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.

James’ Amazing Adventure

Created by parents who are committed to blending fun and education, James’ Amazing Adventures is an app that takes kids on an incredible underwater journey through interactive, animated games that teach kids about logic, fine motor skills, shapes and colors. Using memory puzzles and other games, players must search for musical instruments that have been scattered across the ocean. Along the way, players encounter a menagerie of undersea creatures that entertain and educate. Developed in collaboration with a dozen childhood education specialists, James’ Amazing Adventures is a delightful experience that little explorers will savor.

For preschoolers and older. $2.99 for iOS, $0.99 for Android.

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—Kipp Jarecke-Cheng