The bedtime apps for overworked parents (presence not required)


Too many late nights in the office inducing guilt for not spending enough time with the kids? Not to worry, StoryTime is here to help.

The Nursery Rhymes app for iPad and iPhone ($3.99 from iTunes) will let you read a book to your child from anywhere – choices include Humpty Dumpty, Jack & Jill, Three Blind Mice to name some. The app works by streaming – you read to your child using one device, and they can follow the story on a second device.

On the upside, the drawings are very nice. The downside is that the child might not remember that when telling the story of the bedtime app to a horrified therapist 20 years from now.