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.
Math Bingo is a fantastic app that combines math skills with a good old-fashioned game of bingo. You begin by choosing the math skill you want to focus on and the level of difficulty. Then you’re given a bingo card. At the top of the card you’ll see a math problem. In each of the Bingo board squares is a different number, and at least one of them will be the answer to your math problem. When you have correctly answered five problems and lined up five squares, call out “BINGO!” – you’ve won. In a move that brings a fun touch, Math Bingo uses animated bugs for bingo markers. Each time you win a round of the game, you’ll earn a different bug for your collection. The bugs move around the screen, bounce off each other and make noises. I absolutely love