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Websites and Apps to Cure Summer Brain Drain

Learning doesn't stop just because school is out. Try these five fabulous apps and sites to help kids stay sharp this summer.

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Awesome apps

These smartphone and tablet apps use imaginative games to get kids engaged – and learning.

Dragonbox Algebra 5+

  • Good for ages: 6 and up
  • Works on: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
  • Cost: $5.99

What kids will learn: As players make their way through this game, they'll build up their abilities in addition, division and multiplication. Each level guides users through simple equations that will help them later in algebra classes at school.

Scribblenauts Remix

  • Good for ages: 6 and up
  • Works on: iPhone, Android
  • Cost: $0.99

What kids will learn: Become animated characters in this game that encourages kids to develop their vocabulary and spelling skills as they play.

Leafsnap

  • Good for ages: 8 and up
  • Works on: iPhone, iPad
  • Cost: Free

What kids will learn: Identify plants and flowers using this app that will encourage your kids to understand more about the world around them. Kids will be able to identify plants and catalog their finds within the app.

The Night Sky

  • Good for ages: 7 and up
  • Works on: iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
  • Cost: $0.99

What kids will learn: Explore constellations and astronomy with this app that uses your location to tell you what you're seeing in the night sky. For wannabe astronauts, this app is perfect!

Stack The States 


  • Good for ages: 8 and up
  • Works on: iPhone, iPad
  • Cost: $0.99

What kids will learn: It's hard to remember the names and places of all the states in the U.S.A. This app can help, guiding kids to recall the names, abbreviations and even interesting facts about each one.

 

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