As a preschool teacher you juggle many tasks all day. Communicating with parents, reading to your class at circle time, tracking student progress, providing handwriting practice, quizzing students on the basics–there’s an app for that, right? Yep! From staying organized to making use of your classroom technology, here’s our guide to free back to school apps for preschool teachers.
We’d bet a million bucks that if you’re a teacher you’re using Pinterest. But are you using it to its full potential? Sure you can search for lesson ideas, but you can also organize your school year, find teachers to collaborate with, and keep up-to-date on teaching methods.
This easy-to-use mobile app will help you manage your day and stay in touch with families. Use brightwheel to record and track daily events and activities in the classroom, and parents get real-time updates delivered to their mobile device throughout the day. This powerful app also offers secure, digital check-in/check-out, and an automated paperless billing system. Brightwheel is a great way to keep your families looped in on daily activities.
This is a social network/learning community for teachers. Share your own content and explore fellow teachers’ work. Educlipper is a great place to find fresh ideas for your classroom.
Adventures of Super Stretch
Get the wiggles out and build focus through this app that teaches kid-friendly yoga poses. Use it with your whole class, or kids can use it alone. It includes breathing exercises (perfect for calming down) and photos of real kids doing the poses. Super Stretch uses storytelling to help kids learn balance and focus.
Read Me Stories
This app is great for your emerging readers. Letter recognition, phonics, and vocabulary are all covered in Read Me Stories, and each student gets a tailored experience that tracks their progress. New stories are loaded daily, with built in fluency and sentence formation practice.
This award-winning app is an immersive preschool curriculum covering a bevy of topics including math, reading, and writing. With Agnitus, kids build basic skills, working their way through a series of books, activities, and interactive games. Report cards track their progress and the reporting tools give you valuable learning insights.
This app, highly recommended by Common Sense Media, provides personalized daily math lessons taught through games and missions. Todo Math is renowned for it’s inclusive features, including an adjustment for left-handed users.
This drawing app allows students to create digital artwork and share it with other kids around the world. With Coosi Box, kids create original drawings, and can choose from different themes and templates.
If you’ve got iPads available in your preschool classroom, this app is great for developing the fine motor control necessary for writing and drawing. Little Writer is easy and fun to use, and kids get practice with letters, numbers, and shapes.
This award-winning app from Lumosity challenges cognitive, social, and motor skills as kids explore a digital neighborhood. Lumikids Park is intuitive with no text instructions, perfect for your preschoolers.