Adrian Houston: Popular Apps for Pre-Kindergarten Students

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  1. 1. Adrian Houston: PopularApps for Pre-Kindergarten Students
  2. 2. An educator for more than two decades, Adrian Houston currently serves as a Technology Resource Teacher for prekindergarten through eighth grade. In this role, Houston collaborates withclassroom teachers to create student-centric technologyprogramming that supports the curriculum.
  3. 3. One highly recommended app, Starfall ABCs, comes from the widely popular Starfall website. The siteteaches young children reading and literacy with astep-by-step, phonics-centered approach. The StarfallABCs app offers the websites alphabet learning component in a mobile format. Appropriate for pre- readers, the app teaches letter naming and sounds through interactive pictures and simple games.
  4. 4. For those seeking an approach that incorporates both math and reading, the TeachMe: Kindergarten appoffers a good variety of activities. The Kindergartenapp teaches such subjects as addition, subtraction, sightwords, and spelling. For children at differentdevelopment levels, the TeachMe: Toddler and TeachMe: First Grade apps offer alternative curricula.
  5. 5. Also widely recommended is the Monkey Preschool Lunchbox, which teaches letters, counting, shapes,colors, and patterns. The app features an engaging monkey character that asks for the childs help incounting, sorting, and naming fruit. Similar to theTeachMe app, the Monkey Preschool Lunchbox offersreward stickers for correct answers.
  6. 6. Also widely recommended is the Monkey Preschool Lunchbox, which teaches letters, counting, shapes,colors, and patterns. The app features an engaging monkey character that asks for the childs help incounting, sorting, and naming fruit. Similar to theTeachMe app, the Monkey Preschool Lunchbox offersreward stickers for correct answers.