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Best iPad Apps for Kids

The iPad has been labeled the 'children's toy of the year.' And since there's doubting its potential as a learning device, we've rounded up some of the best educational and fun iPad apps for youngsters.

Interactive Alphabet - ABC Flash Cards

Aimed at toddlers and preschool kids, Interactive Alphabet helps children learn the alphabet in a fun and interactive way. iLounge dubbed it the best kids app of the year.

Price: $3.99

abc PocketPhonics

A step forward from Interactive Alphabet, this app helps kids learn how to write and read their first words. It's aimed at kids up to 7 years old and utilizes phonics (the sound of letters) for education.

Price: $2.49

Kid Art for iPad

Your child might well be a Picasso in the making; why not harness their artistic vision? This iPad app provides an electronic canvas to draw, paint and color any way you want.

Price: $1.19

iWriteWords

The iWriteWords iPad app focuses on handwriting and turns learning into a game for kids. There's even a cool tracing feature that saves you paper.

Price: $3.99

Create a Car

Another iPad app that promotes creativity, Create a Car has 65 different vehicle parts and even allows a child to save their design to a virtual garage.

Price: $1.19

MathBoard

Aimed at elementary school kids, the MathBoard iPad app resembles a real-life blackboard and features maths quizzes and tutorials.

Price: $4.99

Kids Song Machine HD

With tunes such as "The Wheels on the Bus" and "Row Row Row your Boat," kids can use the iPad as their own personal karaoke machine.

Price: $2.49

Pirate treasure hunt: eight challenges

This iPad game encourages kids to solve literacy and numeracy problems to find the hidden treasure.

Price: Free

Sound Touch

Designed by parents, kids just have to tap the iPad to see and listen to 312 different pictures and sounds of animals, vehicles and musical instruments.

Price: $3.99

Fish School HD

The Fish School HD app features schools of fish that transform themselves into different letters, numbers, shapes and colors.

Price: $2.49