Lily - Playful Music Creation App Poster Image

Make pleasing, harmonious music with pretty flowers. Play with the options, and create interesting melodies as the flower petals bring your music to life.

Pandora  - Free Music & Radio App Poster Image

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.

The Sims FreePlay App Poster Image

Although it's only a fraction of the size of its high-end PC game counterparts, this app manages to capture the same array of endless features and options for which the series has become so renowned. There's plenty for teens to sink their teeth into.

PicsArt Photo Editor & Collage App Poster Image

A super powerful photography, image-editing, and drawing app that's sharp and sophisticated, with more functionality than you would ever expect of a mobile app. Teens can make beautiful photography and digital art and share it.

Spotify Music App Poster Image

Browse by category -- blues to heavy metal, hip-hop to gospel -- or top chart rankings; search by song or album title or artist. Mix it up with radio stations, and "favorite" songs; share favorites or playlists with friends. Music selection is unbeatable.

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Common Sense Tips

  • Encourage your teen to build a mobile library containing a wide range of apps, from games to music to social networking.
  • So long as your ebooks have a minimum of bells and whistles (aka distractions), it's fine if your teen prefers to read on the Kindle.