Apps To Keep Your Kids Occupied and Entertained

williamruiz
It is no surprise that kids are becoming more and more integrated with technology every year. They are now spending greater amount of time on their mobile devices, such as the iPhone and the iPad, which can access the internet, play video, and offer them a plethora of mobile apps. Although some parents might cringe at the thought of keeping their kids busy with an iPad rather than paper and pencil, they will be surprised at how apps can bolster their kids’ energies and enthusiasm. The App Store offers a number of engaging and entertaining apps to kids, but many are used and abandoned after a short time, so it’s important to be clear about which apps are best for your kids. Here is Yunoapp sugested list of ten apps that will keep your children entertained and creatively engaged.


This list is a non-votable list and the content of the list reflects the opinion of its author.

The Top Ten

1 Drawing Pad

IPad, Android
Age group: 5 years old and up

Drawing and painting is something that both kids and adults love to do. The app provides users with a robust tool set, including various paint brushes, pencils, crayons, stamps, markers, paper backgrounds, and an eraser, to unleash the creativity within. This app offers an experience that is great for beginners and even experts. After launching the app, on the right hand side you’ll find a drawer of virtual art supplies ranging from crayons, colored pencils, construction paper and stickers. So without the messy fingers and clothes, kids can create beautiful work of art within minutes, which can be later shared with friends and family via email, Twitter or Facebook.

2 Air Mail

IPhone, iPad
Age group: Above 5 years

Developed by N-fusion Interactive, the game is a cool mix between Pilotwings and Crimson Skies. Here players control a biplane boy or girl, who takes on a variety of missions ranging from delivery of food, chasing pigeons from rooftops, to extinguish the fire in the middle of a war zone. In one such mission you may fly low to catch fish and deliver them to people on the island so that they do not starve, and in another, you may be stealing ammo from flight decks. Players can control the plane by tilt, touch, and the advanced method. Besides amazing sound effects, it is a delightful app with cool graphics ranging from tropical islands lush with greenery, sprawling cities, vast blue oceans and rolling mountains. Apart from basic modes, there is one exploration mode, where you can search for bonus collectibles without a time limit. Users can replay each story mission for a five star rating. Overall, the app is well packed with moments that ...more

3 Kick the Buddy: Second Kick

IPad
Age group: Above 12 years

Developed by Crustalli, it is the updated version of the original Kick the Buddy game. The latest version has been designed to keep the kids occupied with more options and elements to blow-up and hit the ragdoll. The objective of the game is to take your frustrations out on the ragdoll and in-turn earn the money. The more you beat him up, the more money you’ll earn. The money can be used to purchase extra weapons and décor so as to destroy the ragdoll. The limitless arsenal at your disposal consists of: rockets, grenades, automatic rifles, torture instruments… and even a nuclear bomb. Players can also unleash a swarm of bees on him, use butcher knife, paper shredder and shoot him with a metal spike ball on a chain. The fun part of the game comes from the fact that you have the option to unlock new weapons and objects, one after another. And as you begin inflicting force upon him, Buddy will plea and beg for the pain to stop. The app also ...more

4 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Road Rally Appisode

IPad
Age group: 2 and 7 years

Join Mickey Mouse and his pals as they take part in a road rally that takes them across snow-covered mountains, jungles, and sandy deserts. The app takes the T.V. show viewing experience to the next level by bringing viewing and learning together in one interactive and cohesive experience! Kids can touch, swipe, tap shake, and talk through an entire episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. The app is sure to keep the young ones busy as it offers valuable counting, critical thinking and problem solving skills. There are over 20 interactive features to play throughout this episode. At present it is being offered for free download as part of their roll-out.

5 Subway Surfers

IPhone, iPad
Age group: Above 9 years

The game is sure to hook you up with its engaging, challenging and nice graphics. It looks like pretty much the sequel of the “Temple Run” but with 3D effects. In Subway Surfers, you play a young graffiti artist, running from a police officer on crowded railroad tracks, whose objective is to run as far as possible, collecting coins and earning points along the way. Just like the Temple Run, you’ll find power-ups throughout the environment which will make you run faster, double your score for some time, and the one which will make you a magnet that will attract all coins into the character. As against the Temple Run, where the users control the character by tilting the screen, in Subway Surfers, you’ll swipe left and right on the screen to avoid oncoming trains and obstacles. The fun part is when you hit an obstacle, the inspector and his dog will come to grab you, until your parents arrive. The game offers you to complete three ...more

6 Petting Zoo

IPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
Age group: 3 to 12

7 Chatterpix Kids

IPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
Age group: 3 to 12

8 Ansel and Clair: Little Green Island

IPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
Age group: 3 to 12

9 Dinorama

IPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
Age group: 3 to 12

10 Little Red Riding Hood

IPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
Age group: 3 to 12




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