Great Travel Apps for Kids

Are you vacationing somewhere over Spring Break this year?  Looking for a way to keep the kiddos entertained while driving in the car, waiting in the airport, or on the plane?  Why not download some of these fantastic travel apps for kids that are sure to keep them entertained.  Bonus… some of them are even educational (just don’t tell the kids!)

PBS Kids Video | Free | Ages 2–9 | iPhone & IPad
Perfect for long plane rides.  The PBS Kids Video app has several clips from your child’s favorite shows like Dinosaur Train, Sid the Science Guy, Sesame Street, Curious George, The Electric Company, Martha Speaks and more. Use the browse function to see a list of what’s available, including a smattering of full episodes.

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Alfred | Free | iPhone, iPad & Android
This one is great for exploring a new city.  Alfred the robot concierge will be your guide through U.S. travels. In the beginning Alfred will ask questions about what kinds of restaurants you like. Then he’ll start recommending places so you can approve or deny. The more you use Alfred, the better he is at choosing places you love. Then, when you get to a new town, you can trust his picks based on previous favorites. This is a clever travel app for the whole family to use together.

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Road Trip Bingo HD | Ages 4+ | $1.99 | iPhone & iPad (similar apps on Android)
Perfect if you’re planning a road trip vacation.  If your child is sitting up high enough to see out the car window, they’re old enough to play this fun game where you look for signs and vehicles to complete a bingo card. Share between two kids in the back seat with the two-player option. Keeps them busy.

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Mad Libs | Ages 6–adults | Free | iPhone & iPad
This is another fun game for the whole family to play whether you’re stuck in the car or waiting for your food to come at a roadside restaurant. Just like in the hard-copy versions, you enter funny nouns, verbs, and plural nouns, and adverbs to create a laugh aloud story. Even the free version  offers  topics on Vacations, Driving in the Car and Letter to a Friend Back Home.  Within Reach especially likes this one because it secretly helps them practice grammar!

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Kids Maps | Ages 4-8 | $1.99–$2.99 | Android and iPhone
A colorful, interactive, map puzzle for kids. Not all games have to have a million bells and whistles.This one has a simple premise: See the state and drag it to its correct place on the map. But the interface is colorful and interactive, and it offers quirky comments like, “North Dakota. North Dakota is where lots of geese live.” All in all, this puzzle makes learning states more fun than a text book.

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Check out this article from nbcnews.com for more great apps.

Within Reach Learning Center wishes you safe and happy travels!  Enjoy your Spring Break!


 


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