Mobile Observatory App Poster Image

Putting Mobile Observatory into kids' hands is like giving them full access to an observatory and a planetarium along with a docent to guide them on their self-paced tour. The amount of information is mind-boggling, and the options for viewing and learning about the night sky are impressive.

Plague Inc. App Poster Image

In this simulation game, players attempt to decimate the Earth's population by creating a constantly evolving supervirus. That's not a good goal in real life, of course, but teens will pick up some biology and social-studies concepts as they play.


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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.