How To Find The Best Educational Apps #BalefireLabsKids

by Susan

Susan here… I’m always wondering which educational apps to download for my girls, so I’m thrilled to join this campaign with the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. We are being compensated by Balefire Labs for participating but my opinions are of course my own.

Find The Best Apps

You might think since I’m online all the time, I would naturally know all the best educational apps for my girls. But I don’t. I’m at a loss just like most other parents. I end up searching in the app store and basing my decisions on the ratings.

I’m thrilled to now have a better way to find the best iOS apps that will have my girls learning during their screen time.

It’s a website called Balefire Labs and they provide app reviews that are scientific, objective, and fair. They do all the work of comparing apps so you and I can browse by subject and age or search by keyword.


I was relieved to find a few of the apps my girls currently use rated well and I’ve found several new ones for them to try out.

The membership price is affordable at $3.99 per month or $2.99 when prepaid for a year.


Want to win a membership?

Three winners will receive a 1-year subscription to Balefire Labs (Worth: $35.88)

To win:

Step 1. Visit the Balefire Labs website then come back here and leave a comment telling us an interesting fact that you learned from the site.

Step 2. Use the Giveaway Tools widget below to enter…

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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tamara Kucinich August 29, 2013 at 3:42 pm

I love that it finds apps suited for the age of the child or a specific subject to help them learn. But everything about it seems amazing! Would be great for my 7 year old son who has a speech delay


2 Tabathia B August 29, 2013 at 5:31 pm

I learned that in regards to their apps the difficulty of the material increases and/or decreases automatically, depending on the learner’s performance


3 Barb August 30, 2013 at 10:41 am

I love that the reviews are not paid for, not to mention they evaluate based on instructional design and usability.


4 Lachelle August 30, 2013 at 12:19 pm

I love that it can be customized to all my different kids!


5 Noreen August 30, 2013 at 12:32 pm

I like that you can determine which one are best based on age and skill you want them to learn.


6 Denise M August 30, 2013 at 5:26 pm

that you get access to lots of apps without having to buy each individually


7 tammy b August 30, 2013 at 6:48 pm

i like the way their reviews are scientific and objective


8 Claudia M August 30, 2013 at 11:53 pm

it can be customized to each different kid


9 Claudia M August 30, 2013 at 11:54 pm

you can customize it for each different kid


10 Anne Lehnick August 31, 2013 at 10:19 am

I learned about all the areas in which they review the different educational apps. They present the results clearly.


11 kathy dalton August 31, 2013 at 2:03 pm

I like that they give honest straighforward reviews and also that this is customized to each child’s needs


12 Nicole H. August 31, 2013 at 3:26 pm

I love that they don’t accept ads and that they are adding tons of reviews regularly.


13 Barbara Platt August 31, 2013 at 8:39 pm

They do not accept advertising from companies that develop apps and never get paid for reviews.


14 Thomas Murphy September 1, 2013 at 12:37 pm

I learned they don’t get paid for reviews or accept ads.


15 BusyWorkingMama September 2, 2013 at 11:23 am

Easy to customize it for multiple children.


16 cassandra mccann September 2, 2013 at 8:05 pm
17 Bob September 3, 2013 at 2:12 am

It seems very comprehensive, but almost as overwhelming as just searching through the app store. :-)


18 Mihaela D. September 3, 2013 at 5:28 am

I love that they don’t accept ads


19 Melanie Montgomery September 3, 2013 at 12:25 pm

There are monthly and yearly user plans to choose from


20 wendy wallach September 3, 2013 at 10:36 pm

i learned that the founder was an Educational Psychologist and trained Instructional Designer


21 Coaching Classes in Delhi January 22, 2014 at 5:31 am

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22 IIT-JEE Coaching in Delhi February 21, 2014 at 6:40 am

You can find various educational apps on google to make your computer work easier and less time taker. Now a days, people are in the search of applications that can make their work simpler and short duration. We are living in the era of computer. So, No one have time to do fun in life. Everybody have very busy schedule life. So it’s very necessary to use computers to complete work in less time. Thanks for sharing this post with us.


23 NATA Coaching Center March 10, 2014 at 6:46 am

Hmm…yeah education apps in these days is really helpful to kids to learn something in a new way. These apps contains lots of new things which make study in a creative way so students will enjoy and don’t go away from studies. Thanks you so much for these articles with us.


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