Although many of us want to limit our kids' screen time as much as possible, there are some applications that make that scheduled device time worth it. Our friends at Common Sense Media found 20 of the best and most creative apps to maximize your kid's learning potential while keeping them well occupied and entertained.
Sometimes you need to come at learning from a new direction, and all of these apps take an inventive approach. Whether they involve reading, puzzles, or vocabulary, they all invite kids into weird worlds, have unique characters, or break the mold on an old model. If your kids are bored by the more obvious educational apps, try one or two of these to spice up their screen use. Even though some don't look like "learning apps," they do encourage critical thinking, problem-solving, and other important skills.