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Educational Apps Your Kids Will LOVE Playing

Worried about the summer slide while you keep the kids entertained this summer? Try these apps to keep them learning while they’re having fun.


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SCIENCE

SkyView
​Price:
$1.99

Bring stargazing straight to your device. Point your phone at the sky to identify stars, constellations, planets, satellites, and more! You can receive alerts for sighting events or track any object to see it’s exact location in the sky. Try the time travel feature and jump to the future or the past to see the sky during different dates and times. The kids will love looking up everyone's birthdays!

LikeThat Garden - Flower Identification
Price: $2.99

Identify flowers in your yard with this app’s image recognition technology. Snap a picture on your phone to learn more about what’s in front of you, like a species name and description. Kids can also learn how to properly care for flowers and plants (how much to water, what plants need extra sun, etc.). Check out info about the other flowers in your area with a map feature.

Chem Lab
Price:  $0.99

Kids learn chemical formulas as they combine elements in a flask. The wrong chemicals result in an explosion and the correct chemicals help kids progress to the next round. Kids can track their progress or compete against their classmates using this app.

GEOGRAPHY

Stack the States
Price: $2.99

This colorful game is the perfect way to learn state capitals, geographic locations, flags, and more. Kids stack states in order to win each level and earn a new state for their own personalized map of the United States. The more you earn, the more bonus games you unlock: Map it, Pile Up, Puzzler, and Capital Drop. When they master this, have them move on to Stack the Countries for some global knowledge.

MATH

Math Ninja
Price: $1.99

They’ll use their  math skills to defend a treehouse against a hungry tomato and his robotic army in this fun, action-packed game. Kids must answer math questions before the timer runs out in order to beat the big, bad tomato.

MathBoard
Price: $4.99

MathBoard is a great tool for teaching mathematics, allowing parents to configure the app to best match the abilities of your child. Kids can learn equality, addition and subtraction, and play memory games. Try equations ranging from addition to multiplication to square root problems. Activities can be timed and a handy problem solver will outline the steps needed to solve problems if your child gets stuck.

DragonBox Algebra
Price: $4.99

There’s no reason to be scared of math if you have this app. DragonBox explains fractions, polynomials and other algebraic concepts within entertaining games. This “game-based learning” application uses games (like cards) to slowly teach the operations required to isolate X in equations.

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

Math and Letters Air Control
Price: $1.99

Combine math with taking flight! Count, calculate, and differentiate between odd and even numbers, recognize alphabet letters, and sort vowels and consonants. There are three difficulty levels, so they can constantly be challenged

BrainPOP Featured Movie
Price: Free

Learn about a huge range of topics spanning from global warming to the art of Frida Kahlo. This app’s animated movies pack a ton of information into just a few minutes, using a conversational style that’s easy for kids to understand. Each movie is followed by a quiz that records grades, ensuring they retained what they learned. .

Hidden Pictures by Highlights Magazine
Price: Free
Check out different puzzles and game modes in Highlight’s ever-changing library of pictures. Play seasonal or regular puzzle packs and spot the objects within the photograph. The app also helps your kids identify objects and solve optical illusions.

READING/WRITING

Mad Libs  
Price: Free

Use everybody’s favorite party game to teach your kids! Learn about adjectives, adverbs, verbs, and how to use them in a sentence with Mad Libs. Earn stickers and badges every time you play. Kids will love making funny stories while they learn about English grammar.

SpellingCity
Price: Free

Spelling and vocabulary are taught through this multi-game app. Spelling tests read aloud and give context so students can learn at their own pace. Try HangMouse, the app’s version of Hangman, before the cat catches the mouse. Custom words can even be entered so your kids can continue to practice. With ten games to play, your kids won’t have a chance to be bored.

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