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10 Apps That Teach Kids 21st-Century Skills

10 Apps That Teach Kids 21st-Century Skills

These apps will help kids learn skills not necessarily taught at school.


 

Breathe, Think, Do With Sesame (Free)

5 out of 5 stars
Recommended Age: 4+
An adorable monster de-stresses kids with Sesame Street style
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
    

Super Stretch Yoga HD (Free)

4 out of 5 stars
Recommended Age: 4+
Get kids moving and relaxing with a warm video intro to yoga.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
    

Hoopa City ($2.99)

5 out of 5 stars
Recommended Age: 5+
Delightful discoveries abound with world-building open play
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
    

How It Works - Games for Kids to Learn & Discover ($2.99)

4 out of 5 stars
Recommended Age: 6+
A superb mix of exploration, games, and offline activities
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
    

My DPS ($1.99)

5 out of 5 stars
Recommended Age: 6+
This fantastic app teaches emotions and coping strategies for kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Andriod
   

Book Creator ($2.49-$4.99)

4 out of 5 stars
Recommended Age: 8+
A magically easy way for kids to create and publish books
Devices: iPad, Android
    



Swift Playgrounds (Free)

5 out of 5 stars
Recommended Age: 10+
Learning feels like play in this sleek, approachable coder.
Device: iPad
   

Animoto Video Maker (Free)

4 out of 5 stars
Recommended Age: 13+
This Freemium slideshow tool is better on privacy than similar apps.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook
    

Codea ($14.99)

4 out of 5 stars
Recommended Age: 13+
Innovative tool for programming on the iPad
Devices: iPad
   

ConversationBuilderTeen ($19.99)

4 out of 5 stars
Recommended Age: 13+
An engaging way for teens to practice peer conversations and tricky topics
Devices: iPad

 
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