App Ideas For An Eight/Nine Year Old??

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  1. LeighAnna Jones macrumors 6502

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    To make it short, I'm getting an iPod touch 4generation for Christmas.
    I'll get it connected to iTunes and stuff in ten seconds flat. I'm a PC genius.

    The thing is, I need app ideas for an eight/nine year old.
    Every Christmas, we go up to my grandmother's cabin around 4 or 5 o'clock after presents, to hang out with our ENTIRE family. I will be seeing my cousin.

    I have a little second cousin who is eight/nine years old, and who is attatched to me.

    I need app ideas for her. I see her ALOT and that means that she will be playing my iPod ALOT.

    I want to put some apps on there for her, seeing that I'm thirteen and she would probably get bored with my stuff right away.

    I really have no idea what eight year olds like anymore. That was five years ago when I was that little.

    Ideas. Please.

    I love her ALOT and I'm doing this out of my own heart.
    Not her's or her mother's or my mother's.

    Thanks.

    P.S. I'm already getting scoops for MYSELF lol. I love that app.
     
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  3. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    Is she hot? KIDDING KIDDING!!! Don't answer that! What's wrong with you? Anyway:

    My 7 year old loves Dinner Dash and Wedding Dash and Cooking Dash. Simple games, easy to learn, but addictive.
     
  4. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    Games I know of that are fun: Tiki Towers, Flight Control, Fruit Ninja, Cut the Rope, Slice It; all happen to be $1 -- the latter two might be a little hard, but maybe not.
     
  5. Firestar macrumors 68020

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    Games I know that are fun, but not so sure for a 8 year old: Doodle Jump (or Papi Jump (same thing except worse graphics, less in depth, but free)), Fruit Ninja, Pocket Tanks (Multiplayer), FallDown. There are also some voice modifications apps that she might like.
     
  6. Truck67 macrumors newbie

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    Ideas

    My kids love these apps I have loaded up on their iPod touch: Topple, Air Hockey, Peggle, Marble Mixer. If she's into Webkinz, there are a couple Webkinz game apps too that are good: Goober's Lab and Polar Plunge.

    Hope this gives you some help...
     
  7. MrFuzz macrumors newbie

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    My daughter likes: Talking Carl, Pocket God, Spin Art, and Fruit Ninja
     
  8. Firestar macrumors 68020

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    Possibly Miner Joe, and Angry Birds. Probably not Angry Birds, though. There's also a Spin Art app, but I'm not sure if it's called that.
     
  9. Mr Slippy IV macrumors 6502

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    If it's a new iPod touch: The Elements for iPhone 4.

    If not: Wolfram|Alpha

    If you read this far: Scribble, Doodle Jump, Mad Libs, Fruit Ninja, Push the Button, Goober's Lab (if she has Webkinz)
     
  10. battlekid macrumors regular

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    Lol, WolfRam Alpha.... Well, my 6 yr old sister likes using a few games by the company "donut games". Fun, cheap games. I actually have almost all of their games so I can personally say its fun. Pocket god might be fun, doodle jump is good. Papi Jump is free and came out way before anyone even thought of doodle jump. Get simple draw which is a free (and thankfully simple) drawing app. Pocket Frogs is fun but a little complex.... Topple and waterslide extreme are good too (ws extreme is free!). Mr space and Mr Ahh are fun too for kids....Oh, and get chop chop runner and chop chop ninja. Knights Onrush is very fun too. NinJump i think is still free and is fun. Well, thats it. If you have any questions, I'm here to help. Me and my 520+ apps in iTunes and 350+ apps on my iPod. :D:D
     
  11. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    RhythmRacer is free, it's very fun... Shrek Karting isn't, but it's a good racing game. Maybe even Crash Kart Bandicoot 2 (never played it though)... Angry Birds, Monster Dash, Pinball HD(???), Topple (free), Sonic 1/2? Monopoly Worldwide? Uno? Pocket God? Just to name some, not entirely sure if they're all good for an 8 yo or not.
     
  12. Shotdog macrumors newbie

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    lol.....

    Why dont you just search through the "Family" or "Kids" categories in the app store under the games section.... you will find loads of cools games that kids will enjoy :)
     
  13. battlekid macrumors regular

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    Weeeeeeeeelll.... WE can give her good recommendations from any category for the kid..
     
  14. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    I can't see that the two of you would have much different tastes when it comes to a lot of game apps. Like Angry Birds, Flight Control, Fruit Ninja, etc. I'm in my 30s and those are my favorite games. This is an all ages show.
     
  15. EugenexYew macrumors regular

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    Get Little Uzu. It got me addicted for a week. :D
     
  16. Link2999 macrumors 6502

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    8-9 isn't that much of a difference from 13. You should like most of the same apps. For example, I'm 18 and my little cousin who is 7 likes to play Fruit Ninja (as do I).
     

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