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Free Apps for Kids

Free apps are great -- but wading through all the terrible free apps in the App Store and the Google Play Store? Not so great. This list features some of our favorite free-to-download apps for kids, and although some of them have optional in-app purchases, …

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Free Educational Apps, Games, and Websites

(9 days ago) Free Educational Apps, Games, and Websites. You don't always have to pay big bucks for great educational games, apps, and websites: Lots of outstanding free options are only a click away. Since the subjects here range from reading to math skills, kids can …

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Best Apps for Kids Age 13–17

(7 days ago) Best Apps for Kids Age 13–17. The best mobile apps for teens can provide an engaging world of entertainment and enrichment. Our app reviews cover a wide range of teen interests, from arcade games and digital-creation apps to music and social …

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18 Social Media Apps and Sites Kids Are Using Right Now

(3 days ago) TEXTING APPS. GroupMe is an app that doesn't charge fees or have limits for direct and group messages. Users also can send photos, videos, and …

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Government Apps, Games, and Websites

(7 days ago) Government Apps, Games, and Websites. With democracy and social advocacy playing such monumental roles in our society, it's never too early to start learning the basics of government and politics -- kids can develop critical-thinking skills and even get …

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Best Apps and Sites for College Prep

(5 days ago) Best Apps and Sites for College Prep The journey to get college-ready begins long before high school graduation. Standardized test scores, scholarships, and essays start to dominate kids' days as early as middle school.

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Weather Apps, Games, and Websites

(Just Now) Weather Apps, Games, and Websites. Weather -- and how it affects our planet -- is fascinating, and kids might have a few questions. These weather-centric apps, games, and websites will help them identify weather patterns, understand why the weather …

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Movie Making Apps and Websites

(9 days ago) GoldieBlox and the Movie Machine. age 8+. Young filmmakers will delight in empowering stop-motion app. Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad. (2014) ( 2014) Continue reading. Get it now. Searching for streaming and purchasing options

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Building and Maker Apps, Games, and Websites

(2 days ago) Building and Maker Apps, Games, and Websites The Maker Movement -- a return to more hands-on engineering activities -- has been capturing the imagination of kids worldwide. It helped launch STEAM initiatives that combine the analytic methods of …

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Best Economics Games, Websites, and Apps

(7 days ago) Best Economics Games, Websites, and Apps The economy can mystify even the most erudite scholar, let alone kids. With these accessible entry points into economics, kids can observe, experience, and reflect on tough concepts like trade and budgeting.

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Best Apps for Kids Common Sense Media

(2 days ago) If it seems like the world of apps is overwhelming, that's because it is! But never fear -- our editors have combed through the thousands of apps out there to pick the best. Whether you want to teach your preschooler the ABCs or read a great interactive story, yes, …

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Great Apps to Play with Your Kids

(2 days ago) Using apps is often a solitary activity, but not with these selections! Whether you love board games, strategy, word building, or trivia, there's an app you can play with your kids. Of course, any on-screen experience they have can be a shared experience, but almost all …

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Best Biology Games, Apps, and Websites for Kids

(4 days ago) Best Biology Games, Apps, and Websites for Kids. Gets kids thinking deeply about what makes up the living world, from their own bodies to the larger environment and its inhabitants. Browse Best Biology Games, Apps, and Websites for Kids . All ages; Preschoolers (2-4) Little Kids (5-7) Big Kids (8-9)

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Common Core-Friendly Math Apps, Games, and Websites

(8 days ago) Common Core-Friendly Math Apps, Games, and Websites. Help your kids get a leg up on Common Core skills this school year with these fun and educational math games, apps, and websites. Experts from our educator site Common Sense Education have aligned the titles on this list to Common Core Standards, so you can strengthen the connection between

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Charitable Apps and Sites

(4 days ago) Charitable Apps and Sites. Donating to charity through text messages and websites is great, but kids may need something more interactive to help them understand how they're helping. Apps and sites can help families take direct action, learn about important causes, and nurture compassion. Aside from developing empathy and gratitude, helping

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Fun Apps That Don't Need Wi-Fi or Data

(6 days ago) And while many apps -- once downloaded -- don't require Wi-Fi or data, some do, and it's hard to tell which is which. If you're looking for games that don't need Wi-Fi, there's something for everyone here: puzzles, number games, even multiplayer party games. So if you want to be sure to stay out of a potentially sticky situation, check out this

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Best Empathy Games, Apps, and Websites for Kids

(1 days ago) Toca Pet Doctor. age 3+. Kids cure and feed animals in cute, empathy-promoting app. Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire. (2014) ( 2014) Continue reading.

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Storytelling Apps

(6 days ago) Storytelling Apps. These fun apps take imaginative play to the next level. Not only can your kid tell stories in a variety of formats, but they can flex their creative muscles as they use a device to develop original content. As they play with these apps, kids are often writing or exploring video elements that can enhance their language arts

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Educational Apps and Sites with Solid Privacy Policies

(3 days ago) High-quality educational apps are many parents' go-to when kids are home from school for extended periods. But even great apps can have subpar privacy. Tracking, collecting, and analyzing the data of your kids' online activities and then sharing and selling that information to third parties is a common way app developers make money.

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Homework Help Apps

(7 days ago) Homework Help Apps. When a kid needs some help with homework, internet search results can be totally overwhelming. And if there's advanced math in the mix, trying to help your kid can be a nightmare. Instead, these apps are targeted tools kids can use for reference, idea organization, and more. There are even tools that can help walk your kid

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Apps for Elementary School

(5 days ago) Apps for Elementary School. Kids learn so much about the world around them during elementary school. They're learning not only how to read and do math, but also how to work through conflict at recess and what being a good friend is all about. They're also exploring what passions they might pursue as …

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How We Rate and Review: Apps Common Sense Media

(6 days ago) Though apps for younger kids don't have graphic violence, sex, or strong language, you could encounter cartoon fighting and sexily dressed characters. And it all intensifies as you move up the age range, going all the way to blood, gore, and prostitution. Apps with user-generated content or open chat and forums can be particularly unpredictable.

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Best Android Apps for Kids

(5 days ago) Among the challenging puzzlers, arcade games, and fun apps for learning, you're bound to find an age-appropriate, affordable, and awesome app that fits your kid's needs. For more great Android apps, you can also check out some of our other lists, like free apps that foster learning or great apps for travel!

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Apps to Help with Mental Health

(Just Now) Apps to Help with Mental Health. Obviously, for tweens and teens in crisis, there's no substitute for face-to-face intervention and professional help. However, since phones are tools most teens use, they can offer timely resources and help for those who need it. Aside from general health apps, these tools focus specifically on coping with

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Best Outer Space Apps and Games for Kids

(9 days ago) Best Outer Space Apps and Games for Kids. Space frequently captures our imagination. It's vast, it's full of mystery, and there are lots of incredible constellations and sights scattered across the stars. Below, we've gathered a handful of apps and games based around exploration and observation of the stars.

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15 Great Apps to Play with Your Tweens and Teens

(7 days ago) 15 Great Apps to Play with Your Tweens and Teens. It's not always easy to find fun activities to do with your tween or teen, but these 15 apps will get you playing and talking together -- both on- and off-screen. Whether you problem-solve with puzzle games, find fun projects to take offline, or compete to read the most pages, there are plenty

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Kids Social Networking Apps Common Sense Media

(Just Now) Apply Adventures filter. Arts and Dance 3 Apply Arts and Dance filter. Cats, Dogs, and Mice 1 Apply Cats, Dogs, and Mice filter. Friendship 18 Apply Friendship filter. High School 16 Apply High School filter. Middle School 2 Apply Middle School filter. Music and Sing-Along 4 Apply Music and Sing-Along filter.

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Best Action Apps

(5 days ago) Best Action Apps. Action apps range from shooters to flying games. In this list we've selected a few that we like that are fun to play and also keep the violence to a minimum. Make sure to preview these games first to make sure they're appropriate for your kid.

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Apps for Kids with Special Needs and Learning Disabilities

(8 days ago) Find apps, games, and other tools to help kids with special needs and learning disabilities acquire and improve skills from communication and reading to math. See essentials for reading & writing

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Best Free iPhone and iPad Apps for Kids

(8 days ago) Best Free iPhone and iPad Apps for Kids. We've hand-picked the highest-quality selections for the lowest price: free! Though some have optional in-app purchases, they're all usable without you having to spend a dime. From a brain-building game for the littlest players to a creative image editor for teens, these are iPad and iPhone apps for kids

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RPG Apps -- Role Playing Games

(6 days ago) 21 Apps That Teach Kids Real-Life Skills Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Print Common Sense is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of all kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in …

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Best Holiday Apps

(6 days ago) Best Holiday Apps. Santa Claus isn't just coming to town -- he's coming to a device near you! Our list includes classic tales, popular characters, and holiday-themed game and activity apps.

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Kids' Mental Health Tech Tools for Suicide Help, Coping

(3 days ago) Apps, sites, and text hotlines help kids cope with issues from cyberbullying to suicide. By Christine Elgersma. Topics: Cyberbullying, Mental Health. Growing up has never lacked challenges, but it seems today's kids are having an especially rough time.

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Preschool Apps That Are Worth the Money

(8 days ago) Preschool Apps That Are Worth the Money. Your preschooler wants an app, but free apps often come with inappropriate ads or in-app purchases that add up fast. The good news is that there are great apps out there for 2- and 3-year-olds that not only are fairly cheap, but also have some educational value. The best apps for preschoolers have few

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Letter- and Word-Recognition Apps, Games, and Websites

(Just Now) Letter- and Word-Recognition Apps, Games, and Websites. Learning to read is a major step in young kids' development, but there's a lot to learn before they start cracking open books on their own. Preschoolers and kindergartners can get a head start in the reading process by learning to recognize letters and simple words.

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Nuevas aplicaciones que los adolescentes están usando en

(7 days ago) Nuevas aplicaciones que los adolescentes están usando en 2019. Mantente al día con las apps más populares que los adolescentes ya están usando. By Christine Elgersma. Cada año los preadolescentes y adolescentes usan nuevas aplicaciones en sus teléfonos. Si bien los chicos siguen utilizando aplicaciones tradicionales como Snapchat e

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Multiplayer Apps

(5 days ago) Here are several great apps that let kids play together -- or against each other. Some of the apps on this list provide you with the ability to play on the same device, while others are multiplayer games that allow you to play over the same Wi-Fi network on more than one device. A few on this list are online multiplayer games, so be sure to

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Simulation Games and Apps

(4 days ago) Simulation Games and Apps. Games don't have to be constantly packed with adrenaline-pumping action, fast-paced scares, or bloody combat. Simulation games can provide hours of deep, complex play , ranging from space-based civilizations to virtual farms to amusement parks. Some sim games are more educational than others, but each requires

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Apps and Games That Stop Sibling Rivalry

(9 days ago) Apps and Games That Stop Sibling Rivalry. Sibling rivalry may feel like an inevitable part of family life, but there are healthy ways to moderate and keep the competitiveness in check. These terrific apps and games can help kids go from conflict to cooperation in no time. Some picks, such as Sharing With Duckie Duck, teach kids to share, while

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Gender-Neutral Apps

(8 days ago) 8 Girl-Power Apps for Young Kids Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Print Common Sense is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of all kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century.

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Best Toca Boca Apps

(8 days ago) Best Toca Boca Apps. Few app makers become household names, but Toca Boca has done just that. For the preschool set, they combine fun exploration with a gender-neutral approach and a kid-safe sensibility. Though they don't promise to teach the ABCs or 123s, they do offer opportunities for storytelling and unique experiences that range from

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Kids Photo & Video Apps

(2 days ago) Find photo & video apps for Android. Read age-appropriate reviews for kids and parents by our experts.

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14 Apps to Play with Dad Common Sense Media

(2 days ago) These apps could also be a great way to spend time with your dad on Father's Day -- or any day. Outdoorsy Dad. Plum's Photo Hunt, 7+ Plum's Photo Hunt combines nature and tech in a way Dad and kids can enjoy together. Kids get missions to find something outdoors and snap a photo of it, from specific items, such as leaves and rocks, to things

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