The Best Apps for Your Little Brainiacs

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The waning days of summer may have some kids scrambling to squeeze in as much extracurricular fun and sun before the start of a new school year, but parents can help their little geniuses put on their thinking caps and refocus on learning with a bumper crop of edutaining apps. Flip through our picks of some of the newest and coolest apps that’ll delight students of all ages and get their noggins back into gear.

Counting Caterpillar

Young math wizards will enjoy learning how to count with Counting Caterpillar, a delightful app that features colorful visuals and more than 45 levels to help maintain a kid’s attention. The app’s game play is simple enough for preschoolers, while still engaging for kindergarteners. Players feed caterpillars by counting and capturing bugs in correct number sequences and correct answers are rewarded with animated butterflies. Kids can learn the basics of counting to 100 as well as learn how to skip count in intervals of two, five and 10. Counting Caterpillar is a fun way for little ones to build their numbers skills.

For preschoolers and older. $1.99 for iOS.

What are some of your favorite edutainment apps? Tell us in the comments below!

—Kipp Jarecke-Cheng


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