Homeschool families and co-ops have a unique opportunity to travel as part of their curricula. Since the best learning happens in the real world, it’s time to get out there and experience it! However, the thought of endless hours in a mini-van can sometimes be a powerful deterrent. Below are some helpful homeschool travel apps to make road schooling easier and the journey more fun.
LeVar Burton Kids Skybrary
This app (formerly the Reading Rainbow app) is a virtual, on-the-go library for kids. It’s an unlimited reading service customized to your child’s interest. Best of all, it’s FREE – love that LeVar Burton!
News-O-Matic is a daily news app designed to inspire children ages 6-14 to read non-fiction. News articles covering high interest, relevant topics are added monthly. News-O-Matic is a great resource for encouraging critical thinking and discussion while on the go.
If your travels take you outdoors, you’ll want the Star Walk app. This interactive guide tracks your movements in real time while you to explore the night sky. It creates a sky map of stars, constellations and other celestial objects. It also provides information about what you’re seeing. Star Walk has a ton of features guaranteed to thrill sky watchers of any age!
You may already have this one in your bag of tricks. Homeschool Helper is a management tool designed specifically for homeschoolers to keep track of lessons, grades, tasks, trips and more. It’s handy for use at home or on the road.
Travelmath is super for honing math skills while on the move. It’s not necessarily designed for students, but is great for calculating mileage, fuel charges, flight times and more. You can sneak in a math lesson on your trek.
Homeschooling is the perfect conduit for connecting curriculum to reality. Life lessons are meant to be learned beyond four walls. These helpful apps will make the journey as exciting as the destination!