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Best Apps for Kids Ages 9-12
The best mobile apps for tweens can provide a rich world of entertainment for growing minds. Our app reviews will guide you toward the best apps for this age group, and steer you away from the ones that aren't worth your time. Preteens need concrete guidelines for responsible use of the smartphone -- these are powerful little devices. They also need to know what your expectations are for responsible, respectful online behavior. In addition to keeping an eye on time limits, you'll want to be on the lookout for apps with multiplayer capabilities and make sure you can turn them off if you're not comfortable with them. Review our app tips for more advice, and check out our Essential Apps Guide for even more fabulous picks for your kids.