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 apps from Duck Duck Moose have a look and feel that is entirely their own. The developers have taken well-known songs and fashioned colorful, interactive and silly apps that are perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. Apps like Wheels on the Bus take the words from the classic songs and turn them into clever videos. The screens are meant to be touched and are full of surprises. You will want to tap and swipe everywhere so you can catch all the goodies. There are a variety of different versions of the songs that you can listen to while you play (my favorite version is gibberish). You or your child can also record yourself singing the songs and then play your recording back while navigating through the app. Bright, cheerful and always a hit at my house, Duck Duck Moose will keep the kids singing and swiping for hours.