When travelling with your kids, keeping them entertained can become a big task. Between travel gear, medicines and clothing, often there isn’t a lot of room left to take some books and toys for the kids.
Technology can be the answer. With innumerable apps for kids of all ages, you can keep them entertained and save yourself from the embarrassment of a tantruming baby on a long-haul flight.
We have picked six of our favourite apps that can enhance your kids’ travel experience.
Bound Round: Kids Travel FREE
With videos, games and activities to do while on holiday, Bound Round is an interactive travel guide app designed for kids.
Bound Round has over 50 videos by local kids on what’s fun to do, over 50 mini games, photos with fun facts for any destination, travel guides for the best of the best kids attractions, must-see places, a travel journal for your kids to tell stories of their travels and e-Postcards to send to their grandparents, friends and cousins back home.
It is ideal for kids aged 8-12 years old, with an inbuilt parent gate to guide your kids’ use. It can be used offline.
Duolingo is a language-learning app used by over 300 million users worldwide. Designed to feel like a game, you and/or your kids can learn over 30 languages with the app’s personalised lessons.
Using chatbots, you can practice reading, writing, speaking, listening and conversation.
What languages are offered?
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portugese, Russian, Irish, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Turkish, Norwegian, Polish, Hebrew, Esperanto, Vietnamese, Ukrainian, Welsh, Greek, Hungarian, Romanian and Swahili.
Stack the Countries $4.49
For kids of all ages, Stack the Countries is a game designed to teach your kids about countries and their capitals, landmarks, major cities, languages, flags and geographic locations.
It incorporates three games: stack the countries, pile up and map it. To win, kids stack the countries to reach the checkered line. With every level won, kids earn a random country, which appears on their personalised map of the world.
Kids can choose to focus on one continent or the world world, and choose the types of questions they are asked. They can access flash cards on all 193 countries to brush up on their world knowledge before beginning the game.
Stack the Countries can be played in English, Spanish and French on iPhones and iPads.
Kids World Cultures – Educational Games for Travel FREE
Kids World Cultures, for iPhones and iPads, is an app full of educational cultural games for your kids. They can learn about the world, fun facts, epic histories, rare foods and animals from countries all over the world, through games, images and videos.
Want your kids to learn about cultures around the world? Kids World Cultures can teach your kids about the planet through games and activities that are both educational and entertaining. Kids four years of age and over can research places they want to go or are about to go, or conduct research for school projects.
Great for road trips, Kids World Cultures helps kids see and understand the world as they travel.
Tales 2 Go FREE
Free for 30 days, Tales2go is an audiobook app for your children. It groups over 7,000 audiobooks by grade-level so that your kids can listen to audio book titles for their age group.
At either $9.99 a month or $99.99 a year, Tales2go is available on all your devices.
Sago Mini Road Trip $5.99
Sago Mini Road Trip is the only proper game on our list to keep your kids entertained during those long flights or long drives.
Kids pick between ten vehicles and six destinations to begin their road trip using super easy controls. Along the way, they can stop to wash and fuel up. With no in-app purchases or advertising, this game is great for kids 2-5 years of age.
Sago Mini Road Trip is part of the suite of Sago Mini apps.