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  • Author Peter Skilton
  • Published August 20, 2013

The best Smart TV apps for… entertaining kids

Keep your kids entertained over the summer holidays with these handy apps


You’ve been to the zoo, the park, the beach and exhausted all the toys in the house. Even bike rides don’t cut it anymore and there are still three weeks left of the summer holidays. Keep the kids amused with these apps while you catch your breath and relax for five minutes.


Cars 2

Join Lightning McQueen and Mater on a spectacular platform race game around the world. It’ll give you just enough time for a break, and until your kids realise that Planes, the next film in the Cars series, has just been released.


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Magic Monkey

You want to chill out on the sofa and watch TV, your kids want to play a game. Avoid tantrums by letting your kids play Magic Monkey, which divides the screen to show TV and a range of puzzle games. Everyone’s happy.



Gutterball: Golden Pin Bowling

Getting a bowling lane in the middle of summer holidays isn’t going to be easy. Instead, play like a pro at home on themed alleys that include barren ice lands and sandy deserts. Modern animations mean your next strike will be far more exciting.



Animal Farm

The summer holidays don’t have to be a complete escape from education. Get your children learning with a range of apps, including Animal Farm, which teaches about animals and farm life – vital for those that live in a city.



Dibo Baseball

This is definitely one for children, but it’s strangely addictive. The one-button controls make it easy to play and you’ll be itching to hit another home run out of the park. Just remember that you’re supposed to be letting your kids play.


Peter Skilton writes for Stuff magazine


For a full list of the apps available on LG TV visit the LG app store

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