The start of summer means school is out and kids have some time on their hands.  And the free Plum Outdoor Family Fun app and website is a great way for them to spend some of it. You’re probably thinking that the last thing you want is for them to be staring at their phone screens instead of enjoying the great outdoors. But don’t worry, the Plum app from PBS Kids actually encourages them to get the most of the great outdoors.

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It features more than 150 missions that encourage kids to explore the plants and aminals in their neighborhood.

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Kids also get the chance to learn about the weather, nature, and science. The app includes hints on how to add discussions about natural science into your everyday conversations with kids.

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Like any exciting game, they’ll earn badges and unlock achievements as they complete their missions. Once early missions are completed, new ones become available.

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There’s also a progress tracker to help kids look back on their progress.

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Plus isn’t just available for mobile devices. The Plum Landing website offers plenty of adventures and fun for kids. There are interactive games, art projects, missions, and more.

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Click here to find it for Android.

Click here to download for iOS.

Download it and give it a try.

~ Cynthia