5 Kids Apps for Real World Learning: Summer Learning Series

These 5 kids apps that focus on “real world” learning will keep your children engaged all summer long! Our friends at Kindertown explain more:

5 kids apps for “real world” learning

 

Alien Assignment

Learning Area: Language, Science

Price (as of publishing): FREE

Device: iPhone

Alien Assignment is a must-have app! Download today, it is free (at time of this review). Your child needs to the help the aliens fix their broken ship. The only way to do that is to take pictures of objects around you to help the aliens. The app teaches your child how to use your devices camera. Then the game gives them short questions, like find something cold, and sets kids off on tasks around the house to capture an image. Parents play an important role as they check to make sure that the pictures match the given question. This is a delightful app that gets kids up, moving, thinking and interacting with trusted adults. Only quick fix we want is for there to be a skip button for the introduction, but it’s on the short side so kids don’t mind.

Color Uncovered

Learning Area: Art, Science

Price (as of publishing): FREE

Device: iPad

Color Uncovered is a completely engaging app with interactivity, vibrant images that pique your interest and ton of cool facts about color. Over 20 pages present fun facts about color. The whole family can settle in with this app, allowing the colors on the screen to trick the mind. There is informative text and explanations provided in the app. They are not written for young children and there is no speech option. An app to use alongside your child, with content that’s interesting for adults too!

Monster Physics

Learning Area: Science

Price (as of publishing): $0.99 / Free to try version

Device: Universal

Monster Physics helps your child learn physics and so much more. Spend time on the “learn” page where parents and kids learn physics vocabulary together. Move through the missions, starting with the “tutorial” level that introduces necessary strategies and tools. There are 5 levels that can be accessed any time. Enough content is available for a long shelf life! “Free build” is a personal favorite for watching kids invent to learn. On top of all the physics, this app cultivates innovation, strategy and persistence which are not skills to be neglected. Try the lite version to see what we mean

Wonderopolis

Learning Area: Science

Price (as of publishing): FREE

Device: Universal

Wonderopolis encourages questioning, discovery and investigation. Each “wonder of the day” is presented with videos, text and links for digging deeper. We love this app for kids to delve into the wonders of this world during the small free moments in their day. We have labeled this as a Science app but the wonders presented cover most subject areas. Access all the content at wonderopolis.org.

DIY.org

Learning Area: Art, Science

Price (as of publishing): FREE

Device: iPhone

DIY.org inspires the creative genius in your child. This is not your typical educational app. There are no games or questions asked of your child. This free app, and connected website, enables your child to build, create, and develop their own creative projects to share with family and friends all through this one site. You will need to sign up for the free service. Parents are thoughtfully built into the whole process with a separate log-in and monitoring notifications. Kids are encouraged as friends and family view and add stickers to the images of their projects. Happy creating!

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