Apps to Fight Boredom and Promote Learning

Keeping minds active during summer break.

By on July 10, 2013

With the dog days of summer in full swing, learning may be the last thing on a child’s mind, but a good summer read could help provide hours of entertainment – and build a little brain power between trips to the pool. This July, in recognition of Anti-Boredom Month, keep your kids entertained with these interactive and educational apps designed to help them retain what they learned during the school year and return to the classroom this fall sharp as ever.  

Keep your rambunctious toddler amused while making sure they enter preschool ahead of the game with Connect the Dots with Dino and Friends. The interactive app helps your little dinosaur fan learn to count with a simple dot-to-dot game. Make math part of summer fun with JumpStart’s Madagascar Math Ops app. Your children will love learning with their favorite movie characters in a playfully designed adventure.

As you hit the road for a summer adventure, keep your child’s geography knowledge in check with Stack the States. With fun games and trivia, your child won’t even realize that they’re learning capitals, state shapes, flags, fun facts and so much more.

And what’s summer break without a little reading? According to the U.S. Department of Education, children can lose up to 25 percent of reading skills during the summer months. Make sure that you are equipped with Zinio Reader, an e-reader app that compiles more than 5,000 digital magazines and allows you to sync your library across all mobile devices, so your child can take their summer reading with them wherever you travel this year.

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean that your child has to fall behind the learning curve. With fun and educational apps, your smartphone or tablet is the greatest tool for fighting boredom while helping your child learn.