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Topic # 89210 28-Aug-2011 14:43 Send private message

Hi all
we just bought Ipad2 and just wondering if anyone can suggest some good apps (games & learning) for 4yr old daughter please ? preferably free or reasonably priced.

Thanks for the advise.

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  Reply # 513103 28-Aug-2011 16:16 Send private message

Dress up with Angelina ballerina is great, an iPhone app but our daughters love it and it's free I think from memory

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  Reply # 513104 28-Aug-2011 16:17 Send private message

Get her into Words With Friends, I'm learning new stuff every day with that game and I'm 32 :)

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  Reply # 513140 28-Aug-2011 18:26 Send private message

Seek & Find
Bright Puzzles
Toy Story apps
Crayate
Coloring Book
Dots for Tots
Coloring Pencil
Magic Puzzle
Pottery HD
Drawing Den
Intro to Letters
Intro to Math
Animals 100
ABC Phonics
123 Writing
Kids Maths
Monkey Math

Are all favourites with my three kids, ages 3, 5, 7.
Can't remember which are free and which are paid.

Strongly recommend AppShopper app. Find apps you want, add them to your wish list, get push notification when price drops. Works well!

Cheers,
Joseph



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Reply # 513187 28-Aug-2011 20:29 Send private message

excellent guys, will give it a go. the ones i tried so far have a nagging in-app purchase screens which i dont leave it with my 4 year old.

BTW any advise re security for kids? thanks again.

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  Reply # 513188 28-Aug-2011 20:36 Send private message

Indeed, need to be a little cautious about the time that authentication lasts, from memory is 15 minutes, this may have been made shorter in recent OS updates. Kids could potentially make in-app purchases in a free app in the few minutes after downloading the free app.
If in doubt, go Settings > General > Restrictions and disable in-app purchases. You can also disable specific apps there to prevents kids from accessing Safari or deleting apps etc.

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  Reply # 513195 28-Aug-2011 21:01 Send private message

thanks Joseph. i tried disabling safari but that removed "safari" completely from screens. probably i should put ipad in flight mode before handing over.

BTW i already disabled in app purchase option but Apps still popped up purchase screens when playing games!

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  Reply # 514218 31-Aug-2011 09:10 Send private message

sqlpro: thanks Joseph. i tried disabling safari but that removed "safari" completely from screens. probably i should put ipad in flight mode before handing over.

BTW i already disabled in app purchase option but Apps still popped up purchase screens when playing games!


Not a big app store user, but don't they have a 'report a problem' procedure within itunes? You could report that you are being nagged for in-app purchases even though they are turned off.




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  Reply # 514308 31-Aug-2011 10:44 Send private message

me neither dingbatt, just uninstalled the app straightaway.

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