Parents' Guide to

Wreck This App

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Permission to be destructive can inspire creativity.

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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Unleash Your Emotions and Imagination with this App!

I love this app and was thrilled to see it has recently been turned into a book. This is a great tool for beating boredom and helping students think creatively. On each page they are asked to complete a range of tasks, ranging from 'add a photo of dirt, garbage or stains' through to 'choose a photo of yourself you dislike. deface'. The prompts are silly, engaging and fun and are guaranteed to help you draw creatively. I also think this is a great app to use when you have long journeys and are bored and also I recommend having students with a lot of energy or emotional issues use this app.

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The genius behind WRECK THIS APP lies in the way it allows kids to feel subversive but is really teaching them ways to harness their own creativity. Whether a child is suffering from a youthful writer's block or is just plain bored, her imagination can easily be sparked by the chance to drip ink all over a page or scribble a mustache and eyepatch onto a hated photo of herself. The scrawling, smearing messiness of the activities here feel uniquely different from those found in more traditional creativity journals. This being an app (in which anything you do is inherently temporary), there may be somewhat less of a visceral thrill than you'd get from defacing the pages of an actual paper book -- but the app factor has its upsides, too, as in the ability to upload photos and share copies of the messy art you make.

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