iPhone, iPad and iPod are the greatest tranquilizers for your children.

Compared to portable DVD players, the Apple devices work far better to distract your naughty children when they throw a tantrum.

When loaded with the best apps for kids, you can be sure that time will fly by for your little ones.

Best of all, these apps are quite affordable, costing from zero to an average of five dollars.

International Business Times (San Francisco Edition) has compiled the top 10 most popular iPhone, iPad and iPod apps for kids. Many of them are not only entertaining but also educational. Check out the list by clicking on the slideshow: