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Our Picks: Three Summer Learning Apps/Games for T(w)eens

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Let’s face it—teens love their screen time. But, it doesn’t need to be wasted on Netflix or Fortnite. Check out our top three summer picks for games and apps that will keep your teen interested (while building executive function skills at the same time!).

  1. Pixton
    • This website allows kids to make comics they can print or share online. Pixton is a great tool for practicing creative writing skills and developing social skills. The website is available in any web browser and is very user-friendly!
    • Price: FREE
  1. Middle School Confidential 1: Be Confident in Who You Are
    • This is a great tool to prepare your child for the social challenges of middle school! This app is presented as a graphic novel and helps kids navigate the social issues of middle school through stories, tips, and quizzes. Topics include self-esteem, making friends, and fitting in. The app is available for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, and Nook HD.
    • Price: $2.99
  1. Instructables
    • This app/website is FULL of DIY projects for teens! Many of these projects are great for developing organizational and planning skills, as well as improving attention. Sit with your child and select a summer project.
    • Price: FREE

What are your favorite apps/sites for the summer? We would love to hear your feedback!

Erica MechlinskiOur Picks: Three Summer Learning Apps/Games for T(w)eens

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