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Do you buy games for kids?

09-27-2010, 11:31 AM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 89
Do you buy games for kids?

Just curious how many folks on this board are buying games for kids? Do you do research on these, or do you impulse buy?

I know my daughter easily owns half the real estate on my phone and iPad.

What about the rest of you?

Code Critical LLC
09-28-2010, 01:00 AM
I'll be of no help. I don't buy apps for my daughter as she's only a toddler at the moment. She knows that I have an iPod and is aware of some of things I use it for, but that's about it. I don't let her play with it and I pretty much only use it in front of her to show her pictures and control the stereo.

09-28-2010, 03:19 AM
My son and I like tower defense games. I usually just go by reviews and screen shots in the app store. And if there's a lite version I get that first unless I know the game is good.
09-28-2010, 05:33 AM
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My buddies 9 year old daughter likes to play some of the easier games I have installed. So I try to keep a couple newer kid games for her to try each time she plays. A few had been educational and still looked pretty fun.
09-28-2010, 09:44 AM
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My daughter loves the Tickle Tap Apps series, as well as Tappy Tunes and Bobble Zoo.

I've also purchased most of the Dr Seuss books from Lighthouse Media.

That gives her two folders on my iPhone.

Recently she's been watching me play Monster Pinball, but I bought that for me so it doesn't count.

Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post

Worst idea ever!
09-28-2010, 02:36 PM
Originally Posted by drelbs View Post
My daughter loves the Tickle Tap Apps series, as well as Tappy Tunes and Bobble Zoo.
The Tickle Tap Apps look pretty interesting. I'll have to show them to my son.
09-28-2010, 02:42 PM
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Los Angeles
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Here are the ones I have that make learning fun:

1. Intro to Letters, by Montessorium
2. Intro to Math, by Montessorium
3. Alphabetic (even fun for adults)
4. ABC Wildlife! (I secretly like this too, it's like PBS in your pocket)
09-28-2010, 08:10 PM
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Well I'm just a big kid myself but my buddies 4 year old cousin likes playing Angry Birds, Doodle Jump, and Fruit Ninja on my iPhone. My other friends 2 year old son also likes Fruit Ninja.
09-29-2010, 08:15 AM
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I'm the biggest kid here myself!

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09-29-2010, 10:48 AM
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I buy apps for my kids. They're 4 and 2. Comments, in order of usage:
  • Cookie Doodle: Both like. Played every day.
  • Monkey Preschool: LunchBox: Both like. Played every day.
  • Monkey Preschool: When I Grow Up: Both like. Played every day.
  • iTot Cards: Both like. Played every-so-often.
  • FirstWords: Animals: Both like. Played every-so-often.
  • Angelina Ballerina: 4 year old likes. Played every-so-often.
  • Kiwitiki: 4 year old likes. Played less than every-so-often.
  • Quizzing: (argh, what's the full app name?) Played every-so-often.
  • Spazzle!: Both loved for a week or so. Now mostly unplayed.
  • Shape Builder: 2 year old loved for a week or so. Now unplayed.
  • Super Football 3D: 4 year old liked it. Lasted a few days. Unplayed.
  • Diego Music: 2 year old likes Diego. Lasted a day. Unplayed.
  • Dora Rainbow Ride: 2 year old likes Dora. Lasted a day. Unplayed.
  • Fairies Lite: 4 year old likes Tinkerball. Lasted a day. Unplayed.
  • Fluttr: Too much like Fairies Lite. Lasted a day. Unplayed.

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