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Best iPad Apps by Category

Best iPad Communication Apps for the entier Family on iPad or iPad MiniWe knew the iPad was an amazing device before we ever laid fingertips on it! And, from the moment it arrived we could see the usefulness... We and began downloading and searching for quality Apps to suit our purposes.  The apps we've chosen are family-friendly, have quality graphics and sound, intuitive controls and a pleasant storyline.  The Apps we have recommended are thoroughly tested and are evaluated after they have been used and only if they are BEING USED. We're all about being EFFECTIVE with our time, and money too.  

iPad Apps for Children by Category:

Kids Educational Apps

All Children's Educational Apps

View ALL the educational ipad apps we recommend from over 1,500 we've evaluated. View our recommended All Children's Educational Apps

All Special Needs Apps

iPad Family has reviewed quite a few Education Apps for children, and many of them are useful in certain Special Needs environments. View our recommended All Special Needs Apps

Book Apps

Reading "to" and reading "with" our children is an important area of cognitive development which can be overlooked in all the fuss of homework and schoolwork. View our recommended Book Apps

Geography Apps

You gotta know where you are in the world. These apps are not Geography lessons, but more geography knowledge & exploration. View our recommended Geography Apps

Literacy & Language Apps

Growing your vocabulary and reading skills does not end once you're able to spell and write sentences... View our recommended Literacy & Language Apps

Mathematics Apps

Children's Numeracy Apps for iPad & iPad Mini changes Math's education, for good! More engaging than a class full of classmates... View our recommended Mathematics Apps

Music Apps

Children's Music Apps for iPad & iPad Mini are very important to a developing child. Sure, listening to music is great, but INTERACTING... View our recommended Music Apps

Puzzle Apps

Let's face it, you've got to use your brain to put puzzles together. On iPad, puzzles are multi-dimensional workout! View our recommended Puzzle Apps

Reference Apps

Children's Reference Apps for iPad & iPad Mini are SO HELPFUL when teaching small children, they want to know NOW. iPad makes it possible to answer them... View our recommended Reference Apps

Science Apps

Give your child a head start! Learn physics, biology, earth science, topography, cause-and-effect, even chemistry via iPad! View our recommended Science Apps

Speech Pathology Apps

iPad Family has reviewed quite a few Education Apps for children, and many of them are useful for learning to Speak or for children participating in casual or structured Speech therapy. View our recommended Speech Pathology Apps

Kids Creativity Apps

All Children's Creativity Apps

View ALL the creativity iPad apps we recommend from over 1,500 apps we've evaluated. View our recommended All Children's Creativity Apps

Craft & Construction Apps

Crafts are an important part of every day at homeschool. iPad enhances creative and visual development. View our recommended Craft & Construction Apps

Drawing & Art Apps

Art enhances cross brain development. The ability to visualise ideas and translate that on to paper is an invaluable skill we all have. View our recommended Drawing & Art Apps

Music Apps

Children's Music Apps for iPad & iPad Mini are very important to a developing child. Sure, listening to music is great, but INTERACTING... View our recommended Music Apps

Photography Apps

Having a multi function device has made many single function devices obsolete and has now taken over the role of 'camera' in our family. View our recommended Photography Apps

Sticker Book Apps

These are craft-type of iPad Apps which simulates sticking stuff onto paper - what you would probably already associate with sticker-arts and crafts. View our recommended Sticker Book Apps

Video and Animation Apps

Who would've thought that making a movie, video, animation, or time lapse movie would be so easy! View our recommended Video and Animation Apps

Kids Game Apps

All Children's Games Apps

View ALL the iPad GAMES apps we recommend from over 5,000 we've evaluated. View our recommended All Children's Games Apps

Arcade Games

The style of arcade gaming is still alive and well, and many of the all-time great Arcade Games are available on your iPad or iPad mini. These are Recommended iPad Arcade Games. View our recommended Arcade Games

Battle Games

Battle Games are good for building strategic and quick thinking. In moderation they're good for the brain. View our recommended Battle Games

Board Games

The Board Games now available on iPad or iPad Mini are high-quality yet retain the feel of the original cardboard physical game! View our recommended Board Games

Character Games

The most obvious feature of these games is characters with personalities. The game features characters from TV shows or movies... View our recommended Character Games

Matching Games

Matching Games for iPad and iPad mini are highly educational. It's always great to work on your memory, and with iPad it's REALLY FUN! View our recommended Matching Games

Multiplayer Games

Multiplayer iPad Games Apps are fun! Playing together with someone makes games quite challenging, and fun! View our recommended Multiplayer Games

Physics Games

Instead of real-world physics it's virtual-world physics. The most popular physics-based game is Angry Birds where you fling birds... View our recommended Physics Games

Platform Games

Platform Games is as 'a video game genre characterised by jumping to and from suspended platforms or over obstacles' in a variety of ways. View our recommended Platform Games

Puzzle Games

Puzzle Games on iPad take the term 'puzzle' into a completely new realm. Yes, there are traditional puzzles & true mind-workouts! View our recommended Puzzle Games

PVP (Player Versus Player) Games

iPad vs iPad, Multiplayer (PVP) Multi-iPad Games are cool. These are games you can play with 2 iPads or iPad minis View our recommended PVP (Player Versus Player) Games

Role Playing Games (RPG)

Role-playing games are games in which players assume the identity (ROLES) of characters within the game setting. View our recommended Role Playing Games (RPG)

Simulation Games

Build and manage a city, farm, shop or kingdom. Learn the intricacies of organisation and delegation, find out what REALLY goes on View our recommended Simulation Games

Space Games

Space Games are not really a genre but more of an aspect of where the game is SET. We made this up because we can - we like space! View our recommended Space Games

Strategy Games

Strategy games are good for the brain. Grampa says so, and I agree. Keeping your mind sharp and those synapses firing! View our recommended Strategy Games

Tower Defence Games

Stop your adversaries from crossing from one side of your screen to the other. Use the power of your towers to engage and stop the advance. View our recommended Tower Defence Games

iPad Apps for Parents & Adults by Category:

 All apps for parents & adults:

Entertainment Kids Apps

Entertain yourself or be entertained? These apps can help you BE entertained or join in the fun and MAKE entertainment! View our recommended Entertainment Kids Apps

Note Taking Apps

Thanks to iPad, Note Taking is now a delight. Paper free notes that can be searched. Notes based on time... View our recommended Note Taking Apps

Popular iPad Blogs:

All iPad Blog Articles

Our Family's iPad Blog which includes articles about our life and experiences with iPad. The iPad is the most advanced educational device on the planet. We use iPad for working, playing and educating ourselves and our children...

Children & iPad

iPad is the ultimate tool for a digital native... kids. Give them the best opportunity to learn and express themselves. These iPad Blogs are OUR TAKE on Children & iPad...

iPad & Creativity Blog

Art has proven to be a vital stimulus for ongoing creative thinking and lifelong learning... Creativity is paramount to a successful future. iPad has brought creativity TO LIFE. Read about how iPad has made a difference to being creative...

iPad & Productivity

Making productive use of your iPad takes a little organisation. Get the right apps and learn how to utilise them.

iPad Accessories

iPad has accessories and add-ons that make using it faster and easier... and more incredible!

iPad Education Blog

For educators at school or at home, the iPad is the best educational device ever created... and here's why we think we should use the iPad in Education.

iPad Essentials

There are a few Essential Tips that make using your iPad more productive and enjoyable including making your iPad prettier, using it more effectively, and finding things fast...

iPad Games Blog

Our Family's iPad Games Blog. Sharing all the fun of owning an iPad and the insights we've received from playing games... remember games are educational too!

iPad How-to

iPad How - To: How to do some of the most important things on your iPad. These articles share some of the common how-to questions for iPad including setup for children...

iPad in the Family

Many things changed when iPad entered the family. Even more now that there are 5 iPads in the Family

iPad Setup & First Steps Journal

Getting your iPad Setup is the first step in making the most out of your new device.

iPad Setup for Children

Want to know how to set up that iPad for your child? Essential settings before handing your child an iPad...

Practical Ways to Use Your iPad

These excerpts are from iPadFamily.com.au's live iPad Workshop detailing 101 practical ways to use your iPad

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