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.
Super Why! successfully takes the magic of the PBS show and translates it into an iPhone app for children. The app focuses on literacy and lets your child play with four of the main Super Why! characters: Alpha Pig, Princess Presto, Wonder Red and Super Why. Each character stars in a game that focuses on a different literacy skill. Alpha Pig’s Lickety Letter Hunt asks your child to identify the letters on Pig’s path home. Wonder Red’s Rhyming Time has them help Red find missing rhyming words. Princess Presto’s Wands Up Writing helps them identify letter sounds, trace letters on the screen and write words. Finally, in Super Why’s Story Saver, your child must help Super Why choose words to complete unfinished sentences in a story. As they play the games your child will collect stickers that can be placed in the app’s sticker book. The Super Why! characters look exactly like they do in the television show, and the app is a fun and age-appropriate take