Month of the Military Child: 5 Free Mobile Apps for Your Military Child

free app social squareApril is the Month of the Military Child and here at NextGen MilSpouse we know that our milkids rock!  Our military kids are amazingly resilient and deal with a lot of realities that many American children rarely face.  It isn’t easy being the new kid or saying ‘bye’ to mom or dad (or mom and dad) as they head out for a deployment or short tour.  Our military kids are an important part of making our modern military families great and I don’ t know about you but, I’m inspired by the ways these kids make the best of the challenges we face as military families.

As moms and dads of military kids, our job is to help our kids stay resilient and feel safe and loved each and every day.  There are a ton of great resources out there to help you support your military children so we decided to create a quick list of some of the new and exciting websites, apps, and resources out there just for military kids.

5 Free Mobile Apps for Military Children

The Big Moving Adventure App from Sesame Workshop

Screen Shot 2014-04-09 at 11.30.50 AM“Children can use the app to help their muppet friend make decisions on a variety of move-related issues like which toys to pack in a box and which to take along in their backpack. Children watch the muppet say goodbye to their house, military base, and classroom and playground friends. Finally, at the new house, children help their muppet unpack, settle into the home, and make new friends.”

Download it via Google Play and iTunes!

The Big Moving Adventure App from Sesame Workshop

Screen Shot 2014-04-09 at 11.29.03 AM“The Sesame Street for Military Families app puts all of Sesame’s bilingual (English & Spanish) resources for military families right in your pocket! Now you can use your mobile device to access engaging videos, articles, storybooks, parent guides, and more to help you support your preschool and school-aged children as they encounter transitions common to military families.”

Download it via Google Play and Apple AppStore!

At Ease App via Military Kids Connect
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“Stressed? Emotions all over the place? So are the crazy shapes in this strategy-based matching game. You can relax — no timer here! Plan your attack as you match fun, silly emoticons by tapping neighboring pieces. Earn bonus points and level-up when you reach a target score.

At Ease helps kids feel normal about the range of emotions they have when a military parent deploys — or anytime. Try it today!”

Download via Google Play or iTunes!

Global Gab App via Military Kids Connect

Global Gab app“Marhaban! Buenos dias! Annyeonghaseyo! Test your language skills in the memory-matching game, Global Gab. Learn simple words in Arabic, Dari, Korean, Spanish and Tagalog — languages of countries where U.S. military members deploy and live. You will see and hear the words spoken in the language of your choice. Choose your level of play — maybe you’ll want to take it easy and match spoken words to shapes. Keep practicing, and you’ll be ready to match the tougher, written words. Don’t worry, first you learn and practice, then you test your skill and challenge someone to beat your score!

Download via Google Play or iTunes!

Operation Care Package App via Military Kids Connect

Screen Shot 2014-04-09 at 11.27.42 AMSend a care package airmail — cannon airmail! Operation Care Package is a fun, physics-based game where you use a cannon to shoot care packages at challenging obstacles. Earn gold, silver and bronze medals to unlock additional levels. Score too low to level-up? You can play any challenge again without losing points. Game play is easy to learn and can be played by all ages. Connect with family and friends by inviting them to play — or challenge them to beat your score!

Download via Google Play or iTunes!

 

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