There's only so long that your preschooler is going to stay occupied by swiping through the photos on your iPhone. Whether you're looking for an educational app that will help your kid learn the alphabet or one that will just buy you a few moments of peace in the checkout line, here are our absolute favorite apps. From art and puzzles to math and reading, there's something here for every kid -- find the ones that are right for yours.
Draw and Tell
Available on: iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad
Best app for: Drawing, painting and more
Sure, the free Crayola Paint and Create drawing app is fun, but you kind of need to see just how much farther kids can go with their digital artwork. Draw and Tell offers a huge range of virtual materials for kids to work with (think crayons, brushes, pencils, stickers, patterns and stencils, to name just a few) and then -- as if that wasn't enough -- the app let kids turn their works into animated movies (complete with voice-over narration). While they work, little artists can listen to instrumental versions of classic children's songs, a signature feature of all the apps from award-winning developer Duck Duck Moose.
Got a girly girl? Don't miss the company's recently released Draw and Tell spinoff, Princess FairyTale Maker. And if you have an iPad, check out the free art apps Squiggles! and Let's Color!, both from Lazoo.
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