Grandparents everywhere would be shocked to hear this: children are not always angels. Far from it and they have an uncanny ability to lose all patience at the worst possible times – just as you settle in for a (somewhat) quiet latte, during dinner at a fancy(ish) restaurant or on the final half of a long road trip when there’s nowhere to stop!
That’s when mommy’s beloved all-in-one mobile office iPhone turns into a bored kid entertainment tool.
Top iPhone applications for emergency entertainment for kids
#1: Kid Art – Think of it as doodle art with accessories! Change backgrounds, add characters, scribble and create to your heart’s content. Use the save feature to add the best ones to your photo library!
#2: Doodle Cookie – Countless hours of giggling baking and decorating cookies with M&Ms, jellybeans, marshmallows, and a multitude of other enticing sugary delights! The best part – the eating is virtual (and if my daughter is any indication, just as fun)!
#3: Blowfish – Simple fun for any age 2 to 102! Grow the silly faced blowfish by holding a finger on the screen until they fill the screen and trap the sea urchins. The trick is not letting the prickly sea urchins pop them.
#4: Blokuz – A quick (and deceptively easy) 3-in-1 puzzle game where you tap to remove all the colored tiles in a block careful not to strand any single tiles! Warning: highly addictive for both children and parents!
#5: Labyrinth – Tilt and tip your way to victory (or defeat) through seemingly endless levels of new and challenging mazes with this version of the popular marble game!
#6: Cute Math – Steps little ones through basic counting, numbers, addition and subtraction with fun little games with plenty of extra help and hints to help kids get to the right answer.
#7: Waldo – Just like the popular Where’s Waldo books, only much MUCH smaller! Find Waldo and all your favorite Where’s Waldo characters in as he steps you through his Fantastic Journey.
#8: Pocket Universe – The entire universe literally in your pocket! Pocket Universe uses the GPS feature to show you exactly what you are looking at in the sky! Just point it in the direction you are looking and Pocket Universe displays the constellations and celestial objects.
#9: Carcassonne – The iPhone version of the popular card placing game that lets you build maps and claim territory for points! Play against an opponent or the computer for endless hours of entertainment!
#10: Jelly Car – Squish it, flatten it, shrink it, launch it, just don’t drop Jelly Car off the edge! Jelly Car is a goofy problem-solving game where you need to complete a task by rolling your indestructible jelly car through an obstacle course to the finish line!
MOMeo Tip: Many of the iPhone applications listed above are just as useful for entertaining bored husbands on extended shopping trips or visits with your in-laws.
Did we miss any of your favorite iPhone applications? Tell us why you love them in the comments below!