Teens don’t handle boredom well and when they can’ think of anything to do, they become restless and irritable. As a parent, you need to have some strategies at hand to help your adolescent cope with this negative energy. Here are some of the most popular apps for teens to keep them busy for hours.
After stealing the cursed idol from the ancient temple you have to run for your life to escape the Evil Demon Monkeys who are hot on your heels, while jumping over obstacles and collecting coins along the way. See how far you can run and unlock new characters along the way. In the Game Center you can play alone or compete with other players.
Coloring Book for Me & Mandala
This advanced mandala coloring book app provides hours of fun. Not only does it inspire creativity, it also promotes focus and concentration and lowers blood pressure, so it’s a great app it your teen is prone to anxiety. It features include: hundreds of detailed drawings of animals, people, places, birds, flowers, mandalas, and geometric designs. With more than 25 brilliantly colored palettes to choose from, every picture is guaranteed to look stunning. You can also share your creations with family and friends via social media.
Words With Friends
This app is a Scrabble-look-alike that you can play in real time with the computer, friends or random players. You can invite friends to play immediately through Twitter or Facebook, or make new friends as you play. New features include: a location-based leader board and in-game chat.
All teens love music and this is an app for any teen that loves music. It’s based on a popular online radio service which lets you stream music for free. You can discover new artists and create stations filled with music and artists you like.
The Khan Academy
For all lovers of learning, this app has something for everyone. You can learn absolutely anything for free from science to economics, from history to art. There are more than 10,000 videos and tutorials at your fingertips and over 40,000 interactive Common Core aligned practice questions. You can follow along with topics you’re studying at school or jump ahead. The Kahn Academy lets you prepare for the upcoming SAT, GMAT, or MCAT, learn something completely new.
Designed for teens who like to make videos, this app is easy enough to use if you’re a novice but sophisticated enough for experienced videographers. It’s a breeze to stich footage together, add music, produce a photo slideshow and add special effects. You can turn your everyday photos into a shareable movie that will look great. It’s an awesome way to create memories and you’re your personal story. There’s a range of editing styles to suit the mood of your movie.
These apps are sure to keep you teen busy and keep boredom at bay for hours.
Sebastian Sykes writes about living life to the fullest and enjoying, and embracing, each moment.