Toddler Teasers-Shape Quizzers (ages 2-4)
Looking for something educational to give your toddler to do while driving in a traffic jam or shopping at the grocery store? This shape quizzer is fun and educational for little tots. It gives the basic shapes (square, heart, circle etc.) and it tells your child which one they want him to touch. After four correct answers they are rewarded with a virtual sticker (it’s been proven that it means a lot to kids though I don’t quite know why). If they get the shape wrong the app will pronounce the name of the wrong shape they touched and they’ll learn the difference between a circle and a square. It’s a great app and it helps kids learn independently. And best of all? Its FREE. It costs nothing to let your kid learn shapes from this application.
iTot Toddler Flashcards (ages 1-4)
Like regular flashcards this app teaches the names of food, animals, and even numbers and the alphabet. You can choose the subject or put it on ‘mixitup’ where it will put all the categories into one giving your child a great learning tool. It even teaches the words in French and Spanish as well which makes it even more fun for you and your child. The new revised app now includes animal sounds with each animal although some say it can be distracting when trying to learn. The app also narrates each card for when the child learns the cards on his own.
MadLibs (ages 6+)
Remember those stories with fill in the blanks in the middle so you could get creative and create your own story? Now it comes in an app. Although this is for slightly older kids its very addictive and a fun way to learn proper grammar and extend creativity. It’s great for rainy days or just in the car or on the couch it’s a way to keep your kids learning out of the schoolroom. And it’s even fun for the parents thanks to your kids creativity and the silly and funny stories this app provides. And it’s all free and educational fun.
Peanut Butter Jelly Time
If you haven’t heard of it already your mind will soon be filled with the wonderful notes of PBJ song and dance. Don’t worry I’ve known many adults to dance to this to so you don’t have to say good bye to your dignity (at least not all of it) This app is not necessarily educational but it’s fun and it promotes your little ones (and maybe even you) to dance along with a little banana that dances to the “Peanut Butter Jelly Time” song. It’s cute and the ditty will soon be playing in your head all day and it somehow seems to make all of you and your toddlers worries go away. Don’t ask how. It just does. Trust me, even some Army men have been recorded dancing too it. This app is free too so its all worth it.