Nothing can ruin a car trip more than being asked “Are we there?” He had played six times before even reaching the halfway mark.
Keeping kids happy during a family road trip is a top priority, but that doesn’t mean you have to buy a bunch of new toys or invest in a portable DVD player before you hit the road. Here are 11 free apps that will help you make your next long-distance car trip more smoothly.
11 free road trip apps for kids
Download some of these applications to your phone or your child’s tablet to eliminate boredom in the back seat. You don’t even have to feel guilty about the extra screen time. All 11 applications are also educational.
1. a hula hoop
If your local library uses Hoopla app, You can view audiobooks for free. There are hundreds of books suitable for children and teenagers. There are even audio books for children in Spanish. Hoopla also provides access to music, TV shows and movies-but you don’t have to tell the kids.
Speeding It is another application provided to readers free of charge by public libraries. It is similar to Hoopla (and also provides access to streaming video). Contact your local library to see if it works with this application.
3. PBS Kids Games
If your child likes shows like Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Wild Kratts or Peg + Cat, PBS kids games It is the perfect app to keep them busy. Children can choose from a variety of games featuring their favorite PBS Kids characters. Even without realizing it, they will acquire math, science and creativity skills.
4. Children of Khan Academy
This Khan Academy Kids App Designed to make learning fun for children from 2 to 8 years old. Children can read stories, play games, watch videos and complete activities while improving their literacy and math skills.
This Duolingo The app uses games to teach children (and adults) how to speak more than 25 different languages. It even opened a Klingon language course for “Star Trek” fans. Make this a learning opportunity for the whole family, because your child will repeat words and phrases aloud even when wearing headphones.
6. The story of Gus on the Go
This Language learning applications Use classic children’s stories to help children learn Spanish, French, Greek or Hebrew. Although this free app was built as a sequel to the original Gus on the Go app (download cost $3.99), it can also be used by kids who already understand some words in another language. It is only available through Apple’s App Store.
7. Crazy libs
adjective? adverb?Your child can practice using the correct word choice through the classic technical version Crazy Libs gameThe stupid stories they create will cause a lot of giggles in the back seat.
This App from the Math Learning Center It will help your future Penny Hoarders understand the value of different currencies while strengthening basic mathematical skills such as counting and addition. The Math Learning Center also has a variety of other free apps that can teach more advanced math skills such as fractions and geometry.
9. Geographic touch
A road trip is an excellent opportunity to teach children a little knowledge of geography.Young travelers can learn about U.S. states, state capitals, state flags and other countries/regions in the world through the following websites GeoTouch: Learning geography application. This application can only be downloaded through Apple’s App Store.
10. Cartoon 3D
Children can tap into their inner storytellers through this free app from Google.use Cartoon 3D, They can draw and animate characters, come up with a plot and narrate the dialogue.
ScratchJr Allow kids to use coding to create their own stories and games-no coding experience required. They are not following video games, but controlling actions.
Nicole Dow is the senior writer of The Penny Hoarder.