My mom is what I would (lovingly) call a “computer geek.” Although I did not inherit her love for technology, I do admit to benefiting from time to time.
For instance last year, Brandon and I received an iPad 2 for Christmas. Honestly, I wasn’t super impressed with it at the time (Brandon, on the other hand, loved it!). But now that we have Addie, it is proving to be super useful! Not only are we able to use it for Facetime chats with my mom, but we are also finding some great apps to use with the little one.
Here are just a few examples of the fun apps that we’ve found:
- Nighty Night ($2.99 on iPad) – My “computer geek” uncle actually found this one (yes, it appears to run in the family … even though I clearly missed that gene). This is a cute Bedtime Book with Farm Animals and a narrator. It is the baby’s job to turn off the lights for each of the animals. In the end, you hear the snores from the animals and then the narrator says good night to the child.
- Dora’s ABC’s – As with all Dora the Explorer books and games, it is educationally fun. This game offers multiple games for teaching the alphabet.
- VeggieTales Step by Step Story – Who doesn’t love VeggieTales? There are multiple stories you create yourself with difference scenes. The story is then read with an adorable child’s voice and your child is congratulated with balloons and cheers for creating such a wonderful story.
- Baby Silencer – moving forms and colors and soft childhood music entertains and lulls the child to sleep (theoretically).
- Bible Songs – Offers stories about Bible figures with fun upbeat music from Child Evangelism.
- Baby Songs – Is just that – softly playing children’s songs.
- Disney Junior – Sign in with your Cable Provider and watch Disney Junior kids shows.
- Sesame Street Books - Estore – several books can be read for free or you can subscribe for unlimited access to ebooks, audio ebooks, and animated ebooks featuring all your favorite Sesame Street characters.
- Elmo Loves ABCs – Animated ebook with Elmo teaching the ABC’s
- Toy Story – This page turner introduces the characters of Toy Story to your little one. The words highlight as they are read by the narrator.
- Animated Puzzles – Much like the board puzzles from our childhood, Baby matches the shapes to the puzzle openings.
- Sesame Street Monster2 – Another Monster at the End of This Book – this was one of my FAVORITE books as a kid! But unlike the Little Golden Books, this version is interactive!
- Smash It – Disney Mobile Game with the Toy Story Characteristics – much like an arcade game
- Disney Paint and Play – Brandon and I love this one, although Addie is still too young to understand it. You get to choose characters and objects to “paint” … but they give you a ton of options to choose from. My explanation doesn’t do it justice … it’s pretty awesome.
I’m sure there are a million other fun apps for kids, but these are the ones we’ve found so far.
Hope your kids enjoy them as much as
Brandon and I … I mean, as much as Addie does!
Question for ya …
Do you have any app recommendations for kids?
How about cool apps for adults?