The Best Back-To-School Apps

August 20, 2015 | Updated: 9:15 a.m., August 20, 2015

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Backpack packed? ✔

Lunchbox filled? ✔

iPad loaded? ✔

This is definitely something you'll want to add to your back-to-school checklist. Instead of your kids just Snapchatting and Instagramming the school day away, these apps can help them get a head start on their homework.

We talked with Dr. Allen Selis, Founder of Tech EdVentures, about some of the best apps for kids going back to school.

Threes is a fun game that lets kids exercise their math muscles by moving numbers around the screen to come up with different combinations.


For the more right brained kiddos, try Reading Rainbow Skybrary. It takes reading to a whole new level with interactive sounds and pictures. The digital library contains hundreds of books.

PBS Kids gives access to a library of PBS content and one selected segment per week that exercises your kid's imagine, curiosity, and critical thinking skills.

Think you're kid's the next Mark Zuckerberg? The Foos is a game that teaches kids code and computer programming skills along the way.


And of course, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, so give your kid a fun app while you're at it. Funky Dance lets you dance on the screen alongside an animated character.