Top apps: Apps for summer education

Summer is a joy for kids, but parents often are concerned that their kids will forget some of what they learned the prior year during their vacation. These fun educational apps will have your kids learning all summer and staying sharp until the next school year.


Duolingo(Free)* — If your child is taking Spanish, French or German next year, give him or her a head start with this app that uses games and social competition to help kids learn. (Score: 98/100)

Stack the States($0.99) — Learn about the location of all 50 U.S. states with a fun visual stacking game; collect all 50 states to unlock additional games. (Score: 97/100)

TeachMe: 3rd Grade($1.99) — Third-grade basics are taught in this fun app for kids; it includes sight reading, writing skills, multiplication and division. (Score: 97/100)


iStoryBooks(Free)* — Keep reading skills alive during the summer as your child reads along with these stories via text and audio. A premium subscription service also is available. (Score: 96/100)

Team Umizoomi Math: Zoom Into Numbers($4.99) — Umizoomi's popular characters lead your children in games with basic math themes, including addition and subtraction. (Score: 91/100)


Kids Numbers and Math Lite(Free)* — Your child can learn or brush up on number basics like number names, counting, adding and subtracting with this app. (Score: 97/100)

Monkey Preschool Lunchbox($1.99)* — Your child can open Monkey's lunch box and find five different games to teach colors, letters, counting, differences and matching. (Score: 88/100)

Sight Words Games & Flashcards($1.99)* — Six different games in this app help your child learn 300 common sight words based on the Dolch Word List. (Score: 80/100)

Chicktionary($1.99)* — Some crazy chickens will encourage your children to increase their reading and spelling abilities as they create words with letters the poultry provide. (Score: 80/100)

Math Pro($1.99)* — Math Pro helps older students learn complex topics like algebra, geometry and calculus with multiple tutorials and examples for each level. (Score: 77/100)


* Available on both platforms.

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