Best iPad apps for kids

The top iPad apps for children.

  • Kid Art for iPad

    Price: $1.19

    Your child might well be a Picasso in the making; why not harness their artistic vision? This iPad app provides an electronic canvas to draw, paint and colour any way you want.
  • Our colleagues in the US have labelled the [[artnid:342882|iPad|Review: Apple iPad]] the [[xref:|'children's toy of the year'|Why the iPad is the 'Children's Toy of the Year']]. There is no doubting the iPad's potential as a learning device, and we've rounded up some of the best educational and fun iPad apps for youngsters.

    Interactive Alphabet - ABC Flash Cards

    Price: $3.99

    Aimed at toddlers and preschool kids, Interactive Alphabet helps children learn the alphabet in a fun and interactive way. [[xref: |iLounge]] dubbed it the best kids app of the year.
  • abc PocketPhonics

    Price: $2.49

    A step forward from Interactive Alphabet, this app helps kids learn how to write and read their first words. It's aimed at kids up to seven years old and utilises phonics (the sound of letters) for education.
  • iWriteWords

    Price: $3.99

    The iWriteWords iPad app focuses on handwriting and turns learning into a game for kids. There's even a cool tracing feature that saves you paper.
  • Create a Car

    Price: $1.19

    Another iPad app that promotes creativity, Create a Car has 65 different vehicle parts and even allows a child to save their design to a virtual garage.
  • MathBoard

    Price: $4.99

    Aimed at primary school kids, the MathBoard iPad app resembles a real-life blackboard and features maths quizzes and tutorials.
  • Kids Song Machine HD

    Price: $2.49

    With tunes such as 'The Wheels on the Bus' and 'Row Row Row your Boat', kids can use the iPad as their own personal karaoke machine.
  • Pirate treasure hunt: eight challenges

    Price: Free

    This iPad game encourages kids to solve literacy and numeracy problems to find the hidden treasure.
  • Sound Touch

    Price: $3.99

    Designed by parents, kids just have to tap the iPad to see and listen to 312 different pictures and sounds of animals, vehicles and musical instruments.
  • Fish School HD


    The Fish School HD app features schools of fish that transform themselves into different letters, numbers, shapes and colours.
Show Comments

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?