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Beyond Angry Birds: More App Games Your Kids Will Love

At this week's BAFTA Video Game Awards (that's the British Academy of Film and Television Arts), the trophy for best hand-held game went to "Cut the Rope," an iPhone app. It was a first. And it goes a long way toward showing what a phenomenon app ...Sure, everyone knows "Angry Birds," but these apps are worth a download, too!

Are App Books the New Pop-Up Books?

Kids used to be wowed by the ability to pull a tab and make a little cardboard bee fly back and forth on a page. Now, on an iPad book app, they can tap that bee, hear it buzz, watch it fly figure eights and maybe even swat it with their hand and sm...Remember when pop-up books used to amaze kids? Now iPad book apps are blowing the minds of parents, too.

Children's Christmas Books: New Versions of Old Classics

Every holiday season sees several new renditions of the classic Christmas stories '"Twas the Night Before Christmas" and "A Christmas Carol." One really has to wonder how many times those same pieces of text can be re-illustrated. But as unnecessary ...'Tis the season for updates of classic holiday stories. Which versions stand out?

Time to Swipe the Page: More iPad Picture Books

Our recent roundup of interactive picture-book apps for the iPad focused on fancied-up classics like "Alice in Wonderland" and "Green Eggs and Ham." But there's plenty of new material out there in the world of finger-swipe page-turning. Here, we ta...

iPad, Read Me a Story

Reading by iPad app-light. Illustration by Christopher Healy.
Whatever you want to do, there's an app for that: It's already a stale joke. But, as they say, there's truth in jest. And when it comes to bedtime stories, yes, there's an app for...

iPad for Education - It's Not the Size of the Screen, It's What You Do With It

Will Steve Jobs' iPad land in a school near you? Credit: Ryan Anson, AFP / Getty Images By now, most of us have heard about the new Apple iPad and how it is supposed to change our technological lives forever. But when it comes to t...

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