Back to school planning and shopping is here! That means back to busy schedules, meal planning, and homework help. Allow your smartphone or tablet to help with the chaos. Here are some of the best apps for parents to use when their kids are heading back to school.
RedLaser helps you save time and money with back to school shopping. Find the items you need, scan the barcode, and it compares prices in-store and online to locate the best deals.
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Meal planning can be time consuming. LaLa Lunchbox is here to help. This app uses colors, sounds, and even monsters to help kids pick out what foods they want. The food library is customizable and once your lunch plan is complete, it compiles a grocery list.
Stumped with a math question you haven’t thought about since the 6th grade? Can’t remember what an adverb is? Digital Tutor provides refresher courses in subjects listed A-Z allowing you to help your student when they have a difficult homework question.
If you aren’t already using OverDrive, you aren’t doing it right. Taking a trip to the library just isn’t feasible sometimes and OverDrive helps you check out books and media from your local branch as well as other libraries including schools. Simply download, and input your library card information
If you parent multiple children or have one child who likes to stay busy with activities, Team Snap is here. This app allows you to organize schedules according to activity and child as well as compile other parent information from the same team or event for easier communication. Planning end of year parties and snack sign up just got easier.
Every parent gets nervous when their child starts walking or riding the bus to school. Life360 Family Locator can help ease those nerves. After registering your child’s device (it does not have to be a smartphone) you will be able to find them on a map. Talk with your child about what to do if they are in trouble. Let them know that this app also provides a panic button that will contact the authorities with his/her location.
Have a little one? Keeping up with all of the cute construction paper animals, watercolor paintings, and papier mache love tokens can feel overwhelming. Artkive is a free app that helps preserve your child’s abundant creativity without the clutter. The app keeps all of the images saved on a secret cloud drive as well as providing a way to order books, mugs, and more.