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Phone Games For 10 Year Olds

Susan in Trenton, Michigan listens on CKLW 800 AM and asked about apps for 10 year olds

Girl using Smartphone

Susan asked: “What are free apps that entertain 10-year-old girls?”

 

Susan, most apps have switched to a freemium model, so, it’s likely that you will be able to find lots and lots of apps that would keep your kids busy for free, except they’re not free.

Most free games these days try to make money by selling you items or abilities after you download them.

For example, Kingdom Hearts for Android is a free game where you can meet and play with Disney characters, your 10-year-olds would probably enjoy it, but it does feature in-app purchases for as much as $99, sometimes those purchases are pushed as a way to get an item that is virtually indispensable to move on to another level, or even as a way to keep playing without having to wait minutes or hours to “recharge” something that acts as an in-game payment for another turn.

Make sure that either in-app purchases are locked down via parental controls, or that they understand that they shouldn’t be spending money on the game.

iOS has the same problem, Spiderman Unlimited is a fun infinite runner that features male and female characters, your 10 year olds might like it, but you need to either be patient or pay for extra turns. When you get to a certain level you also can’t move on without your team reaching a “tier” first, the further you go the higher that tier becomes, and the harder it is to reach it without paying.

Disney Crossy Road is another popular game, it’s also free, and it’s basically Frogger with Disney characters, but again, there are in-app purchases.

You can look at the most popular games on the app store of whatever platform you’re on and the vast majority of them will be just fine for 10 year olds, but make sure that either in-app purchases are locked down via parental controls, or that they understand that they shouldn’t be spending money on the game.

Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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