Apps for kids

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by playground, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. playground macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2012
    Hi, anyone know any fun and educational apps for kids?

    My 6 year old is new to the iPad and has been enjoying Coin Catcher very much. He learns need recognition through catching items. Definitely recommend this app for kids.

    Any similar apps out there? Cheers
  2. utahman130 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2012
    I don't know of any off the top of my head, but if you did a Google search for "kids iPad apps" there would be a lot of great lists. If your iPad is an iPad 2 or newer, you can make sure your child can't get out of the app they are using, and disable certain areas of the app by enabling Guided Access, coming this fall with iOS 6!
  3. hondaboy945 macrumors member

    Apr 25, 2006
  4. LazyBrush macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2012
    UK, (my heart is in the highlands)
  5. makeasceneapp macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2012
  6. nstinn macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2012
  7. aldigit macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2012
  8. Ifti macrumors 68000

    Dec 14, 2010
    Ive used quite a few kids apps (with my kids obviously! lol). Cant remember the names off hand but will update when Iget home after work.

    Ive reviewed some of the better ones in one of my YouTube videos - search through my channel (link in sig).
    I have a few more to review soon as some developers have contacted me requesting reviews, so may create another video soon ;)
  9. askpi macrumors member

    Apr 5, 2012
  10. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040


    Sep 24, 2010
    Farm 123. Its bloody amazing and a true statement to what the iPad is all about for kids.
  11. boomhower macrumors 68000


    Oct 21, 2011
    He can find them himself. Trust me. My five going on six daughter has no trouble finding apps she wants. Some are better than others. If your looking for something educational just do a google search and theirs plenty of lists. Right now I've got her on a lot of reading apps and she loves it.
  12. nutmac macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    Well, considering the poster is a newbie with just 1 post, I would say he's an app developer trying to advertise a kid's app in subsequent reply.
  13. utahman130 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2012
  14. Thomas P. macrumors member

    Thomas P.

    Oct 5, 2011
    Quite a good guess, although am not sure about the real intention, it may be a bit premature but I doubt if its really true and there is anything in reality, but over all I would call you quite a quick witted and wise person to have guessed it so perfectly!
  15. dherry macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2012
  16. seanpercival01 macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2012
    There are lots of educational and useful apps available for iPhone/iPad. But I think Puzzle app is the best for kids because it help to increase the memory of kids.
  17. NevaSupernova macrumors newbie

    May 30, 2014

    The website "" reviews apps for kids! Check this out, you may find something interesting.

    I personally like Space Mission and Kapu Forest a lot.
  18. maihume macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2014
  19. zknight91 macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2014

    I have actually recently found a free game for my nephew to play called Call to Knowledge:FLV

    It teaches kids basic foreign language words while they play and speaks them aloud for them to hear too!

    It is a run around through the level type game and there is wizards and dragons and all sorts of fun stuff that kids like.

    I can barely pry it away from my nephew so that I can use my phone!

    High Recommend it, Once again it is called Call to Knowledge:FLV
  20. SarahCat macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2014
    Kids games

    I found a lot of games in the App Store in the Kids section. There were some good spelling ones with a Sesame Street theme. I also showed the kids that I babysit, Farmville Country Escape, and they love learning about the different animals. They ask me to play it with them all of the time. Frozen Free Fall (match3) is fun too. Temple Run is also good for kids. Bookworm by popcap games is a fun spelling game that parents can play with their kids.

    Good luck in finding the right games.
  21. Silver78 macrumors 6502


    Aug 24, 2013
    Try to get your kid hooked on one of the fremium games:) and make sure its one of those with lots of in app purchase! Then let the kid take ipad to school so other kids can see the game and install so their parents can listen to their kids constant asking for permission to buy smurf berrries, diamonds goldcoins etc.
    Yea farmville is perfect:) i recommend that game... It can end up costing more time and money than running a real farm:)
  22. SarahCat macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2014
    I learned the mistake about freemium purchases and won't buy any purchases like that again. I do not want my kids or any kids to get hooked on that. Both the match 3 games and Farmville offer purchases, but the kids I play it with luckily have no idea what that is, so they never ask! They just play with the animals, while I ask them about the animals. For the match 3, I just use it to teach them how to make matches. I guess it depends on how old the child is, and how someone chooses to show it to their kids.
  23. Silver78 macrumors 6502


    Aug 24, 2013
    Must admit that farmville can be a good game for teaching kids about farmlife.

    The game (not my kind of game) is very addictive, so much that my girlfriend got hooked (se did not spend money on it) she ended up spend our quality time together playing the game (I had to compete with the game for attention:) first I enjoyed her also playing a game untill it took most her spare time.
    Its just too bad that (like in my nephews case) he some day gets old enough and schoolkids showing their big farms and that you can just pay your way out of waiting with mommys money:) I call that game a success:)
  24. treelearn macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2015
    We really like Box Drop Math Addition. It's a great game to help kids practice basic math facts and much more fun than most programs that just provide drills. Here a link:
  25. laurentiugh macrumors newbie


    Aug 14, 2015

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