In this fast paced digital world that we live in, it gets harder and harder to find quality time to spend with our kids. Family bonding gets replaced with demanding work schedules and after school activities. And when we do have the time, it seems our kids prefer digital entertainment to good old fashioned playtime. So what do we do? Instead of forcing them to do what you want to do, why not meet them in their entertainment zone? There are plenty of apps online today that will help you to regain your quality family time. After all, fun and togetherness is what it is all about and there are plenty of social apps and social networking apps out there to fit the bill, creating family togetherness in a unique and exciting way.
Digital Learning Apps:
A wonderful way to create bonding time with little ones is with learning apps. The internet is rife with websites and applications to help little ones learn, practice lessons, and have fun. Chances are your little one is already using apps like these in their own school classroom. These apps greatly reinforce their curriculum and make learning fun. Starfall.com, is a wonderful free app for children in elementary levels.
Struggling students find educational apps highly beneficial to learning areas that are problematic at school. If your students are home-schooled, apps like these can be easily added and used along with your own curriculum! Simply type learning apps into the internet’s search engine and you will be able to choose a learning app that will be geared to your child’s interest filled with exciting games and fun adventure. You can help your kids learn and give them the individual attention that they crave by using a simple app designed for fun and learning! This is a great tool for one-on-one time with your child and can be done easily while on the go.
Social Networking Apps:
Social networking apps are a wonderful way to stay in touch with your kids! It’s not just about Facebook and Twitter anymore. There are now several other free apps of this kind to choose from that are safe and private. Lyk is an excellent app for this purpose. You can find it in your app store on your mobile devise for family networking on the go. These apps have great security so you can feel safe in knowing that your pictures and family information stays private from prying eyes. Plus, there are fun things to do and enjoy together with your family while your schedules keep you apart. Play a digital game with your spouse or older child while on a lunch break across town from each other. Share playtime games together with your younger children while at their sibling’s sport practices. Share pictures of your kids with their grandparents or other family members far away. Create a family party or reunion with your sister who lives miles away. Social networking apps are a great asset to today’s family and a great way to get connected and stay connected.
Want to get your kids up off the couch? There are fun apps for that! You can download an app that will teach you how to dance or play any sport you choose. Learn to hula with your daughter in the comfort of your own home. If you are confused about the rules or football or another sport that your son is interested in download an app and learn all about the game. Does your child want to learn to play basketball better? Has your daughter always wanted to learn ballet or hip hop? There are free apps that will teach you all that you want to learn and more! Learn to salsa dance with your spouse or how to Zumba on your own time.
There are also apps that will track your fitness and health progress. You can track the fitness of your whole family! Google Fit- Fitness Tracking is a great mobile app to download from the app store. It is free and easy to use. There are plenty of other apps to choose from on your app store. Download an app to teach planking, weightlifting, or exercises to do when loafing on the couch. Learn exercises on an app and see how many your little ones can do during commercial time on TV. This is a very fun way to add beneficial exercise time and family bonding to your evening or weekend.
There are even apps to get your whole family out of doors and into nature or other wonderful activities! Nature trail apps are popular with families who want to get out on weekends and experience things together. Download hiking apps for any area in the U.S and beyond. The apps will tell you what trails are safe and what to expect along each path. They give you maps and tell you what amenities are nearby each trail and all that you need to know to keep you experience safe and fun.
Download an app that will show you all of the parks in your area. You can get an app for mountain adventures or activities to do by the sea. Tap into your city’s app to tell you what special events are scheduled in your area and what activities are happening in your city. There are also apps that will tell you seasonal activities near you. Looking for a corn maze or pumpkin patch in the fall? Are you looking for a Christmas tree farm to chop your own tree? In the springtime it is fun to watch re-enactments and there is an app to show you where they all are! Summer festivals are fun to enjoy as a family and there are apps to tell you where each one is in your area and all of their important information.
There are apps out there to help you and your family enjoy each other’s company and share life experiences. It used to be said that you should get off of the electronic devices to enjoy life more. Now, with new social apps arriving daily onto the digital stage, we can use our digital devices to help enhance our family bonds and enrich our lives better than ever before! Don’t be afraid to use new apps to help you and your kids get more out of life. With the right applications, you will be surprised how happy and fun your family time can be!