My Favorite Educational Apps for Kids

So you may already know I am a believer in letting go of the worries about too much screen time while traveling. It’s just not a battle I like to pick, especially when there is so much downtime involved in traveling, from long car rides to delayed planes. I especially like to use the bait and switch tactic: “You can play on your iPad but only an educational app.” It is the modern version of my parent’s “You can watch TV but only PBS.” There will be whining but they usually will pick being forced to learn something rather than not playing at all. And I feel less like I am copping out on my parenting responsibilities as I enjoy a peaceful cup of coffee (or pint of beer).

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