Our Top Five Apps For Parents

I admit it, I was a slow starter when it came to apps. Being pad-less (except for the pretty stationery type) and blackberry-owning, the opportunities for me were less than for other more apple-and-android-endowed parents. But I’m catching up – and catching on. And may ju-u-ust meander on down to phones4u.co.uk to have a just-looking-thanks play with the shiny swizzy new tablets. You now, what with Mother’s Day coming up an’ all…


Anyway. Apps.

Oh yes.

The love affair has begun ;)

And here’s our round up of our current top five fave child-friendly apps for parents:


Skype – So simple to use, such a brilliant way for them to stay in touch with family and friends. My youngest loves chatting to her grandparents, and my teen spends HOURS on Skype to his friends whilst they game online together – and calls are free so I don’t have to hover over the phone the way my parents did to me!


minecraft app pocket edition

Minecraft Pocket Edition. yes yes. You know that resistance is futile. And the pocket edition has just enough to keep even the most pro Minecrafter happy for an hour or so…



draw something app
Draw Something. Great (and mildly addictive)  for children who are above reading age. And their parents *cough*.



Temple Run 2

Temple Run 2. Running, jumping, turning and sliding… perilous cliffs, zip lines, mines and forests… I’ll stop talking now as you’ve clearly left already.


cut the rope
Cut the Rope. Easy. Just cut the rope to feed candy to little monster Om Nom®. With a gazillion levels (well, alright, 350), collect gold stars, discover hidden prizes… it’s a bit addictive.


So come on then – tell us your favourites. What do your kids steal your tablet to play with when your back is turned?

Author: Laura

A 70's child, I’ve been married for a Very Long Time, and appear to have made four children, and collected one large and useless dog along the way. I work, I have four children, I have a dog… ergo, I do not do dusting or ironing. I began LittleStuff back in (gulp) 2004. I like huge mugs of tea. And Coffee. And Cake. And a steaming cone of crispy fresh fluffy chips, smothered in salt and vinegar. #healthyeater When I grow up I am going to be quietly graceful, organised and wear lipstick every day. In the meantime I *may* have a slight butterfly-brain issue.

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