Brain-Boosting Apps

Just because school is starting doesn’t mean you can’t keep your child stimulated outside of the classroom, too. Check out these fun new learning apps for kids of all ages, hand-picked by our friends at the nonprofit Common Sense Media.

Faces iMake – Right Brain Creativity
This stellar app encourages young kids to be creative and gives them tools and ideas to express themselves by creating faces using objects like potatoes for noses or lightbulbs for eyes. (For iPad, $5)

Elementary School:
Kids can learn about current events, countries around the world, and pop culture with this fun and interactive subscription based newspaper app. (For iPad, free)

Middle School
Middle School Confidential Book 1: Be Confident in Who You Are
This graphic-novel app teaches tweens to identify emotions, reflect on strengths and weaknesses, and respect peer viewpoints. (For iPad, iPhone, and Nook HD, $3)

What are some of your child’s favorite apps? Tell us in the comments section below, or tweet us @KiwiMagazine!