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.

Toca Labs: Plants

Digital toy creator Toca Boca already has a huge fanbase among in-the-know kids and parents around the world. With their newest release, Toca Lab: Plants, inspiring junior botanists can exercise their green thumbs by experimenting with plants in a virtual botanical laboratory. The app features five different experiment stations and 35 all-new plant characters that players can help to grow and evolve into unique characters and species. By experimenting with light, watering schedules, nutrition, cloning and crossbreeding, kids can discover how plants develop and grow in the real world through in this cheeky, appealing game.

For ages 7 and older. $2.99 for iOS and Android.

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

—Kipp Jarecke-Cheng


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