Tisch Library Media Center

Apps and Websites

Noteworthy Tools for Parents

Parents: Below you will find some tools to help you with the difficult task of parenting. On the right hand side of the page are some websites and apps you might want to suggest to your son when he has some screen time. While the sites are educational, we think your son will have fun exploring them.

Common Sense Media

Your go to place for reviews of movies, music, and video games as well as valuable information about how to keep your child safe online.

Choose apps for your son based on age group, rating, platform and cost.

Learning to Read
A portal to websites that help children learn to read, selected by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

The Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education
Information about how to foster character, based on reviews of leading research.

Doing Good Together
This is a non-profit organization that inspires and helps families to volunteer together in NYC.

Generation On
This website inspires families to take action to change the world.

A cellphone service designed just for kids and teenagers that gives parents plenty of control.

Child Mind Institute
This institute works to improve the lives of children and teens struggling with psychiatric and learning disorders. Their website has lots of resources and they are based in Manhattan.

Notable Apps for Boys

Journeys of Invention
Curators at London's Science Museum invite you to explore eighty "rare and historical objects" via video.

Barefoot Atlas
interactive 3D globe that invites children to explore the regions and countries of the world.

Story Wheel
Children spin a wheel and use pictures as cues for creating and narrating a story.
Suitable: Lower School

Engaging news articles written for children and published five days a week. Download the app and pay a subscription fee for the content.
Suitable: Lower and Middle School

Savings Spree
This app teaches children financial responsibility as they save, spend, donate and invest.
Suitable: Lower and Middle School

Operation Math

The goal here is to destroy the evil Dr. Odd while practicing math operations. It's so much fun the boys will barely notice that they are doing basic drills!

Simple Physics
SimplePhysics lets you design complex structures for everything from tree houses to ferris wheels.
Suitable: Middle and Upper School


Allen-Stevenson’s distinctive “enlightened traditional” approach educates boys to become scholars and gentlemen.