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Flashcards for iPad – Kids Flashcards
Flashcards for iPad-Kids Flashcards, an application developed by INKids, takes everything that is good and beneficial about learning and studying from flashcards and combines it with the fun and interactivity of the iPad to create an application that any elementary-age student can enjoy learning from. Using professionally hand-drawn photos, high-quality sound files, and memorable animal characters, Flashcards for iPad-Kids Flashcards creates a truly enjoyable learning experience for both pre-school and elementary-age students.
Teachers have long relied on flashcards as a way of encouraging their students to learn and study important concepts. For their part, parents have always sought out ways to encourage and support their child’s learning in a fun, but beneficial, manner. To many students, flashcards represent a simple way to learn important terms and concepts for upcoming tests or exams that they can take with them anywhere. The idea of sitting down and writing out hundreds of terms and definitions on small index cards or pieces of paper can be both daunting and boring for many of those students – and especially for younger learners in the elementary grades.
Whether a student is in the middle of learning her ABC’s or a completely new language, the features that make up the Kids Flashcards application really do take learning to an entirely different level. Flashcards is currently offered in 5 languages and offers learners the chance to learn 2 languages at once.
Beyond simply allowing students to access amazing pre-loaded content, the Flashcards app also gives users the option of recording and adding sounds to the existing content, ensuring that students will not only learn a term but will be able to pronounce it correctly as well. This particular feature is especially powerful and beneficial for second-language learners.
In addition to the traditional flashcard approach, the Flashcards application also contains additional games to help preschool students truly understand a concept. The Word Match game teaches word association to younger students by having them match a word with one of the application’s beautifully-illustrated images and professional-quality sounds. The Spelling Game does just as it promises, and provides hours of fun and learning for toddlers and anyone else looking to brush up on his spelling skills.
Perhaps the one area where the Flashcards application is the friendliest is in the pocketbook. Unlike similar applications that use the flashcard concept, at a price of $2.99, users can upgrade the entire Kids Flashcards application. It costs about as much as some developers charge for an individual game pack. Educators do have the option of purchasing individual content packs for only 99 cents and additional language packs for $1.99.
When it comes to games that promise to provide a fun and enjoyable learning experience for younger students, few application in the iTunes store can match the quality and effectiveness of the Flashcards for iPad-Kids Flashcards application. For parents, it is an affordable, well-developed tool to promote learning anywhere and at anytime. For teachers, the app is a powerful way to help supplement lessons on some of the more important language covered in elementary grades. For students, the Flashcard app is a fun way to learn and practice new language, and a solid excuse to pack and bring an iPad along on their next family vacation.