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.

The Human Body App

Award-winning educational publishing house DK’s Human Body is a must-have reference app for life sciences fanatics of all ages who are interested in learning about the inner workings of the human body. With enough exquisite detail to satisfy even the most demanding student, the app also features compelling and relevant factoids for the casual user. Including more than 270 specially designed full-color and zoomable high-resolution images, the app lets users virtually tour 12 systems of the human body. A neat testing tool lets users dive in deeper to learn about specific parts of the body.

For ages 12 and older. $6.99 for iOS.


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—Kipp Jarecke-Cheng