14 Apps That Will Help Your Kids Learn This Summer (and Give You a Much-Needed Break)
As a mom, I worry about Summer brain drain — the slow erosion of the knowledge your child gained during the previous school year during the course of three months spent focusing on cannonballs, lightning bugs, and ice cream trucks. While the backslide that happens over the Summer isn't the biggest deal, it doesn't mean you shouldn't encourage your kids to keep their school skills sharp, preferably in ways that don't involve you begging them to complete math worksheets or assigned Summer reading. Instead, download the following 14 educational apps to their tablets or phones and let the learning begin. From games that help them practice basic math to inventive storytelling sites, these apps are fun and educational — the perfect Summer combo.