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iPad 2 Release: Family-Friendly Apps to Entertain Your Kids

Are you getting excited for Apple’s big announcement later today about their release of the iPad 2? While you wait for the news, check out some of our favorite iPad apps, perfect for keeping your kids busy while waiting at the Doctor’s office or maybe even helping them learn a thing or two:

1. Melvin Says There’s Monsters! — A digital storybook with colorful images and hilarious narration that are sure to crack your kids up and have them begging to read Melvin’s story again and again.

2. ABC Wildlife — Help your young kids learn both their alphabet and animal names at the same time: This app has 80 animals paired with beautiful photos, videos, and fun facts about each animal!

3. MazeArt — Forget the paper and pencil variety: Mazes have gone 3D! With this iPad game, your kids will use their brainpower to help 12 different animated characters find their way home.

4. Smarty Shortz 1st Grade — Is your kid a “smarty shortz?” He or she will be after exploring this app! It includes 26 lessons and 26 corresponding mini-games for reinforcement in six subjects (Geography, Science, Math, Reading, History and Spelling).

5. Itsy Bitsy Spider HD — This award-winning app plays the popular children’s song like you’ve never heard or seen it before! It plays like an interactive movie by panning to a different scene each time your child pokes the spider.  A friendly fly teaches about nature and the environment throughout the song.
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