Digital Citizenship Tip of the Week – 2/25/2016

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Are you looking for a way to connect with your tween or teen?  Or, maybe you are searching for a few suggestions to stop that sibling rivalry?  We have a few suggestions.

  1. These  terrific apps and games can help kids go from conflict to cooperation in no time. Some picks, such as Sharing With Duckie Duck, teach kids to share, while others encourage siblings to collaborate and cocreate (Curious Words, Scoot and Doodle). Puzzles and adventures such as Plum’s Photo Hunt or  Lifeline… incite siblings to strategize together, and kid-safe messengers such as Marimba Chat keep brothers and sisters in touch. And there are a ton of picks on this list for siblings to just have fun playing together, such as Mario Party 10, Runbow, or Heads Up! 
  2. These 15 great apps will get you and your tween playing and talking together.  Whether you problem solve with puzzle games, find fun projects to take offline, or chat using a kid-safe social network, there are plenty of opportunities to talk to your kid about topics from perseverance to  online safety. 
  3. The best idea may be to put those smart phones away and head outside with your kids. Apps designed for outdoor adventures  let kids do everything from study bugs to identify constellations and create a compilation video of bike stunts. Whether you’re interested in family fitness, DIY, or survival skills, you’ll find plenty to keep kids active and engaged. So grab your device and head outside armed with these amazing tools.

Have a great week and don’t forget to use Common Sense!

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