With their books, movies, music, games, and apps all in one place, teens have the perfect excuse to carry their Kindle Fire everywhere they go. That gives you the perfect excuse to load it up with apps they'll love (and that might also teach them a thing or two). Our picks for teens aren't just educational and enriching -- they're cool, too.
This side-scrolling action game is the epitome of the "one more turn" title. Playing the game's hero, you must elude captors, avoid obstacles, and try not to die. Power-ups, funny bonus weapons, and ricocheting bullets make this addictive, wholesome fun.
Download this Internet radio app and unlock a world of music with infinite selection -- from calypso to alt-country. Teens can create their own stations based on favorite artists, songs, or composers. Pandora nurtures teens' interest and understanding of music.
A combination of words, pictures, audio, and contextualizing sentences make learning new vocabulary easy and fun. Teens get a new word every day, plus some interesting extras to spark learning. It is an excellent app for parents and kids to use together.
Yes, it's all about words, but this Scrabble clone rewards players who use strategy and math concepts to maximize scores. You can compete remotely or against an opponent taking turns on one device, so it's an ideal game for families.
Facebook is like breathing to today's teens: They need it to live. With privacy settings and parental oversight, Facebook can be a positive way for teens to stay connected with friends. Help your teen practice safe, responsible, respectful online behavior.
Although it is only a fraction of the size of its high-end PC game counterparts, this app manages to capture the same level of endless features and options for which the series has become so renowned. There's plenty for teens to sink their teeth into.
What started as a quirky "microblogging" site has matured into an essential communications channel. Tweets (140-character notes) are now a chief news source for teens. They can tweet their own 140-character comments and follow others, but privacy settings are key.