classroom learning

  • Does not collect information
  • Does not contain advertising
  • Does not contain in-app purchases
  • Does not use analytics / data collecting tools
  • Does not link to social networks

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#2 Ancient Rome for kids

 

 
Recommended Ages: 7 & up
Who were the ancient romans?

Designed for kids, with voice-overs, fun facts and interactive games to help children build essential knowledge of ancient history.
Find out what life was like in Ancient Rome, learn about the Roman empire, the Gladiators, write your age using Roman numerals and more..

Featuring:

- The legend of Rome
- The rise of the Roman empire
- Great inventions of the Romans
- Who were the Gladiators?
- The Roman Army
- Roman family and life at home
- The Roman senate
- Romans Emperors
- Can you write today’s date using Roman numerals ?
- What is Latin?
- The spread of Latin in the English language
- Can you write your age using roman numeral using a stylus and wax tablet?
- The fall of the Roman empire

Our opinion:

- Develop a child’s knowledge and understanding of The Roman Empire
- Provide key facts and events to consolidate classroom learning

  • Does not collect information
  • Does not contain advertising
  • Does not contain in-app purchases
  • Does not use analytics / data collecting tools
  • Does not link to social networks

 

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#3 Ancient Greece For kids

 

 

 

 
Recommended Ages: 7 & up
Who were the ancient Greeks?

Designed for kids, with voice-overs, fun facts and interactive games to help children build essential knowledge of ancient Greece at home and in school.
Find out what life was like in Ancient Greece, Learn about the Olympics, Greek mythology and much more.

Featuring:

- Who were the ancient Greeks
- The city of Athens
- What is a citizen?
- Greek Mythology & the Iliad
- Greek warships
- Who were the Hoplites?
- What is Democracy?
- Ancient Greece And the Roman empire

 

Our opinion:

- Develop a child’s knowledge and understanding of Ancient Greece and their legacy
- Provide key facts and events to consolidate classroom learning

  • Does not collect information
  • Does not contain advertising
  • Does not contain in-app purchases
  • Does not use analytics / data collecting tools
  • Does not link to social networks

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#4 Vikings For kids

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Recommended Ages: 7 & up
Who were the Vikings?

Designed for kids, with voice-overs, fun facts and interactive games to help children build essential knowledge about the ancient scandinavian raiders
Find out what life was like for a Viking family , build your own Longship, write your name using ancient runic alphabet and learn about the raids!

Topics included in this app:
- Who were the Vikings?
- Seafaring pirates
- Viking warships
- Viking raids
- Viking settlers and traders
- Life on a Viking farm
- Inside a Viking home
- The Norse myths
- The Vikings in America? The story of Vinland
- Where are they now?
- The Viking history timeline
- Write your name using old Norse / Viking runes
- build a Viking Longship
- Draw Norse / Viking patterns
- Viking Glossary and helpful words
- Viking settlers map

 

Our opinion:

- Develop a child’s knowledge and understanding of The Vikings
- Provide key facts and events to consolidate classroom learning

  • Does not collect information
  • Does not contain advertising
  • Does not contain in-app purchases
  • Does not use analytics / data collecting tools
  • Does not link to social networks

 

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#5 Roman Numerals for kids

 

 

 

 

 

Children in KS2 are expected to read and write Roman numerals as part of the 2014 primary curriculum.

This app can help discover Roman numerals with a range of activities and step-by-step tutorials.

Roman numerals and Romans numbers are a number system developed by the ancient Romans.

It remained the usual way of writing numbers throughout Europe well into the Late Middle Ages.

A great app to Learn about different numeral system and develop the critical thinking and understanding of arithmetics.

Available on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon appstore.
Recommended Ages: 7 & up
Who were the Vikings?

Designed for kids, with voice-overs, fun facts and interactive games to help children build essential knowledge about the ancient scandinavian raiders
Find out what life was like for a Viking family , build your own Longship, write your name using ancient runic alphabet and learn about the raids!

Topics included in this app:
- Who were the Vikings?
- Seafaring pirates
- Viking warships
- Viking raids
- Viking settlers and traders
- Life on a Viking farm
- Inside a Viking home
- The Norse myths
- The Vikings in America? The story of Vinland
- Where are they now?
- The Viking history timeline
- Write your name using old Norse / Viking runes
- build a Viking Longship
- Draw Norse / Viking patterns
- Viking Glossary and helpful words
- Viking settlers map

 

Our opinion:

- Develop a child’s knowledge and understanding of The Vikings
- Provide key facts and events to consolidate classroom learning

  • Does not collect information
  • Does not contain advertising
  • Does not contain in-app purchases
  • Does not use analytics / data collecting tools
  • Does not link to social networks

 DOWNLOAD

IOS

ANDROID

AMAZON

 

World History For Kids

A fun and fact-packed application that will take you through the story of mankind like never before!
Each historical section begins with an audio narrative summarizing the events and includes animations, bitesize history revision resources, clues, facts, maps, charts and audio clips.
An interactive timeline allows the child to travel back and forward in time.
Historical periods are organized thematically and chronologically from the ancient world through the 20th century.

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Features :

- World history timeline
- In the beginning ..The Big Bang, Earth and the solar system
- Early Humans
- Ancient Egypt
- Ancient Greeks
- Ancient Romans
- Medieval Europe
- Great Adventurers of the renaissance
- The Age of Enlightenment
- The French revolution
- The Industrial revolution
- World war 0ne
- World war Two
- Man on the Moon

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Each historical section begins with an audio narrative summarizing the events and includes animations, bitesize history revision resources, clues, facts, maps, charts and audio clips.
An interactive timeline allows the child to travel back and forward in time.
Historical periods are organized thematically and chronologically from the ancient world through the 20th century.

Ancient greece history gods and mythology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Learn all about dinosaurs and fossils!

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Great fun for junior paleontologists to dig-up dinosaur bones and assemble their skeletons.

Game includes:

- 12 dinosaurs to assemble
- Dinosaur history timeline – Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous
- World map of dinosaur fossils

 

Discover fun facts and information about:

- Tyrannosaurus
- Triceratops
- Eoraptor
- Stegosaurus
- Pterodactyl
- Muttaburrasaurus
- Megalosaurus
- Vulcanodon
- Diplodocus
- Titanosaur

 

Dig-up dinosaur bones and assemble their skeletons.

Write, Erase, Start again!

Get started with writing and learn how to write each letter of the alphabet in pre-cursive with simple writing activities that can be practised again and again.

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- Pre-cursive letters have no lead-in/entry stroke
- Includes easy-to-follow directions, preset paintbrushes and full screen drawing mode.

 

This application offer an interactive and fun way to start with pre-cursive writing at home or at school. It will allow students to study the letters of the alphabet in a visually stimulating way and will provide hours of practice.

Write, Erase, Start again!
Start your Practice with basic tracing skills, straight, vertical lines, curved, zigzag, and diagonal lines.
Move on to more advanced tracing exercise with mazes, alphabet letters, cursives and curriculum key words.
A set of step by step application bundle to help children build confidence in their fine motor & writing skills.

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Famous Explorers For Kids

(HistoryApps)

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Overview

Find out about the lives of significant explorers from the past. Discover the lives of the most famous seafarers, polar explorers, mountaineers, and astronauts

From the Vikings to modern-day astronauts, human beings have always set to explore new territories! Explorers make journeys into the unknown to discovers new things and document their findings.

Find out about the lives of significant individuals from the past who have contributed to exceptional achievements,
discoveries and how they changed the way people viewed the world. Discover the lives of the most famous seafarers, polar explorers, mountaineers, and astronauts

Game Includes voice-over, history timeline, interactive maps and historical fun facts.

Features include:

  • kid voice-over
  • Interactive timeline
  • animated maps
  • Historical and fun facts

Find out about the following explorers :

-Leif Ericson
-Marco Polo
-Christopher Columbus
-Amerigo Vespucci
-Ferdinand Magellan
-Jacques Cartier
-Sir Francis Drake
-Abel Tasman
-Captain James Cook
-David Livingstone
-Roald Amundsen
-Yuri Gagarin
-Neil Armstrong

Suitable for History scheme of work for Year 1 and Year 2
More info at historyapps.co.uk

Chinese Character Writing Practice – Free

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Chinese Writing Practice Board (free)

By combining precision and poetry you will exercise your skills at learning chinese words and exploring the art of Chinese calligraphy.
A game that develop visual memory & observation skills

* Easily learn how to write simple Chinese Characters and understand their meaning.
* Free-form writing practice
* On or off guidance
* Get creative and make your own drawing / paintings
* Choose your brush and paint with Black Ink or ink wash / Sumi-e.
* Learn to write 25+ beautiful Chinese characters

“A journey of a thousand miles starts with one step.” Laozi (6th Century BC)

Written Chinese is based on a pictographic system, as opposed to an alphabetical system. Words are not formed by letters, they are represented by characters. A Chinese character stands for a syllable, and is not a letter of an alphabet. For

instance, 子 means ‘child’. Each character is composed of strokes. For instance, the following character 女 meaning “woman” is composed of 3 strokes.

 

 

Play and get musical with Melodicapp! (FREE)
Discover an easy and intuitive instrument for all kinds of music, reggae & dub
A cross between an accordion, a piano and a melodica.
Melodicapp is an instrument unlike any other!

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Magic Slate! Write, erase and start again!

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A Fun and effective practice board

Develop Fine Motor Skill with step by step Tracing Activities

1- Vertical lines, diagonals, curves, waves, bridges, loops and zigzags

2- More advanced exercises with mazes, letters of the alphabet and curriculum keywords.

An essential resource with over 90 tracing activities.

50% off  bundle!

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A great value education app bundle

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Discover 10 applications packed with engaging content for children across Maths, English, Languages (French, Chinese & Japanese) World History and the Arts.
Your bundle includes:
- Multiplication Games

- Mental Maths Games
- Cursive Handwriting Practice


- High Frequency Words – Read and Write

- Cursive & joined-up writing
- Animal Alphabet in French
- Japanese for Kids

- My first chinese characters


- World History For Kids

- Sketch O Paint