When you’re a kid, summer takes on a whole new meaning. It’s not just the warm weather and late sunsets — it means no school for three months. But all that quality time can be rough on us parents. And when it’s raining or we’re cooped up together on a long car ride, we can’t count on sandcastles, fireflies, and tree houses to entertain them. But your iPhone or iPad can help.
We've got a little of everything you want out there in the great big App Store today. We've got productivity boosters, games for you, games for the little ones, photo editors, free and discounted hookups with art and music. Heck, it's all good, and it's all either free or cut way, way, way down in price, so get those gift cards ready, kids.
When I was a kid, I got this magazine called Penny Power, which was put out by Consumer Reports with the goal of helping kids grow wise to the concepts of money (mostly spending it) in age-appropriate ways. It's no longer published, but I still remember some of the lessons it taught me, because it made those lessons fun. Dinorama appeals to me for the same reasons, now as a parent myself. It's filled with teachable moments about money, wrapped up in a tycoon-style game where kids build and run their own dinosaur park.