Tips For Taking Your Kids Around The World

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Our kids love their screen time so it's always nice to have fresh group of apps to keep them educated and entertained when the going gets tough. 

Are you planning a trip with the family but aren't exactly sure how to plan a big family vacation? It can be quite exhausting to outline everything when you take children with you. You have to decide where to stay, how to get there and how your kids will react when you show them a little bit of the world. So, how can you make the most of this journey? Don't worry! Whether you take your family on a relaxing vacation, an active trip or a sightseeing adventure, with these 8 apps and websites you can give your kids the best experience! 

1. Wordzine

With this fun app your children can learn their first words in a different language. It shows colorful pictures and when you tap on it, the word is given in English and other languages such as Spanish. With Wordzine your kids can learn German, Chinese, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch and Russian.

This app is only available in the App Store.

2. iStoryTime

The perfect app for all children, whom get bored on the road. The iStoryTime app includes stories such as "The Giant Smurf", "Ice Age" and many more. You can read the books yourself or choose the narrated version. The app also includes beautiful images for an immersive experience. New books are added every week.

3. Yuggler

You can find the best things to do for kids with Yuggler! The app locates all the activities nearby so you can easily pick a fun activity for the family. The ideas are added by other parents so you know it only shows the most child-friendly places. It is possible to bookmark ideas and activities in the app for a quick overview.

This app is only available in the App Store.


When you are on the road - definitely when you are traveling for a while - you want to stay in touch with friends and family such as grandpa and grandma. A cheap way to contact them is by taking a prepaid phone with you. There are many carriers that operate all over the world. You just have to buy a scratchcard and top up your credit with the code. It is even easier to top up your phone credit online via On the website you can recharge the credit of more than 300 carriers in over 70 countries.

5. Global Trek

For older kids it could be fun to keep a travel journal. They can learn about the places they're going and write down what they did during and liked about their travel. With an account on Global Trek this is all possible. Choose the country you are heading for to find out more about the country's background, follow "guided tours" and learn more about the inhabitants. 

6. Lonely Planet

For tips, tricks and more inspiration about Family Travel, you can take a look on the Lonely Planet website. You will find articles, experiences, interesting activities and other relevant content for planning a family vacation.

7. Travel Budget App

Traveling with the whole family can be quite expensive. That is why you should keep an eye on your budget. This can be done easily with the Travel Budget app. Register your budget for the trip and keep track of your expenses. It is even possible to see the local currencies and exchange rates.    

This app is only available in the App Store

8. Toca Nature

This entertaining app lets children shape and maintain their own nature reserve. Create your own little world with mountains, forests, lakes, animals and more. Toca Nature is the perfect way to teach children about the ecosystem.

Jessie is a enthusiastic copywriter who loves traveling and determined to see the whole world. Currently living in the Netherlands, she uses her spare time planning and dreaming over her next adventures.

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