Are we there yet? If you’re planning a road trip or plane ride with your kids (or just need to keep them busy in the grocery store), then make sure to equip your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch with these apps. They’re entertaining, designed for kids, and incorporate some kind of learning benefit into the fun.
The Monster at the End of This Book, $3.99
The classic Grover story now as an interactive e-book. Your kiddo will enjoy Grover’s jokes as he turns the pages. Words are highlighted to help him follow along and encourage early reading, and other activities boost spatial development and listening skills.
Angry Birds, Free- $0.99
The top-rated iPhone app in numerous countries, slingshotting Angry Birds at their pig enemies continues to enthrall children (and adults) throughout the world. Highly addictive with multiple levels, you can count on this game for hours of fun and challenge.
Kids Song Machine +10 Songs, $0.99
Young divas will love singing along to classics such as, “Old McDonald” and “The Wheels on the Bus” in this brightly animated, musical game. Lyrics scroll along the screen to help with reading.
Animal Creator, $0.99
A great app to encourage creativity, storytelling, and fine motor skills, Animal Creator allows budding zoologists to create their own species by piecing together parts from other animals (i.e. Dog-headed-pig-lion). Then they can color the animal in, choose a name, and listen to the sound it makes (i.e. bark-snort-roar).
Drawing Pad, $1.99
Leave the crayons at home, and let this app inspire your little one’s artist abilities. They’ll be able to create pictures using markers, paint, crayons, stickers, roller pens, and more– minus the mess. Easy to use and fun for designers of all ages.
What are your kids’ favorite apps? Let us know in the comments.