5 Learning Games for 1st Graders

10/15/2015 11:18:26 AM
5 Learning Games for 1st Graders - KidTrail Pick
So many games and learning tools to choose from, we at KidTrail have picked 5 of our favorite learning games for first graders.  How did they make the list?  The games are in fact educational and your kiddos do learn!  Learning while enjoying was another criteria while providing a great and easy interface.  Check it out, let us know what you think.

Barefoot World Atlas

Barefoot World Atlas is a magical, interactive 3D globe that invites children to explore the regions and countries of the world, discovering hundreds of fascinating features and immersing themselves in the rich wonders of our planet.

The world at your fingertips! Glide over the hundreds of stunning, hand-painted drawings and animations that cover the globe, and listen to how the music changes as you travel from region to region. Young children will delight in playing with the 3D globe and exploring its features, while older children can delve deeper to discover a wealth of facts and insights including live data for every country.

Barefoot World Atlas includes a variety of playful puzzles that allow children to test their knowledge of all the facts, figures and features in the app, in a variety of imaginative ways.

Download on the Apple App Store, $4.99

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Splash Math 1st Grade Math App

Splash Math - Grade 1 offers comprehensive content and cool interactive problems to keep your first grader hooked. Splash Math is all you need to give your kiddo practice throughout the year.  The app reinforces key math skills with an interactive, self-paced and adaptive math program. With 30 minutes, 4 times a week - you can sharpen your child’s math skills at every grade and skill level.

Free download on the Apple App Store

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Little Big Car Factory

Little Big Car factory is a fun build-and-learn game using your own spelling words! Little Big Car Factory takes spelling games to the next level by allowing you to: Add and record your own words, Create unlimited profiles and word lists, View progress reports and Design your own car to race!  We love this app because adults can customize with the exact words students need to study or learn to spell.

Download on the Apple App Store, $1.99

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Great app that encourages creativity and inventive play by challenging users to solve problems. Young players can position objects and tiny helpers called Inventioneers to accomplish each goal while learning about physics concepts. Players are challenged in each task to problem-solve and use creativity.  How can you use a swinging boot, a funnel, an apple, and “Windy” (a small helper with a blow dryer) to move a cat out of a tree and into its distraught owner’s basket? 15 puzzles are offered for free, buy the full app for 98 more inventions.

Download on Apple App Store, $2.99 for full access.  Free download for 15 games.

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PBS Kids 1st Grade Reading Games

Choose from 12 PBS KIDS reading games from Martha Speaks to The Electric Company that help first graders learn new words and practice letter-sound relationships, reading easy text, and writing for everyday purposes.  These games use familiar characters to make learning fun!

Games are played online at:


Cost:  FREE

Photo Credit: Barefoot World Atlas



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