iPhone Apps and Games for Kids

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From learning ABCs to counting 123s, going back in time to looking to the stars, the iTunes App Store has something for pretty much everyone. Here's a sampling of great iPhone and iPod touch apps and games for kids.

MONOPOLY Here & Now: The World Edition [$4.99 - iTunes link] - Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the MONOPOLY brand as the game you know and love goes global.

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Doodle Jump [$0.99 - iTunes link] - insanely addictive game that's currently #1 on the App Store Top Paid list.

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Dinosaurs: The American Museum of Natural History Collections (free - iTunes link] - most kids LOVE dinosaurs and this amazing app let's kids explore the museums collection.

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Pickin' Time [$1.99 - iTunes link] - another game to keep kids of all ages engaged. While teaching them about vegetables!

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Math Cards [$0.99 - iTunes link] - Sorry kids, it's not all games. This app uses quick quizzes to improve basic math kill.

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ABC Animals [$1.99 - iTunes link] - really engaging way to help teach preschoolers letters, phonics and handwriting.

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Preschool Music [$0.99 - iTunes link] - includes four fun musical activities for preschoolers to jam along with. Perhaps not one for the back of the mini-van.

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Elmo's Monster Maker [$3.99 - iTunes link] - super fun app that lets kids design their own monster friend to play with Elmo.

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Jelly Car 2 [$0.99 - iTunes link] - this game has become a real favorite on the App Store and this version lets you use your own much in the game.

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Word Magic [$0.99 - iTunes link] - great way to help kids 3-6 have fun with words and spelling.

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NASA App [free - iTunes link] - educate and entertain with this official app from NASA. Includes a ton of fantastic information about space missions past and present.

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Wheels on the Bus [$0.99 - iTunes link] - the classic. Brilliantly updated for iPhone and iPod touch.

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Any other great apps for kids that you would recommend? Let us know!

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Peekaboo Barn is a favorite with my son who is just under two. He can unlock my iPhone, advance to the right menu, and launch the program by himself! Amazing.

TouchPets kept my 4 year old godson totally enthralled while waiting for over an hour at the garage. Just the basic version. He loved playing with the dog. He also likes the touch physics types games and Monkey Ball, as well as Blocked.
My 13 year old little brother prefers FPS now, but also Monkey Ball 2 :)

My 4y and almost 3y old son, they love to play Giraffes Matching Zoo, it's a memory game, it's free and they love the funny sound effects when turning blocks.

Very nice list.
But most of the games are too complex for small children. I found out that my children do not care about high scores or even scores in general.
Our favorite game ist LittleFish. It's easy to handle and very nicely made. It's the most selling children's app in the CH-App Store for many weeks now.
Cheers, Jennifer

My 7 year old nephew can't get enough of the dinosaur app. Read about it here and dl'd it, he's been playing for about an hour. Great collection of iphone apps.