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10 apps to entertain the kids
Apps for kids of all ages available from the App Store.
Kitchen Monsters - Cooking for Kids
The Kitchen Monsters bring you 'Cooking for Kids' - an easy to follow iPhone app stuffed full of delicious recipes, kitchen tips and food facts. Grab the kids, forget about the mess they'll make and get cooking - they'll love it!
Cookie Doodle is an app for iPhone and iPad which allows kids to recreate the cookie making process in a fun, innovative way. If you enjoy making cookies but hate the mess, this is the app for you. We provide the dough, a rolling pin, cookie cutters, your choice of frostings, sprinkles, and candies all in one easy to use package. When your creation is complete, devour it, send it to your friends and family, or save it to your photo album.
Disney Spotlight Karaoke
Sing, practise, and shine with the new Disney Spotlight karaoke app for iPhone & iPad. With Spotlight, you can sing along to your favorite songs, put on a show, or make a video to share with friends. Streaming lyrics cue you when to sing, so you’re right on time with the words. Spotlight for iPad adds voice effects that bring polish and pro style to your performance. In-app vocal lessons show you how to sound your best, with vocal warm-ups and tips and you can also access your iTunes library and sing along with your favourite songs.
Toca Band is getting ready for their big concert and needs your help to mix beats and sounds together for their hit song! Toca Band for is a fun and easy toy that encourages children to explore music in a new creative way! Choose from 16 different cool characters – each with their own unique quirky sound and musical rhythms. Put your band members on stage to get the music started – then move them around and see what happens
Monument Valley is a surreal exploration through fantastical architecture and impossible geometry. Guide the silent princess Ida through mysterious monuments, uncovering hidden paths, unfolding optical illusions and outsmarting the enigmatic Crow People.
Meet the Insects is a visually stunning app available for the iPad. Now bug lovers can meet the critters up close and personal with high definition images, facts, and trivia. Kids can go through the bug story, take a quiz about their favorite insect, and record observations in a digital journal.
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Did you know a hippo's lips are about two feet wide? Or that didaskaleinophobia is the fear of going to school? Filled with wacky facts and tantalising trivia that will engage curious kids and parents alike,
Weird But True for iPhone and iPad presents facts in a fun, colorful, and interactive format that will keep kids entertained—and learning—for hours.
The SquiggleFish iPad app turns kids’ drawings into digital fish. Grab a sheet of white paper and a thick black pen and draw a fish. Then color it in however you like! When you’re happy with your fish, swipe down, and hold the iPad over your drawing. Watch as it magically comes to life! SquiggleFish is a unique experience for your child which encourages their imagination and creativity.
Petting Zoo - Animal Animations
If you can’t take your kids to the zoo these holidays, get them the Petting Zoo app for iPhone and iPad instead. This interactive picture book combines the charm of hand made animations and humor with state of the art technology. Swipe and tap the 21 animals and be surprised at how they react. What would an elephant in your bathroom do? Can a dog breakdance? A storybook app unlike all others!
Star Walk HD - 5 Stars Astronomy Guide
Star Walk is the most beautiful stargazing app for iPhone and iPad you’ve ever seen on a mobile device. It will become your go-to interactive astro guide to the night sky, following your every movement in real- time and allowing you to explore over 200, 000 celestial bodies with extensive information about stars and constellations that you find.
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