Best apps: Our recommendations for families

If it seems like the world of apps is overwhelming, that's because it is! But never fear -- our editors have combed through the thousands of apps out there to pick the best. Whether you want to teach your preschooler the ABCs or read a great interactive story, yes, there's an app for that.
No need to stay on the couch with these RPGs.
These playful apps will keep kids in stitches.
Aim for victory in these fun trajectory games.
Fun and fast, these super apps keep violence to a minimum.
Zap! And these wizardly apps can be yours.
Keep these virtual decks in your pocket for anytime play.
Spooky monsters and creepy games kids love.
Handy tools allow families to plan, stay in touch, and more.
For kids who love to plan and organize, these apps rock.
Beasts who teach and animals that mesmerize.
Hunt and you shall find tons o' fun.
Great educational apps for grade-school kids.
From dress-up games to adventure apps, these choices promote creativity and imagination.
These games encourage early literacy.
A collection of fabulous apps for tons of kid-friendly fun.
Learning and fun all wrapped up in one.
Great games to play with friends and family.
Open up a world of possibilities and fun for wee ones.
We love the iPad for big-screen kid play.
The best games make you think.