Fun and Educational Apps to Keep Your Kids from Bothering You

Apr 23, 2020 | BIZ, POP, TECH

by MJ Toledo

If your child’s school closed due to the virus, it’s time to whip out their gadgets. While screen time is notoriously banned by most parents, it can offer a unique learning opportunity for kids to improve their knowledge. 

The coronavirus has inspired  a global work from home revolution. But how can you focus on your tasks when your child is whining for more playtime or treats? For this, educational apps offer a unique solution.  

It’s hard to imagine parenting without phones and tablets. Technology has drastically transformed the way moms and dads raise, communicate, and teach their kids. While managing screen time can be tricky for most parents, the advantages of technology are undeniable. Here are some apps that will impact your children in positive ways and even let you take a break for an hour or two.

Brainpop

If you want to treat your kids to fun games and videos, Brainpop is the answer. The company offers tons of engaging content which includes quizzes and other related material. This app presents a brand new way to teach young ones about engineering and technology, math, social studies, science, arts, and music, among other topics. Most schools all over Israel, Mexico, and Spain use this app. The best part is, it offers a free Movie of the Week on Playstore and AppStore 

Khan Academy Kids

With thousands of books and activities to inspire your kids to learn and discover, Khan Academy Kids is a godsend for parents. If your kid is 2 to 7 years old, they can try the personalized learning path offered by this app. It also has a guided character named Kodi to help you kids their journey. When users press play, they can cycle through topics such as social-emotional learning, arts, and math. Get it on AppStore and PlayStore.

LEGO® Tower

Lego is one of the most iconic games for children. In this mobile game, kids can build their own commercial and residential towers and make it an amazing home for tents and businesses so they can charge rent. This app is a unique way to teach your kids the concept of business and management. Here, kids can also enjoy customization features when they build Minifigure pieces which include choosing heads and outfits. It is available on Playstore and Appstore

Nick Jr. – Shows & Games

If you have a preschooler who’s crazy about Paw Patrol, Dora the Explorer, and other Nick Jr. shows, this interactive app is a must-have. It has a wide selection of games, music, full show episodes, original content, and other surprises in between. It is designed with discovery in mind and is very easy to use even without your guidance. It can be downloaded on Appstore and Playstore.

Minecraft 

One of the most popular and widely-played games in the world, Minecraft is not only fun but also beneficial to your kid. Minecraft grants an amazing way for smart children to learn about geometry, self-direction, collaboration, geology, and even exercise their creative thinking. This app is targeted towards 9 to 15-year-olds and can be an awesome game to play when parents need some time off. Download it on Playstore and Appstore

Quick Math Jr.

If you want to sharpen your kid’s math skills, downloading this app is an awesome idea. This whimsical game can strengthen your child’s understanding of basic math concepts such as counting. For advanced learners, they can improve their addition and subtraction. The math problems in this app have different levels. Some questions even require handwritten answers. Install it on Appstore.

Youtube Kids

Do your kids love to watch videos on YouTube? If so, this app is a must-have since it gives young children an easier way to see their favorite characters and intensify their imagination. YouTube alone is filled with non-child friendly content so this app does the job of filtering out videos for parents. Get it on Appstore and Playstore.

Make The Most Out of These Apps

Keeping children preoccupied when there’s no school is one of the hardest tasks of parents. But with the apps mentioned above, it can be easier. These apps are safe to use and kid-friendly. Not only that, it also contains thousands of opportunities for learning so there’s no need to feel guilty about granting your kid some screen time.