10 Fun Apps for Tweens

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As part of our Apps for Kids series, we had a good rummage around for apps that would be good for 8-12 year olds. Here are 10 Fun Apps for Tweens.
10 fun apps for tweens

#1. Even Up Kids!

evenupkidsby Simple Machine, LLC

Inspired by Sudoku, Even Up is a super slick, super simple puzzle game with one one basic rule: pair up tiles to make a match and eventually clear the board. Its premise may be simple, but the puzzle solving becomes trickier as you swipe your way through 125 carefully crafted levels. Solve a puzzle in under five minutes or over five hours — either way, you’ll feel a mastermind every single time.

Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Cost: €0.89 on iTunes Store Ireland, $0.99 on iTunes Store USA and £0.69 on iTunes Store GB

#2. Monster Physics™

by Freecloud Design, Inc.

monsterphysicsMonster Physics™ is a unique building app that lets you play with physics. Build and operate your own car, crane, rocket ship, plane, helicopter, tank and more. Build intricate, working contraptions with over 68 different parts including wheels, rockets, propellers, cannons, magnets, claws, wings and more.

Choose from different materials, connect parts together by welding them, drawing a rope or chain between them with your finger or using special dynamic joints to bring them to life. Once your invention is complete, Monster Physics™ will render it with its built-in physics engine and let you actually operate your creation in real time.

Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Cost: €0.89 on iTunes Store Ireland, £0.69 on iTunes Store GB and $0.99 on iTunes Store USA

#3. Monster Music Free

monstermusicfreeby BubbaMonkey Studios

Monster Music is the fun way to create your very own musical masterpieces! Use a slew of cute, crazy, and downright hilarious monsters to shape your tunes. Monster Music features:

– A variety of monsters, each with a unique personality, to shape your musical creation
– Beautiful and simple interface
– Learn the foundations of music in an exciting way

Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Cost: Free on iTunes Store

#4. Stack the States™

stackthestatesby Freecloud Design, Inc.

Watch the states actually come to life in this colorful and dynamic game! As you learn state capitals, shapes, geographic locations, flags and more, you can actually touch, move and drop the animated states anywhere on the screen. Carefully build a stack of states that reaches the checkered line to win each level.

Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Cost: $0.99 on iTunes Store USA and also available for $0.75 on Google Play Marketplace

#5. Just Joking

justjokingby National Geographic Society

With knock-knock jokes, tongue twisters, riddles, cross-the-road jokes, and more, Just Joking is perfect for any road trip or rainy afternoon. Laughing animals, goofy people, and other colorful illustrations are paired with fun sound effects and interactives and presented in our signature eye-popping color palette and dynamic photo-driven style. Parents can rest easy knowing that each joke is age-appropriate and handpicked by a brand they know and trust: National Geographic Kids.

Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Cost: Free on iTunes Store

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