Android Apps For Toddlers.

12 March 2013

We have some favorite toddler apps for Android and we thought we’d share them with you today.  Maybe you’re looking for some apps for your toddler too?  Some were recommendations from friends and readers, some were happily stumbled upon. I’ll do another post with Finn’s favorites for the early school aged kiddos, but today it’s all about the toddlers.

Tate is twenty-one months, she doesn’t get a lot of screen time.  She plays for a short time once or twice a week, usually while we’re waiting for Finnegan in the car line or if a little quiet time is needed at our house.  Apps geared for this age need to be easy to navigate and short enough to captivate their attention. 

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Our Favorite Toddler Apps For Android

  1. Peekaboo Barn:  Tate LOVES this app.  I’m sure it will lose it’s appeal as she grows older, but it’s a great first app.  Tap the screen and you hear the barn animal make a sound, tap it again and the doors open revealing the animal and the word.  Hearing her say “woo-ster” will never get old.   
  2. Itsy Bitsy Spider:  You follow the spider through the nursery rhyme.  Tons of hidden things for you to find like water going down the spout, things to count, and growing plants.  Tate loves the wheeee that comes with sliding down the rainbow. 
  3. Bubbles :  This app is so simple.  Put your finger on the screen, it makes a bubble.  Tap it, it pops.  Easy and fascinating for little fingers. 
  4. Sandra Boynton’s Moo Baa La La La and Blue Hat Green Hat:  These two books are not only silly, but they have hidden all kinds of quirky little goodies for you to find.  I see something different every time she plays them.
  5. Dr Seuss’ Hop On Pop and Mr Brown Can Moo and The Foot Book:  Dr Seuss is unparalleled for his goofy stories and funny rhymes.  These three are our favorites, but there is a whole library to explore.  I love that as the narrator is reading, the words are highlighted.  You can also touch different places on the page and the word will pop up.

What are some of your favorite toddler apps?


Jill said...

Thank you. I hardly ever see reviews or blog posts on Android apps. I'm so glad you wrote this one up. We're not at the app age yet (still under 1) but I'm sure this will be useful when it is time to start using them.

SnoopyMeg said...

Michelle, look up five pumpkins, they have tons of great apps for her age. They focus on colors, animals, shapes,etc. I swear flynn learned half of what he knows from them!

anne said...

Oh, thanks for some more android app ideas! My 2-year-old twins a bigtime Peek-a-boo barn fans, but I've had a tough time finding other games that are simple enough for them to play by themselves.

Two of their other current favorites, though, are Hungry Toddler (it makes them giggle) and Toddler Train -- Farm.

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