The Best Apps for Kids this Summer
These entertaining apps for kids will keep your little ones happy and less bored this summer.
It’s official – school’s out for summer and you’re already hearing the whines, groans and incessant, “mom there’s nothing to do…I’m bored,” floating around the living room. You’ve signed them up for summer activities but those don’t start for another two weeks – and they usually don’t last all summer. You’re still working, and your vacation won’t start until the end of the week. When your children are old enough to stay home without a babysitter, you don’t want them bored all day, or to end up trolling for trouble around the neighborhood. Of course you tell them to go outside and play, but we all know how that works with kids these days. So instead of having them plastered to their PlayStation, Xbox or TV for eight hours a day, why not try some educational and fun apps that will keep them happy and entertained?
Paperama is a puzzle app that uses origami creations to create shapes and animals. The object is to use your fingers to fold your paper on the creases to create a shape or animal. The more precise you are, the better the score you get. Oh, and you’re allowed hints and undos, too. With over 70 puzzles to choose from, your child won’t get bored for weeks.
2. Fun Ways to Think
Fun Ways to Think is a riddle game that will capture your child’s mind right away. From brain-twisting puzzles to riddles that will stump even the brightest child, Fun Ways to Think will make your kids want to work hard at solving all these fun and crazy riddles.
3. Logo Quiz Ultimate
Who doesn’t know their logos? For young kids, brands and logos are everywhere. This app tests their knowledge and spelling. Logo Quiz Ultimate is also fun for the entire family as you can challenge each other to see who can recognize the most brands and logos.
4. Pictoword: Word Guessing Games
Look at two pictures and come up with a word or phrase. How easy is that? Well, with different levels for difficulty for the whole family, Pictoword makes it easy for children, and challenging for adults. It’s considered the most popular word game and is noted as being highly addictive. This app can be played solo or with your friends. Your children will have hours of fun playing with their friends and figuring out these exciting word guessing games.
5. Magic Paint Kaleidoscope
One of the best things you can do for your children is to foster their creative side. Creating things – or just having fun participating in arts and crafts – helps them become better learners, and more well rounded adults. The Magic Paint Kaleidoscope app will nurture your child’s creativity. Use your fingers or brushes to create beautiful kaleidoscopes that you can store and add to later. With over eight kaleidoscope modes to choose from, your child can spend hours unlocking their creative side.
6. Story Time For Kids
Kids need to continue reading throughout the summer. Many teachers often give their students a summer reading list to encourage them to read. A great thing nowadays is the ability to read your stories digitally. The Story Time for Kids app offers plenty of free reading material that your child can read on their own, or you can read with them too. With the option to purchase more books, this app is definitely an investment in your child’s learning and education.
Stave Off the Boredom and Keep Your Kids Happy
Fun and educational apps are a great way to keep your kids happy when they’re bored. Whether it’s a rainy day, or you’re waiting at a restaurant, or it’s summer and school’s out, these six apps have got your child’s entertainment covered. But don’t forget about our SURE Universal remote app for those summer movie nights. After a long day of playing, learning and having fun, sit back and relax with the kids and the SURE Universal. Enjoy a retro summer blockbuster on Netflix, get your Phillips Hue lights set just right, and when you’re done, stream a few photos from your most recent vacation. Over to you – what is your child’s favorite educational app?