Angry Birds App Poster Image

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

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.

Monument Valley App Poster Image

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.

Minecraft - Pocket Edition App Poster Image

Players land in the middle of a world that has no structures, other people, or objectives. They build a shelter and other buildings using resources they harvest. The app rewards imaginative thinking and may give kids a confidence boost as they show off the worlds they've created.

Stack the States App Poster Image

Stack the States offers kids an engaging way to learn geography details, and it's way more fun than traditional flashcards.


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Common Sense Tips

  • Discuss how a mix of playing, reading, and interacting with others makes for a balanced day.
  • If your kid loves to read, the ability to immediately download the next book in a series, a resource for homework, or a rainy-day read is a major benefit.