When we were young, life was a whole lot tougher than it is now: We had to rush to get in front of a TV whenever Sesame Street was on. Our games required dice and funny-looking pieces that were always getting lost. And we were forced to physically turn the pages of our picture books, which we walked uphill both ways in the snow to the public library to obtain.
But as easy as our kids have it, our parents love to say the same about us. We’re constantly hearing about how they had to lug bags of toys and books on long car rides. It’s hard to argue—all we need to keep our kids entertained is tablet or smartphone with a full charge. But finding all those engaging and educational apps is anything but easy, so we’ve helped narrow down the selection.