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Top iPhone and iPad apps to keep kids busy

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Holiday break sanity savers

Whether you're still traveling for the holidays or your kids need a little distraction while they are on school break, we've rounded up five great iPhone and iPad apps to keep your little ones busy.
iPhone apps
iPhone apps

Holiday break sanity savers

Whether you're still traveling for the holidays or your kids need a small distraction while they are on school break, we've rounded up five great iPhone and iPad apps to keep your little ones busy.

 

The holiday break is a great time to enjoy quality time with your kids, but occasionally, you need a time filler. Whether you're traveling and want to keep your child busy or you just need a few minutes of quiet, try one of these great iPhone apps.

Toca Store

Toca Store

Turn your iPhone (or iPad) into a store play set with the Toca Store app. It inspires role-playing -- your child can choose from 28 items to sell in a "store." This game is particularly great if you have two kids, as one can play the role of shopkeeper and the other customer. This app is helpful with teaching basic math skills.

Price: $1.99


Winter Is

Winter Is

Winter Is brings a child's anticipation of winter to life with simple, evocative verse and delicate watercolor paintings of winter's wonders. The Winter Is app, based on Ann Dixon's book, is a celebration of the many pleasures of the season and a classic winter story for bedtime or anytime a child may be dreaming of snowflakes.

Price: 99 cents


Toca Hair Salon

Toca Hair Salon

Have a budding hair stylist in the family? Let your kids try the award-winning Toca Hair Salon app, where they can cut, color, comb and blow-dry lifelike hair on six different cute characters. Using their fingers, they can make any hairstyle they want. The app allows you to take a picture of your child's handiwork and store it.

Price: $1.99


Fruits for Little Lamb

Fruits for Little Lamb

Newton is a little lamb who loves traveling the land, playing with his friends and learning about God. Fruits for Little Lamb will take children into Newton's world, his adventures and on a spiritual journey to inspire them get to know their Heavenly Father. This app is based on the Leslie Ann Clark's book and is great for children between 2 and 6 years old.

Price: 99 cents


Toca Doctor

Toca Doctor

Toca Doctor lets your kids play (digital) doctor for a day. This iPhone app allows your child to examine a patient and solve fun puzzles and mini-games that take place in the human body. Beautiful artwork and fun sounds guides your kids through 21 different puzzles! A highlight of this app is the lack of a timer, meaning your child can go at his own pace and not feel pressured.

Price: 99 cents

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