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Best Apps for Toddlers

Developmental play is fun for toddlers! Find creative apps to help you entertain and stimulate your 1 to 3 year old child. Encourage cognitive and language development with these fun toddler learning apps. We have a lovely selection of best toddler apps that can keep kids engaged and entertained.

Digital tablets seem like they were tailor-made for toddlers: intuitive, easy-swipe games, inviting animation, and the ability to keep wiggle worms calm, even on long car rides. From practicing those ABCs to putting together all kinds of puzzles, here are the best toddler-friendly apps.

    The software ‘Baby Games: Knowledge park’ is an exciting educational learning app suitable for boys and girls aged 1 year and above. The app features four exciting themed zones that focus on Numbers, Colouring, Letters and shapes. Each zone provides a variety of educational, fun and engaging games that are child-friendly and beautifully presented. The application is free from in-app adverts and offers in-app purchases for further levels. 

    Platforms: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Brili Routines-Visual Timer is a dynamic visual scheduling app that takes the chaos and stress out of daily routines. 

    Platforms: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Speech Blubs is a Speech Therapy application that uses voice controlled and video technology to develop speech articulation for young children with or without speech difficulties. The app has thousands of activities that aid over practice of speech sounds in a fun and engaging way. 

    Platforms: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Entertainment, education, songs, and puppets - Hip Hop Kangaroo and Friends brings a modern spin to a classic children's learning experience and offers great fun at a fantastic price.

    Platforms: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Otsimo Speech Therapy is a voice-controlled and video modelling-based language and speech therapy app.

    Platforms: Android, iPhone, iPad


    In this polar-themed app, children help Ruffy the Husky assemble his broken pictures.  As they play, they learn the names of each letter, number, and a variety of shapes.  Success is rewarded with a selection of fun animations.

    Platforms: iPhone, iPad


    Resilient Family: Happy Child provides simple mindfulness based, movement and awareness training for individuals, parents and older and younger children. It uses movement to discharge stress and build body awareness.   The aim is to support development of resilience and self-regulation through training in mindful movements.  

    Platforms: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Who's Hiding There? is a delightful interactive storybook designed for young readers.  With its interactive elements and optional narrator, it is great for shared bedtimes and independent constructive entertainment. 

    Platforms: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Pepi Wonder World puts a toybox of colourful characters, worlds, and objects in your mobile device. Together they form the keys to a world of discovery and imagination for your young child.

    Platforms: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Little Robot Shapes and Colors is a beautifully designed collection of games designed to help young children develop shape and colour matching skills.  It provides an unpressured environment and a calm play experience that children will enjoy using to learn.

    Platforms: iPhone, iPad


    Visual Reading-Special Education is a targeted program to support learners with special educational needs and associated learning difficulties. Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) principles are used to engage children in reading. 

    Platforms: Android


    Peek and Seek has been created to address a very specific need - that of developing visual discrimination skills in children.  Through careful graphical design and varied tasks, it meets its aims.

    Platforms: iPhone, iPad


    Join Stampy the Wizard as he searches through the village for his missing wand in this eBook-style app that merges a hand-made setting with modern technology to form a fun and entertaining experience for parents and children.

    Platforms: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Smart baby is an educational game for the early development of children from two years old plus. The game has six learning games for pre-schoolers with a combination of letters, numbers, shapes and colours. The app claims to develop the child’s logic, attention, memory and fine motor skills.

    Platforms: iPhone, iPad


    Toddler Learning Games is designed to appeal to young children with its vibrant appearance and to parents with its many learning games suitable for toddlers.  It is packed full of content and more is added on a regular basis for those who subscribe. 

    Platforms: iPhone, iPad


    The ABCmouse app is an educational collection of interactive games, books, songs, puzzles, and printable activities for pre-school and kindergarten children through second grade. This app helps to build basic skills in reading, math, science, music, art, social studies, health, and more. ABCmouse is absolutely safe for children and does not feature external links, ads, or pop-ups. ABCmouse members can download the app via Apple App Store or Google Play to access their account on any iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire (2nd generation and above), and most Android phones and tablets. ABCmouse.com's Step-by-Step Learning Path includes 850 complete lessons in ten levels, 8,500 standards-based learning activities and 1500+ brand-new books, puzzles, games, videos, songs, art activities, and much more. ABCmouse designed for pre-K and kindergarten students offers age-appropriate content that comes in an engaging format. The content focuses on reading, writing, math, art and music, music and songs, social studies, and science and health. Content is presented through art, books, songs, puzzles, games, and printables.  Kids follow a learning path that gets progressively more challenging as they use the site. Their level is set based on starting age, and they can either follow a customized learning path or choose activities at random. Kids are motivated by ABC Mouse’s tickets and reward system.

    Platforms: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Peg and Pog are two children who want your child to join them as they play.  The app provides a place where you and your child can play, experiment, talk and learn together.

    Platforms: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Reading Eggs is the multi-award winning learning programme that helps children learn to read. They will learn how to read using interactive reading games, guided reading lessons, fun activities and over 2,000 digital story books. It is recommended as one of the best reading apps for kids by our parents and teachers. This app is available on the iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

    Platforms: Android, iPhone, iPad


    ‘Baby Mozart Children’s Music’ is a unique application that is guaranteed to help improve your babies sleep and help develop their brain by listening to music. The application is full of content and includes high quality popular classical music tracks, lullaby’s, audio flashcards, nursery rhymes and much more. The app is free from in-app adverts although there are in-app purchases that relate to other musical packages that you can purchase such as Popular Kids songs, Children’s Classic songs, Christmas Classics and more.

    Platforms: iPhone, iPad


    Kindergarten Kids Math Games is a wide-ranging maths learning program for children of ages between 3 to 5. There are over 180 maths games with activities that essentially cover the curriculum for the UK ensuring a coverage of the basic concepts in maths principles.   The games and activities contain a rich variety of bright and colourful animations to keep children focused and amused.

    Platforms: Android, iPhone, iPad


    KidzGrow is a skills development mobile application available for both iOS and Android devices. The app contains activities for children aged 0-6 and can be customised to a child’s age. Suggested activities support five domains of development: Gross motor skills, fine motor skills, cognitive skills,  speech-language skills, social skills. The app provides personalised feedback after a child has completed an activity and an overall progress summary for  each set of skills indicating the percentage of activities achieved, not achieved and not attempted.

    Platforms: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Reassure your child as you share their bedtime with this storybook-style app designed to show that there is nothing to fear when the lights go out.

    Platforms: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Puzzle World is an app designed to help your child with geography. The app has a number of countries to discover each with colourful illustrations and fitting puzzle parts, related to the culture and iconic features. Children learn about national traditions, geography, anthems, country flags and monuments. 

    Platforms: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Bingo is essentially an educational game based around the game Bingo as the title would suggest. The interesting aspect of this game is the fact that a number of different devices connect across a common WiFi system to play the game. One iPad is the controller and they flip the cards to the other devices on request. The game has an immediate ‘social’ property that is an example of technology enhancing the social process.

    Platforms: Android, iPhone, iPad


    This application is essentially a reading app with a twist. The twist is the fact that the stories can be narrated by you or anyone else of your choice and the programme is interspersed by educational content and games. All of the child’s interactions are recorded and the parent can look them up on the management dashboard. The app developer has stated that the stories and games provide a complete curriculum for children between 2 and 6 years old. They also have an Arabic version.

    Platforms: Android, iPhone, iPad


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