Children love games, and so do adults, a fact many of us are in denial of. According to research conducted by the Office of Naval Research, games not only entertain, but positively impact the adult mind by enhancing hand eye coordination, reasoning ability, problem solving skills, etc. Now you can proudly tell your spouse or significant other why you are always fiddling with your gadget!
World of Goo
This is an award winning educative and entertaining physics puzzle game designed for kids, based on the concept of using balls of goo to build large structures. Priced at $2.99, its worth its price.
Chess – Play & Learn
Chess, reminds me of many quotes, the favorite being, “Life is like a game of chess, changing with each move.” This age old, globally popular, meant for all game, educates us about life. Though many chess apps are available, Chess – Play & Learn for iDevices is top rated for it benefits novices and veterans alike.
Sudoku & NY Times Crosswords
The printed versions of these two games which once took the world by storm have now made their way to iDevices.
Sudoku, the deceptively simple game, feels unique when solved on an iPhone, due to the colorful retina display, and the independence it imparts for selecting difficulty levels.
NY Times Crosswords on an iDevice provides access to the daily puzzles plus the 6,000 previously published versions from the archive, and also allows you to compete with top players through the online leader board.
You Don’t Know Jack
In this extremely popular game players answer ten multiple choice questions which are a combination of popular culture and general knowledge and win/lose virtual money in the process.
Apart from these, there are many more iPad games which are entertaining and educative, but present the risk of turning addictive. And of course I will be remiss to not make a pitch for Mobicip’s Safe Browser, which, among other features, helps setup specific windows of time during the day or week when internet access is allowed on your child’s mobile device. Learn more at Mobicip.com.