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An educational math/logic game that originally launched as a computer game in the 1990s. Kids explore, develop theories, and test their ideas, leading the cute little creatures to freedom and meeting wacky characters along the way.

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May be the most comprehensive, well-cited, fun, crammed-with-content dictionary app available. Design may be overwhelming, but elementary school-age kids will want to play the games, and everyone else will find something of interest in the daily updates.

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A super hip and fun way to add effects to your photos before or after taking them. Effects are flexible, fascinating, and in real time, so it's fun to walk around examining the world. Kids will like experimenting and learning about photography techniques.

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Learn five languages -- Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, and French -- with this excellent game-style system. It's truly a fantastic app, with an easy-to-grasp visual map, over 64 themes, immediate and gentle feedback, mini-lesson pop-ups, and hints.

Scribblenauts Remix App Poster Image
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Kids can learn logical thinking, exercise their creativity, and boost their spelling skills as they brainstorm innovative solutions in this puzzle game app. Scribblenauts Remix is a welcome departure from many games' true/false, right/wrong framework.

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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.