Top 50 iPhone Apps for Kids
About a week after I began using my iPhone, I was in love. I had a calendar with me at all times, and I was able to stay on top of my family's schedule - even though there are six of us! I had email access while I was out, so I wasn't constantly playing catch up with PTO business in the evening. Then I discovered apps! There are many apps to help busy moms manage their lives, but there are also just as many exclusively for kids. My children can watch videos, interact with their favorite characters, and practice letter-writing and math. No matter where my family goes, they can be entertained and I can have peace of mind knowing they're learning even while they're having fun.
In January 2009 I began a website, The iPhone Mom, dedicated to helping moms find apps that could do the same for them and their children. Since beginning the site, I've seen both the quantity and quality of useful apps for kids grow.
Babble.com asked me to put together a list of my Top 50 iPhone Apps for Kids. Here, in descending order, are my favorites and the ones I think you'll find most useful.
The Miss Spider picture books are beautiful, from the gorgeous illustrations to the sweet message behind the stories. We have them all, and they’ve been favorites as my children have grown up. The Miss Spider Tea Party app takes the original story and turns it into an interactive experience. Children have the choice of reading the story on their own, listening to narration, or viewing an animated version of the story. Painting, matching and a puzzle are also included. The app captures the essence and delight of the original picture books and puts Miss Spider into your child’s hands.