Dawn asked: I have an extra iPhone, and as much as I hate to admit it, there are times when I need to entertain my four-year-old with it so I can get things done. Can you recommend any apps that are appropriate for children his age?
This question actually came about when I was left entertaining a 4-year-old one night for several hours and I pulled out my phone, showed the child Angry Birds and he was happy for hours.
So, clearly, Angry Birds is a game that a 4-year-old will have fun with.
We also found others that kids like including Tesla Toy, Art of Glow, various Tick-Tac-Toe games, Glow Doodle, Water Slide Extreme and many more. (These were actual recommendations from a friend with two small children. Obviously, there are hundreds, if not thousands, more that other parents would recommend.)
In any case, make sure you try out the apps before you unleash them on your child to make sure they are appropriate for his or her age group. We haven't found any good listings in the App store to tell you which ones are appropriate, so check them out before you use them.
If you find some good apps for children, leave a comment on our web site with a name (and perhaps a link) along with the appropriate age group, so we will be able to pass that information on to others who need to entertain young ones using electronic gadgets.