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Crayola ColorStudio HD

Drawings come to life on the new Crayola iPad app. Credit: Crayola Remember when a couple of crayons and a coloring book were all you needed for a little creative fun? Drawing the old fashioned way is still a favorite pastime for kids,...Drawings get interactive with this creative app.

Best Storybook Apps for Kids

Storybook apps are for kids of all ages! Credit: Getty Images We're loving the new book apps you can download onto your smartphone or iPad. Full of creative images, learning games, and interactivity, book apps provide an immersive...Storybook apps can help encourage lifelong readership.

Bye-Bye Books? Maine Kindergartners Get iPad 2s

Do kindergartners need iPad 2s? Credit: Getty Images
Reading, writing and finger painting -- on an iPad 2? A move by Maine educators could have kindergartners curling up at nap-time with fancy e-readers.
Calling the gadgets "more...
Forget books. These Maine kindergartners will curl up with ipads at nap time.

New iPad App Lets Parents Read Stories to Kids From Afar

The new bedtime story reader? Credit: Getty Images Once upon a time, long before computer games and DVDs, reading a story at bedtime was a treasured ritual for parents and their little ones. This snuggle time with Mom and Dad gave kids...Can't tuck Junior in? Have him snuggle up to an iPad.

Toy Fair 2011: Top 10 Board Games

No matter how fancified, upgraded, or teched-out games become –- whether they involve iPads or LEGO bricks –- they're still old-fashioned board games at the core. So grab your family and sit around the "boards" of these great new games...No matter how fancified, upgraded, or teched-out games become –- whether they involve iPads or LEGO bricks –- they're still old-fashioned board games at the core.

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...Remember when pop-up books used to amaze kids? Now iPad book apps are blowing the minds of parents, too.

Echo Touch Gloves

Echo Touch gloves come in a wide range of styles and colors, all of which let you use your touch screen phone or ATMs without having to bare your hands to the elements. Credit: Echo
If you dread using your touch screen phone outside during...
If you dread using your touch screen phone outside during the icy winter because it means freezing your fingertips off, we have the answer.

Apps for Parents: ParentDish's Top 10 Picks

Can't find your car? There's an app for that. Credit: GM Every parent with an iPhone, Android device or iPad knows how much fun kids have playing with the gadgets. But, beyond the games, there are plenty of apps for parents out there...These parenting apps will help you organize everything from potty breaks to what's for dinner.

Are Your Children Obsessed With Technology?

Forget this -- I want an iPhone. Credit: Corbis
An article in USA Today says that children, some only a year old, are more comfortable with iPhone apps than their parents. Some of these techno tykes are even asking for their own iPad for the...

Mickey Mouse Halloween App a Sweet Treat for Little Kids

Mickey and some ghostly friends create Halloween-themed fun for tots. Credit: Disney Publishing
Arriving just in time for Halloween, Mickey's Spooky Night Puzzle Book is an interactive iPhone or iPad app designed especially for little fingers....
Arriving just in time for Halloween, Mickey's Spooky Night Puzzle Book is an interactive iPhone or iPad app designed especially for little fingers.

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...

Retro Gaming With Kids: Let Your iPhone Take You Back

Go back to the days of blips and pixels. Illustration: Christopher Healy
However you feel about them, video games make up a huge part of today's kids' pop-culture diet. But to many parents who grew up on the barely-2-D blips of "Pac-Man" and...

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...

Breastfeeding Pics Banned, Apple Gadgets Help Autistic Kids and More

Breast may be best as far as the World Health Organization is concerned, but not according to Facebook. The social networking site has removed portraits of breastfeeding women created by a British Columbia artist. The iPad may look like the...

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