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Dad-Approved Apps for Kids

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If you have a kid, chances are he will know how to unlock a smartphone with the swipe of a finger, scroll through your apps, and launch a favorite game before he rides a bike. You're not alone: The average family has four mobile devices.

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While you've spent a fair amount of gratuitous time touch-screening away thanks to Temple Run, a device loaded with a few of the right apps can occupy and teach your kid on car rides and grocery-store runs. Here are a few dad-approved options to check out that might buy you a few more guilt-free ZZZs at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday morning when he inevitably wakes up first, and beyond.