Must-Have Apps to Get Your Child to School

Is it a chore every day to get the children out of the door on school mornings? Try these awesome apps that will help you breeze through your tasks, without breaking a sweat

By Sahana Charan

Must-Have Apps to Get Your Child to School

Week day mornings are always stressful for a parent. Getting the children to get up, finish their daily chores, get dressed, have breakfast and sometimes, even getting some last minute homework done - it’s back-breaking work. By the end of it all, you have little energy left.

Planning the morning is important, and some smart organising with the help of technology can give you a great start to the day. If you have been wondering how you could ease up the morning tension and remove the stress out of sending children to school, think no more. We have compiled a list of useful applications that will make your work easier and also ensure children finish their chores much before time. Read on…

1. Happy Kids Timer -- What is the biggest problem you face in the morning? Is it getting the children out of the bed and getting them to brush their teeth, have their bath and so on? Then Happy Kids Timer is a boon for harried mothers. It is specially targeted at children and helps them complete their morning routine without much help from you. And all this while having tons of fun. This can be operated by your child and has appealing animations that take them through their tasks. It also has music that will lift their mood. The app allows parents to give incentives to the children for every task completed on time.

Free on Android and iOS devices.

2. LaLa Lunchbox -- Most parents spend Sunday nights obsessing over what to pack for lunch for their child on Monday or even worse, plan a meal and then realise at the last minute that a particular ingredient for your choice of dish is finished. Then, the large part of the morning is spent whipping up something hurriedly. If you want to avoid children coming back with a half-eaten lunch box, this is the app for you. It is not only a useful app for planning interesting meals for the family, it also involves children in selecting the meals they want. Moreover, it helps you grocery shopping for the meals. It really saves you a lot of time and money.

Paid on iOS devices.

3. Am I Late? -- It is another time management application created by a parent to help children understand the concept of time. The app is a fun way for children to know how much time they have left for complete every activity and it will keep them interested as every activity is represented in the form of colourful graphics. The buzzer goes of when the time limit for a particular activity get over. Parents can reorder and edit activities, while also keeping track of which task was done late.

Free on Android devices. 

4. Socratic -- Imagine this situation: you have somehow managed to get everything ready, the lunch is packed and the kids are about to get out of the door, when your little one says, he forgot to do his math homework. This application is perfect for such crisis situations, as it gives detailed solutions to your homework questions and teaches the child how to do it. All you need to do, is take a photo of the question that needs to be answered and within seconds, you get solutions, equations, videos and additional material to solve the problem. Every subject s covered under this app and the answers are quite authentic.

Free on Android and iOS devices.

5. Life Reminders -- Parents could do with some help remembering important engagements and tasks that have to be completed before the children are in school. This app is a life-saver as it never you to forget the tasks that you have assigned yourself. Mornings are usually hectic for parents and it is highly likely that you may forget some important work you were supposed to complete -- such as having a chat with your child’s teacher, giving the art supply to the child before she gets out of the door and so on. Life Reminders helps you remember everything -- all you have to do is create reminders for every daily task and even if you forget, the app will remind you.

Free on Android devices.

The whole process of getting ready and going to school should never be stressful for both children and parents. These applications are a boon to ace all the daily morning chores in a jiffy and get some extra time for yourself and the children. 

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