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Best of: Recommended Apps (ages 6-12)    
Books .  Creation Tools .  Games .  Nonfiction/School Stuff 

Books
International Childrens Digital Library:
This app brings a collection of stories from over 60 countries together in one free collection for you to read. Recommended for ages 3-13.
Overdrive Media Console:
Use this app to access all the eBooks that Clinton-Macomb Public Library has purchased for patrons to check out and enjoy.
The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore by Moonbot Studios:
While it looks like a picture book, this interactive book is perfect for older readers due to the pure imagination of the story. For added fun, there are puzzles and games included. Recommended for ages 6+.
The Numberlys:
From the studio that brought you The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore, The Numberlys is a new epic storytelling adventure. Pulling in elements from the Golden Age of movies (a.k.a. the 1930’s), Friends 1,2,3,4, and 5 work to bring the alphabet and color to their world.
Van Gogh and the Sunflowers by Auryn Inc.:
In addition to this being an interactive picture book with illustrations in the style of Van Gogh’s artwork, there are links to an art gallery where kids can see the original work and learn more information. Puzzle games and a painting activity are included as a part of the app. Recommended for ages 4-8.

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Creation Tools
Drawing Pad:
For anyone who likes to use their tablet to draw or paint, Drawing Pad is a great app! In addition to colors, you can choose your mediums, from colored pencils to crayons to stickers. It is almost as if you have a full art kit at your fingertips.
Garage Band:
In addition to being able to play a variety of instruments, kids can play with music editing tools and share their works through social media. Recommended for ages 9+.
Hopscotch:
In addition to being free, Hopscotch is one of the premier computer coding apps on the Internet. Beginners are encouraged to create their own games and animations as they move blocks around on the screen.
MoMA Art Lab:
Kids can create works in the styles of famous artists, such as Matisse. Other art styles are also explored, including mobiles, shape poems, and collages. Recommended for ages 7-12.
PIXEL’D by Disney:
A fun drawing app that allows you to create pixel art.
Sock Puppets:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sock-puppets/id394504903?mt=8
Story Kit by ICDL Foundation:
Create an electronic story with text, sound, and illustrations. Recommended for ages 7-12.
StoryBuddy:
Another fun story creating app. In addition to being able to write your own story, you can draw your own illustrations with your finger or import your own pictures. Recommended for ages 4-12.
Strip Designer by Vivid Apps:
Kids can create digital stories or comic strips using your own photos. Recommended for ages 7-12.
Superhero Comic Book Maker by Duck Duck Moose:
Create your own comic stories using a variety of superheroes. Recommended for ages 4-12.
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Games
BrainPOP Featured Movie:
Watch a movie and take a quiz as you learn something new every day. This is a fun way to learn for older elementary kids. Recommended for ages 8-12.
Montessori Crosswords:
This app helps kids with their literacy skills, from working on phonics with the younger users to larger vocabulary for older users. Recommended for ages 3-10.
Motion Math: Hungry Fish:
Children use basic math and number skills to feed hungry fish. There are 18 different levels which include basic addition, number matching, bigger numbers, and challenging. Recommended for ages 4-12.
Piano Dust Buster by JoyTunes:
Learn to play the piano by swatting dust particles as they are about to hit the keys or the musical staff in this fun and addictive musical app. Recommended for ages 8-12.
Toca Hair Salon 2:
Using a variety of characters, kids can cut, style, and color hair. This is a great app for working on imagination and creative play. Recommended for ages 4-12.
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Nonfiction & School Stuff
Interactive Telling Time:
Learn this important skill through a variety of clocks and games in this visually appealing app. A variety of activities and levels make this an app that will stick around. Recommended for ages 3-12.
Khan Academy:
Learn just about anything through this app which includes over 3000 videos on a variety of subjects. Recommended for ages 6+.
Operation Math:
Become a spy and save the world in 1 of 105 missions while practicing addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Recommended for ages 5-12.
Stack the States:
A fun geography app where kids learn state information, capitals, and shapes through a variety of mini-games. Recommended for ages 8+.
TeachMe: Kindergarten:
For those kids working at a kindergarten level in math, language, and spelling. Also available from the same publisher include are apps for toddler, 1st grade, and 2nd grade. The kindergarten level app is recommended for ages 4-7.
Tutor.com Mobile App:
Get Live Homework Help throughout the school year from 4-11 p.m. through this app. Recommended for ages 6+.
Ultimate Dinopedia:
For those dino lovers, this app from National Geographic is an interactive encyclopedia that includes hundreds of dinosaurs. Popular ones, such as the stegosaurus, included even more information and illustrations. Be warned, some of these dinosaurs are scary. Recommended for ages 8+.
Weird But True:
In this fascinating app from National Geographic, kids can learn a bunch of bizarre and fascinating facts. With each fact, kids can rate it on the Weird-o-Meter or share it with their friends through social media. Recommended for ages 7-12.
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