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Best iPad apps for kids

Submitted by on April 8, 2013 – 3:49 pmNo Comment

Touch screen technology has helped to make modern gadgets more accessible than ever, and the tangible, intuitive feel of the iPad makes for some great for apps kids. Here are some of the best iPad apps available for children.

Bubbles

Bubbles are something that you can always sell! Whether it’s bubble blowing sets, extra bubbly bubble bath or, in this case, a bubble app, people will always be captivated by the mysterious, ephemeral ball of fun. The Bubbles app for the iPad is exactly what you might expect, with plenty of bubbles floating around the screen just begging to be burst, perhaps not the most educational app, but for sheer enjoyment, it’s really fun, especially for younger children. The app cost 69p from the App Store.

Little Digits

The Little Digits, priced at £1.49 on the App Store, helps to make the process of learning numbers fun. The app works by identifying the number of fingers that are touching the screen and displaying the corresponding number, thereby helping children to learn to count. The app also features other games which can help with basic addition and subtraction.

Color & Draw for Kids

Available for 69p on the App Store, Color & Draw for Kids is a great way to let your children create their own pictures without any mess and without any worries about going wrong. The app also features a digital colouring book that includes preloaded pictures of various items including dinosaurs, fairies and animals.

Rounds: Parker Penguin

Parker Penguin is the second in the Rounds series of educational apps from developer Nosy Crow. The interactive and accessible app centres on the world of Parker, a penguin who lives in Antarctica. You have to aid Parker as he negotiates his icy world by helping him to slide, swim and march. Along the way, you learn about biology, wild animals and life in the Antarctic in general. The app, that costs £2.99 at the App Store, also teaches you about the lifecycle of a penguin.

Sort and Stack Toys

Sort and Stack Toys, which costs £1.49 from the App Store, is an educational tool that helps kids practice their coordination, perception and problem solving, as well as giving them lots of enjoyment too. The aim of the game is to fit various shapes into their corresponding holes on the screen, with a satisfying click to let you know you been successful.

Lego Super Hero Movie Maker

This fun app is available for free from the App Store. The idea is for kids to practice their filmmaking skills with stop motion photos and characters. The best thing about this app is that it’s equally fun for adults, so helps to bring parents and their children together.

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