These FREE Apps all of which have much to offer, now offer more, which gives you all the more reason to download them! This post is a reminder that some of the best children’s digital applications are free for the asking, at least for the basic package. Some do require an in-app purchase or a subscription. Teachers With Apps previously reviewed each of these free apps, praising their benefits; the updates have only made them all the more desirable.

1. BrainPop Featured Movie This is your go-to resource for free timely and calendar-aligned digital content. How do you improve perfection? This app does so by featuring a NEW informative and entertaining animated movie every day, which is accompanied by an interactive quiz and gives new options for accessing its entire collection of movies and quizzes. The curriculum covers everything from Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Engineering, Technology, to Arts & Music, and Health. You can also choose an optional in-app subscription and enable kids to explore more than 750 videos right on their mobile devices. So, what is the news at BrainPOP?  BrainPOP has released a new app for Windows 8 and its sidekick Windows RT for use on mobile devices such as the Microsoft Surface. This Windows app highlights the “tiled” beauty of the operating systems, incorporating an elegant look into the topic search and quiz features while providing a gorgeous two toned blue sunburst background. It’s simply pretty to look at!

2. Another fabulous free app, Oh No! Fractions – Curious Hat Lab, is still around, new icon – same great game! Explore and learn about fractions with a simple and intuitive interface. Compare and visualize two fractions and guess which one is greater.  Oh No! Fractions is as simple as it gets. This gorgeous app lets the user decide whether the given fraction is less or greater than another fraction. After the child has decided and chosen less or greater, it asks,  ”I’m Sure” and then “Prove It” where a visual representation of the two fractions is shown and manipulated by the child. This representation gives a stunning visual comparison of the two fractions. Students were intrigued by this sassy app and played with determination to prove their answer to be correct. Recently this group of developers headed by Luca Prasso of Curious Hat, released Eye Paint, one of the most innovative and invigorating apps we’ve seen to date that promotes creativity. Read TWA’s review of Eye Paint here. And now they have released Eye Paint Monsters that is also free and lots of FUN!!