10 Best Apps For Grandparents

Updated on: November 2023

Best Apps For Grandparents in 2023

Virtual Grandma: A how-to guide on "virtually connecting" with little ones up to age five using FaceTime, Skype, and other apps. For grandparents, ... parents, traveling parents, and friends!

Virtual Grandma: A how-to guide on
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2023

My Town : Grandparents

My Town : Grandparents
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2023
  • 9 exciting locations including a garden, woodwork area at the basement and dad's old room!
  • Plant more then 20 different flowers, vegetables and bushes
  • 14 characters you are absolutely going to love and adore including dad's best friend and Grandpa's neighbors!
  • Can you find the ghost? it's out there waiting for you around the house.
  • Make sure the plants are watered and replaced after they dry out.
  • Lots of clothing and items to add to your canvas game area.
  • You can not FRY an omelette, over clock it and burn it, use fire extinguisher in case of fire! :)

Sesame Street for Fire TV

Sesame Street for Fire TV
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2023
  • Sign up on sesamestreet.org to create and save your Favorites
  • Search for characters and topics
  • Find videos suited to your child’s learning goals
  • Kid-safe and ad-free

Little Italy

Little Italy
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2023

Grandparent Trivia

Grandparent Trivia
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2023

Ticket to Ride

Ticket to Ride
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2023
  • Alan R. Moon's official Ticket to Ride maps with original artwork in high resolution
  • 9 additional maps and 2 mini-expansions (with 2 game variations each) available in the in-game store, each with their own special characteristics: Europe, Europe 1912, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany, Nordic Countries, Legendary Asia, India, Pennsylvania, USA 1910 and France.
  • Cross-platform online play against other Android, iPhone, iPad, Linux, Mac and PC gamers
  • Solo play against up to 4 AI players
  • Pass-and-Play with up to 4 live opponents.

Messenger Kids – Safer Messaging and Video Chat

Messenger Kids – Safer Messaging and Video Chat
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2023
  • Parents control the contact list and can remove contacts at any time.
  • Kids message and video call using Wi-Fi, so they don't need a phone number.
  • Kid-appropriate masks, stickers, GIFs, frames and emojis bring conversations to life.
  • Parents and approved grown-ups can connect from their Messenger app wherever it's installed.
  • Messenger Kids is an ad-free experience and has no in-app purchases.
  • New masks and filters are added regularly.


BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2023
  • - Build a positive classroom community by encouraging students and engaging parents easily
  • - Give students encouragement for important skills, like participation and teamwork
  • - Share classroom moments with parents through photos and videos
  • - Privately and safely chat with parents
  • - ClassDojo is always free for teachers

Cute & Tiny Grandparents - Farm, Build & Cook with Granny & Grandpa

Cute & Tiny Grandparents - Farm, Build & Cook with Granny & Grandpa
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2023
  • The sweetest little farming, building & cooking game for girls & boys!
  • Harvest, bake & do crafts!
  • Collect fruits & vegetables on the farm of bunny Blu’s grandpa!
  • Get crafty with puppy Bu’s grandpa!
  • Build the cutest DIY nesting box for birds!
  • Bake the sweetest cake with kitty Sue & her granny!
  • Cute & simple graphics!
  • Kid-friendly interface!
  • Safe environment for playing & learning!
  • Suitable for toddlers & younger kids!

Little Women: Complete Series – 4 Novels in One Edition: Little Women, Good Wives, Little Men and Jo's Boys

Little Women: Complete Series – 4 Novels in One Edition: Little Women, Good Wives, Little Men and Jo's Boys
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2023

The Best Free Summer Reading Programs and Apps for Kids

Summertime provides the perfect opportunity to encourage your kids to read – keeping them motivated and challenged until school starts. In fact, some of the best free reading programs are available now, just a click away.

Summertime provides the perfect opportunity to encourage your kids to read - keeping them motivated and challenged until school starts. In fact, some of the best free reading programs are available now, just a click away.

It's hard to get excited about summer reading when all your kids have is a list of book titles to churn through. When teachers or parents incorporate an element of fun, creativity, social networking or even a prize package into the mix, reading becomes something fun. Check out these programs and find the one that works best for your reader.


For early readers, check out the PBS Kids Reading Activity page. Here you'll find fun family activities that help encourage pre-reading skills in very young children, including a word of the day, printable resources and daily activities that incorporate word smarts into craft projects.

Grades K-6

Parents of kids in grades K-6 can check out the Pizza Hut Book It! page for book trackers, games, a list of 100 suggested reading titles, and, my favorite, a page of recipes for young cooks. Kids who meet the summer challenge of five books are eligible to enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win lots of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" merchandise.

The Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program offers wonderful incentives to keep your kids reading all summer long - a free book! Read any eight books during the summer and record them in their downloadable reading journal and then let your child choose a free book from the list they provide; it includes both classic best sellers, popular titles and a few surprises, so there's something for every reader. The site also contains games, puzzles and downloadable projects based on popular book titles, which reinforces their efforts and encourages them to read more.

This year, Scholastic Books challenges kids to read every day during summer, with an exciting program that includes a free downloadable reading timer and an opportunity to appear in the next 2020 Scholastic Book of World Records. Log in and see where your school rates!

Teens and Young Adults

Most major municipalities also have wonderful summer reading programs, many with special selections and activities for teens. Check your local branch for the latest. Some libraries offer theme-based units in which books and movies are explored together (like "The Hunger Games" or "Twilight"). Book discussion groups are another popular activity at public libraries. If these aren't to her liking, encourage your child to get together with a group of friends. Reserve a room at your local library to keep the focus on book discussion and make it a social event.

If apps are more his style, here are a few of the best. Hot off the presses, the Young Adult Library Services Association has just released the free Teen Book Finder app (available at the Apple Store) - a fantastic resource for teens, parents and educators.

A great free application that's customizable and perfectly suited to any young adult genre is Goodreads. For older teens, the site can be especially useful; the site doesn't just track your reading, but serves as a virtual bookshelf. It's as unique, personal or a social as you wish to make it, and serves as a wonderful tool to record what you've read and then, based on book preferences and ratings, suggests new books.

Another interesting function of Goodreads is its appeal for social network junkies. Teens can see what their friends are reading and follow their reviews, and even practice important writing skills by penning a few reviews of their own (as a former Advanced Placement Lit and Comp teacher, I can promise you this is a very valuable tool). The site allows you to record observations as you're reading, document what you'd like to read in the future and even make personalized lists of titles others to which others can subscribe (for example, "Best Movie Tie-Ins" or "Cool Classics"). Older teens can connect their social networking accounts to their Goodreads page, and, in doing so, provide a new way to interact with their friends - a chat over books!

Take advantage of the free summer reading programs and applications geared to kids and young adults, and give your children a world of summer fun… no matter where they do their reading.

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