We cover mostly productivity-related iPhone apps around these parts, but if you’ve got a little one who could use some educational — or just distracting — games, MetaFilter founder, blogger and dad Matt Haughey has rounded up 14 kid-tested, parent-approved iPhone games for kids.
It started out innocuously. We were waiting for a table at a restaurant, my daughter was about two years old and fidgeting. I checked the App Store on my iPhone for a kid genre, found a fake phone game, and let her go to town on it. It saved the day and bought us 20 min of quiet time. Since then I’ve downloaded a lot of games and educational apps for my daughter (who is now four and a half) and I’ve been meaning to write up the ones I think are worth a few bucks and have stood the test of time, and here they are.
They’re not all free (most are a couple of bucks), but they’ve saved the parents in the Haughey household from many a long wait with an impatient kid. If that sounds like something you might appreciate from time to time, head over to the post for his full run-down. Got a little experience of your own hunting down great, kid-friendly iPhone apps? Share your favourites in the comments.
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