Best iPhone apps for kids

A collection of the best iPhone apps for your kids

  • If your child is lucky enough to own an [[artnid:355503|iPhone|Review: Apple iPhone 4]], or perhaps you let them use yours, there are plenty of apps that are safe, engaging and fun for them to enjoy. We have rounded up some of the most popular apps for kids.

    Color & Draw for kids

    Price: $1.19

    Color & Draw encourages creativity and exploration in an artistic medium. Voice instructions give tips and hints to kids while they are drawing.
  • Shrek Kart

    Price: $5.99

    If you children love Shrek, then they will love this game. It has recently been updated to utilise the iPhone 4's Retina display, and also has a multiplayer mode.
  • Wheels on the Bus

    Price: $1.19

    Based on the popular (and sometimes infuriating) children's song, this app is a musical songbook with interactive elements.
  • Math Magic

    Price: $1.19

    Math Magic has the ability to make mathematics fun for kids. Whether your child needs help with maths or just loves crunching numbers, this app is sure to be a hit.
  • Create A Car

    Price: $1.19

    Create A Car allows children to explore their creative side by designing cars. The app uses six car body styles as well as more than 50 different customisable parts in a drag-and-drop interface.
  • abc PocketPhonics

    Price: $2.49

    abc PocketPhonics uses letter sounds and letter writing to teach kids how to read. There's also a free version if you don't want to part with your hard earned dollars.
  • Dr Seuss's ABC

    Price: $4.99

    Ideal for younger children learning how to read, Dr Seuss's ABC is an interactive e-book with plenty of stories. There are three different reading modes for kids to use, depending on their skill level.
  • Smurfs' Village

    Price: Free

    This decades-old cartoon is making a comeback on the iPhone and is already the highest grossing iPhone game of all time. Kids can be part of the Smurfs' village and buy additional items in game, so monitor their use or you might have a hefty iTunes Store bill.
  • Etch A Sketch

    Price: Free

    Often called the world's favourite drawing toy, Etch A Sketch is available on the iPhone and, best of all, it's completely free.
  • Train Conductor

    Price: $1.19

    This app lets your kids become train conductors and control trains in 10 unique Australian settings such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
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