3 Great Apps to Engage Your Kids During Lockdown

If you have always overlooked the importance and value of family, I am certain that the lockdown has definitely given you a different perspective about your family and the bonds that you share.

It is true that in times like this, your family is everything and remains your solid anchor of hope. And for many families, this is a great opportunity to bond with and get to know your children, especially if you are the very busy parent who barely ever gets to spend time with your children.

While most parents truly want to engage their children during this lockdown, many have no idea where to start from.

Here Are 3 Easy Ways to Engage Your Child During A Lockdown

1. Reading
2. Bible Stories/Bible Study Time
3. Writing.

While you will agree that children sometimes have a mind of their own, there are still things that you can do together and still have your teachable moments. We all know that the world is now technology driven, and that most young children can easily navigate their way through apps on their parent’s mobile phones without help.

Did you know that there are simple apps that can keep your child engaged during this lockdown?

I particularly love one of the apps on my phone because it has helped stir up that desire to read in my little daughter. It is a very simple and easy to use app and my 5-year old loves it. Please note that this lockdown is also a great opportunity for you to teach your kids about the good and bad sides of the internet.


1. Rivet: Better Reading Practice For Kids

If you have always wanted to encourage reading in your child, then this app is a great place to start. Rivet is a fun and engaging reading app for kids. With over 3,500 free books at just the right level, quality reading practice has just been made easier for your kids.

This app is also a great way to meet your child’s daily reading goals. It comes with books for different age levels and also books on different subjects like animals, adventure and arts/craft. You also get to create a unique profile for each child. The app is available for download on Android and is a great way to grow a reading habit in your child.

2. YouVersion Bible App

This app is quite popular with adults especially when you are thinking of intentionally building your spiritual life. The daily bible prompts, study plans and prayer features makes it a very unique and valuable app.

I know this app has the kids version, but today I would like to show you how you can use your YouVersion APP to teach your child about God and his word.

The app comes with lots of bible study plans for adult and children. You can use the search button in the plans page to find study plans for children. I recently completed this awesome plan (Indescribable: A 7-Day Journey About God and Science) with my kids.

I and my kids loved how cells in the human body were used to describe how God is the one that holds all things together. And of course we learnt a new word ‘Laminin’. Do you want your child to know what this word means? Head over to your google play store right now and download this great app to start learning God’s word with your kids.

The YouVersion app is a great way to engage and teach your children about God and his word, especially now that we are all locked down at home. The easy to understand lessons and great story telling in various plans makes it a great app, and it will definitely keep your children attentive for a while. So if you have been thinking of starting bible lessons for your kids, this is a great place to start.

3. Google Keep – Notes and Lists

This beautiful app from google is what I personally use to draft and write most of my articles. So if you have a budding writer among your children, this is a great app to keep her engaged.

Your child can write her stories here in the app or even start a personal journal, where she gets to write her thoughts and ideas. You can also use it to teach her about making a to-do list or a list of her daily, weekly or monthly goals.

Each note box in google keep notes can be customized to any color of your choice, which makes the screen look very attractive. You can also pin up an important note at the top of your screen as a reminder. The best part is that it works offline and keeps your notes safe.

This is a great app for older children and can help your child organize her thoughts and also start her off on her writing journey. You will also need a gmail account to get her started.

So which of these apps will you be downloading from the play store today?

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  1. I’ll try Rivet. Though I already know about YouVersion Bible App and Google Keep. Thanks for sharing your knowledge, and I’ll love to know the meaning of Laminin. My only fear is that my children would take possession of my phone, and I won’t be able to work on my phone. How do you manage that?

    1. Ufuoma Fijabi says:

      You are welcome.

      Laminin is a cell adhesion protein molecule that holds the body together. More like the glue for cells. I got to know about it from one of the bible study plans in youversion.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Adaeze Stephen-Emeya says:

    Thanks for this will try Rivet and Google keep.

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