I love my iPad 2, not only for productivity at work and entertainment on the go, but also because it’s become a virtual nanny. My kids love the device and happily (and quietly) enjoy various games on it. There’s more out there than just Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja though, hundreds of apps that will not only entertain your kids but also foster their creativity. Here’s my pick for the top 5 iPad game apps for kids 4 years of age and older.
Your kids will love driving a squishy car through squishy worlds with the goal of trying to reach the exit. There are 28 levels to keep them entertained, and funny sound effects enhance the game play.
You start by rolling a dice to select a category. A Lego model then begins to build piece by piece, leaving you to guess which of the four examples it is going to turn out to be. Parents will also appreciate not having to collect endless pieces of coloured plastic after the kids are done playing.
The kids launch “SPIKEY”, a spiky ball, around magical gardens in a quest to free his butterfly friends (who are trapped in glass jars) all while tricking and dodging enemies.
This is an adorable game with some fun, explosive action. Simply slide your adorable chuzzles around and try to match three or more like-coloured little guys. When you do they explode with a giggle.
In my opinion Angry Birds has nothing on this classic arcade game. Chomp your way through memory lane and gobble up dots, fruit, and those other pesky ghosts with just a swipe of your finger!