As usual, it’s the summer of road tripping in our house. If you can’t find us home and the kids going to camp, we’re hitting the road and headed to the beach or some other fun-filled weekend.

My son Nate’s iPad Mini broke earlier in the summer and we upgraded him to an Air. He’s on that pretty regularly and my other son Cole uses his iPad Mini. And I’m a gamer myself. We’ve discovered a few fun iPad games this summer that we’ve all gotten hooked on so I’m sharing them here:

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1)Agar.io – I don’t know why this is so compelling but my kids love it and it’s one of the top downloads in the App store. You start as a small dot and the object is to move around and eat the other dots around you. You can also play it online in a browser.

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2)Don’t Starve – we’ve been playing this game on our computers for the last year. I have to admit, I’m more addicted than my kids! It’s sort of a Minecraft type survival game. They recently released a Pocket Edition for $4.99 available for download on the iPad Air (note it doesn’t work on old iPads)

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3)Drive Ahead – the graphics are horrible on this game but it’s totally addicting. You can play two player on one iPad. My kids kick my butt at this every time we battle.

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4)Red Ball 4

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5)Goat Simulator – this one is so stupid but popular. You’re a goat, see how long you can survive the zombie apocalypse. Of course. It’s $.99 on iTunes.

So clearly, our family isn’t tech-shy. There’s literally tech all over our house – computers, iPads, iPhones. My husband works from home much of the time and I work out of the house full time too. And then there’s the kid’s Internet usage. We are constantly connected.

With 4 heavy tech users, we need to have top-notch Wifi and connectivity in our house. We’ve had Verizon FiOS for years and we’ve been thrilled with the service. It handles our bandwidth, we don’t have to share connectivity with our neighbors and we never have “Internet traffic jams” at 5 pm when everyone’s trying to connect at once.

Here’s a bit about how FiOS works:

Verizon FiOS uses lasers to send information through optical fibers directly to your home. Fiber literally travels at the speed of light. Its a national fiber infrastructure that feeds directly into customers homes.Fiber Optics arent influenced by weather conditions. (I’m so used to everything going down in a bad storm – we don’t have that issue anymore!)

Its also future proof. FiOS can keep up with ever changing TV/HD and Internet technology. You wont have to switch again because it will upgrade as the times change.

It is built to allow you to have the SAME internet speed for both uploading and downloading – something we need more and more off these days as we share videos and photos, store on the Cloud. It’s also something cable cannot provide.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post as a part of a campaign I’m doing with Verizon FiOS in Philadelphia. #FiOSPhilly


  1. My kids love to play games on their iPads when we travel, and we’re on a road trip at the moment so I’m definitely checking these out. Thanks!

  2. SO glad to know about these apps, as I am always looking for good, new ones for my kids. Thanks for posting these.

  3. For me its totally addicting. You know another games for toodler? My nice also like a iPad game, so maybe you can propose something?

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