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Official NASA app is jam-packed with information on the U.S. space program and astronomy. Check out a sunset over South America from space or count down the liftoff of the next mission launch. New photos, videos, and tweets added daily.

Three Good Things - A Happiness Journal App Poster Image
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Many of us have trouble focusing on the positive, but this app can help. Like a digital gratitude journal, it lets kids record three good things from the day, revisit old lists, and share on social media to spread the good vibes.

TinyTap - Educational Games App Poster Image
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We know kids love to play games, and this app not only lets them play but also create. There are tons of games created by others that your kid can search, or they can dive in and make one themselves -- no coding necessary.

Toca Mystery House App Poster Image
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Usually known for preschool apps, Toca Boca aims slightly older with this mildly spooky app. As kids explore different rooms, they'll solve puzzles and play through fun activities.

Tynker: Coding Games for Kids App Poster Image
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Tynker's simple drag-and-drop interface makes learning programming logic easy for elementary school-age kids. The story-based puzzles are fun and use the familiar approach of visual blocks of code or commands. Every move reinforces coding concepts.

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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.