It seems that just about any kid is excited to learn and study when technology is involved. From websites to smartphones, tablets and even video games, there are so many new and exciting options for parents out there to share with their school-aged children right now. Here are some I have tried out or read about, which have been well reviewed recently:
Get your kids excited to study with apps like Mental Case, "the study app," which uses flash-cards to help inspire them, or through websites like funbrain.com, which provides games and tools for parents to make learning math and reading fun for little ones. For older kids, check out sites like mathplayground.com which provides fun, hands-on learning for 1st- 6th grades, and even offers algebra and geometry help.
Scholastic.com recently put together this awesome list of top apps to help your kids read. I have been loving checking these out, and I am sure you and your kids will too: http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/article/developing-reading-skills/6-great-reading-apps-kids.
And you also might enjoy reading this article in which HowStuffWorks.com wrote up, in much detail, 10 wonderful apps to help your kids learn science. Some of these sound so cool, I want to get them even though my kid is way too young! Check out their info here: http://www.howstuffworks.com/tablets/10-ipad-apps-for-teaching-kids-about-science.htm#page=1
And last but certainly not least, to help keep yourself happy through the busy back-to-school time, check out the iRewardChart, an award-winning iPad app that aims to motivate kids to help out with chores and taking responsibility by giving them rewards for a job well done, like "one hour of TV" or "allowance money." Parents can easily keep track of kids progress, and their rewards, without relying on a boring old sticker board. (I know my little one loses interest in THAT thing after 1 day; I've tried it about 9 times!)
Do your kids use websites and apps to learn? Do you have any to share?