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7 Best Homeschooling Apps You Can Use on the Road
If you’re living a nomad lifestyle or going on a long road trip, your kiddos will need to continue their education somehow.
That’s why we rounded up the best homeschooling apps your kids can use anywhere they go! We guarantee they’ll help take out the stress for the homeschooling parents.
After researching and comparing more than two dozen educational apps, we found seven apps worth your attention. We have suggestions for pre-K to high school students, and they range from free to $28 per month.
Let’s find out which of the seven apps is best for your children, but we strongly feel that you might download one of the top three apps on this list.
1. Homeschooler Helper
Homeschooler Helper is a popular favorite among teachers and parents, and there’s no question that it’s the best app for homeschoolers of all ages.
You can use this app for planning lessons and creating your own homeschool curriculum. And you can track your kid’s progress, calculate their grades, and create transcripts so your kids can see how well they’re doing in math and science.
Homeschooler Helper is $28 per month (for up to four kids total), and they offer a 30-day free trial! Your little student can try it out before you fork out any dough. The Homeschooler Helper app is available for iPad, Kindle Fire, Nook, and Android Tablets.
2. Khan Academy
Khan Academy is another homeschooling app that is great for grades K–12, and its extension, Khan Academy Kids, is perfect for 2–7 year olds.
This app teaches subjects such as math, science, art, english, and humanities. It offers practice exercises, games, videos, and a personalized learning dashboard so students can study at their own pace.
Khan Academy is available for Android, iOS, and online, and it’s available for free for your elementary, middle, and high school students.
Another app for young learners, ABCMouse will teach yourr 2–8-year-old kids math, reading, art, music, and science.
Your student will have access to 10,000+ activities, 850 lessons, 450 books, and 10 levels to work themselves up to. They’ll earn tickets to “purchase” virtual items, such as new little fishies for the classroom.
Your little ones can try it for 30 days free and then pay $13 per month for your kid’s education on the road. You can’t put a price on that.
Download the ABCMouse mobile app on your smartphone or tablet, or use ABCMouse.com online.
Photo Credit: ABCMouse.com
The best way to get Wi-Fi on the road is to use your mobile hotspot. We found that Visible, Verizon, and AT&T give you unlimited hotspot data for the cheapest price tag with great coverage compared to other mobile providers.
4. Reading Eggs
Reading Eggs is one of the best homeschool apps for improving reading and vocabulary skills for kids aged 2–13. They’ll be able to play interactive games, participate in reading activities and songs, and get access to 3000 ebooks.
This app will give your kids a confidence boost as they complete fun steps toward progress. Their journey starts with a placement test for your child to be placed into one of five learning programs. (If you’ve heard of Mathseeds, this is one of the programs on this educational app.)
Download the Reading Eggs app for $10 per month for up to four children, and there’s a nice 30-day trial to see if your homeschooler likes it before you commit. Download it through the Apple Store or Google Play, or access it online.
With Reading Eggs, you can plan a personalized curriculum for self-paced learning.
5. Prodigy Math App
With Prodigy, your kids get to go on an epic math adventure! Your little ones will be able to explore new worlds and go on heroic quests.
Your kids (grades 1–8) will feel like they’re playing a video game while simultaneously learning! They’ll rack up rewards while answering math questions and can work themselves up to level 100.
The Prodigy math app is available for iOS, Android, and online for free. There’s a premium membership option for $10 per month or $75 per year that will unlock more in-game content, like treasure chests and 100+ pets.
SplashLearn teaches your kids two subjects: math and ELA (English). SplashLearn Math is perfect for pre–K to 5th graders, and ELA is ideal for your pre-K to Grade 2 children.
The available plans for SplashLearn are not clear, but what we can tell you is that they range from $5–$12 per month, and there’s a family plan that allows access to three of your kids.
Similar to Prodigy Math, your kids will feel like they’re playing a video game while exploring new worlds and befriending magical creatures.
They’ll play games, use practice sheets, read guided storybooks, and access hundreds of bedtime stories.
7. Stack the States 2
Your kids will have fun learning about the geography of our country with Stack the States 2 (an improvement from the original Stack the States app).
Your 2–8-year-olds will learn the locaions of US states, state shapes, capitals, abbreviations, flags, and historical facts.
Your child will earn rewards and unlock other games as they answer questions correctly.
You could also have your own profile if you'd like to brush up on US geography! The Stack the States 2 app is $3, and you can create up to six different profiles. It’s available for Android devices, iPads, and iPhones.
What’s the best app for homeschooled kids?
- Homeschooler Helper is the leading homeschooling app that helps kids K–12 excel in many subjects. The homeschooling parent can create the curriculum and create report cards ($28 per month).
- Khan Academy is also one of the best apps for homeschooled kids in grades K–12. Your kids will have access to practice exercises, games, videos, and a personalized learning dashboard for many subjects (for free).
- ABCMouse is for your 2–8-year-old little ones. With this app, they’ll learn math, reading, art, music, and science throughout 10 levels ($13 per month).
- Reading Eggs is an excellent app for improving reading and vocabulary skills for kids aged 2–13. They’ll be able to play interactive games, participate in reading activities and songs, and get access to 3,000 ebooks ($10 per month).
- Prodigy Math allows your child to learn while going on an epic math adventure. Perfect for 1–8 graders, they can rack up rewards while answering math questions and work themselves up to level 100 ($10 per month).
- SplashLearn teaches your kids two subjects: math and ELA (English). SplashLearn Math is perfect for pre-K to 5th graders, and ELA is ideal for your pre-K to Grade 2 children ($5–$12 per month).
- With Stack the States 2, your 2–8 year olds will learn the locations of US states, state shapes, capitals, abbreviations, flags, and history facts ($3).