Last month our savvy sassy contributors told us about their favorite apps, but this month I asked them to tell me what their favorite kids apps are. Now I wanted to know what their faves are, not their kids. Often our kids are playing with our devices on apps that are not all that interesting to you. Then there are the apps we think are genius and entertaining for your kids. Our savvy sassy contributors share their favorite kids apps.
Keryn of Walking on Travels told us about 2 great ones: Frequent Flyer (by Smart Fish) walks kids through the entire flying process. From packing a bag to going through security and finding their seats. It keeps my toddler entertained forever.
Bobs Books get young readers ready to start, well, learning how to read. There are different difficulty levels so you child can grow with the app and figure out basic words, sounds and spellings.
Lots more on Keryn’s Favorite Apps page.
Sharon is our newest contributor from Cupcakes and Cutlery had some great apps to share with us.
I love Endless Alphabet. It is a super fun way to learn letters, their sounds and an introduction to vocabulary. Plus the graphics are super well done, colors are awesome and it really engages my son.
For my 7 year old I like Stop Motion Studio. It allows him to make his own movies. He has been able to teach himself how to use it and I love that he can be really creative with it.
And the Watch Disney Channel app for when we are somewhere boring. I can get them to sit still and watch one of their tv shows for a while.
Christine of Mama 2 The Rescue said: My favorite app for my son Joseph is Elmo’s Monster Maker. It’s pure Sesame Street silliness and allows him to really use his imagination. I’m a sucker for all things Jim Hensen and muppets, so just watching him enjoy it brings a lot of memories back for me. In a world of shoot ‘em up games, this is definitely a wholesome treat.
My (Candice of Fashionably Organized) favorites run the gamut of differences but I thought I’d share 2 stand outs. One is the Fraggle Rock app. Esther did a review of this app, and because of her review I had to buy it. I’m so glad I did. My 4.5 year old daughter loves the fact that it reads to her and all of the maze games too.
The other one I wanted to share is My Homework. My son’s are in 4th and 2nd grade and I bought them each a student planner, but they won’t use it. However, my 9 year old has his own iPad and this app is perfect for my technology loving son. However, I put this on my iPad so that my 7 year old can use it. They both love that they have important “work” apps to use. The best part is that it is available on every platform you can think of.
What’s your favorite kids app?