Summer is approaching, what are some good apps for summer? iGameMom has some suggestions on cool summer apps for kids – fun and educational. Kids will be away from school for 2-3 months in the summer. On one hand, you do want them to relax and enjoy some down time; on the other hand, you don’t want them forget study completely. School can take breaks, but learning should never stop. Based on this believe, we picked apps that are educational, and are more fun than some of the academic apps. Hope you find these ideas helpful.
Cool Summer App Ideas for Kids
Child-proof iPAD and iPhone:
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 Summer Travel:
Many families will travel during long summer breaks. Travel is a great learning opportunity, and apps can help!
Learn Geography with fun apps during summer 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.
Like to have more geography apps, we have 10 Best Geography Apps for Kids listed out for you.
Play educational games while travelling in the summer
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:
For more fun game apps, check out 10 Free Game Apps that Are Also Educational.
Reading apps for summer travel
The idle time is also a good time for reading books. Here are some good summer books:
Keep Up the Academics During the Summer:
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.
For more educational app ideas, please visit our Best Educational Apps for Kids page, where we have many lists of best apps for kids grouped by age and subjects.
Other Summer App Ideas that are Fun and Educational:
Apps that encourage outdoor exploration: 9 Apps Making Outdoor Science Study Fun.
Enjoy the summer and the cool apps. They are all educational too.
Looking for more fun summer learning activities for kids? Check out our Ultimate Guide of Summer Learning Activities for Kids