Summer is always a welcome time for both parents and kids to take a break from the crazy daily routines, homework assignments and packed lunches. Unfortunately for millions of kids, summer also seems to be that time of the year where they lose some of what they learned from the previous school year.
Just because kids are out of school, it does not mean they should not be learning. Each moment we spend with them should be both fun and educational.
Check out these six PBS apps that will keep your kids learning all summer long with their favorite characters.
PBS Parents Play & Learn 1 of 6
This is PBS' first app created for parents. It keeps kids entertained and always learning on-the-go with more than a dozen themed games. The best part of this bilingual (English/Spanish) app is that we can play along with them and create awesome memories!
Available on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Nook Tablet, Kindle Tablet, Android phone
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Play at Home with Daniel 2 of 6
With this app kids learn from Daniel's everyday experiences. Most of which are the same as theirs. Children will learn a bit more about themselves and their place in the world as they play.
$.99, Ages 2+
Available on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Kindle tablet, Android tablet, Android phone
Wild Kratts Creature Math 3 of 6
This app includes three super fun, immersive games, each focusing on a particular science concept, and filled with all sorts of interesting science facts.
$2.99, Ages 4+
Available on the iPad
Super Why ABS Adventures 4 of 6
Ready to go on an around the world, ABC adventure with Super Why? Kids can enjoy five fully interactive literacy games that help them build skills to master the alphabet!
Your child will be introduced to both uppercase and lowercase letters, their names, the order of the alphabet, common letter sounds and writing letters.
$3.99, Ages 3+
Available on iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, Kindle Tablet, Nook Tablet, Android phone
Dinosaur Train Classic in the Jurassic, Jr.! 5 of 6
Kids are welcomed into the Jurassic era playing through three math-based games focusing on sorting, using a pan balance and counting to help Gilbert get Troodon Town ready for a special event!
$1.99, Ages 3+
Available only on the iPad
The Electric Company Party Game 6 of 6
Kids can improve their vocabulary, reading and math skills all this free app!
Hours of unrepeated fast-paced games, physical challenges, and group activities while playing their favorite Electric Company member.
Kids learn geometry, addition and subtraction, data analysis and graphing and coin value and recognition as part of the 1st and 2nd grade math and literacy curricula.
FREE, Ages 6+
Available on iPad, Kindle Tablet, Android phone, Android tablet, Nook Tablet
image source: PBS