Top 10 children's apps

Popular children's apps for your iPhone, iPad and Android devices

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  • Where’s My Perry? £0.69

    Following the huge success of Where’s My Water, Disney’s favourite Phineas & Ferb character Perry joins in the hunt for water. Help Perry have a shower, collect gnomes and save the world time and time again. The ideal secret agent puzzle to keep kids occupied.

    Download from iTunes: compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Also available on Android Google Play (£0.64): requires Android 2.1 and up. 

  • Tap Tap Revenge Tour, free

    Mad about music? Your kids will love tapping along to the beat of well known songs. A bit like guitar hero, but for trendy tots on the go. A great way to get access to the latest hits for you, too!

    Note: there are options for in-app purchasing, so make sure you turn off this option on your device before letting kids use it.

    Download from iTunes: compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.2.5 or later. Also available on Android Google Play (free): requires Android 2.1 and up.

  • Temple Run Brave, £0.79

    The hugely popular Temple Run app has had a Scottish makeover in honor of Disney’s latest flick, Brave. Help Merida collect coins, shoot her arrows and avoid being dunked in freezing Scottish waters. Already in iTunes' top seller list.

    Download from iTunes: compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Also available on Android Google Play (£0.63): requires Android 2.1 and up.

  • Uno, £0.69

    Uno is the ideal family game and, without the need for cards, it’s easier than ever to play. Just don’t forget to hit that Uno button!

    Download from iTunes: compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later. Also available on Android Google Play (£0.69): requirements vary with device.

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  • What’s my IQ? Free

    If you’ve got one smart cookie on your hands, What’s My IQ? Might just stump them. From general knowledge questions to serious brain teasers, this app is the perfect challenge for smart kids.

    Download from iTunes: compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Not currently available on Android Google Play.

  • Pac-Man Lite, free

    You don’t have to head to an arcade to play one of the nation’s favourite video games. Download this free version right onto your phone – or for a better arcade-like experience, pop it on a tablet.

    Download from iTunes: compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later. Also available on Android Google Play (£2.53): requires Android 1.6 and up.

  • Unblock me, free

    This game is such a simple concept but it’s undeniably frustrating – and will keep your kids moving blocks for hours! Try to get the red block out in the fewest moves (without getting too cross!). 

    Download from iTunes: compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later. Also available on Android Google Play (free): requires Android 2.1 and up.

  • Fruit Pop! Free

    Quick to learn – difficult to put down. Fruit Pop! challenges children to match a line of fruit or destroy a section at a time.

    Download from iTunes: compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later. A similar game is available on Android Google Play (free): requires Android 1.6 and up.

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  • Cut the Rope, free

    A cheeky little creature Om Nom needs some candy and only your little ones can help. By cutting the rope at just the right time – and avoiding all the obstacles – he’ll get his beloved treat. A great game for teaching hand-eye co-ordination.

    Download from iTunes: compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Also available on Android Google Play (£0.62): requires Android 1.6 and up.

  • Minnie Bow Maker, £2.49

    Wannabe fashionistas will love spending time with Minnie in her fashion shop. Kids can create their own perfect bow and then watch it being made. Mini Minnies can also add their bow to a picture of themselves!

    Download from iTunes: compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later. Currently not available on Android Google Play.

Last updated on 28 August 2012

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