Dear Diary,

Are we there yet? That’s a question parents throughout the world hear every time they pack their kids up and hit the highway. Whether we are traveling 15-minutes or 15 hours, my little one asks us often when we will arrive at our destination. Due to our schedules, we travel monthly, so that means a lot of questions about our arrival! To keep her busy in the backseat, I downloaded apps.

Here are 5 apps to get your through your summer ‘16 travels.

1. Disney Storytime
: Frozen is in heavy rotation at our house, so it’s no surprise this app tops the list! Your little own can read, listen or record dozens of stories. They can also create their own avatar.

2. Daniel Tiger’s Day & Night By PBS KIDS: This app teaches your child about morning and night routines. Your child fixes breakfast, brushes teeth and gets dress. Taking care of Daniel has led my daughter to want to perform these big kid responsibilities at home

3. Dora Appisodes HD By Nickelodeon
: This app provides full-length episodes of Dora the Explorer. Your little one can explore and learn with Dora and her friends. By the end of the trip, your child may even know new words in Spanish!

Click here for other fun apps for kids!

About The Author

Vlog Mom/DFTM Creator

Not long ago, Heather Hopson hosted a television show in the Cayman Islands. Today, she's back home writing a different kind of story as a new mom. In her 15 years working as a professional journalist, this by far is her best assignment! Growing up, she dreamed of becoming Oprah Winfrey. She was the features editor for her school’s newspaper and a teen talk show host for her city’s most popular radio station. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Michigan State University. After graduation, she worked as a television producer and reporter at CBS, NBC and Fox affiliates throughout the U.S. Instead of heading to Chicago to join Ms. Winfrey on her set, she bought a plane ticket to the Cayman Islands instead. She arrived five days before a category five hurricane! She lived in paradise for seven years, hosted an award-winning television show and traveled the globe with a government delegation. She also served on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters and spearheaded a Send a Kid to Camp campaign. Then, she relocated to Washington, D.C. to obtain a teaching certification and instruct 8th grade reading at a high needs middle school. She later returned to her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA to raise her daughter Caitlynn, now 4-years-old. During her 10-month-stint as a stay-at-home mom, Caitlynn inspired her to create this blog, and Diary of a First Time Mom was born on Mother’s Day 2012. Two years later, she expanded the family to include 20+ writers. Currently, Heather serves as the communications director at Allies for Children. In addition, she is the owner of Motor Mouth Multimedia, which ranked #49 in Startup Nation’s Home-Based 100 Competition sponsored by Discover Card and Sam’s Club. Recently, The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments selected Heather to receive an Emerging Black Artist award to develop Diary of a First Time Mom.

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