The waning days of summer may have some kids scrambling to squeeze in as much extracurricular fun and sun before the start of a new school year, but parents can help their little geniuses put on their thinking caps and refocus on learning with a bumper crop of edutaining apps. Flip through our picks of some of the newest and coolest apps that’ll delight students of all ages and get their noggins back into gear.

Epic! Unlimited Books for Kids

Mini-bookworms can feast on a smörgåsbord of all-you-can-read ebooks with Epic!, a terrific subscription-based app that offers unlimited access to more than 25,000 high-quality children’s ebooks. Readers can create personalized libraries of expertly curated books based on reading level and interests. Younger readers can choose from thousands of read-to-me audio books as well as other learning videos. After a free one-month trial, subscriptions start at $7.99/monthly for up to four individual profiles per account.

For ages 12 and under. Free for iOS and Android, with in-app purchases.


What are some of your favorite edutainment apps? Tell us in the comments below!

—Kipp Jarecke-Cheng