10 Great iTunes Traveling Apps for Children
Keeping the kids occupied and free from boredom whilst traveling can be a chore, but thanks to the innovation of Apple apps, there are numerous ways of keeping them occupied. When we were kids we played eye-spy; our kids can play electronic games and look at 3D maps of the world! Kids these days don´t know they are born!
Mad Libs is a fun-filled game all the family can enjoy. The idea is to select a choice of nouns, verbs, plural nouns and adverbs which is then jumbled into an amusing sentence. It´s a laugh a minute, it really is! Another side benefit is that Mad Libs is also great for developing reading skills of young children.
An example of the wonderful family game of Mad Libs.
For a start this app has got a name that kids love; and another thing it was created by an award-winning children´s app developer. What it offers is an extensive range of colors to splash on a virtual canvas using an assortment of utensils such as a brush or crayon together with fun stickers. You can even record your voice and give your pictures a voiceover like a children´s cartoon.
This app is bingo with a difference. You get a general bingo card, but rather than having numbers to tick off, you have road signs. Keeps kids occupied all the way to the airport because they are busy looking out the window.
An example of a road trip bingo card.
The award-winning Pop Math app combines entertainment with education. The idea is to pop the floating bubbles that pair together, one with the sum, the other with the answer. The game starts with basic Math questions then gets more difficult as you progress.
Playtime theatre is another great app you can use to test your child´s creative side. It allows them to showcase a play in which they are the director therefore get to go backstage, select and change their cast or location, and organize the lighting and costumes. It´s the only time when you don´t mind your kids creating a scene.
Tale to go is best suited for long car trips, particularly at night. It features 100´s of stories for children of all ages from the age of three to preteens and are divided into appropriate categories.
Fotopedia is a great app to inspire you kids to travel. It is brimming full with of amazing and unusual photographs from professional photographers and features other worldly objects like glaciers and hot molten lava. It is also hooked up to Google maps so you can identify whereabouts in the world the photograph you are looking at is. You never know, it might be in the destination you are going.
Roxie´s Maze Vacation is an exciting adventure game that tests your child´s skill and initiative. Using brilliant graphics to add some stunning scenery, the aim is to get Roxie to her next destination by navigating wild trails, towns and winding roads. Your kids need to select the best mode of transport to get Roxie out of certain problems therefore the choice varies from skis to rafts and walking to flying, picking up useful objects along the way that Roxie needs for her vacations. Successfully complete a stage and move on to the next.
This app is a game where objects are hidden in pictures and you have to find them. There are over a hundred hidden objects in the pictures and you can make it more challenging or a little easier by using the hints and clues options. Another great app for long trips, because not only does it keep the kids occupied, it keeps them quiet as well.
This article just shows off the rich variety of children’s travel apps available for download in the Apple iTunes store. Why not take a look at some of them, they are all only a few $ each and could keep the kids entertained for hours. That type of silence is worth its weight in gold!