Best iPad Games For Kids
Kids can be a handful, especially during the hot summer months when they're wandering around the house complaining of boredom or being a nuisance at the grocery store. Luckily if you have an iPad, there are many ways to keep them entertained while completing errands. There are movies (Frozen and The Lego Movie in particular), but don't forget about the hundreds of video games that you can download from the iOS App Store. That said, here are the best iPad games for kids.
Cut the Rope 2 (ZeptoLab, $2.99)
Someone has to feed this hungry little guy, so who better than your children? In Cut the Rope 2, a number of new puzzles await, as you attempt to roll the candy down to On Nom - or in some cases, the other way around. With cute graphics and gameplay that's easy for anyone to grasp, this game is a huge hit with youngsters.
Download Cut the Rope 2: iPhone and iPad
Angry Birds: Star Wars 2 (Rovio Games, $0.99)
While your kids (patiently) await the arrival of the new Angry Birds Transformers game, they can easily take part in the next best thing - Star Wars! This sequel features even more characters to choose from (even without the optional Telepods) and plenty of creative challenges to clear each level of those Imperial Piggies. Even several months after its release, the Force is strong with this one.
Download Angry Birds: Star Wars 2: iPhone and iPad
Skylanders: Cloud Patrol (Activision, $1.99)
Even with the more intricate Lost Islands available, Skylanders: Cloud Patrol is still the go-to game for quick shoot-em-up fun. Choosing from a variety of available characters (with more unlocked over time), the game is a fast-paced shooting gallery where players take down baddies before succumbing to the opposition. With quick, responsive controls and colorful graphics, this one comes highly recommended.
Download Skylanders Cloud Patrol: iPhone and iPad
F1 Race Stars (Codemasters, free)
Looking for a good racing game for your kids that won't leave skid marks on your wallet? Make a pit stop with F1 Race Stars. Featuring easily accessible controls, various power-ups to help give them the advantage for a first place win and a presentation that shines on the iPad, this game easily takes the checkered flag.
Download F1 Race Stars: iPhone and iPad
Where's My Water? 2 (Disney Interactive, free)
When Where's My Water? 2 initially released, it was a parent's worst nightmare, with its unfair free-to-play system. However, Disney made things right and the game is far more accessible, thus making it a perfect choice for kids. Featuring gameplay that anyone can grasp - even parents - and a charming presentation filled with happy alligators, the entire family will spend countless hours with this charming title.
Download Where's My Water? 2: iPhone and iPad