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5 Best Holiday Apps for Kids in 2018

Best Holiday Apps for Kids in 2018
Kids’ school holidays are the perfect time for parents and kids to bond through the extra family time you get.
School holidays might be fun at first, but as you cross out one after another activity on your holiday checklist, things could get boring and expensive after some time.
In addition, you would also want your kids to learn something out of the holidays. The key is to put proper planning in place on how to spend the holidays with children, so that your children may engage in self-development over the holidays.
Parents are in charge of setting limits on digital media for kids and teens six and older. The amount of daily screen time depends on the child and family, but children should prioritize productive time over entertainment time.
Check out these holiday apps beneficial to your family and kids during kids’ school holidays!
Hopster: Learn & Watch Kids TV

( Android - Free , iPad - Free )

Hopster provides a safe place for young children to access educational and entertaining media. Hopster provides video, music, books, simple games and creative activities specifically chosen for young children. Famous characters, actors, and writers all feature in its superb content. 
All of these are available in a format that children will find easy to browse and access.  It is completely child-friendly.  There are no advertisements, no inappropriate media, and no buttons where an accidental click could take children to a website or social media account.  Children can scroll through the main screen before selecting a pictorial representation of each of the media types.  Within these, a thumbnail picture depicts the show, music, activity or book.  Even young children will soon find using the app to be easy and frustration-free.

( iPad - Free )

Musical monster adventure is an application suitable for children 6 to 11 years of age in which they learn the basics of music. This beautifully presented app explores the adventures of the Mussila band on a musical journey. Help them find instruments, costumes and create your own music. The app is based on a music curriculum and the player progresses through skill building levels such as recognising instruments, instrumental sounds, rhythm and melodies. This extensive game has over 60 levels of engaging game play and creativity.

Toca Life: Vacation

( iPad - £2.99 )

Toca Life: Vacation is part of the Toca Life series. Like the others, it's a digital playset that lets kids pretend they're going on holiday. The main screen acts as a navigation tool so kids can tap on the place they want to play: the airport, the hotel, the beach, etc.

Kids can learn about imagination, creativity, and pretend play as they explore and create stories using the different characters and scenes to practice role-playing and try on different identities. They'll stretch their imaginations and feel totally in charge as they explore and manipulate everything on the screen, and the record function allows them to build narratives.

Toonia Colorbook - Educational Colouring game for Kids & Toddlers

( iPad - Free )

Toonia Colourbook is one of our new favorite colouring books for toddlers and preschoolers.This is a cute and fun colouring book option for kids that gives them plenty of themes and pages for free. There are lots of rubbish digital-colouring apps available for iPad. Thankfully, Toonia Colourbook looks like one of the good needles in the App Store haystack.

Sago Mini Friends

( iPad - Free )

The fun part of Sago Mini Friends is being in control and directing the activities. Let kids play individually so they can choose their own animal, choose which doorbell to ring, and fully interact with each activity. However, to extract learning from this experience, teachers should use Sago Mini Friends as a prompt for discussion about social interactions, working with others, and feelings. 

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