OK.  You bought a new iPad or tablet for the family for the holidays.  Your kids love it!  Fat chance you’ll ever get to use it (to read The PediaBlog, of course)!  Some of the top apps for young kids for 2012 have been rated at lilsugar.com:

A new app is introduced every day, and unfortunately, not all are created equally when it comes to entertaining curious, sometimes attention-deficient, and fun-loving kids. We rounded up our favorite apps of 2012, guaranteed to keep your tot entertained for hours on a plane — or at least the few minutes you need to make dinner!

Read recommendations here: