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.
Color & Draw for Kids is a coloring app that has a little bit of everything. First are the coloring pages. They are well-drawn, bold and easy to color. Stickers are available to further decorate your coloring page if you want more pizzaz. A second key feature is the option to color and draw on blank pages. You can color anything that you dream up! Third, you can import your own pictures and images from your camera or photo library. Once you’ve done that, you can draw on them and add stickers upon stickers. But my favorite feature is the section of unfinished drawings. These drawings can be completed any way you like. You can use your own creativity or listen to voice-over instructions that will tell you what to do. Color & Draw is a thoroughly entertaining coloring app.