Starfall is a wonderful website with many great learning materials for kids in PreK to Grade2. However it uses flash, and flash doesn’t work on iPad and iPhone, so for very long time, people can’t access Starfall from their iPhone and iPad. Last year I shared how to access Starfall website on iPad via a free app Rover. Rover is an app that transforms flash files instantly and makes them functional on Apple devices. At the time I posted the review, Starfall had partnership with Rover. However, the partnership seems ended, and we don’t see Starfall on Rover any more.
However, Starfall does have apps. They launched several unit apps first, like Starfall ABC, Starfall Numbers, and Starfall Learn to Read. Additionally, they now also have a free app mirroring Starfall website’s content. I am using the word “mirroring” loosely, as the app in fact has less content than the website, especially the free part.
The purpose of the free app is to give Starfall subscribers some access to the content on Apple devices. There is free content, but is less than what you can have for free on the website. The app also takes off some of the content that is in those unit apps, such as ABC and Numbers.
It looks like Starfall is actively adding contents to this free app, although the free app is currently serving as an extension of the website, giving subscribers the convenience of mobile access. At the time of this post, it is not yet a replacement of the website. I hope Starfall will continue moving more content into the app, but I am not sure how much and how fast.
Starfall Free is available on iPhone, iPod and iPad. Although there is no as much free content in the app than on the website, there are still quite some free content for you to check it out.
If you would like to check it out or purchase it, please use the App Store link provided below. The cost is the same to you, but iGameMom gets a small percentage. Thanks for your support! Note: The link works for all countries.
Looking for more free online resources? Try Mocomi learning website for kids.