For some people, the mere thought of a two-year-old getting their sticky mitts on their precious iPad is unthinkable. But putting tech into little hands is a great way of getting them learning.
And if you’ve got children, you’ll know that a little bit of tablet time can buy you that all-important extra five minutes, so you can put the kettle on.
However, there’s a growing mountain of apps out there, all jostling for your kids’ attention, so which ones are worthy of making it onto your tablet? Here are a few suggestions to get you started…
For many parents Mr Tumble and Mr Maker are pretty much part of the furniture. So the CBeebies Playtime app is a must for keeping your little ones entertained and educated at the same time. Swashbuckle Island Adventure and Alphablocks are just two of the familiar favourites, ideal for tiny tots.
Now your kids (and you) can immerse yourselves in the Marvel Universe, where Iron Man and his colourful pals live. Whether it’s for the kids, or for you, there are endless past editions of these timeless classics at your fingertips (though note that some of them aren’t free).
Monsta Points - iPad (free)
Now there’s an app that’ll help around the house (well it’s an app that gets your kids to help out, but it’s cunningly disguised as a bit of fun). If you’re trying to get your little one to tidy up after themselves, dress themselves, brush their teeth or generally pull their weight, this is a brilliant app that helps teach life skills to kids. Monsta Points adds some fun and focus to the whole painstaking process and can turn chores into a fun, rewarding activity. Everyone’s a winner!
And for the grown-ups…