My kids love technology. They love it when they have the privilege to play a game on my iPhone or the iPad. We don’t buy a ton of games, but we do have 10 that we love! Several readers have asked me what our favorite apps are, so I’ll share them with you today!
1. Make It Pop – ($1.99) This app makes learning so much fun! It uses fireworks, popcorn kernels, balloons and bubbles introduce the alphabet, shapes, colors, and counting.
2. Do Re Mi 1-2-3 ($2.99) Do Re Mi teaches kids about listening to sounds and making music. This would be a way introduce your child to music in a fun way.
3. PBS KIDS (FREE) This is an app that let’s you watch episodes from children’s public television shows. Our favorite is Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Curious George, & Elmo. (I really dislike Caillou though! Anyone else think he whines a lot?!)
4. Bugs and Buttons– ($2.99) This is probably our most used app. It is seriously so much fun! My sister-in-law introduced us to this app and my boys have loved since then. Bugs and Buttons has tons of educational games to keep your little ones busy. My toddler even plays this one!
5. Bob Books #1 – Reading Magic HD– ($3.99) I love BOB books, so it’s no surprise that I like this app. I actually won this app for free, but would have bought it anyway. It’s an extension of the BOB books and it’s fun way for preschoolers to learn to read.
6. Preschool Adventures– ($0.99) This amazing app covers everything for preschool! There’s colors, numbers, shapes, art, body, matching, sounds and typing activities. Your preschooler will love this one!
7. Bugs and Bubbles– ($2.99) This app very similar to Bugs & Buttons, but it has different activities. It has over 50 preschool and kindergarten games!
8. Shapes Toddler Preschool-(FREE) I know the title has toddler in it, but it’s also great for preschoolers! Help your child learn their shapes with this fun, easy app.
9. The Wheels On The Bus– (FREE or $1.99 for Full Version) This bright, cheery app has 10 fun games and of course sings the Wheels on the Bus song. My toddler plays this one a lot.
10. Montessori Numbers – ($2.99) This app helps your child understand the concept of numbers. From counting, to quantity, to tracing numbers…this app covers it all!
Some of these apps periodically go on sale or are offered free for a limited time. I’ll keep my eye on them and let you know if they are on sale! Hope you enjoyed this list of our favorite apps. What apps do you love?