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This ubiquitous game is a fun, addictive puzzler based around destruction and revenge (the birds want to get back at the pigs for stealing their eggs). No mobile device is complete without it!

Ansel and Clair: Little Green Island App Poster Image
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As the owner of an island in ecological distress, kids learn what hurts it and how to fix it. They buy trees, pick up garbage, and clean oil spills until the island is rainbow-framed; kids make the connection to our own environment's problems.

Daisy Chain App Poster Image
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This interactive book is all about overcoming bullying. With a unique and haunting visual design, it has positive messages about helping one another and personal strength.

GoldieBlox: Adventures in Coding - The Rocket Cupcake Co. App Poster Image
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Because it has a story at its heart, this coding app has more context than many on the market. It's also created by the girl-power brand Goldieblox, which puts smart girls at its center.

Monument Valley App Poster Image
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A silent princess leads users through a captivating world in this M.C. Escher-inspired puzzle game. By routinely ignoring gravity and physical laws, it creates a surreal dream world. It's very soothing and best suited for players who need a slower pace.

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Common Sense Tips

  • Did you know kids can actually learn a bit about physics as they play Angry Birds or pick up architecture skills by building in Minecraft?
  • Before you download, find out if the app has in-app purchases, social networking, or advertising.