My kids get to use tablets for road trips and plane trips. We’re traveling for Thanksgiving and Christmas. So far the kids (5.5 and 3) only watch videos. We haven’t dabbled in apps yet. I’d prefer to get apps they can use independently and without much monitoring. They have Kindle Fires. I’m thinking mostly for my kindergartener girl but I also have a 3yo boy.

What apps would you suggest? Bonus points for sight words or phonics related ones.

Alternatively- is it a bad idea to introduce apps at all? They are screen monsters so we don’t allow tablets in our day to day life. I’m afraid I’m opening a can of worms.