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“10 Must Have Apps While Traveling With Kids”

School is out for the summer, so it’s the perfect time to take a vacation with the family. Keeping your kids entertained and educated during these trips can be easy nowadays thanks to technology from smartphones and tablets, letting you focus on the road or relax during a flight.

With over 65,000 educational apps on the App Store and more than 91,000 on the Google Play store, it can be overwhelming to find the best apps for your kids that provide both an entertainment and educational benefit. Take a look at the top 10 list we’ve created below to help you and your kids get started.

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The Human Body App (http://tinybop.com/products/the-human-body)

For: iPhone and iPad

Price: $2.99

The Human Body App lets kids learn anatomy and explore a working model of the body. Every part is animated and interactive: the heart beats, guts gurgle, lungs breathe and the eyes see. It’s designed for kids ages 4 and up.

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Dinorama (http://dinora.ma/)

For: iPhone and iPad

Price: $2.99

Dinorama brings the theme park-building style of games to elementary aged kids, letting them explore their entrepreneurial side. Kids are in charge of taking care of dinosaurs while also selling popcorn and hiring employees, challenging their math and management skills. 

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FarFaria (http://farfaria.com)

For: iPad and Android devices

Price: One story per day is free, full access starts at $3.99 per month.

FarFaria is an educational children’s book app that provides over 700 books for kids ages 2-9. The app includes a read-to-me feature, reading level badges on every story cover, offline access and five new books added per week.

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LEGO Juniors Create & Cruise (http://www.lego.com/en-us/juniors/apps/create-and-cruise)

For: iPhone, iPad and Android

Price: Free

LEGO Juniors Create & Cruise brings the popular building blocks to your mobile device, letting kids conveniently explore their creative side by creating vehicles, minifigures and more. They can even drive their own creations in a minigame. It’s targeted at kids ages 4 and up.

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TallyTots

(http://spinlight.com/apps/tallytots/)

For: iOS and Android

Price: $2.99

TallyTots teaches preschoolers their basic 1-2-3s and math skills with illustrated minigames. There are 20 different puzzles and an interactive sing-along counting song to help kids learn to count up to 100.

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Junior Astronaut

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/junior-astronaut-breaking/id568831665?mt=8)

For: iPad

Price: $2.99

Junior Astronaut is an interactive storytelling app for kids ages 9 and up that teaches them about science, physics and space travel. Each scene features original artwork, audio and music, and kids can even create their own rocket.

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Endless Alphabet (
http://originatorkids.com/endless-alphabet/)

For: iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and Windows

Price: Free – $6.99

If you’ve got young children (ages 5 and under), Endless Alphabet is great for teaching them the ABC’s and basic vocabulary skills. Kids learn the alphabet by playing over 50 interactive and illustrated puzzle games based on simple words.

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Barefoot World Atlas

(http://www.barefootworldatlas.com/)

For: iPhone and iPad

Price: $4.99

Barefoot World Atlas is based on a huge interactive 3D globe to help elementary schoolers (and even adults) learn about different cultures around the world. It’s a big app at over 1GB, but is chock full of helpful encyclopedia-style facts.

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Sago Mini Music Box

(http://www.sagosago.com/app/sago_mini_music_box)

For: iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire and Windows

Price: $2.99

Sago Mini Music Box introduces toddlers to their artistic and musical side. The app includes popular nursery rhymes like “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” in an illustrated, tap-anywhere adventure.

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Intro to Cursive (http://www.montessorium.com/cursive)

For: iPhone and iPad

Price: $4.99

Intro to cursive teaches kids the art of handwriting, improving their penmanship while also exploring their creativity side. Kids learn to trace letters and even pronounce them – perfect for kindergartners who are still learning the basic ABCs and vocabulary.

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