It’s hard to believe that my little Keira will be starting Pre-K in the fall. I’m excited for her because I know she’s going to love it but I’m sure going to miss our Starbucks dates and story time at the library! On the bright side, being able to go to Target alone during the day will be pretty nice!
I want to make sure she’s ready so we’ve been practicing spelling her name, recognizing letter sounds and counting (she still thinks that eleven-teen is an actual number!). I’ve also been downloading some new educational games on my Smartphone. Like every other kid on the planet, she loves to play games on mommy’s phone and if I can get her to learn a little while doing it, it’s a win/win.
Since I’m always trying to be budget conscious, my number one requirement when downloading apps and games is that they have to be free. That’s why I was so excited to find out about Amazon Underground! They have a huge selection of family friendly games that you can download to your Android smartphone and the best part is that they’re all 100% free.
By using the Amazon Underground App on my Android smartphone, I was able to get advanced features and content not found on the Google Play app, including Amazon Video and apps and games that are 100% free. Who doesn’t love free?!! I get a little annoyed when I download games from other apps, then find out that I have to pay for upgrades. That doesn’t happen with Amazon Underground. We can also watch our favorite videos and TV shows on Amazon Video and yes, you guessed it, that’s all free too! I love free!!!
I jumped at the chance to download some new games for Keira. We found quite a few that were the perfect combination of educational and fun but I’ve narrowed it down to our 5 favorites…
Top 5 Amazon Underground Games For Kids
Super Why ABC Adventures – Super Why is one of the best shows out there for teaching kids the alphabet, letter sounds and reading skills. My 8 year old learned a lot from it when she was younger and my 4 year old is learning from it now. I downloaded this game as soon as I saw it because I knew it was going to be good (and I was right)! It’s even better than the show because it’s interactive and Keira really had fun with it. The best part is that there’s a page for parents to track their child’s progress. Maybe it’s the teacher in me but that’s a feature that I really like.
Kids Learn To Read – This one is right up there with Super Why as Keira’s favorite. Tommy the Turtle has a broken tricycle and she has to help him fix it by completing the activities. Many of these games involve putting letters together to make words so they were a little advanced for her. That didn’t stop her from guessing (and learning as she guessed) and she just came to mommy when she needed a little extra help.
Preschool & Kindergarten Learning Games – While the first two games focus mainly on reading skills, I like that this one includes a little bit of everything. In addition to letters and spelling, it has activities for counting, shapes, addition and even subtraction (though we’re not quite to that point yet). It also shows you which game your child should be playing based on age, though if your child is like mine, he or she will be attempting every game anyway.
Monkey Math School Sunshine – Focusing on math, obviously, this app covers a variety of subjects including number sense and shapes. These were all relatively easy for Keira to do independently and her favorite part was being able to earn pretty tropical fish for her virtual aquarium!
Kindergarten Learning Boost Workbook – While it says this is for Kindergarten, some of the games were more appropriate for younger kids. One game had Keira trying to find all the apples with capital and lower case A’s and another had her searching for specific numbers. However there are more advanced games too which means she can continue to play this app for a long time.
Want access to these and other games on your own Android Smartphone? Just download the Amazon Underground App here (available on a mobile Android phone only). If you’re on your laptop, just click here and follow the on screen directions.
Do your kids take over your phone to play games too? Which of these do you think they’d like most?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.