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.
I love spunky and sassy literary characters, and Olivia the pig may possibly be my favorite one of all. I also appreciate Olivia’s mother and the patience she has for her determined little piglet! Not satisfied with best-selling picture books and a television show, she has come to an iPhone app. In this app your child can create different Olivia scenes: theater, bedroom, playground, beach and more to choose from. Next they are given different stickers that can be dragged and placed in the scene, becoming animated for a moment. Stickers can be moved and rearranged around the screen as many times as your child wishes. Olivia has made the transition to the iPhone, and it’s sure to delight her fans.