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5 Positive iPad Apps for Kids

Little tikes love to play with Mom's iPad.
Little tikes love to play with Mom's iPad.
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Many parents keep iPads out of their children's reach, for fear that once the kids enter the immersive, engaging world of apps, they'll never again play in the sunshine. But an increasing number of iPad app developers are designing apps that positively influence the growth, learning and even lives of children. In fact, studies have shown that touch-screen technology encourages creativity, and many of these apps encourage a personal-best type of competition as opposed winning or losing.

Which iPad apps will most benefit your child? Take a look at five designed just for kids.