Mobilewalla: Mobile apps for kids range from cat bathing to space chasing

Games for kids range from truly frivolous fun, like Sprinkle Junior, to apps like Tynker — Learn to Code, which teaches rudimentary programming skills.

Apple Apps

Despicable Me: Minion Rush (Free)* This game is a runner featuring the always silly yellow Minions running for rewards. (Score: 99/100)

Sprinkle Junior ($1.99)* This kids game focuses on directing streams of water at a variety of fun objects, getting everything wet in the process with no limits. (Score: 94/100)

Frozen Free Fall (Free)* This match-three game features crystals that your child matches to unlock all of his or her favorite Frozen characters. (Score: 92/100)

Mouse Maze Free Game — by Top Free Games (Free)* With action similar to classic Pac-Man-type games, Mouse Maze features a mouse in a maze, running from cats. (Score: 92/100)

Tic Tac Toe Free (Free)* While Tic Tac Toe is a simple game for adults, for kids it’s still a great beginner’s introduction to turn-by-turn strategy. (Score: 92/100)

Android Apps

Candy Island Free: Sweet Shop (Free)* In this game, your child owns his or her very own candy shop that he or she stocks to keep customers happy. (Score: 97/100)

Wash Pets — kids games (Free)* Your child can give a puppy or kitten the whole grooming-salon treatment with this game. (Score: 92/100)

Miles From Tomorrowland (Free)* This is a space-based racing game: Miles rides his trusty robo-ostrich through obstacles and away from danger. (Score: 91/100)

Tynker — Learn to Code (Free)* Tynker features games your child can build to his or her own specifications while learning about programming. (Score: 89/100)

Miss Hollywood — Fashion Pets (Free)* In this game, your child adopts a rescued dog and cares for it each day, washing, dressing and feeding it. (Score: 85/100)

* Available on Apple and Android

Mobilewalla is a search and discovery engine using breakthrough technology to score every app to help consumers navigate the mobile application marketplace. Apps are scored using an algorithm that weighs several characteristics, including user ratings, position within category and staff recommendations. For more app intel, go to Anindya Datta is a technologist and founder of Mobilewalla.