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.
Doodle Games has been designed to look as if you are playing games using a pencil and paper. Because the graphics are rough, this app has a unique feel. Doodle Games contains five games that are traditionally played on paper including: hangman and Tic Tac Toe. You can also play the Dots game where you connect one dot at a time, trying to create more squares than your opponent. Word Search is a traditional word search puzzle, and Doodle Ships is a paper and pencil version of the game Battleship. In addition to the simple doodles, there are also sound effects to liven things up. The game
supports multiplayer for the Dots game, Tic Tac Toe
and Doodle Ship.