When you have kids, everything gets a little more complicated. What used to be a quick trip to Magnolia Market for a romantic weekend has suddenly turned into a road trip with 5 suitcases and a map of every Buckees along the way (because we all know they have the cleanest bathrooms!).
Well, fellow mama, I’ve got your back! Here’s a list of the BEST Kid’s Apps for Road Trips:
These apps are interactive, engaging, and gorgeously designed. You kiddo can spend a long time matching numbers, letters, and words. They can easily move through the app by themselves from the backseat and they will love the adorable monsters.
If you have a child in the ‘under two’ crowd, this series of apps is a lifesaver. With animals, songs, and rhymes, they will quickly become your little one’s favorite.
Have you discovered Sandra Boynton yet? Her books are quirky and clever. This interactive reading app has all the same charm.
With videos, games, and education, this app is an interactive version of Sesame Street. Your kids will love it and you will love seeing videos from the 80s. Long live acid-wash jeans!
This app starring Grover (and the sequel starring Elmo and Grover) is an interactive version of the classic Sesame Street book. Your kids will love discovering all the hidden surprises.
Once your kids can read, Heads Up is a must-have app. Our family plays it while we stand in line for rides (and during a long wait at Pecan Lodge), in the car, and while we’re waiting for our food to arrive at the restaurant. There’s a hint of competition but everyone gets to have lighthearted fun.
The newest app derived from the classic Nintendo game will bring back sweet memories of your childhood. The controls of this classic game are simple enough for a preschooler to maneuver, but older elementary school students will love the challenges.
The Magic Kingdoms app, designed by Disney, is a building game where your kids can earn characters and buildings to re-create the iconic theme park. It requires some patience, so it’s best suited for older kids.
Do you remember listening to books on tape when you were a kid? My family would always make a pit-stop at the local library before every road trip to pick up a box of cassettes. Thankfully, audible updates this tradition for the modern era. If you’ve never used Audible you can get one book free. If you’re a member of Amazon Prime, they have a whole library of books and podcasts you can stream for free.
Of course, the time-honored tradition of modern road trips is movies. Did you know that you can download movies and TV shows to your devices through Netflix and Amazon Video? You won’t have to use any data to keep your kids entertained for hours!
Did I miss any of your family’s go-to apps? Share them in the comments below so we can all be road trip warriors!