Need a break in between summer camp and activities? Check out these four fun apps for kids that will keep them entertained during downtime this summer.
Motion Math Pizza: The Most Fun App for 10 Year Olds
A long-time Forcefield favorite is Motion Math: Pizza. This app requires kids to combine marketing, budgeting, and responding to changing customer needs to create a successful pizzeria. Kids take over running a pizza shop and in the process learn math, business and life skills such as addition, supply and demand, competition and budgeting. Users control all aspects of running a pizza parlor, from what ingredients to buy to which vendor to use. It has highly realistic game play, with speed incorporated into it when demand for pizza is high, which is why we have recommended this app to budding entrepreneurs. Motion Math: Pizza gets highest marks for integrating fun and learning.
Cut the Rope HD: The Most Fun App for Tweens
For the tweens in the family, another extremely fun app for kids is Cut the Rope. This fun app for kids melds learning with fun in a way that will most likely prove irresistible. Kids help feed the resident Om Nom frog candy by strategically cutting the hanging ropes in such a way that pieces fall into his mouth. There’s lots of room for trial and error as kids learn about sequential thinking, cause and effect and physics — but it’s mostly just for fun!
Popular Science: The Most Fun App for Teens
Teens have likely heard about all of the latest and greatest apps out there. What they may not have seen, however, is an entertaining science app. With late-breaking science and technology news along with gadget reviews and commentary, Popular Science‘s well-designed app also includes articles on scientific research as well as analysis and commentary, both aggregated and written by in-house writers. Elegantly simple in its design, the easy-to-navigate app is a one-stop spot for scientific research, gadgets and green tech.
Fun Apps at the Grocery Store
Fooducate lets kids scan grocery store items and get nutritional values with a clever design that even suggests healthier options when available!. The all-in-one, award-winning health app allows users to input exercise info and track meals. Best of all, it highlights to often hard-to-find data on store-bought foods, including trans fats, GMOs and food coloring. Fooducate is a great app to make the experience of grocery shopping a fun experience.