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Sometimes I think technology gets a bad rap. I know as a mom I worry about screen time and “unplugging” my kiddos as much as possible. But one of my favorite things to do as a mama and a blogger is to find ways to use technology WITH kids (mine are 7 and 10) to get them outside, pique their curiosity, and encourage them to be creative. Here are four apps that will help you do just that: one for the daytime, one for the night, and two for rainy/snowy/super hot days!
Daytime– Get them outside and go letterboxing!
BoxFinder. Have you ever tried letterboxing? Super fun way to get the kiddos out into the wilderness on a bit of a scavenger hunt. If you aren’t sure what it is, read more here. This summer, my kiddos and I will be creating our own letterboxing stamps as part of our bucket list challenge. To read more about our summer bucket list, click here!
Night– Grab a blanket, some bug spray and head to the backyard (even better a flat part of your roof!).
Skyview. There is SO much to this awesome free app. Just point your iPhone, iPod or iPad at the sky and it will tell you what is up there. Stars, planets, satellites and so much more. Huge learning potential and great excuse to snuggle up with your kiddos!
Indoors day- Some days you just canNOT get outside. That’s ok! Try these apps to ward off cabin fever!
Lego Instructions App. With tons of step-by-step tutorials from this unofficial Lego app, you and your kiddos can build something totally new with your Legos. Remember the old days when you built something with your Legos (without instructions) and then built something else? Legos weren’t meant to live their lives as displays on shelves (at least not forever). Play!