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How Your Child’s Smartphone Can Actually Help Her Become Smarter

  • 24th June 2019
  • Lauren Bachelder

Did you know that the average child spends 23 hours a week or over three hours a day playing on a smartphone or tablet? That’s more time than most children spend talking to their family members, playing outside, or hanging out with friends.

During the summer months, a child’s average screen time grows even more, far outweighing the time spent on educational activities! The good news? Apollo Tutors can help you beat these scary statistics!

Here are some ways to “trick” your kiddo into turning screen time into study time:

  1. Replace Netflix binge watching with reading, audiobooks, podcasts, or an entertaining documentary!
    Make a goal each day of replacing just one hour of thoughtless screen time with something that makes your student think! For example, watch one of these awesome (and family-friendly) documentaries on Netflix: The Kindness Diaries, Born in China, and Planet Earth! For long car rides, some of our favorite podcasts include Wow In The World and Circle Round!
  2. Use smarter apps!
    There are apps that entertain and educate kiddos at the same time! Here is a short list of our favorite apps, by category!

  3. Tutor over video chat with Apollo Tutors!
    Your student can use her tablet or smartphone to connect with an Apollo Tutor for interactive and educational summer sessions! In just five minutes, you can schedule one-on-one tutoring with fun, college-age tutors who are masters in their subject areas! Sign up now, and in 24 hours or less, our team will pair you with a tutor who can meet on your schedule!