Older generations might frown upon the idea, but these days iPhones and iPads have become an indispensable part of parenting. Whether we're taking a long car ride, stuck inside on a rainy day or just trying to squeeze some work in before a deadline, an iPhone can be a lifesaver when you've got a rambunctious toddler on your hand. But just any old app won't do; it needs to be fun, keep their attention, and maybe teach them a thing or two while they're using it. Here are 10 iOS apps that are kid-tested and parent-approved.
Aside from maybe Batman, it's difficult to think of licensed characters who've been in as many games, in as many incarnations, as the Ninja Turtles. Their latest effort (based on the current Nickelodeon show) has muscled its way into an arguably overcrowded genre, but while Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run is far from the best endless runner on the App Store, it manages to be a fun, sharp-looking romp that requires a fair amount of skill in spite of its simple controls.
If your kids just can't get enough Nickelodeon in their lives, a new iPad app will keep the fun going all the time, wherever you go, all with a swipe-friendly user interface and more than 1,000 bits of content.
We know SpongeBob SquarePants is super popular with kids -- and even some adult kids! -- but those who aren't fans can squeal for joy with news that one of the cartoon character's free iOS apps has been pulled.
When it comes to iPad apps made for kids, how many of them are any good, let alone great? Viacom’s new Nick Jr. Play & Draw HD happily falls at the latter end of the scale, inspiring creativity while entertaining kids at the same time. Play & Draw HD allows children freedom to create in a colorful, intuitive, and educational environment that features familiar faces like Dora the Explorer.