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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.

    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. 

    Devices: Android , iOS


    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.

    Devices: Android , iOS


    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.

    Devices: iOS


    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. 

    Devices: 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.

    Devices: iOS


    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.

    Devices: Android , iOS


    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.

    Devices: iOS


    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. 

    Devices: iOS


    Give your child a head start on Reading, Math, Science, Arts & Colors, and more with ABCmouse.com, the number one learning app for kids ages 2 - 8! 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. Content focuses on reading and 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.

    Devices: Android , iOS


    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.

    Devices: Android , iOS


    This app links to the popular Reading Eggs website and programme. The programme aims to help young children learn how to read through the fun exploration of different games as they make their journeys through different settings and games. Children learn to read through phonics as they begin the process of learning this important life skill.

    Devices: Android , iOS


    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 activites that aid over practice of speech sounds in a fun and engaging way. 

    Devices: Android , iOS


    ‘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.

    Devices: iOS


    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.

    Devices: Android , iOS


    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.

    Devices: Android , iOS


    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.

    Devices: Android , iOS


    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. 

    Devices: Android , iOS


    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.

    Devices: Android , iOS


    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.

    Devices: Android , iOS


    Hopster provides a safe place for young children to access educational and entertaining media.  Famous characters, actors, and writers all feature in its superb content.

    Devices: Android , iOS


    Funny Teeth! Fun games for kids is essentially a game about, as you may have guessed from the title, dental hygiene. The worthy message is wrapped up in a number of amusing games to stimulate logic and reasoning. 

    Devices: iOS


    KiddZtube is a video-quiz app that has selected and sanitised a vast range of YouTube videos making them safe for children to use and free from distractions. A group of teachers have selected the videos and written context-specific questions for essentially pre-school children to learn.

    Devices: Android , iOS


    Boo Articulation Helper is an app that helps children to practice speech sounds that they need to improve. The app encourages children to imitate articulated sounds and raise phonological awareness.

    Devices: iOS


    Just having the knowledge to solve problems is not enough. Children need the confidence to develop their own strategies to reach a solution. Kids Brain Games by Digital Copel is fun, varied and constantly challenging children to develop their thinking skills.

    Devices: Android , iOS


    Animal Band is an application that encourages young children to explore music while listening to their favourite nursery rhymes and popular early years songs. All the animals that make up the band are asleep and the user has to wake them up and they then begin to sing or play instruments. The animals have a limited time before they start falling asleep again so the child will have to remain observant to keep them awake.

    Devices: iOS