I have six kids and I am here to tell you I cannot teach all six kids, all at once, all the time. There are times when I need the little kids to be quiet and be learning while I teach the big kids how to write or multiply or something. And there are times when I want my daughter to practice multiplication in a way that does not involve my direct input. And I also have two kids who need some automated SAT Prep. So there you go. Homeschooling online is my friend.
We practice homeschooling online in a few different ways. Most recently, we’ve been using Reading Horizons to help all four of my youngest with reading and spelling. But that’s on the computer, and we don’t have a computer for everyone. So even then, we need something to keep the others working while they wait a turn. And they all have Kindle Fires with Free Time Unlimited.
So that’s where finding the best Kindle apps for homeschooling online was a big help. And because these Kindle Fires have been a HUGE benefit in my homeschool, I am super excited to tell you that you will find a giveaway for these SIX Kindle Fires (six winners) at the end of this post. But first, here are our
Ten Best Kindle Apps for Homeschooling Online
Kindle App One: Moby Max. We haven’t actually played Moby Max in a while because I didn’t realize it worked on a Kindle Fire. This app teaches Math and Reading for K-8 and is perfect for homeschooling online. Games are offered as a reward for learning. It also works on Android devices with Google Play, which is how we had it in the past. Plus, it looks like they’ve made a ton of improvements since we last played.
Kindle App Two: Hooked On Phonics. This app is based on the regular Hooked On Phonics program millions have used to learn to read. Very cool for homeschooling online. I’ve got several kids who need extra reading practice!
Kindle App Three: Brain Training. A free app to boost your brain performance by increasing your short-term memory, visual memory, and concentration.
Kindle App Four: SAT Practice Test. This app has practice SAT-style questions for reading, sentence completion, reading comprehension, math problem-solving, identifying sentence errors, sentence correction (improving sentences), and editing in context (improving paragraphs) plus flash cards.
Kindle App Five: Virtual SAT Tutor for Full Vocabulary. Unlike the other SAT app, this one focuses solely on vocabulary and is very thorough in that regard.
Kindle App Six: Math Blaster Hyperblast 2HD. Multiplication practice here we come! Plus the other three operations for elementary as well.
Kindle App Seven: Spelling City. Okay. I have to admit I didn’t know this was an app until today. But we’ve used the website and I’ll be adding this to a certain someone’s Kindle. Kinda excited about that.
Kindle App Eight: Logic Problems – Classic! Puzzles to solve and help learning strategies when you get stuck.
Kindle App Nine: Thinking Skills. This includes using your judgment; collecting, using, and analyzing information; working with others to solve problems; making decisions on behalf of others; contributing to ideas to innovate and change; and being creative about how your job can function better.
Kindle App Ten: Scrabble. I have to admit that I have always loved Scrabble. The interesting thing about Scrabble as an app is when your ten-year-old figures out the strategy of blocking you from posting long and lucrative words by posting dozens of tiny words, effectively shutting off the board. Just don’t tell them they can do that, and see how long it takes them to figure it out.
BONUS – a fun Kindle App my kids LOVE: School of Dragons – How to Train Your Dragons