Any parent with an iPhone wonders how they ever survived without one. Not only is it possible to streamline your life on the move, but it serves as a portable and even educational entertainment system for kids.

Previously impossible situations such as eating out, travelling and long queues have been transformed with the diversion of an app.

Over the last year, the range and quality of apps has exploded and now kids' apps cover all topics, from wildlife videos to musical phonics, drawing, cup cake baking and themed games.

The only hitch is wrestling your iPhone back out of the sticky paws of your kids when it rings.

But hey, who uses their phone to actually talk to people anymore?

Here's our round up of our favourite apps for kids (Be warned, you will need a case like a brick if you let toddlers play with your phone.)