A couple posts ago, Greta left a comment asking about our favorite toddler iPhone apps. We’re happy to share, and I’d love to hear about other’s toddler faves. Here is a list of Chloe’s top 5:
This is a companion app to Chloe’s original favorite baby app, Peekaboo barn. Chloe still enjoys seeing and hearing the animals that appear with an easy tap of the screen. There is a lite version of Peekaboo Barn, so you can give it a try. Very easy to use with sweet illustrations and sounds. $1.99 (and the only kid app I’ve purchased for more than 99Â¢).
This interactive app has cute illustrations, many of which move, change and/or make entertaining sounds like laughter and giggles when touched. This app has long term toddler entertainment value, and Chloe especially enjoys the satisfying pop of the floating underwater bubbles. FREE
Wheels on the Bus
This classic song is made extra fun by interactive illustrations similar to Wee Giggle (above). The main difference is that each verse has it’s own corresponding ” page”. We also have one of Duck Duck Moose’s other apps Itsy Bitsy Spider. I only wish they had used a different vocalist, instead of the same one. 99Â¢
My First Words Flashcards
For those times when only an educational app will do, this one is great. A simple, clean photo appears onscreen along with the word spoken clearly aloud. We still use the free version, but the paid version unlocks many more categories to grow with your child. You’ll also be able to create custom groupings and add your own photos and recordings. FREE / 99Â¢
Talking Tom Cat
I downloaded this free app on a whim, and since then Chloe often asks for it specifically. It consists of a 3d model cat that repeats whatever you say, plus you can make it move and purr by rubbing its stomach, feed it a glass of milk and scratch “glass” with its claws. Video record your words and animation to share with others. We use the free version, but there is also an upgrade. FREE
If I get a chance later, I’ll try and list some of the free apps that are worth a look. Enjoy!