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.

Our Favourite Jack and the Beanstalk App. Fun, beautiful, re-engaging!!

Create fabulous photographic montages in seconds with this awesome iPad photo framing App!

Twin sisters with different powers! Excellent, fun and colourful platform game!

Tilt the iPad to dodge the red dots...sounds easy... BUT IS NOT!

Rock and Roll or Orchestrate with this amazing music creation App by Apple!

Sculpt in 3D with this wonderfully designed and engaging iPad App!

Our all time favourite drawing app, this one has it all!

One of our favourite computer games NOW for iPad! Still great! Wahoo!!

An adventurous character quest, different and challenging!

Challenging arcade space game with explosive action fun.

Fast action strategy game with many challenging levels!

Challenging strategic thinking game

Challenging platform game with unique features and hours of fun!

Like controlling your own cartoon warriors. We love it!

Unique platform game with an interesting range of characters & superpowers!

Feed the monster candy in this lighthearted yet challenging physics game.

Yes, MahJong - but on the iPad. This version rocks!

Unique iPad action puzzle, this App is one of a kind! Great!

Alien invaders from the 70's have returned - with an upgrade!

Quick action non-competitive, aweseome game.

Creative and unique strategy simulation game providing hours of gameplay!

Unique strategy sim providing hours of entertaining gameplay!

Physics-based game that works on trajectory, another in the Angry Birds series!

Planetary gravity affects our flying friends...Physics-based game that works on trajectory!

Physics-based trajectory game, this time flinging birds through the Seasons