Hayden’s last day of school is this week and we have a busy summer packed with trips, karate, swim lessons and more! In between all of that, I want to make sure he is still getting some learning in so he’s ready for 1st grade. We still plan on reviewing all of his sight words in addition to participating in a reading program, but one way he really loves to learn is with technology. If you have a little one that is There’s no better way than with apps on your phone! Armed with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 by Verizon, Hayden is set this summer when it comes to learning apps for summer.
AR Flashcards: Animal Alphabet
If your child has never used augmented reality, they are in for a treat! AR Flashcards is the new way of learning with flashcards. Once you download the free app, point your phone over the free printable alphabet flashcards and then a 3D animal will pop up on the screen. Double tap and you’ll hear the letter and the name of the animal. My son absolutely loves practicing his letters with this app.
Something my son is not that big a fan of is math so I want to make sure that I make it fun for him. Splash Math has both free and paid apps that you can download for your child’s specific grade. Each app will help your child master key math skills that are age appropriate but in a fun and engaging theme.
Scholastic Reading Timer
My son loves for us to read TO him, but he struggles with reading books himself. While we are participating in a summer reading program, I’m always looking for motivation to help him read. The Scholastic Reading Timer is free and features a stopwatch where kids can start, stop and pause the app but still see their reading minutes add up!
When tied to the Scholastic Summer Challenge, kids can earn prizes when they reach their reading goals. Prizes are virtual badges that feature favorite characters like Captain Underpants!
Geography Drive Arcade
I’ve always been interested in geography even as a kid and this is a great app to introduce kids to a map of the USA! For $1.99, you’ll have access to over 200 state facts and 800 questions. There’s also a flag quiz! This is a great app for road trips too.
Each week, watch a different animated movie featuring topics like Science, Social Studies, Reading, Writing, Math, Health, Arts, and Technology. Each movie also has related quizzes and educational activities designed to get a kid thinking and asking questions. My son loves watching the movie and then applying it to the world around him.
What apps will you be using for summer learning for kids?
Disclosure: As member of a pretty cool team of influencers, I received the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with line of service from Verizon. No additional compensation was provided nor did I promise positive feedback. All opinions are my own”