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Instead of handing over a device on a long car trip, you can subscribe to these cute audio stories and listen as a family. Similar to podcasts for adults, these stories come in episodes so you can binge-listen or savor -- together.

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In this totally open-ended environment, kids build trees, lakes, and mountains and observe what happens as animals move in and food sources abound. Interaction is slow and calm, and the graphics and spellbinding music are compelling, even hypnotic.

Bugs and Buttons 2 App Poster Image
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Nearly any of the Bugs and Buttons 2 mini-games could stand alone as an independent activity, but in this app you get 18 fun and educational games that are well worth the price. It's an engaging and well-rounded preschool-age learning tool.

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Fun little monsters encounter police officers, construction sites, and obstacles such as boxes and tires. Kids drag and drop commands or visual blocks of code to guide him to his destination. A fun way to expose kids to the logic of programming.

Crazy Gears App Poster Image
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A problem-solving game with no instructions that gets kids thinking critically, problem solving, and exploring physics and other STEM topics. Kids will be hooked by 61 levels and get a good sense of what gears, weights, pulleys, and other simple machines do.

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Common Sense Tips

  • Create a "starter kit" of apps from every category, including art, learning, and social development.
  • Using the iPad's Guided Access setting, you can limit access to a single app.