Our 5 must-download apps that can help your child get through the school year with flying colours!


School, sport, exams, play dates, holidays... Struggling to keep up with your child’s busy life? Then, let Timetable simplify and manage things for you or your teenager. This nifty app will allow you to save and diarise anything from school lessons and important tasks and tests to sporting events, parties and play dates – in various colour codes. Easy does it!

Available on: Android only for free.

Appropriate for: All ages

Know Your Math Facts

This nifty app will be any parent’s saving grace when it comes to teaching or revising their little ones basic math – especially as it involves two proven teaching strategies to help children memorise and recall math facts; yet, the app does it in such a way that your child will soon love adding, subtracting and multiplying.

Available on: Android and iOS for free.

Appropriate for: ages between 5 and 10.  

Spell Mania

A game that can help your child improve their spelling ability? You better believe it! Spell Mania offers three different engaging games that your child can choose from that focuses on the spelling of various words; it also includes a dictionary where they can look up the definition of words. Don’t blame us if your child turns into a wordsmith!

Available on: iOS for free.

Appropriate for: Ages 7 and up (mom and dad can play too!).   


It may seem like just another game, but Minecraft is actually one of those games that will help develop your child’s brain: players have to build 3D constructions out of textured cubes and, through this, learn about resource gathering, crafting, measuring and developing their imaginations (and, so, new neurons). The game is also rated highly by teachers, scientists and engineers.  

Available on: Android from R90 and iOS from R110.

Appropriate for: 7-years-old and up.


Say hello to the most fun your child will have this year while learning about various topics. Because this nifty game-based learning app features thousands of quizzes on different subjects – sign up with more than one device (phone, computer or tablet will do) to allow your kids to play against one another. Kids and parents can also set up their own quizzes, which will also made available to other Kahoot! participants to take. Great for games night or getting your child to study for a test.

Available on: Android and iOS for free.

Appropriate for: ages 7 and up.

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