Summer learning loss is real: 84% of teachers say students lose some skills, knowledge or grade-level equivalency over the summer. Students can curb the “summer slide” with educational apps and games that will keep their minds active while school is out.
The school year is just about over, and your students will need fun and engaging ways to continue learning over the summer. Summer learning loss is real: 84% of teachers say students lose some skills, knowledge or grade-level equivalency over the summer. Students can curb the “summer slide” with educational apps and games that will keep their minds active while school is out.
Here are 25 learning apps to share with your students and their families:
- The Foos provides a fun and kid-friendly way to learn computer programming.
- Hopscotch allows younger kids to create their own animations while learning the basics of programming.
- Hakitzu Elite: Robot Hackers teaches children the basics of coding while they battle robots in both single and multiplayer missions.
- Gus on the Go allows kids to learn 14 different languages, including Spanish, French and Hebrew.
- Learn French allows kids to learn French and play games simultaneously.
- Crazy Gears! is a puzzle game that allows students to manipulate gears, chains, rods and pulleys to teach basic engineering concepts.
- LEGO® Juniors Create & Cruise allows young students to construct their own LEGO® vehicles and minifigures.
- Hoopa City challenges students to combine different materials in order to build roads, houses, shops and more!
- TOXinvaders teaches middle-schoolers the impact chemicals can have on our health and environment. iTunes; free.
- The Sandbox is a building game that teaches children to protect the planet by solving environmental puzzles.
- The Four is a simple but fun game that improves students’ addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills. iTunes; free.
- Bugs and Numbers teaches kids a wide range of math skills in a nontraditional way. iTunes; free.
- Tiggly Chef promotes early math concepts as kids prepare more than 40 fun dishes.
- Sushi Monster is an addictive math game that challenges students to add or multiply numbers that equal the sum or product that the Sushi Monster seeks.
- Junior Astronaut engages and educates students about space travel through topics such as gravity, mass, weight and force.
- SuperFlash Elements tests students’ knowledge about elements’ location, classification, symbol and more.
- Thinkrolls uses 18 hilarious characters to help students explore physics concepts, like force, heat and gravity.
- Poptropica is an imaginative game that allows students to create their own characters and practice their mystery-solving skills in a series of fun quests.
- Animate It allows students to create their own stop-motion animations with the help of world-famous animation studios.
- iPastels allows children to explore pastels and color blending to create beautiful digital works of art.
- Cha-Ching Pocket Money Manager helps kids track all of their pocket money and to help them save for their goal purchases. iTunes; free.
- Bankaroo acts as a virtual bank to teach kids responsible spending habits.
- Toca Store teaches kids how to cooperate, negotiate and spend money wisely.
- GarageBand promotes cognitive flexibility as kids record, create, edit and share their own music.
- iTooch Music lets kids discover music theory and history from around the world.