Kids and Education

Published: 10th August 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th August 2014 01:59 PM   |  A+A-

mag7.jpgHakitzu Elite: Robot Hackers

Free, iOS and Android

There are hundreds of thousands of apps for games and educational apps for kids of all ages, but none as unique as Hakitzu Elite: Robot Hackers. Hakitzu is an educational app more than a game since it wants to teach kids, or pretty much anyone, how to code—that is how to write computer programs particularly in a language called Javascript. It takes you from a complete novice to a hacker over 25 very engaging levels of game play using interactive tutorials. Considering that not being able to code is the illiteracy of the future, this could be the most important app that you give your kid.

mag-8.jpgKhan Academy

Free, iOS and Windows 8

‘Learn almost anything for free’. The Khan Academy is the world’s most popular free online educational organisation and now this non-profit has a great app for Windows 8 and your iOS devices. Designed to be compatible with the ‘modern UI’ aesthetics, this app is the best way to view the complete library of the academy which includes over 4,400 videos that cover topics ranging from maths and science to finance and history. The easy-to-use app lets you access the school of the future to prepare for IIT-JEE, learn Greek philosophy and find out what is Abstract Expressionism all in one evening.

mag6.jpgTim the Fox

Free, iOS and Android Rs 110, Windows Phone 8

Tim the Fox is an educational game aimed at preschoolers between the ages two and four. It introduces the kids to a fox called Tim who teaches them various things like differentiating between edible and non-edible foods, dressing for different weather, counting from one to 10 and building beautiful puzzles. Like any good kid’s game, it has a great character, good animations and teaches life skills while being fun.


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