Five iPad Apps Suitable for Kids

New iPad apps are constantly being added to Apple's App Store, but deciding which apps are useful for kids can always be a problem. We understand that it is impossible to stop your kids from playing on your iPad, so we've carefully selected a collection of high quality apps that are full to the brim with educational value. The following are our pick of five best iPad Apps for Kids in terms of usability, ability to hold interest, music and sounds. We hope they will help you on your quest to being the best technology-friendly parent possible!

1. Peekaboo Forest

Peekaboo Forest is a great alternative to other media options. It’s educational, handheld, ad-free, and inexpensive. Peekaboo Forest was designed with preschool age children in mind by the award-winning team of educational media developers at Night & Day Studios, creators of My Very First App. It is the third entry in the beloved toddler app series that began with Peekaboo Barn and Peekaboo Wild. More info @ Apple.

2. Park Math HD for iPad

Park Math HD is the greatest iPad app release from award winning developer Duck Duck Moose. Designed for preschoolers, kindergartners and first graders, Park Math HD teaches early math concepts through repetition and play. Kids will learn counting, addition, subtraction, sorting and more while playing with Blue Bear and his friends on the playground. More info @ Apple.

3. Awesome Xylophone

Awesome Xylophone is a virtual xylophone designed for both iPhone and iPad by Jonemo Yorn. The app quickly turns your iPad into a xylophone adorned with bright colors and musical notes. Whether you have a little one who just loves to tap the screen and wait for sound, or an older child that is learning the importance of musical notes, this is a fun iPad app! More info @ Apple.

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.Neo said,
I guess the author of this story is unaware of parental controls and passcode lock.

Or just telling their kids "no." *shrug*

lostmongoose said,

Or just telling their kids "no." *shrug*

That won't guarantee they won't play with it though.

.Neo said,

That won't guarantee they won't play with it though.

No, putting it away and disciplining them when their kids try to get it out would be a good place to start. Unfortunately that seems to be inconceivable to parents or we wouldn't have statements in the article about how it's impossible to keep them from it.

lostmongoose said,

No, putting it away and disciplining them when their kids try to get it out would be a good place to start.

Still, adding a passcode lock is a lot more effective.

.Neo said,

Still, adding a passcode lock is a lot more effective.

Might work for a 1 yr old baby, but not for 5 year olds. They tend to memorize the passcode when they watch u enter it.

I don't want to discorage this, but it seems like we've had a lot of these "top app" stories lately... once and a while they are good, but seems like they've been really out there in the past couple months

neufuse said,
I don't want to discorage this, but it seems like we've had a lot of these "top app" stories lately... once and a while they are good, but seems like they've been really out there in the past couple months
Exactly. Hopefully they won't come out that often.

Love the scrabble game, really well designed. Has this feature where if the players have iPhones they can link up and use their phone as a tile rack / dictionary, the board even remembers where a player is sitting so it rotates to you for your turn.

Sort of agree with above though, Peppa pig, Dora and Spongebob should be there, but understandably they're not iPad only apps...