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I have always been a big supporter of “edutainment” – the concept of educational learning in the form of entertainment. To me it’s more of an educational lifestyle really – it’s just part of who we are. Not only are there some pretty incredible brands out there that rock in this category but if your kids are having fun AND learning at the same time how can you go wrong?! My kids have a huge knowledge of educational facts and tidbits that have helped them slide through their school years a little smoother too!
Mobile technology is increasingly a part of everyday family life, and that’s why we encourage parents to find ways to make that screen time educational.
And if you’re headed on a road trip not only can the below apps keep your kids learning and entertained, but you can use your phone to help get directions and even find the cheapest gas station! And from experience – you’ll definitely want your phone handy if you need to find an emergency hospital in the middle of the night!
Summer is just ahead and that means road trips are on many family’s minds! But that also means a LOT of time spent in the car. If you have kids this is pretty synonymous with electronics as a means of entertainment! There are some fantastic options for edu-tainment on your trip! And don’t forget about downloading some awesome reading books on your apps too! I always surprise my kids with some free e-books to keep them occupied.
I love my Samsung S6 but my husband likes his iPhone 6s so our kids get a collection of different apps for different platforms. And the fun thing is some of the games let my boys play against each other which is awesome. Make sure to set a limit on screen time in the car – time passes quickly when you’re on the road!
Apps for Learning & Playing:
Duolingo– learn another language in a fun way! (for more apps on learning languages check out this post!)
Hooked on Phonics– this is a popular app for younger kids learning how to read
Mathmateer – a fun app for elementary school age it has 56 fun math missions to accomplish
Stack the States (version 2) – by far one of my elementary kids favorite rewarding apps to play! Earn new states as you move through the ranks and learn about states, capitals, and even flags! There’s also one called Stack the Countries.