Summer is approaching, what are some good apps for summer? iGameMom has some suggestions.
Before getting into the apps, have you child-proofed your iPAD / iPhone? In summer, kids will spend more time on the electronic device, so make sure to child-proof the device to keep your child and the device safe! Find out how at “How to child proof iPAD”.
Apps for Travel:
There is no school in summer, some families will travel. This is a perfect opportunity to build some geographic knowledge. For kids 6 and older, “Stack the State” is a fun and addictive game. For younger kids, try “Kids Maps”. It is an interactive puzzle game that teaches state facts. If you want to know more about these apps, go to iGameMom’s reviews by clicking on the apps’ names.
While you are traveling, there will be idle time, either it is waiting for the flight at the airport, or sitting in the car when mom/dad is driving. To make these times easier for the little ones, and for the parents, have some hard-to-put-down and educational games on your iPAD. Here are some ideas: Where Is My Water and Cut The Rope for kids 6 and older; Fruit Ninja and Toca Doctor for kids 5 and younger.
The idle time is also a good time for reading books. Here are some good summer books: Five Little Monkey Collection, Berenstain Bears’ Big Bedtime Book, Mr.Wolf and the Ginger Cupcakes. For kids in upper elementary and middle school: Be Confident in Who You Are, Cool to be Clever, Biography comics.
Keep Up the Academics:
Summer break is usually 3 months long. If the kids don’t touch any reading, math, or Spanish, they will forget what they’ve learned during the school year and will have hard time to catch up in the fall when school starts. It is important to find ways to help them retain what they’ve learned through the summer. Ideally you want to make them fun.
Other Summer App Ideas that are Fun and Educational:
Enjoy the summer and the cool apps. They are all educational too.