Whether you want to help your kid learn fractions, geography or just goof off (and, umm, film a movie), you'll love these amazing apps for school-age kids -- just try not to get hooked yourself! (21 Photos)
Once kids reach school age, the question usually isn't about whether to let kids have screen time on your iPhone (most parents have already caved on that front), but about regulating what they're using. The good news: There are apps out there that really are as educational as they are cool. Whether you want your kid to learn math, geography, science or art -- or if you just want to catch a few minutes of peace yourself, at least one of these 20 amazing apps is bound to help.
Available on: iPad
Best app for: Animation
Get ready to be floored by the award-winning and simple-to-use Toontastic, the inventive iPad app that allows kids to create their own original animated cartoons. Part digital puppet show and part action-figure pretend play, the app lets kids move characters (and yes, they can choose from horses to spaceships to drawings they create) around the screen and narrate the action, while the animation feature records both their voice and the characters' movements. The app even guides kids through the story arc, teaching elements of plot development, like setup, challenge and resolution. Finished cartoons can be shared with family and friends or uploaded to ToonTube, a kid-friendly online community. Rated "Best" for learning potential by Common Sense Media, Toontastic's only downside may be that it leaves you convinced your kid is going to be the next Walt Disney.
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