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Parents' Guide to

Kidspiration Maps

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Young writers get organized with colorful mind-mapping tool.

App iPad Paid Education
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Is It Any Good?

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Kidspiration Maps is primarily used in the classroom but can be handy for parents and kids who like to create their own stories and learning activities. This versatile organizational tool comes preloaded with dozens of templates for reading and writing, social studies, science, and math activities. When creating their own maps, kids can be as creative as they want, customizing colors, fonts, shapes, and images. Instructions are text-heavy, and the process of creating a mind map from scratch is not very intuitive, so kids will need some demonstration and explanation. But they should be able to pick it up easily and quickly be able to use it to express their ideas and organize their thoughts. Though pricey, Kidspiration Maps is a worthwhile investment, especially for homeschoolers, because it makes creating prereading and early math activities (or using the dozens of activities already included) really easy. Unlike many educational apps, this one isn't responsive to activities included or created; when kids drag objects into the shape sorter, for example, the app won't tell them if they're correct.

App Details

  • Device: iPad
  • Skills: Creativity : brainstorming, combining knowledge, making new creations, producing new content, Self-Direction : academic development, working efficiently
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Release date: October 11, 2013
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Inspiration Software, Inc.
  • Version: 1.5
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.0 or later
  • Last updated: October 28, 2021

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