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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Best Apps to Slow the Summer Learning Slide

Photo: Melissa Willets
"Summer break is about fun, sun...and the inevitable learning slide. While kids need to let loose and enjoy a few months off from school, you don't want them to go back in the fall having forgotten the concepts they worked so hard to master the year before." according to Melissa Willets. 

That's where our picks for the best apps to slow the summer learning slide come in. Whether you've got a preschooler or a high schooler, your child is going to love these fun, educational programs that promise to keep them sharp over the summer. Psst, you don't even have to mention the educational 

Photo: Parenting Magazine

McGraw Hill has created ALEKS, an app for desktop and tablet, so it actually learns from each individual student's grasp of math and science and then tailors a program just for him or her. Kids from kindergarten through 12th grade can take this app's adaptive quizzes and use its content in short study bursts of 15 minutes to 1 hour, making ALEKS a perfect fit for summer learning. Price: $7-$90, depending on course product selected.

Available on mobile or tablet, Babbel offers a fun and easy way for kids of all ages to study 14 different languages. Since this learning system travels with your family, kids can learn to speak, write and understand a new language at their own pace as they enjoy the summer at home or away. A free trial is available, and monthly subscriptions start at $6.95.

Source: Parenting Magazine