Educational game apps for your children for over the school holidays

School holidays are the ideal time for children to unwind and refresh themselves in preparation for the upcoming school holidays.

But how often do parents have to hear the classic line, “I’m bored, what can I do?”

Well, thanks to technology, there is a solution.

Here are 10 educational gaming apps you can download on your tablet for your children to enjoy these holidays.

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1. Ant Smasher

This is a free application where children can bash away at ants. While it might seem somewhat senseless, this game can be addictive for children from the ages of four upwards and helps with their reflexes.

2. How to make Paper Airplanes

This is a great game for children and adults alike. This app teaches you how to make amazing paper planes that should technically fly like a dream.

3. Duck Duck Moose, Inc

Duck Duck Moose is a developer studio with just over half a dozen games which will have your children building trucks, learning Math, and going on adventures.

While the games are aimed mainly at younger children, they include simple concepts, and adorable animal characters.

4. Endless Alphabet

Endless Alphabet is a word game where your kids have to unscramble letters in order to figure out what the word is. When your child is finished, the word will pop into an animation to show them what the word means.

The game comes with over 100 words to learn and it also doesn’t keep score or register failures. The free version lets you demo the game and the paid version gives you the whole experience.

5. Kids Numbers and Math

Aimed at younger children, this games offers your child the basic stepping stones into the world of numbers. The app is hugely entertaining and children will enjoy learning the numbers 1-20 with the variety of exercises on offer.

6. Classic Simon

This is an entertaining, challenging and excellent game for building memory skills.

7. Sketchbook Pro

If your child loves art, then this is the ideal app to download.

The free version includes an extensive tool set with more options available in the premium version. Users can organise their work into albums and can backup their creations to the cloud.

8. Hakitzu Elite: Robot Hackers

Play against friends while learning to code, with this fun robot combat game. Hakitzu Elite teaches players the basics of JavaScript through single and multiplayer missions and is available for iOS and Android devices.

9. Scrabble

The ultimate word game is sure to keep your child busy for hours on end, while ensuring their language skills are on par.

10. Mind Games

This is a game with a variety of different games, including puzzles, memory games, word games and Math.

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