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Best Kids' App Finalists

The 2013 Readers' Choice Awards on About.com

The iPhone and iPod touch is a great device for kids. From a tool for learning to a means of entertainment to a way to save a parent's sanity, kids' apps are terrific. Vote for the best kids' app here.

Grimm's Rapunzel by StoryToys
Price: $4.99
The familiar story of Rapunzel, as told by the Brothers Grimm, has been updated in this digital pop-up book. In it, kids can enjoy narration in three languages (with the original text updated for modern ears, of course), engage with interactive elements, and enjoy a soundtrack and sound effects.
Download at iTunes
The Kissing Hand
Price: $3.99
This app adapts the #1 New York Times selling book of the same name by Audrey Penn. It tells the story of Chester Raccoon whose family tells him the secret of The Kissing Hand so he can comfort himself when he's scared. The app includes the text and images of the book, as well as narration and the ability to record your own voice in the app.
Download at iTunes
The Poky Little Puppy
Price: $3.99
The Little Golden Book that many of us remember from our childhoods has been transformed into this app. Beyond the story and illustrations from the original book, the app offers interactive images, hide and seek games, stickers for use in the app, and narration. Users can record their own voices reading each page for a personalized experience.
Download at iTunes
Sock Puppets
Price: Free or $3.99
Create wacky lip-synced videos starring sock puppets with your voice in this app. Choose from different puppets, props and backgrounds (and get access to many more via in-app purchase; the $3.99 app includes all the add-on content). When you've got just the right scenario down, share it on Facebook or YouTube.
Download at iTunes
Splash Math
Price: Free or $9.99
Splash Math is a series of educational apps for 1st-5th graders that puts learning math under the sea. Topics covered include everything from basics like addition and subtraction, time and money, and fractions and decimals. Each lesson starts on easy level and, as your child progresses, the difficulty increases. Download the free version, which offers 20 questions per day, to get started and then buy individual chapters for $2.99 or the entire 13-chapter set for $9.99.
Download at iTunes

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3. Voting runs from Feb. 19 through 11:59 pm ET March 19, 2013. (The voting in any or all award categories may be audited for voting irregularities, so winners are not final until the official announcement.)


Winners will be announced March 27. There's no prize -- just the bragging rights that come with getting recognized by the readers of one of the biggest networks on the web.

Check back with iPhone/iPod at About.com on March 27 to see if your favorite iPhone/iPod accessory or app was nominated and to vote on the finalists. You can also visit our central awards page to learn about finalists in other categories.

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