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.
Where do I even begin to describe the delight that is Weet Woo!, my favorite iPhone app for children? My children love YouTube, but the thought of them anywhere near it makes me very wary. This is where Weet Woo! and its genius come into play. The app pulls in child-appropriate content and puts it in a format that is safe and easy for them to navigate. When you first use Weet Woo!, you’ll be asked to enter the age range of your children (it can always be changed in the app’s settings). Weet Woo! then groups the videos into different “channels,” and your child can select a channel and several sub-categories. From here it’s just a matter of tapping on the video they wish to watch and off