We don’t spend have Julian spend too much time on the iPad but when he does, here is a list of the apps we have so far. I would love suggestions for other apps we could download that are educational, easy to use and fun!
Starfall ABCs ($2.99) -Very easy to navigate for a toddler and probably our favorite app! You click on each letter there are a number of words and pictures to go with each sound. Note that there are a few times in this app where there is a puzzle or a maze and we have to help.
I Hear Ewe (FREE) – You click on each picture of either a vehicle or an animal and a voice says this is the sound a Helicopter (for example) makes. It’s a fun app.
Itsy Bitsy Spider by Duck Duck Moose ($1.99) – Thanks to my friend Anna for suggesting this app. THere are a number of things to click on that do things as a result – the rain falls down the spout, the window opens and shut, a hat falls off a lady, etc etc. Julian loves this app.
Preschool Prep apps – we have the meet the vowels and meet the colors apps because i think they were free to download. Each app is pretty short and to the point but well made for its purpose. We own all of the other preschool prep materials – books and videos and such which we love.
small talk phenomes (FREE) – this is an app that requires parental guidance. it shows a mouth up close making sounds so that julian can see how he needs to move his lips to make each sound.
voice toddler cards ($1.99) -simple flash cards for your toddler.
kindergarden.com alphabet flash cards ($.99) – another set of flash cards that have sentences that match
alphababy (FREE) – when you touch the screen a different letter or shape shows up. a simple app even for babies.
Special Words ($14) app is basically all of the DownsEd See and Learn materials electronically for $14. this is one of the more expensive apps and i’d say worth it if you don’t want to spend the time downloading and printing/laminating all of the downsed see and learn materials, or buying them pre-printed. the app requires parental help with the tasks and the types of activities are designed to help grow with toddlers as they get bigger and learn how to read.
I hope this post was helpful and again, please comment here with other apps that you use!