Best iPad Apps for Children Age 9-12, Reviewed

Children at this age are at their 'childhood's end', as the next stage of development will take them into 'adulthood'.  It can be a time of challenges, though we find children of this age compassionate, filled with energy to engage in the world.   Freud himself theorised that children at this age become 'introspective' and begin developing 'social concerns' in these prepubescent years.   To us, this means 'give them the reins' and let them express themselves... in whatever form that takes.  With the BEST iPad Apps you can help them grow into clever and creative young adults! Our latest reviews are listed firsts, and go back in time from there.


Fast action strategy game with many challenging levels!


Challenging strategic thinking game


Challenging platform game with unique features and hours of fun!


Like controlling your own cartoon warriors. We love it!


Unique platform game with an interesting range of characters & superpowers!


Feed the monster candy in this lighthearted yet challenging physics game.


Unique rotating platform game great for spacial awareness!


Yes, MahJong - but on the iPad. This version rocks!


Unique iPad action puzzle, this App is one of a kind! Great!


Alien invaders from the 70's have returned - with an upgrade!


Quick action non-competitive, aweseome game.


Creative and unique strategy simulation game providing hours of gameplay!


Unique strategy sim providing hours of entertaining gameplay!


Making music -Audio and video stimulation with a beat


Physics-based game that works on trajectory, another in the Angry Birds series!


Planetary gravity affects our flying friends...Physics-based game that works on trajectory!


Physics-based trajectory game, this time flinging birds through the Seasons


Challenging, engaging, fun. Feels like archery practice in Sherwood!


Play like real air hockey. . . but is finger-safe. For one or two players!


Full range of customisable maths problems for all ages: Test knowledge on a wide range of maths.


Brilliant way of making movies right on your iPad!


This more stimulating version of the classic 'three in a row game'


Beautifully created, one of our favourite 3D Adventure Games!


Fun way to learning engineering, gravity, cause & effect!


This Chess app makes learning to play chess easy and improving your game fun!


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