Don't worry, be app-y: my favourite apps for children
Obviously my children (aged 6, 6, and 4) have never even held my phone, let alone played games on it. But hypothetically, these are the apps that, if they did, would successfully keep them entertained, happy and quiet on a 6 hour train ride to the south of France...
Not included here, but excellent is iPlayer Kids which is a no-brainer really.
Let the games begin
There are lots of apps under this brand, all excellent and absorbing - Town, Toolbox, Pet Cafe, Bug Builder, Ocean Swimming, Fairy Tales, Friends, Space Explorer, Planes ... I think I may need to buy shares in these guys.
£2.49 each but available in various bundles for less.
Endlessly entertaining, in this app the children build a dinosaur with multicoloured body parts, and then walk along looking for eggs to make a dinosaur in one single colour. And when they do - they just start all over again.
Ones you can pretend are educational
Garbage that I shouldn't have caved in over
It might be absorbing for a minute or two, but it's expensive (continually trying to sell you different princesses' pets to try, and it's sappy. Ditto Barbie Magical and Dreams
Free but with dreaded in-app purchases
Doc McStuffins Mobile Clinic
Just hits a certain tone which is nails-down-a-blackboard-painful.
God this is awful.
£ too much
One they just never ever open
What are your children's favourite apps? Anything I've missed? Do let me know in the comments.