Summer is a time for fun and learning.
According to the Oxford Learning Center, children lose 1 month or more of what they learned in the preceding year during the summer months. In some subjects, like math, the slide is much more severe with children losing as much as 2 grade levels.
Educational apps and other strategies can help children retain more in between June and August and help them do better in school during the year.
Let’s look at some to best free educational apps to help your kids get the most out of their education.
Duolingo makes learning a foreign languages fun. Choose from over a dozen languages. Practice listening, reading, talking and writing to get the whole language experience. PC magazine says, “You can’t beat Duolingo.”
This app gives children access to hours of educational entertainment. They can watch their favorite PBS shows and you don’t have to wonder if it’s appropriate.
Fun for ages toddler to pre-teen, this is the perfect apps for summer trips to grandparents. Or use it as a cool down after playing outside, while you check out the latest educational trends, tips and tools on Facebook or Pinterest.
Kids are naturally curious about the world around them. By cultivating this in our children we can help shape the discoveries and technologies of the future.
Star Tracker is an augmented reality app that allows kids to point their device at the night sky and see an overlay of constellations, planets and systems. They can then learn about the systems.
While kids can learn astronomy at any age, we highly recommend it for 5th grade up.
This app grows with your child. They have math games for age 4 through 16. With games like these, children learn that math isn’t just some cold numbers on a page. The world is filled with math challenges. Learning how to solve them will help them better grasp math and life. This educational app was designed by psychologists and teachers who understand how children learn.
Kids can’t get enough of these exciting math adventures; and they may just forget they’re learning!