MyBackpack - Waterford Learning 4+

Waterford Institute

Designed for iPad

    • 2.5 • 4 Ratings
    • Free

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The creators of Waterford Early Learning present MyBackpack, a free selection of songs, books, nursery rhymes, and math games that will challenge and engage children from pre-k to second grade with interactive learning activities and beautiful artwork.

MyBackpack was developed by the award-winning, nonprofit research center, Waterford Institute. This free app is one of the ways we're happy to inspire a great start for every child!

MyBackpack is an excellent resource for parents looking for a high-quality learning app. For schools using Waterford’s research-based adaptive software, MyBackpack is the perfect classroom app to complement the Waterford curriculum.


EAS certified - 5/5 stars,
"Learning outcomes: Cognitive Development, Critical Thinking, Communication Skills, Academic Relevance...A jam-packed app for early years learning and beyond."

5/5 stars,
"This is a must download app for the parents of any child from pre-school to 2nd or 3rd grade. It includes a huge amount of high quality educational material and it’s FREE!" - Mary, iMums - Read full review on

4.5/5 stars,
"As a teacher and mother, I loved the combination of reading, math, science, and of course learning through songs...My preschooler and toddler both enjoyed this app, following along with the songs, stories, and nursery rhymes." - Christie Dwyer, AppyMall - Read full review on

4.5/5 stars,
Highly Recommended category by Best Apps for Read full review on



4 Mental Math Games
- Balloon Race
- Rock Climb
- Let’s Build
- Frustration!

Interactive addition and subtraction games with 25 progressive levels and 3D animation that encourages and challenges children, yet is so fun they don’t want to put it down.

16 Traditional Tales books
Beautifully illustrated interactive read-along stories allow the child to choose if he or she wants to read on their own, be read to, or watch the story like a movie.

35 Songs
Catchy, original songs illustrate reading, math and science concepts in fun ways that make sense and stick with the child.

8 Nursery Rhyme Read-Alongs
Creative nursery rhymes that encourage exploration and reading, in a board-book format with interactive features that appeal to pre-readers.



2015 eKids Best IT Distinguish Award, PC Magazine, Hong Kong
2015 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Finalist
2015 Certified Autism Resource, International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES)
2014 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Best of Show
2014 Academics' Choice Smart Media Award for Mind-Building Excellence
2014 Waterford Reading Approved for Use in Colorado's READ Act
2013 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Finalist in three categories, including best Personalized Learning Solution
2013 Parents for Choice in Education awards Waterford "Company of the Year"
2012 Gold award recipient, Mom's Choice Awards
2012 Intel Learning Series Social Responsibility Award

What’s New

Version 13.0.1

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Improvements and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

2.5 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Cheeseit1111 ,

Never ending loading

Good games but the songs/stories never finish loading on ipad5.1.1

ShelleyKay16 ,


My son did the Utah Upstart program for preschool and he did so well and learned so much. He has always excelled since he’s been in school, and I’m positive this was a big factor. We moved before my daughter had a chance to use it. I am thrilled to find out that she can still benefit from this program and can’t wait to go through this app with her.

retrostar14 ,

My kids love it!

My 1st graders have been playing my backpack for a few weeks now and they have not grown tired of it yet. They love the songs and the math games.

App Privacy

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