We recommend a mix of educational and games. Guess which category your kids are probably going to like better? Here they are in no particular order!
1. KHAN ACADEMY
Get access to Khan Academy’s library of over 2,700 videos with this app and learn anything for free. Or actually, make your kids learn. So nice on the big screen!
2. TEMPLE RUN
After a learning session, let your kids decompress a little with this app which more or less mimics every treasure hunting adventure movie ever made.
3. MONSTER FLIP
Giant monsters are crash landing on earth. Predictably, humans are panicking! Help them get back home, but watch out for the mad ones.
4. BAREFOOT WORLD ATLAS
An interactive kids’ 3D globe for the iPad. In other words: Ooh! Pretty! Kids can fly over the world and explore it, touching down wherever they like.
5. HIDDEN OBJECTS: GARDENS OF TIME
Your kids will love the hidden object screens and spot the difference games in exotic locations such as the Egyptian Pyramids and the Great Wall of China.
6. CASEY’S CONTRAPTIONS HD
Help Casey get his toys back by building Rube-Goldbergesque machines with everyday items to solve puzzles. Really original with lots of replay value. Adults will love it too.
7. MAX AND THE MAGIC MARKER
One day, Max gets a mysterious marker in the mail. He draws a monster with it. No sooner does the marker leave the paper, than the marker comes to life and jumps into another drawing. Max draws himself next and the chase is on.
8. COCO LOCO
A sweet physics-based, candy-themed puzzle game that pits a troop of fearless marshmallow heroes against their chocolate-y foes. Move over Angry Birds!
9. BEAT SNEAK BANDIT
When all the clocks in the world are stolen, it’s up to your child and the Beat Sneak Bandit to get them back. Tap to the rhythm to sneak around and accomplish this. Weird and wonderful!
10. ELMO’S ABCs
If you’ve got very young children, this is the app to get. It offers so much to keep toddlers and preschoolers happy including tracing, video clips, and lots of letter puzzles.
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