The non-profit Khan Academy recently debuted a free iOS app for children ages two to five: Khan Academy Kids.
The app offers thousands of original activities, in the form of books, videos and lessons, which integrate subjects such as math, reading, drawing, storytelling and more. It launched just over two weeks ago on the App Store.
“Our goal with Khan Academy Kids is to inspire a life-long love of learning,” said Sal Khan, founder and CEO of Khan Academy, in a statement. “We’re delighted to offer a free app that engages children academically and that’s also a lot of fun.”
The app includes “highly interactive learning experiences with beloved children’s songs like Baby Shark from the award-winning Super Simple Songs.”
The Khan Academy says they worked with leading experts in child development to create the app, including educators from the Stanford Graduate School of Education and other notable book authors, “to create a curriculum and library of original books that teach key academic skills as well as social-emotional development and healthy habits,” said Caroline Hu Flexer, head of Khan Academy Kids.
When it comes to privacy, the Khan Academy Kids app collects your child’s first name and age, along with anonymous app usage data, used for internal purposes. No other personal data is collected from children and parents need to verify the app’s download via email before starting it up for the first time.
We’ve tested this app out with a pre-schooler and it was well-received. The app is easy to use, fun and offers an educational experience. Not bad for a completely free app.
Click here to download Khan Academy Kids for iOS in the App Store—it’s free.