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7 boredom-busting apps

The best apps to entertain your little learner (and buy you some precious me-time).

By Amber Mac

7 boredom-busting apps

Boredom-busting apps

Bust their boredom

Running out of ways to entertain your child? Try these fun boredom-busting apps to engage your little learner. Whether they fancy music, science or colouring, your kid will dive into these downloads.

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Kid Song Machine

If you're trying to entertain your kids on a long road trip, this app is a must for a carload of sanity. There are five popular songs included, such as "Old McDonald" and "Itsy Bitsy Spider." With a simple tap and touch, your children can learn all of the lyrics and sing along.

Ages: 3-6
Platform: Windows, Free

7 boredom-busting apps

Peekaboo Farm

This app if bound to fight off toddler boredom with its friendly farm animals. These creatures pop out of the bouncing barn when your child least expects it. Your little one can also learn the names of the various animals and explore the sounds they make in this gorgeous little game.

Ages: 3-6
Platform: iOS, $2

7 boredom-busting apps

Seven Dwarfs: Queen's Return

This interactive Disney story book extends the tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Aside from simply reading along, your kids can go on a number of fun quests. The entire goal of the game is to bring happiness to the Enchanted Forest while meeting interesting characters along the way.

Ages: 6-12
Platform: Android, Free

7 boredom-busting apps

Sun by Kids Discover

This app is great for kids who want to learn more about what keeps us toasty and warm every day. Not only will this download teach your children about why we have seasons and how flowers grow, but it will also show them how stars are born and what's in store for our sun-filled future.

Ages: 6-12
Platform: iOS, Free

7 boredom-busting apps

StoryBots

There are plenty of apps that teach kids how to make interactive stories, but StoryBots is head and shoulders above the rest. With this app, kids can create animated adventures using the faces of people they know. Your children will be amazed at how easy it is to drag and drop photos of the whole family as they build stories about everything from dancing feet to rocket rides.

Ages: 3-6
Platform: iOS, Free

7 boredom-busting apps

colAR Mix

If your kids are easily bored, this app will keep them amused for a good part of an afternoon. Visit the app developer website to print out colouring pages. Your children can then grab their crayons to make their very own augmented reality artwork. When they point an Android phone's camera at their creations, they'll see a 3D animation jump up on the screen that will interact with their artwork. 

Ages: 6-12
Platform: Android, Free

7 boredom-busting apps

Toca Mini

Your children will love creating monsters with this app. With animated eyes, noses, mouths, and eyebrows, there is no shortage of colourful combinations. In fact, there are 60 colours to choose from when your wee ones start playing along with patterns, hair and clothes. Also, you'll be happy to hear that there are no in-app purchases or third-party ads included.

Ages: 3-6
Platform: iOS, $3

7 boredom-busting apps

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