But since we don’t live in an ideal world, there are times when I need a little help.
Once we’ve exhausted arts and crafts and toys and every other solo activity and there are things that I just have to get done, the iPad is my best friend.
For me to pay for an kids’ app, it has to meet one of three specific criteria: it must teach something that my daughter needs to learn, foster her creativity, or allow me to squeeze in a shower.
And if it can do all three? I’m in love.
Here are my ten favorite apps for kids.
If you have an app that you love, please tell me about it in the comments!
Check out more awesome apps in Babble’s Best iPad and iPhone apps for kids!