Khan Academy Kids Offers Thousands of Free Learning Activities For Little Ones on Mobile Devices
The app contains content for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners.
Khan Academy is a nonprofit organization with the goal of providing a “free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere.” The organization’s Khan Academy app contains over 10,000 videos and 150,000 interactive exercises designed to help users learn about math, science, economics, and other topics.
The original Khan Academy app can be used by both kids and adults, but as Cool Mom Tech reported, a new Khan Academy app was designed especially for young children. Appropriately called Khan Academy Kids, the free mobile app contains thousands of activities for kids aged 2-5, including content from Super Simple Songs, Bellwether Media, and National Geographic Young Explorer magazine. In the app’s store description, Khan Academy said these activities are “aligned with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework and Common Core Standards.”
The app focuses on multiple learning areas, from literacy and language to logic and math. Kids are guided through the experience by five talking animals, and parents can play along, too, by reading books with their kiddos or participating during activities. Parents can customize their kids’ experience by creating a profile for each child and telling the app each one’s age.
While kids can complete tasks as their animal friends present them, a separate Library section lets little ones choose specific activities to complete whenever they like, as well as watch videos and read books on-demand. Finally, kids can collect bugs, hats, and other items for their animal friends as they play.