I am linking up with Andrea, Erika and Narci to share my Five Friday Favorites again this week! So, I have a toddler. And while we do limit the use of technology with her, the iPad has to be one of the greatest inventions ever, in terms of keeping a toddler occupied for a period of time long enough to get something else done! With that being said, I wanted to share what my favorite Apps are for a toddler. I have not done extensive research on this topic, but just thought it would be fun to share what Madalyn loves and hopefully give you other mamas out there a few ideas.
1) Watch & Find – VeggieTales
Maddy loves music and VeggieTales so this App is a really fun one! The game shows you little clips of songs and you have to find certain things on the screen before they disappear. I wouldn’t say this is the most educational of games, but I love the message behind the VeggieTales movies and the songs are super catchy! Even if your toddler can’t play the game correctly, it is still fun.
2) The Boynton Collection
Sandra Boynton is probably my favorite kids’ book author. Her books rhyme, have great illustrations and are short enough to keep younger children entertained. This App has a few of her most popular books included: “Blue Hat, Green Hat”, “Moo, Baa, La La La!”, “Barnyard Dance!” and “The Going to Bed Book.” We actually have all four of these board books, but this App is fun for on-the-go. It reads the book aloud and the App is interactive, so the animals make noises, and move around, etc. This is not a free App, but in my opinion, was worth the price!
This is a really fun free App that helps children learn about God through His creation and discover interesting facts about nature. Owlegories focuses on the amazing things found in creation as an analogy of the different characteristics of God found in the Bible. It is also full of fun animations and interactions, as well as lots of Bible verses. Maddy really enjoys this one!
4) Fisher Price Laugh & Learn: Animal Sounds for Baby
This App is probably a little on the younger baby/toddler age side. Maddy still enjoys it, but she liked it a lot better a year and a half ago. Fisher Price actually makes a lot of pretty neat Apps — all of the Storybook ones are also favorites around here. The best part is that they are free! This App encourages babies to learn animal names and sounds and is also interactive. If you happen to have a kiddo that is really into animals, this would be a great App for them!
5) Disney Junior Minnie Mouseke-Puzzles
If you have a little girl really into Disney Junior and Minnie Mouse, this App is a really great one! There are various levels of difficulty for each puzzle in this App, and I like it because it really does make Maddy concentrate and think. Her puzzle building skills have really improved since playing with this App occasionally!
What are your favorite Apps? I am always looking for new ideas! Happy Weekend!
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