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.

Totally unique game of creativity, problem solving and unlimited imagination...type in any word and watch it come to life!

Excellent educational game of creativity, engineering and skill that stretches the imagination!

Your personal, informative, interactive yoga class made easy and portable!

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

This is a fantastic version of chess where the pieces are animated.

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.

Set in the style of a Tower Defense game: defend your tower using mathematical skills.

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

Practise counting by using weight. Balance fruit and weights on the scales to complete the puzzles.

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

Biology is fun with this great App to teach your child their body bones!

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.

Engaging space-based fast action strategy game. Control your fleet and expand your empire across the reaches of space.

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

Puzzle like nothing we've ever played before. A peaceful mind puzzler.

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.