The iPad is shaping up to be just as exciting for children as it is for mom and dad. While tots weren't staking out their spot in line, they are benefiting from their parents' newest toy. With its large screen, beautiful graphics and extended battery life, the iPad may be the best tech product for kids in a long time. We took a look at some of the new applications that were designed for the device and have picked out our top 15 that will hold wee ones' attention spans for more than a minute.
- Tic Tac Toe - The classic game of Tic Tac Toe gets an animated look with its iPad application ($1), complete with sound.
- RedFish - Consider it preschool on the iPad. RedFish ($10) features 50 letter, number, music and drawing activities that educate as well as entertain tots.
- Super Why! - Based on the hit PBS show, the Super Why! app ($3) helps teach tots to read with four literacy games featuring the show's characters.
- Pac Man - Introduce your lil ones to a classic with the Pac-Man app ($5) for the iPad.
- Dr. Seuss's ABC - A must have for Seuss fans, the Dr. Seuss's ABC app ($3) helps teach lil ones the alphabet with beautiful artwork and entertaining audio.
- Preschool Playmat: Farm Fun - Using memory, shape sorting and searching games, Preschool Playmat: Farm Fun ($3) teaches tots to count, match and sort familiar farm animals.
- Dora the Explorer Coloring Adventures - Dora fans can help the adventurous character move between the beach, playground and snow with the Dora the Explorer Coloring Adventures app ($5). Tots can choose their favorite scene and start coloring as the characters speak in their real voices.
- Repeat - Remember Simon, the interactive light game you played as a kid? Well Repeat ($1) gives kids the same experience on the iPad. Testing memory and listening skills, Repeat offers a variety of sequences depending on players' skill levels.
- Toy Story 2 Read-Along - Get ready for Toy Story 3's Summer release with the Toy Story 2 Read-Along ($9). The interactive reading experience includes games, coloring pages, movie clips and songs to keep kids entertained.
- Magnetic Draw - Just like the magnetic drawing tablet you shove in your diaper bag, the Magnetic Draw app ($1) allows lil ones to create masterpieces on the iPad. Complete with different size brushes, stamps and an eraser, the app allows mama to cut down on the number of toys she packs to keep the kids entertained throughout dinner.
- Crazy Face - Goldilocks Lite - Bring your lil one's favorite fairy-tale characters to life with the Crazy Face - Goldilocks Lite application. Simply talk into the microphone and watch the characters' mouths and eyebrows come to life.
- Miss Spider's Tea Party - Another character favorite, the Miss Spider's Tea Party app ($10) tells a Miss Spider tale in 3D animation while offering games, coloring pages and puzzles for tots.
- Disney Fairies Fly - Disney fairy fans will be blown away by the beautiful artwork that is used in the Disney Fairies Fly app ($8). As tots move the iPad left and right the fairies fly through the air, over oceans and forests collecting points, but beware of the thick woods and water hazards, as those will cost you.
- Colorplay Animated Coloring Book - Colorplay Animated Coloring Book ($1) brings the classic coloring book to life with animated characters talking and singing once they are complete.
- Wooly Willy - Like the magnetic shaving toys found in countless goody bags, Wooly Willy ($1) allows tots to show off their creativity as they give Willy some facial hair. The app allows kids to add some funky hairdos to their friends by using photos from the iPad's image library.
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