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macrumors member
Original poster
Mar 25, 2012
right now in HK
In my small town, I’m basically known as “the computer girl”. Therefore, if it involves some sort of technology, I’m the go-to-girl for a lot of people. I’m sure some of you out there know exactly what I’m talking about.

Anyway, my Uncle gave me a call over the weekend and was asking me what apps do I think would be good for his two little boys. Of course, I named a few off the top of my head like Tree World, Angry Birds, etc… I told him that if I could think of anymore that I would let him know. So, that’s the inspiration for this thread.

Let’s make a list of apps that would be good for children to have on their device. They don’t have to be educational apps, but that definitely helps, as I’m sure a lot of parents would really like that. Hopefully we can get a really good list going. Of course, I’ll be suggesting the apps listed here to my Uncle, so he can get them for my nephews. I’ll start:

Angry Birds

Is this still the most popular App on the App store? If it’s not, I’m sure nearly everyone has heard about it. It’s a very simple game, but it’s highly addictive and will keep children and adults alike entertained for hours. Basically, you use a slingshot to fling the angry birds at the green pigs and try your best to destroy them. It’s simple, family-friendly and enjoyable.

iTunes Link for Angry Birds iPhone / iPad

Tree World

This app was developed by the same people that made Zombie Farm and Zombie Life, but it is friendly for small children. Basically, you have a bunch of critters that hang out on a tree and you try your best to make the tree bigger. That way, the tree has more space, so you can acquire more pets for your tree.

iTunes Link for Tree World

It’s Me! Peter Pan

This game is a lot of fun for children, because they get to see themselves participating in the video game. Basically, you can use your picture and it will be placed on top of Peter Pan’s body. So, you can see why kids would love it. Plus, they will be accompanied by Tinker Bell, Wendy, John, Michael and they will also be able to do battle with Captain Hook.

iTunes Link for It’s Me! Peter Pan (iPad Only)

Cut the Rope

Cut the Rope is a great app that will also challenge children. Basically, there is a piece of candy and you have to figure out how to get the candy to fall into the Om Nom’s mouth. Believe it or not, it’s a lot of fun and can definitely be challenging. My boyfriend’s nieces really get a kick out of this one.

iTunes Link for Cut the Rope iPhone / iPad

CookieCoo Dancing Star

This app was actually just released and it says that it’s free for a limited time. I don’t know about that, but it’s definitely fun and education for kids. Children will be able to dance and sing along with the characters on the game. So, it will educate them and teach them rhythm, as well. Also, they get to choose between different instruments, so they will be able to recognize and identify the different sounds that instruments make.

iTunes Link for CookieCoo Dancing Star iPhone / iPad

Like I said, right now I’m just naming a few to get the ball rolling and show you what I’m trying to accomplish here. If you have any suggestions, please list them below. It doesn’t have to be anything special or even contain a description. Just please include the iTunes link so we know where to find them.


macrumors 6502
Oct 11, 2011
A Galaxy far, far away
AppStar picks

Nick Jr Draw & Play HD

Barefoot Atlas

Khan Academy

The Magic of Reality

Britanica Kids series

fotopedia series

Max & the Magic Marker

Fruit Ninja Puss n' Boots

Drawing Pad

The Lorax hd

And so many more.

Michael Winter

macrumors newbie
Jun 18, 2012
Berlin, Germany
I like Addicus a lot. It's a fun game and kids also learn some math while playing which never hurts, I guess;)

May I also recommend my own new game Letter Mania. My friend's kids had a great time with this game and English isn't even their native language. The game is fun and kids also train their reading and writing skills a lot.

Giving those two games a try shouldn't be a disappointing experience.

Gaea deBomb

macrumors newbie
Jan 12, 2011
If mentioned math, I just happen to know that there is a new App to teach kids long addition, long subtraction etc.

It is not only designed for kids to play the game in learning but also considers parents' needs and records every things in the app, including scores, times and where the kids did wrong.



There are more info you can find here

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