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10 Apps That Boost Family Bonding

10 Apps That Boost Family Bonding

Keep your brood close with these 10 apps that promote family bonding.


Kindoma Storytime (Free, with in-app purchases) 

4 out of 5 stars
Recommended age: 4+
This great app makes long-distance shared reading easy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
    

Disney Karaoke: Frozen ($7.99)

4 out of 5 stars
Recommended age: 5+
Fans won’t want to let it go, though lots of storage space is needed for this app.
Devices: iPad
    

Heads Up! ($0.99)

4 out of 5 stars
Recommended age: 7+
Family fun is guaranteed with this guessing game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
    

THE GAME OF LIFE: 2016 Edition ($2.99)

5 out of 5 stars
Recommended age: 8+
The classic game takes kids on a speedy 3-D adventure.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
       

KidMix — The Social Network & Playdate Planner for Kids (Free)

4 out of 5 stars
Recommended age: 8+
This social media and playdate planner for kids includes fun content.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
    

Trivia Crack (Free)

4 out of 5 stars
Recommended age: 11+
This addictive trivia game has some privacy implications.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Windows Phone
    



Virtual Geocaching—Xnote  ($2.99)

4 out of 5 stars
Recommended age: 12+
Send personalized, virtual treasure hunts to any smartphone.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad  
   

StoryCorps (Free)

5 out of 5 stars
Recommended age: 13+
Capturing and sharing family stories couldn’t be easier.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
    

Geocaching ($9.99)

5 out of 5 stars
Recommended age: 14+
This treasure hunt app makes for family fun, but not for kids alone.
Devices: iPhone, Android
      

Dubsmash (Free)

4 out of 5 stars
Recommended age: 16+
This silly lip-synching app creates sharable fun for olds teens and adults.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android

 
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