Creative, Fun, And (mostly…) Educational Apps for Girls
Girls today are very tech savvy, and many have access to smartphones, social media sites, iPads, and other wonders unimaginable just ten years ago. It can be overwhelming for parents and other role models sorting through the options available, weighing what is appropriate for girls to access and at what age. When it comes to smartphone apps, there’s an amazing plethora available. Instagram, Angry Birds, Temple Run, and Cut The Rope are just a few apps that are very popular with girls- but those apps might not always be the best use of time (which doesn’t mean they aren’t fun, for girls AND adults.)
But if you are looking for smartphone apps for girls that err away from the time-sucky and into the realm of the creative, useful, fun and educational (if maybe still a little time-sucky), GENaustin has compiled a list of suggestions for you!
Presidents vs. Aliens
In Presidents vs. Aliens, you’re asked different pieces of Presidential trivia, and if you get it right, you get to fling the head of that president at some aliens. It comes with flashcards to help you learn as well. Educational AND satisfying!
Minecraft at first glance seems fairly simple, with a limited number of resources, all in block form, that the player collects to craft and build whatever they want. But that’s where it gets engrossing– if you can dream it, you can do it (out of snow, dirt, wood or concrete). Watch out for creepers though!
Stack the States
From Common Sense Media, “Stack the States asks trivia questions about a state, or asks kids to identify the shape of the state. When kids answer correctly they’ll earn that state to add to their platform. The goal is to stack as many states on the platform as necessary to reach a goal line without the stack tipping over. When kids reach the goal, their reward is a state to add to their collection. As the collection grows, kids earn bonus games.”
Ever dreamed of being a pop star? Videostar opens the door to even the tone deaf-est among us. Be the creator, editor and star of your own music video, with lots of fun effects to make it as unique and creative as possible.
In Sketch Club, you create and upload your sketches into an interactive online community of artists. Sketch club gives you the ability to draw anywhere.
With Strip Designer , you can make comic strips using personal photos, sketches, speech balloons and other cool features. Tell your story!
GarageBand lets you make music wherever you are. There are multiple instruments to work with including pianos, guitars, drums, and basses. You can even write and record your own songs!
In Monster Physics, your job is to design contraptions with parts including wheels, rockets, propellers, cannons, magnets, claws, wings and more. Choose from different materials including metal, wood, plastic, rubber and ice. 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.
Have a suggestion for a fun, creative app for girls? Leave it in the comments!
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