Spring break is just around the corner for millions of students across the country. It is always a great time for parents to take a quick vacation with their kids. Although, not every child is heading out somewhere new and exciting. Most will be at home the entire week and their parents will be searching for something to keep them busy. Below are a few apps to tell students about before they leave your classroom for spring break. These educational apps will help reduce the amount of learning loss, as well, during their time off from school. These recommended apps are just as entertaining as they are educational.
SkyORB Lite – Astronomy for Everyone
With the weather finally becoming warmer out, it is the perfect time to do a bit of stargazing. The app SkyORB Lite will have kids interested in astronomy in no time. PC Advisor highly recommends it. “We love SkyORB because it not only offers 3D images of the planets and the stars in the sky, along with comets and asteroids, but it also comes a ‘point to sky’ feature that allows you to aim your handset towards a star or planet and it’ll identify it for you.”
This foreign language learning app is free and easy to use. Dualingo has over 70 courses available for 26 different languages. Not long ago, they also added Japanese to their program. Dualingo has been around for five years now and uses a game approach to learning a new language. It is a totally free app that will inspire kids to eventually learn many languages.
If your kid would rather have a more one-on-one traditional type learning setting, iAchieve can help. We offer foreign language tutoring in Spanish, French, German, and Italian. Perhaps the combination of us with Dualingo will quicken the language learning even more.
The Room 3
This app will have your child channeling their inner detective and solving mysteries for hours. At times it can be almost impossible to put down. The Room 3 will improve anyone’s problem solving and prediction skills. The player arrives on a remote island and must solve mind-boggling puzzles in a battle with “The Craftsman”. Each room is a complete surprise and totally different from the last. There are secret rooms, passageways, and everything a kid will need to wake up their imagination. Parents love it, too, because it is a nonviolent game that is super entertaining.
World Map Quiz
Geography is usually something primary students struggle with. The bad news is if they are having problems with it early in life, it will just become more difficult as they get older unless they find a way they can learn it. I can say first hand that most of my third-grade students could not name even five out of fifty states correctly on the map when they started this school year. World Map Quiz is an app that will not just teach kids the United States, but all other countries as well.
Middle School Confidential
The Middle School Confidential app presents a graphic novel that deals with kids’ issues. It is created in a way that is comparable to superhero comic books, so more kids might be apt to read it rather than a normal book. It covers such topics as low self-esteem, body image, how to handle stress, controlling emotions, friendship problems, and bullying.
Written by Ryan Crawley
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