Learning apps are a far better use of screen time!
Whether you love it or hate it – or don’t know what it is – Pokemon Go is one of the most popular apps in the world right now. Here are some alternatives created intentionally to foster learning, making them a truly worthwhile time investment. For fun, and since Pokemon’s from Japan, I’ll count the apps in Japanese – Ichi, Ni, San, Go!
Ichi (One): Have story time anywhere with the FarFaria App.
You will like this app because kids can READ quietly and be entertained wherever they are. It also gives the entire family access to thousands of books on iPad, kindle, phone, ext. so there are options for all ages! Turn screen time into story time with this “Netflix for Children’s BOOK” app. Its great to be able to save books to the app so they can read offline anywhere!!
Great for: Ages 2-9
Cost: For a limited time, $19.99 (Save $20!)
Ni (Two): Improve reading skills with Hooked On Phonics app.
Do your kids love Hooked On Phonics?
Theyve really brought this time-honored system to the big league with this amazing app. It has educational games to keep kids at home or on the phone anywhere. I love that it syncs children’s progress to all devices – –So, if dad is working night shift he is kept up with PJ’s progress. And if you don’t have the app around you can just download the app, sign, in, and have kids pick up right where they left off. Seamless.
Great for: Ages 2-8
Cost: For a limited time, $29.99 (Save 20$)
San (Three): Learn coding skills with the brower-based Learn to Mod program.
Great for: Ages 7-13
Need help helping with homework?? Are you strapped for time to help with homework? There is an app for that, too! GrandSlam provides 24/7 tutoring in all subject’s to students in middle and high school, as well as, college. With their award winning chat-based tutoring platform, your kids can access tutors anytime they need. This is the perfect supplement for any subject matter beyond your scope, busy spells, and for when kids head off to college.
Great for: upper school to college ages, tougher subjects
Cost: For a limited time, get a whole year for $99 (save) $81!)
I hope I’ve expanded your DIGITAL horizons beyond Pokemon Go today! What apps do your kids use? Comment below. I’d love to hear about it!
Thanks for reading!