Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Top 10 iPad Apps for Kids

10 Must Have iPad Apps for Kids

Here are Fabumom's top ten Favorite iPad Apps for Kids.  We've selected our favorite iPad Apps that will hold your child's attention and help them learn something at the same time.  The best of both worlds!  All iPad Apps listed were tested by my two and a half year old little girl.  The apps that made it to our top ten list have beautiful graphics and are great educational tools for younger children.  Be sure to enter our contest at the end of this article for a chance to win one of these wonderful iPad Apps.

           Super Why!

This is our all time favorite iPad app (so far).  Featuring the Super Why Characters and using authentic character voices from the cartoon.  This is exceptional value for the price.  The Super Why iPad app comes with four interactive games.  Children are able to trace the letters with their fingers, fill in the blank on a story and more!  The graphics are fantastic and my two year old played with it for over 20 minutes on the first go!  Helps with letter recognition, rhyming, spelling, reading and writing.  This is a true "grow with you" app.  Perfect for younger children that are just learning their ABC's or for school-aged children that are learning to read.  Recommended for ages 3 - 6.  Price: $3.99

         RedFish 4 Kids

Hours of interactive playtime for children aged 2 - 7 yrs old.  Over 50+ creative exercises, learning activities and open-ended play.  There are too many games to list.  Highlights include; Pop the Balloons, Interactive Surprises, Musical Composistion, Letter, Number and Shape Recognition plus many more!  It's like kindergarten for your iPad. Price: $9.99

123 HD Talking Color HD

Highly ranked app for children.  This help helps with letter and number recognition.  It's great for younger children as they just tap on the section they want to color, so they don't go over the lines.  As they color there are cute sounds that coordinate with the tapping.  There are voice overs that are spoken when the numbers/letters are touched.  This app also plays cute children's songs and is available in several languages.  Great for Pre-School aged Children.  Price: $4.99

            Match & Learn 
Excellent graphics and you can keep track of your score.  This is a fun memory game for children.  The graphics include dog's, cat's, polar bears and more.  Your child will love the cute sounds that accompany the pictures.  You can play alone or against a team.  Rated for children 4+, but my two year old had no problem navigating this wonderfully illustrated memory game. Price: $1.99

Monkey Preschool Lunch Box
This fun iPad App is great value for the money.  It's one of our favorites for the variety of games, fun sounds and educational value.  There are six games including; Matching, Counting, Letters, Puzzles and Spot the Difference.  Children earn a virtual sticker for correct answers.  One game flows right into the next game, which helps to keep your child's attention.  Very easy to navigate for younger children.  Price: $.99

              Dr. Seuss ABC
This iPad app based on the beloved children's classic is perfect for younger children.  It's complete with all of our favorite Seuss Characters and illustrations.  The beautiful artwork and entertaining audio is sure to grab your little one's attention.  This is one that will grow with your child as it has three learning options, 'Read to Me', 'Read it Myself' and 'Auto Play'.  Perfect for children who are just learning their ABC's or those just beginning to read. Price: $2.99

     Miss Spider's Tea Party 
Interactive games include; Painting, Puzzles, Memory Games or your child can Read Along to this classic picture book.  There are some wonderful stories included and the graphics really help everything come to life.  Surprise sound effects and multi-media when you tap on the characters. Perfect app for the Miss Spider lover in your home. Also includes video! Price: $9.99

                Craft Finder
This app is for all those "crafty" mom's out there.  Created by Disney, it's full of fun crafts you can do with your children and the best part is that it's totally free!  You'll find seasonal crafts and fun things to keep the little ones occupied on a rainy day.  There are colorful photos and step-by-step instructions.  Crafts are divided by age and theme.  For Pre-Schoolers, toddlers, school-aged and tweens. Price: Free

Preschool Playmat: Farm Fun
This Farm Fun Playmat includes three different matching activities.  There's Memory Cards, Shape Matching and Animal Search Games.  Your child will practice letter recognition, counting and sorting.  Includes colorful graphics and fun sound effects. Price: $2.99

              Alphabet Fun
This one is great for school aged children that are learning to write their letters and beginning readers.  Cute and colorful graphics.  Teaches letter, word, color and number recognition.  Children learn to write by tracing letters and words that are accompanied by a cute graphic.  Recommended for ages 4+. Price $1.99

Enter to Win:
Match & Learn iPad App Giveaway.  We are giving away four copies of Match & Learn.
Leave a comment here and let me know which iPad App you think you would like best  = 1 entry

For Extra Entries:
1. Become a fan of Fabumom's Facebook Page = 1 entry
2. Follow @Fabumom on Twitter = 1 entry
3. Vote for me at Top Mommy Blogs (located at the right) = 1 entry
4. Retweet about Fabumom's Top Ten iPad Apps for Kids.

Please leave a separate comment for each entry don't forget to leave your email or profile info so I can notify you if you win.  Good luck!

The winner will receive a promo code to download a free copy of the Match and Learn or the Miss Spider iPad App.  The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me or a new winner will be selected.  

Contest runs through 12 Noon PST on 4/26/10.

{I never blog about products I don’t love, personally use or believe in and only blog about topics I think would benefit my readers}


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What are some of your favorite iPad Apps for mothers or children?
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sandra said...

Match & Learn have on iphone and its the best..

mverno on April 22, 2010 at 2:56 PM said...

match and learn mverno@roadrunner.com

mmentor on April 22, 2010 at 6:19 PM said...

sign me up

Peter said...

Hi there!
another excellent memory game for iPad is Memory Kids, with different levels of difficulty, fun animals and nice effects. My son is asking me to play with it all the time. http://bit.ly/9OdT5E


mars on April 24, 2010 at 7:08 PM said...

Maddux is all about spiders right now. From
the song to just pointing one out.

mars on April 24, 2010 at 7:10 PM said...

Miss spider. Maddux is all about spider right now. From singing the song to just pointing one out.

jodifur on April 25, 2010 at 7:09 AM said...

I just got an iPad and am searching for apps for kids. Would love to win!

jodifur on April 25, 2010 at 7:12 AM said...

Oops, forgot to say my son would love the super why app!

jodifur on April 25, 2010 at 7:13 AM said...

I'm following you on Twitter @jodifur

kat on April 26, 2010 at 8:06 AM said...

This would be great for my grandson!

lilyk on April 26, 2010 at 8:55 AM said...

I think I would like Preschool Playmat: Farm Fun the best.


lilyk on April 26, 2010 at 8:56 AM said...

I became your Facebook fan.


lilyk on April 26, 2010 at 8:59 AM said...

I voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs.


Jennifer on April 26, 2010 at 12:31 PM said...

How about "Tale of Peter Rabbit" by www.onceuponanapp.com

It's listed as a Staff Favorite in iTunes Store!

Amanda MommyMandy said...

Ok, so I don't have an iPad but these apps are fabulous! I would def. get them if I had an iPad!!!

fabumom on April 26, 2010 at 8:14 PM said...

This contest is now closed. Winners TBA.

Your Mommy Friend Lori on April 30, 2010 at 7:33 AM said...

So good to know, these look great. I posted a link on my Facebook page!

fabumom on April 30, 2010 at 7:46 AM said...

Wanted to let you all know that a lot of these apps are also available for the iPhone. The Monkey app is only .99 and has been one of our faves! Here's the link if you wish to purchase. http://www.monkeypreschool.com/

Anonymous said...

I just found this app on the iPad app store and it is GREAT for helping your kids learn their times tables!!


Anonymous said...

Check out Zoobert at http://www.zoobert.com

micche on August 4, 2010 at 4:02 AM said...

Hi, I'm adding a new app, called Magnetic Alphabet, it's the classic magnetic board game! a great way for kids to learn the alphabet and numbers! available here: http://bit.ly/azbWhL

Anonymous said...

Please check out this app for Ipad (and ipod/phone) Its so cute and my kids love it. http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/uggles-match-hd-matching-pairs/id378904116?mt=8

Tracy said...

Great list! My little one loves Monkey Preschool Lunch Box and Baby Explorer for the ipad.

Ria said...

I came across this great app called ABC Numbers. Here's the link: http://punflay.com/abc-numbers-appstore.html

Jessica said...

Awesome list!You should also have a look at ABC Numbers for the ipad. This cute app has two screens, one for numbers and another one for alphabets. Check it out-http://punflay.com/abc-numbers.html

Ria said...

Have u come across Number Sense HD for the ipad? It is a great Math app that would be loved by kids.-http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/number-sense-hd/id384369598?mt=8

valerie said...

Have you seen the new Montessori based bilingual app for kids 2-6. It's called Tam & Tao in Numberland, the graphics are beautiful and my kids just love it! http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tam-tao-in-numberland/id388154228?mt=8

Simon said...

My 2yo loves SNAP! Junior - animal alphabet cards and slower snapping speeds means even her little hands can snap in time!


Lunchbox Writers on September 13, 2010 at 5:37 PM said...

Great list! May I humbly also suggest taking a look at LunchboxReviews.Com when looking for the best iPad apps for kids. We focus on educational, age-appropriate apps for toddlers, preschool and early elementary kids. We collect the apps and reviews to save parents time when mulling over the purchase of the best iPhone apps for kids. New apps are reviewed and added daily. :)

Ann on September 15, 2010 at 7:36 PM said...

Cool stuff! These applications really helps kids to develop their mind in numbers and letters. Its really help.

Nicola on October 5, 2010 at 3:08 AM said...

Do check out www.punflay.com for educational iPhone/iPad apps for kids!

Aysel on October 15, 2010 at 12:07 AM said...

I like them all.Our kids are very lucky that they have alot of options to learn and fun.Also you can check these kids apps as well. Kids Apps With Your Favorite TV Characters: Elmo, Sponge Bob, Shrek, Dorahttp://www.iphoneandkids.com/best-apps/

Nicola said...

Rhymes for Tots from Punflay will delight preschoolers with 3 popular nursery rhymes and many fun learning activities- http://punflay.com/rhymes-for-tots.html

Mary said...

Check out tinyTube! It lets you control what kids watch on YouTube - I've found it invaluable as I can let Miss 2 watch her favorite Mickey Mouse Clubhouse videos without worrying about the related videos that come up after.


Gaby said...

Talking about the best iPhone apps for kids I would like to mention about Kinder Hangman - http://sharkfuel.com/kinderhangman.html that is specially designed to improve vocabulary of kids and help them remember new words. iTune link is http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kinder-hangman/id375734517?mt=8 Thius iPhone app works to improve child's development and can be used to prepare kids for school. It is intended for kids of 4-6 years.

photo sharing ipad on November 26, 2010 at 11:20 PM said...

i was searching for apps for kids and finally found your post..these apps are really great..initially i have purchased two of them.. but will definitely try other apps too..thanx for sharing.. :)

Web Allways on December 18, 2010 at 11:54 PM said...

Really great resource for kids apps, more information about Kids Apps at Apps First.

Maryann Cocca-Leffler on December 23, 2010 at 5:26 PM said...

I hope you will consider- "Spaghetti Day" App . Publishers Weekly just featured it today- http://shar.es/XkSy4

I wrote & illustrated this book in 1990 (scholastic). I now own the rights and it is now available in this new format.

Alina on December 29, 2010 at 11:24 AM said...

Thank you! Good collection and nice site!
I would like to propose a community to explore the game I like - We Search HD


This game helps kids ( but not only, I like it my self ) to improve their memory and fingers in this funny game.

Hope I'm not along :)

Admin on January 25, 2011 at 10:11 AM said...

www.findingpreschol.com - check this out

rhovs on January 28, 2011 at 11:23 AM said...

Here is a nice app for teaching good habits to kids:

Link to iTunes: http://ax.search.itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZSearch.woa/wa/search?media=limitedAll&term=rhovs

Description: 'Little Steps to Good Habits' is a storybook series with adorable characters that help your children learn some of the good and essential habits. If kids got to learn the habits (and they do), this is a good way to do it.

- Four interactive stories with real life scenarios.
- Stories that kids can relate to and learn.
- Parents can record their own voice to narrate or teach.
- 'Read it to Me' feature has voice that can narrate story to kids.
- Excellent use of colors and illustrations in HD (High Definition).

Anonymous said...

I'd also highly recommend a wonderful music app called "Treble Clef Kids". My daughter learned all the notes on the piano in one day!


Stephen said...

My preschooler loves this story app "Loris and the Runaway Ball". It's all about road safety. The illustrations are adorable and he gets to choose different endings to the story. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/loris-and-the-runaway-ball/id412719724?mt=8

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Denise on April 24, 2011 at 8:09 PM said...

Hi there,

We have just released a new app for teaching children to read, called eReadingToGo! It is the only app that takes a child from reading single words, then into couplets, phrases and sentences. Rather than just learn single words, the child learns how words progress into sentences, and what they represent.

Our app is a FREE initial download, and provides one sentence as an example. If you like the concept (which I'm sure you will) then there is an option to purchase one book for $1.99 - containing 5 sentences, and 5 images for those sentences, or 5 books for only $7.99 - providing your child with 25 sentences and 25 beautiful images that coincide with the sentences.

If you're like me, you don't want your child playing just mindless games on their gadgets all the time. As one of our customers has already said: "With three young children it's always hard to maintain interest while at the same time educate. This app is fun, engaging, and develops reading skills in natural and intuitive way. I would definitely recommend it!".

Our original program, eReadingPro was actually designed for teaching children with Down syndrome and other special needs to read. This app is a valuable tool that can be used for ALL children learning to read, including those with special needs.

We hope that you can take a minute to check it out, and that you and your child enjoy it!

anon on April 27, 2011 at 6:46 PM said...

I just found this great app for kids: Lazytown

Nid Vir on April 29, 2011 at 11:23 AM said...

My kids simply love this FREE Ipad App named : Lazytown

It is surely one of the best Ipad apps I have seen so far.



Thuong Pham on June 14, 2011 at 12:10 PM said...

Introduce the scientific method to preschoolers with our app and lesson plan. Preschoolers instinctively observe and ask questions. They also think outside the box because they are unaware of what’s normal or obvious. Have you given a preschooler a toy and watched them use it in numerous ways it was never meant to be used? They are naturally creative and innovative. This is why we think this is the perfect time to introduce preschoolers to the scientific method. It encourages creativity and critical thinking.


anonymous on July 13, 2011 at 3:26 PM said...

ABCs, coloring and spelling apps are needed. The newest app for kids http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/make-me-dance-quiz/id442936329?mt=8&ls=1
is an amazing fun app that parents SHOULD play with their kids.
do your kid know what to do if a teacher, a cousin or a stranger is touching her/him inappropriately or if he/she is being bullied or what not to don on vacation etc... real life scenarios plunged in lots of sarcasm and top it of with a funny character that dances/reacts to soundtracks based on asnwers

Luan on October 13, 2011 at 2:37 PM said...

Nice picks! An app that is worth a mention is Monsters for Kids. This is a book app for tablets. With cute mythical monsters that comes with sounds and stories. Parents can read about monsters they grew up knowing that is now appropriate for their children. Check out the lite version at www.monstersforkids.com a Halloween version will be coming out very soon for free!

Tabor Ashley on May 10, 2013 at 2:09 AM said...

Awesome list! Do you have any recommendation for educational apps related to math activities?

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Emily Harrie on August 19, 2013 at 9:27 PM said...

ipod support many kids apps.This apps surely liked by kids..In this top 10 ipod apps for kids, like "Super Why" app.

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