Brain drain is a cute way of saying your kids are definitely going to forget some school stuff this summer unless you help keep them engaged and academically stimulated.
Here’s our pick of 7 great apps that will keep kids’ learning skills sharp, and plug up that drain!
Mystery Word Town: This early-learning reading game will be great for the rising new reader. Kids can take their time gradually climbing up difficulty levels, and playing will help maintain vocabulary and fundamental reading skills. Great for young readers ages 5-7. $2.99
Math Board: Streamlined and simplified, Math Board offers parents a way to customize math learning to fit the needs of their individual learners. Problems are presented in a clear way and players can use the scratchpad function to write out problems by hand. Ages 5+. $4.99
Toontastic: Now 100% free, we’ve reviewed the many editions of this app and enjoyed them all. Toontastic lets kids create their own animated films and share them safely. Building from imagination boosts creativity and memory skills. Ages 7+. FREE (w/IAPs)
Kids Discover Geography: Make sure your kiddos still know where Antarctica is when the school year begins again with this geography app. Boasting fantastic pictures of real places, this app is sprinkled with elements of humor and fun to keep kids engaged. Ages 9+. $3.99
The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Friends: If you have a preschooler or rising kindergartener, this app is a must-have. A digital retelling of a classic childhood story, it’s perfect for the younger not-yet-readers and builds skills that are also learned in preschool and kindy. Ages 3-5 $3.99