If you need some peace and quiet at dinner, during a road trip, or just in life in general, there’s nothing like an app to keep little ones busy.
Download a few of these games onto your smartphone or tablet and enjoy the blissful quiet, while knowing that your kids are boosting their brain power at the same time.
GoldieBlox and the Movie Machine
This app is perfect for inspiring creativity in your kids. Little ones learn about how animation works, and even create their own GIFs.
FREE DOWNLOAD: http://bit.ly/goldieitunes Learn how to animate and make your own movies with GoldieBlox and the Movie Machine! Use your hands to draw, color, sticker, and animate your way into the Bloxtown film festival. Featuring the world-premiere GoldieBlox cartoon introducing the story of "GoldieBlox and the Movie Machine"...
The Magic School Bus: Oceans by Scholastic
Boost their interest in science while quenching their thirst for adventure as they take a journey with the beloved Magic School Bus gang. They’ll learn about marine life in a way that’s fun and engaging.
THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS: OCEANS * Based on the Scholastic book "The Magic School Bus: On The Ocean Floor" by Joanna Cole and illustrated by Bruce Degen * Age 4 and up / $7.99 U.S. only for full app; Lite Version also available.
This app makes mastering math enjoyable. Kids are focused on clearing the hundreds of levels that get progressively harder as you play, while you’re loving that they’ve begun to understand concepts like algebra and geometry.
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Monkey Preschool Lunchbox
Kids will love this beautifully animated game and its adorable monkey main character. They’ll help him group together all of the fruit of a particular color, or the items that start with a certain letter. The app is easy for little fingers to control, so there’s a low frustration factor involved.
Monkey Preschool Lunchbox - Best App For Kids - iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch App Store Link: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id328205875 The #1 preschool game in the app store. Learn and have fun by helping monkey pack lunch! Monkey Preschool Lunchbox is a collection of seven exciting educational games for your preschooler (ages 2 to 5).
While slightly different from the entertaining and educational choices listed above, this app is an important one. If your kids are old enough to spend time out and about on their own, this personal safety app is worth a download. If they’re feeling nervous for any reason, they open SafeTrek and hold their thumb on the “safe” button. Once they feel comfortable in their surroundings again, they release the button and enter a pin number. If the situation turns scary, they release the button but avoid entering the pin. This sends a signal to police, who are instantly notified of their location, with no bells or whistles or alarms to alert those causing the danger.
The SafeTrek App is a personal safety app where people who are alone walking to their car or from downtown to their home can use it as an additional safety precaution. Here is a "How To" on the app and what it entails.
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