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.
Tic Tac Paddywhack! takes a game of Tic Tac Toe and updates it for children by combining adorable graphics, animation and mini games. Instead of playing with “X” and “O,” your Paddywhack! markers are children and pets. The game can be played on different difficulty levels and as a single player or against a friend. Every time you win five games, you unlock a prize. Prizes include simple bonus games and additional characters to use as game markers. The game will also keep a running total of your wins, losses and ties. The Tic Tac Paddywhack! graphics are brightly colored and sharp-looking. The game play is smooth and fast (which is a must in an app for children). This is my children’s favorite Tic Tac Toe app, hands down.