Your kids may be in school but that doesn’t mean you want the learning to stop once they get home. For equal amounts entertainment, fun and education, turn to engaging apps to keep the teaching moments going, no matter where you are. Simply load up your tablet with apps from Amazon Appstore Family. We found six great ones that will keep your kids sharp. Scroll down for our picks that are so addictively fun they won’t even realize they’re learning.

Ages Three to Five

ABC Phonics
This colorful app combines 26 educational games all in one place that make learning the basics of reading and writing tons of fun for preschoolers. Catchy phonics songs help kids learn letters, while the games explore word sounds. Pre-writers can also give their fine motor skills a workout tracing letters.

Hooked On Phonics: Learn to Read
The award-winning Hooked On Phonics system has been helping kids learn to read for decades and now kids can build reading skills on their Amazon Fire tablets thanks to the app’s digital reading program. The app uses reading games and ebooks to build phonics skills as kids progress through lessons. It also offers rewards through points and trophies to help motivate kids and keep the process fun and exciting.

Ages Six to Nine Early Learning Academy
This exciting app features thousands of games and activities that teach kids math, reading, social studies and art in a way that feels like play time. They’ll earn rewards as they meet challenges along a step-by-step learning path. With videos, books, songs, puzzles, games and more they’ll never get bored as they continue to learn.

Homer Reading
Using the characters your kids already love, like Thomas and Angelina Ballerina, this app creates a customized reading program to meet both developmental needs and interests. This combo helps keep the learning exciting even for reluctant readers. Besides hundreds of stories featuring classic and favorite characters the app also offers games, activities and printable worksheets. And with four customizable profiles all your young readers can spend the summer honing their reading and sharing skills.

Ages Ten to Twelve

Keep up those Common Core skills all summer long with this fun app that features over 250 educational games. Each week brings six new games to play for free or you can upgrade with a subscription for access to all of them at once. You can browse through each one by grade level, which runs from Pre-K to 6th grade and up, which means that the subscription can keep all your kids entertained and educated all summer long.

Stack the Countries
There’s no better way to make geography fun than with this awesome app. Each country literally comes to life with a face and its own personality as kids learn about capitals, landmarks, flags and much more. Kids can collect countries like trading cards by carefully stacking them up in a game to pass each level.

Download these apps and find even more fun with Amazon Appstore Family where you can find all of the most popular kids apps in one easy to search and shop spot.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

All photos: Courtesy of Amazon

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