10 Fun Apps for Tweens

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#6. The Wired Bunch: Issue 1

thewiredbunchby Nine 22 Media, LLC

The Wired Bunch is a futuristic interactive storybook about robot cowboys set in the wired west.
The story centers around Marshal Ram and his 5 deputies as they protect their town from evil robots.

It is a fun and engaging story with fun animations that allows the user to read it, listen to the story or both.

Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Cost: Free on iTunes Store

#7. Lunch Box Maker: School Food!

Lunchboxmakerby Maker Labs

MAKE your own LUNCH! Choose foods that are healthy for a great way to feel good! This game is designed for KIDS to help kids learn all the different food choices there are for a great school lunch.

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

Cost: Free on iTunes Store and also available on Google Play Marketplace

#8. Hopscotch

by Hopscotch Technologies

HopscotchHopscotch is programming designed for everyone. Kids can use simple, intuitive building blocks to create games, animations and apps in this colorful, interactive environment.

Program your characters to move, draw, and collide with each other, and use shaking, tilting, or even shouting at the iPad to control them.

Hopscotch is available on the iPhone and the iPad. You’ll be able to create and play projects on the iPad version and play projects on the iPhone version.

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Cost: Free on iTunes Store

#9. Amazing World Atlas

Amazingworldatlasby Lonely Planet Kids

Play your way around our planet with Amazing World Atlas by Lonely Planet Kids! Designed specifically for kids ages 9-11, Amazing World Atlas lets kids explore the world’s continents and countries with interactive maps, quizzes, and games galore! Features:

  • Become a super-explorer of continents, countries and cities
  • Test and grow your geography knowledge with maps and games.
  • Discover fun facts about sights, wildlife, food and culture.
  • Earn stars to unlock even more places to explore!

The game features 5 different types of mini-game, with over 30 levels of gameplay.

Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Cost: €2.69 on iTunes Store Ireland, $2.99 on iTunes Store USA and £1.99 on iTunes Store GB

Also available on Google Play Marketplace for 2.26

#10. Toca Hair Salon ME

by Toca Boca

tocahairsalonmeToca Hair Salon Me lets you be the customer and the stylist! Curly, straight or purple? Create a funky hairdo any way you like. Grow it long or cut it short, shave one side or spray paint it every color of the rainbow. The possibilities are endless!
Add accessories such as hats, sunglasses and hair clips to top it off. Don’t forget to take a photo and share with friends. Now you can use your own photos as backdrops to complete your style transformation.

Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Cost: €2.69 on iTunes Store Ireland, $2.99 on iTunes Store USA, £1.99 on iTunes Store GB

Also available on Google Play Marketplace

Have you downloaded any of these apps for your tween? Or any more to recommend? Tell us in the comments below.

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