Top 25 Android Apps for Kids
You may view your Android phone as a communications device, but your kids know that it's actually an awesome mobile gaming center. When you're caught in traffic or facing an unexpectedly long wait at the pediatrician's office, you are going to hand over that phone. The kids will be happy, you'll be relieved, and, if you choose your apps carefully, they might even learn something while they play. On a safety note, while some of these games have the option to network with other players, I don't recommend that for kids. Let them know they shouldn't select anything that says "Share" or "Sign into a network." Did I leave out your favorite? - Sonya Mukherjee
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Rush Hour’s Rankings
- #3 Puzzles
Modeled after the real-world Rush Hour puzzle game, this virtual version presents an identical challenge. Small cars are arranged on a grid, where players can slide each car backward and forward within a limited range. The goal is to clear a path for the red car to slide to the exit. Each level gets progressively more difficult, and this version of the game adds the extra challenge of trying to get your car out using as few moves as possible. Players who get stuck can ask for a hint; if that’s not enough, they can ask to see the step-by-step solution, then try to recreate it for themselves. With 2,500 separate challenges, this one will keep kids busy for quite a while.