5 Apps That Will Keep Your Children
Engaged by Michael Erin Purdy
Today’s children know more about
computers and smartphones than their parents in most cases. However,
guardians and parents can show children which apps they should be using
to get prepared for school, and eventually college. Here are the best
apps to keep your kids engaged in learning from pre-K through high school.
Comic geeks have breed an entirely
new generation of comic lovers. Luckily, Marvel Comics has generously
uploaded hundreds of comics to this free app for kids (and their parents)
to enjoy. Your comic lovers will be delighted by the reading selection.
This app is best for children 12 and up.
Learn the States
This app will help your elementary
students to learn the states and capitals faster than their peers. It
makes something that could be tedious a lot of fun, and really fast.
The flip-card action makes students feel competitive, and smart. This
cheap app is great for road trips, boring rain days, and one-on-one
This free app will teach children
and teens of all educational levels about NASA. It allows the user to
choose his or her level of understanding before teaching about various
space-related topics. If your kids love space and astronauts, then this
is a great interactive app to keep them learning and exploring the world
PRICE: $7.99 per Month
Considered a movie-viewing tool
for people of all ages, Netflix is a fun choice for kids. They can watch
any educational programming listed in the kids only section without
being constantly supervised. You can count on Netflix to stream great
programs like Baby Einstein as well
as Sesame Street.
If your kids already watch too much
TV then this app might not be the best choice. However, for road trips
and dentist lobbies it can be a life saver.
The Elements: Visual Exploration
If your kids are about to prepare for the SAT exam or attend a good high school, then
it’s time for them to refresh their knowledge and understanding of the
elemental chart. This handy app will keep them working hard for days.
Your kids will be able to learn more than just the basics with this
This app might not be great for
elementary students and junior high-aged kids: it’s a bit more advanced
than the average school tool.
Fun and exciting, Tinkerbox is
perfect for your pre-teen. It teaches children to expand their minds
and better understand physics and math. Inspiring organic creativity
that’s not game-driven, this learning tool feels a lot like a game.
From puzzles to click-activated clips that demonstrate physics, this
app has a lot for children to see, do, and learn. Some of the puzzles
might require parental assistance as they can get difficult.
Choose the apps that will keep your
children engaged and learning for hours. The next time you have a delayed
appointment in a boring taupe office, your kids will at least have something
fun to do that doesn’t require your full attention.
Michael Erin Purdy studied Creative
& Technical Writing at Utah Valley University while working as the
Assistant Editor-in-Chief on the newspaper and the Editor-in-Chief of
the literary journal, Touchstones.
She mastered press releases and speech writing while working for Senator
Bennett in his DC office, and studied the delicate art of persuasion
in social content as the Social Content Manager at BlueGlass. Michael
mastered British English as a British English teacher in Ukraine as
a Peace Corps volunteer.
Today Mrs. Purdy lives in Las Vegas,
Nevada with her husband who works at Nellis Air Force Base.