Princess Fairy Tale Maker: If your kid is in more of a creating mood than a learning one, however, Duck Duck Moose's $2 Princess Fairy Tale Maker for iPhone and iPad might be the place to start. The app lets you--or your child--create a story using 32 animated background scenes, 192 animated stickers of characters and objects (including the titular princess), and 29 crayons and colored pencils to add a splash of color to the proceedings. Users can record their voice to tell the story, and tap on the stickers so it appears they're talking during the dialog portions of the tale. All together now: "Once upon a time..."
Vjay: Algoriddim's Djay app has long been a favorite among iOS music-makers; now the company is trying to duplicate that success in the music video realm with the $10 Vjay app for iPad. (The app runs on iPad 2 or the new iPad; the first-generation tablet isn't compatible.) The app lets you mix music videos from your iTunes library or create mashups of MP3s with video captured on the iPad camera, which can then be streamed wirelessly through Apple TV--or piped through an HDMI cable--to a bigger screen. See this video for a demonstration. Video didn't kill the radio star--now they can shake their booties together.