Top 5 apps for kids this Summer Holiday

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We bring a list of apps that will keep your kids occupied whilst travelling or when the weather isn’t as summery as expected. Most of the apps are free too.

The UK school summer holidays are almost here, and for kids that means days spent in the sun with friends, beaches, and trips abroad. Or does it? Well, put it this way, the British weather isn’t always the most reliable when it comes to the Summer months, so we’ve listed a few apps that kids will love to use whilst the weather is either dismal or you’re on your travels and need some peace from that last ‘are we there yet?’

Now obviously depending on the age of your little ones the apps below may or may not be suitable for some on the grounds of skill level, but they’re definitely suitable for all ages in terms of content, so worry not. However, the apps listed can sometimes get adults hooked on them too, which I am proof of, so consider yourself warned if you’re easily addicted – I’m looking at you, Disco Bees.

Disco Bees – Free

Complete with a disco soundtrack, colourful animations and characters, Disco Bees brings that ‘one more turn’ puzzle match-up gameplay. You have a certain number of moves to score a specific amount of points by matching up three or more bees of the same colour on a honeycomb shaped board. When matched, the bees disappear and more bees drop down into their place from above. Special bees are available when matching four or more in a row, or even matching bees in specific shapes. There are micro-transactions available to purchase more moves, but they’re not essential - if you get stuck the bees will sometimes shake in order to point you towards a possible match.

Disco Bees Screen 1

You can pick up the app on the following websites:

Google

iTunes

 

Squeebles – starting at 69p

A more educational approach with these apps – Squeebles games offer up a range of apps specific to different subjects such as Maths and English. They’re sure to help your child with their learning as well as provide a more fun way of doing it with collectible Squeeble Monsters as rewards. A password protected ‘Parents’ Zone’ on some of the apps will allow parents to monitor their child’s progress and even restrict certain parts of the app depending on which child is playing.

Squeebles Screen 1

Pick up any of the Squeebles apps at the website here.

 

Lego Juniors Create and Cruise - Free

This Lego Juniors game is designed for kids aged 4-7 years old and it’s super simple to play – you send your constructed vehicle on its way down the road whilst collecting golden lego pieces. Once you’ve collected enough you’ll unlock a lego piece to add to your inventory for the next time you construct a vehicle. Eventually you’ll collect a load of different pieces to mix and match, and use your imagination to construct whatever you like.

Lego Juniors Create And Cruise Screen 1

You can pick up the app on the following websites:

iTunes

Google

 

Pokémon TV - Free

This app isn’t a game, but it’s still worth downloading , whether you’re a kid or not! An official app from the creators of Pokémon it features over 700 episodes across 16 seasons of the Pokémon TV show. The app is updated weekly and you can choose to watch many episodes of the show spanning the various seasons and regions of the Pokémon world. It also has special features, trailers and movie events available to watch. As a fan of the original Pokémon TV show myself when I was a kid, I found myself lost in this app for way longer than I’d probably care to admit.

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You can pick up the app on the following websites:

Google

Apple

Amazon

 

Frozen Free Fall - Free

Easily one of the biggest movies for kids this year, Frozen has taken to app form and joined the match-three genre in a similar fashion to Disco Bees above. Matching ice crystals of the same colour and reaching a target score with a limited number of moves you’ll be treated to appearances from characters of the popular movies and use special power-ups too. You can lock in-app purchases as well, so you won’t get a surprise bill for more lives or snowballs.

Frozen Free Fall Screen 1

You can pick up the app on the following websites:

iTunes

Google

Amazon

Windows

 

So there you have it, a small selection of apps definitely worth yours and your children’s time this summer. Let us know how you get on with the apps, and I’ll get back to watching episodes of Pokémon in between my stints of Disco Bees.

 

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