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.
Kiwi is an adorable bird with an undeniable desire to take flight. Even though kiwi birds are unable to fly, this little guy is ready to take off and he needs your help. Kiwi is trying to make it from New Zealand all the way to the United States. By tilting the iPhone back and forth, you can help him fly as far as possible. As you progress you’ll earn money, which helps buy flying equipment like rocket boosters. There are also upgrades for increased speed, fuel consumption and more. (FYI: Fly Kiwi, Fly! was just given a new update where Kiwi is attempting to fly across the United States to Las Vegas). The addictive game has amazing graphics, but younger children may become frustrated titling the phone to guide Kiwi’s flight. Older children will likely catch on and enjoy the challenge.