Category Archives: Ages 12-up

Review- Pocket Family: My Fun Dreamhouse sucked this reviewer in like Farmville and Candy Crush.

Review- Pocket Family: My Fun Dreamhouse sucked this reviewer in like Farmville and Candy Crush.

Bottom Line: With no parental controls in place, in-app purchases and third-party ads, this app is most definitely for the oldest kids we review for and as it turns out, this 44 year-old app reviewer that can barely stop watching her little people running around to write this post. Oh look! Another coin! If you… Continue Reading

Review: Avaz FreeSpeech is a fantastic new learning tool! It’s our newest 5-star app!

Review: Avaz FreeSpeech is a fantastic new learning tool! It’s our newest 5-star app!

Bottom line: Avaz FreeSpeech is a powerful new app designed to help children of all learning levels and language abilities develop grammatically correct sentences using a simple building block method. A welcome addition for anyone with young writers that struggle with arranging sentences or who have a language impairment that makes it frustrating to communicate.… Continue Reading

Review: Patchmania KIDS gets FIVE STARS for fun!

Review: Patchmania KIDS gets FIVE STARS for fun!

Bottom Line: Patchmania Kids has delivered on fun without being sneaky about cost, links or purpose. This is an adorable logic-based game that is simple to learn and challenging to master for kids of all ages including middle-aged adults that might have trouble setting the game down to write a review. If you would like… Continue Reading

Good Free App of the Day: Birdhouse for Special Needs can help your family stay organized!

Good Free App of the Day: Birdhouse for Special Needs can help your family stay organized!

One of our favorite organizational tools, Birdhouse for Special Needs, is our good free app of the day! This highly customizable app is an invaluable tool for any family, especially during these busy, busy times. What a convenient way to keep everybody on the same page. Did I mention that it’s FREE? If you haven’t tried… Continue Reading

Free App of the Day: Climb or Fall. Can you make it to the top without falling?

Free App of the Day: Climb or Fall. Can you make it to the top without falling?

Our Free App of the Day is Climb or Fall. It’s a modern take on a classic game. Using strategy (and a little bit of luck), users try to climb through each level without falling and losing ground. This game is free to download and comes with the entire first map ready to go. That’s… Continue Reading

iBiome – Wetlands is a new top pick! Great for the budding environmentalist in your family!

iBiome – Wetlands is a new top pick! Great for the budding environmentalist in your family!

Bottom line: iBiome – Wetlands is a great way to introduce your child to the science of the wetlands, teaching them why the wetlands are important and how we can protect the ones we have and restore the ones that have been destroyed. You might just discover a budding environmentalist in your midst. iBiome –… Continue Reading

Free Valentines Day Themed Coloring Pages for Adults!

Free Valentines Day Themed Coloring Pages for Adults!

Coloring, it is not just for kids anymore. These detailed and free coloring pages are actual geared toward adults! Yes, something for parents! With a Valentine’s Day theme, you can take your time and relax as you color. Recent studies have shown the therapeutic benefits of coloring, which include reducing anxiety and increasing focus or… Continue Reading

Tech That Teaches: 15 Smart Apps for Curious Kids from Mental Floss, is a fabulous list worth your time.

Tech That Teaches: 15 Smart Apps for Curious Kids from Mental Floss, is a fabulous list worth your time.

Here at Smart Apps for Kids, we pride ourselves on great reviews, thorough lists and sharing useful stuff we find on the web. Emilie found us a golden nugget of awesomeness written by Alyssa Oursler at Mental_Floss that made us happy. It’s rare for us to read an app list written by other sites that… Continue Reading

Best Minecraft apps for your obsessed kid!

Best Minecraft apps for your obsessed kid!

Dear daughter: I know you find this hard to believe, but there are apps out there that you would enjoy that are NOT related to Minecraft. What? What’s that you say? You have no interest in anything that’s unrelated to Minecraft? Such as dinner or the dog or YOUR MOTHER? Sigh. If you can’t beat… Continue Reading

Good Free App of the Day: Birdhouse for Special Needs is improved! And it’s free!

Good Free App of the Day: Birdhouse for Special Needs is improved! And it’s free!

One of our favorite organizational tools, Birdhouse for Special Needs, is our good free app of the day! They’ve recently updated this app with several improvements that make it easier to customize so that it works like it was created just for your family. If you haven’t tried Birdhouse for Special needs yet, be sure… Continue Reading