Explore and discover our world with the help of these apps
Discover Tech Apps for Traveling
Whether you are traveling or just exploring new activities near your home, there are lots of ways apps can help your family and involve kids at their ability level. BridgingApps compiled a list of fun apps here to get the kids excited about traveling, keep away the boredom and practice mastered skills in new and creative ways.
Check out the list of apps and happy vacationing!
Below are just a few of the apps we pulled from the list to share videos.
Dr. Panda Airport is an entertaining app that allows a child to pretend that he is helping at an airport. With 10 different activities, the child will have many experiences and opportunities to learn new things. It also gives the child the chance to become familiar with the different places in the airport and what they may have to do while they are there. The app begins with checking in and takes them through many of the aspects of taking a trip on a plane.
The app was reviewed with elementary children with developmental delays and autism. The children were engaged with the app and requested it at the next therapy session. The app was used with both verbal and nonverbal children.
The app can be used to teach following directions, spatial concepts, vocabulary, conversational skills, social skills and reasoning skills.
This app is highly recommended for reinforcement of concepts taught in therapy or as use for carryover skills learned.
Kids World Cultures sends children off on amazing adventures to learn about people and places all over the planet. It helps them see how people do things in different parts of the world, and what their lives are like in terms of housing, dress, education, entertainment, and more.
Download the Kids World Cultures app for your IOS device and discover fun facts, epic histories, rare foods, and incredible animals from all over the world.
Kids World Cultures fosters an appreciation for the differences of people around the world. It also brings kids together as they learn that, sometimes, other cultures are similar to our own in many ways.
If you’re planning on a taking a Family Road trip, don’t forget to bring the audiobooks along with some snacks. Did you know you could borrow audiobooks and ebooks using the app Hoopla Digital?
Hoopla Digital is a free app that allows you to sign in using your local library card and then you can instantly borrow music, movies, audiobooks, and more. It is awesome! When you create an account by signing in with your library card, you are then eligible to borrow up to 5 items per month. When your time is up with the item, it automatically returns to the library, no more forgetting to return something and building up pesky late fees.
The Hoopla app could be very beneficial for those who are blind or visually impaired but still want to enjoy a great book (read by narrators who use inflection and emotions), or for children and adults with dyslexia who want to be able to experience an adventure without the stress and fatigue that often comes with reading.
Introduction to hoopla for iOS
Introduction to hoopla for Android
Find the best places to stay to fit your family’s needs, like Airbnb, book tables at restaurants, find out where you are going to park- no long waits at restaurants if you book with OpenTable, etc.
Airbnb is a travel app that allows users to find rental and vacation homes from more than 4 million homes in 191 plus countries around the world. Airbnb also allows users to search for restaurants and experiences. The app also allows users to rent out their home or space to others. Airbnb has made some changes to its platform in order to make it easier for people with disabilities to find accommodations that suit their needs. The 21 new accessibility filters Airbnb has added enable people to find homes and apartments that have step-free entry to rooms, entryways wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair, elevators, roll-in showers with a chair and more.
Our BridgingApps reviewer used Airbnb for the first time while booking a recent vacation and was very pleased with the app and its features as well as the ease of contacting Airbnb and the host.
Airbnb is an excellent app for anyone who is looking to book a trip and wants an alternative to staying in a hotel. This could be beneficial for anyone traveling with young kids, families, or anyone in their party that requires a little more space. We were able to book a house large enough for our entire family to stay in and it included a pool, hot tub, and game room!
Parents can make traveling easier by using these apps to plan ahead, be sure to check out the entire list and ability level.