Best iPad Apps for Children Age 9-12, Reviewed

Children at this age are at their 'childhood's end', as the next stage of development will take them into 'adulthood'.  It can be a time of challenges, though we find children of this age compassionate, filled with energy to engage in the world.   Freud himself theorised that children at this age become 'introspective' and begin developing 'social concerns' in these prepubescent years.   To us, this means 'give them the reins' and let them express themselves... in whatever form that takes.  With the BEST iPad Apps you can help them grow into clever and creative young adults! Our latest reviews are listed firsts, and go back in time from there.


Everything you need to know about the human body at your fingertips...or should I say your distal phalanges.


An excellent and simple to use version of checkers with hints, undo, demo and timer.


Excellent, easy to use animation studio with shapes, great educational and fun App for children of all ages.


World of Goo is a physics based puzzle game set in an imaginary world of goo balls.


Word solitaire, if you love Scrabble you will adore this game. It's clever, fun and challenging to the maximum.


Minecraft is one iPad Apps that makes using an iPad extraordinary.


Excellent drawing App with a playback feature that allows you to watch how you created your picture stage by stage.


Learn the periodic table with fun and engaging science App for children (and grown-ups)


Monster Physics engages children in building machines and contraptions that work!


The European Southern Observatory (ESO) presents 100 stunning images of our universe.


The European Southern Observatory presents 100 images from the Hubble Space Telescope.


An excellent educational App showing you HOW 9 common machines work...build it then see it working!


Brilliant educational app for learning the concept of balance


Join Bobo, the friendly robot on a journey to explore light, in it's various forms.


Out of all the Tower Defense games we've played, this one comes out on top!


With 9 main learning categories and 9 sub-categories within each, your child has a huge range of learning opportunities presented in a fun and exciting way.


View the solar system like never before! Point your iPad and be amazed!


Keynote IS what presentation compilation should be. Intuitive, quick and easy & beautiful!


Well thought out and beautifully illustrated with excellent features - top class App! This App is excellent for young children.


This app caters for young children just learning to recognise coins right up to older children using it for more advanced counting. Learn to recognise and count foreign coins.(18 currencies are included.)


The BEST word processing App for iPad, hands down!


Not a long, long time ago... in an iPad quite close to home...Physics-based game that works on trajectory!


Seriously awesome, making your own stop-motion movies is now possible!


Azkend 2 is even BETTER than the original!


An interactive particle app that responds to your touch creating delightfuly colourful and visually stunning images.


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