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.
Jack and the Beanstalk Children’s Interactive Storybook turns the well-known story into an app with astonishing graphics. Each page of the story has different things to tap on and interact with. Tapping on the characters will give you additional dialogue and several pages have hidden games. This is the kind of app where you want to tap everywhere on the screen to make sure you’re not missing a thing. Even better, if you think you might have missed something, there is a “cheat sheet” that will tell you exactly what’s hidden on each page. Jack and the Beanstalk’s illustrations, plus it’s extensive interactivity, make this app a big winner.