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.
Iceberg Reader develops e-books for adults, but they also have an enviable selection of books for children. Titles include several Curious George, Veggie Tales, nursery rhymes, The Poky Little Puppy and selections from the Mr. Men and Little Miss series. The stories
are reasonably priced, and the apps have solid features. Narration is included, but you also have the ability to record yourself reading the story and then play it back. Illustrations pan across the screen in time with the narration, and if you want to take a closer look, you can pinch and zoom in. The apps have an illustration index that displays the pictures in the order they appear in the story. By tapping on an illustration in the index, you’ll be taken automatically to that part of the story. It’s a great feature for non-readers who might not remember the words they were listening to but will probably recall