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 8 Planets Pro app is filled with fun activities designed to help your children learn more about the planets in our solar system. In one challenge, they tap and move the planets into the correct order. In the app’s spelling section, they must fill in missing letters in each planet’s name. The difficulty increases as they master the words. Your children can also play a matching game that asks them to match pictures and letters from the planet names. As they finish the different activities, they will receive ribbons to show their success. Parents can view a report card that will track and analyze their children’s progress through the app. 8 Planets is well-designed and turns learning about the solar system into an enjoyable task.
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