Can apps or games help my kid's mind stay active during school breaks?

Summer slide -- when kids forget what they learned from the school year -- is pretty common. Here are a few ways to keep kids skills up over the summer.

And remember, it's OK -- in fact, it's beneficial -- for kids to get bored, too. Downtime encourages kids to use their imagination and creativity and develop their inner selves -- essential skills they can use all their lives.

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Teen, 14 years old written by Lucential

Yes, they can. When I was much younger (5 or 6) my parents would get me math games such as mathemagics or dragonbox. Personally, I believe that even games like minecraft can help a kid’s mind stay active, but stay away from shooter games. In addition, down time is great for kids. It often disgusts me when I see toddlers at dinner playing on thier parent’s cell phones, because my parents would always have me bring a book or a pencil and paper. If I had to choose, I would give a kid drawing supplies or a book instead of games, but some games are helpful for kids’ development.