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My Princess was feeling under the weather the past few days & I would be lying if I didn't say her iPad totally saved the day & was the super hero that helped me to meet my deadlines. Seriously I would of been screwed without the thing & sent looking for a new career. Ok, so I might be being a tad bit dramatic here, but I think you get my point.
Now that things are back to normal in this castle & I can go back to slaying my workdays away, I thought it would be fun to reflect on a few apps that were their for my Princess & I in the past!
Many of these apps my Princess has outgrown now that she's 4, but a handful of them she still gets a kick out of to this day.
This is probably one of our all time favorite apps & is an app that my Princess still plays to this day. It was also the winner of the Apple best app awards back in 2013 & it is easy to see why minutes after downloading!
Set the stage for reading success with this delightfully interactive educational app. Kids will have a blast learning their ABC’s and building vocabulary with the adorable Endless monsters. Each word features an interactive puzzle game with talking letters and a short animation illustrating the definition. Before you know it, your child will be using words like gargantuan and cooperate!
Elmo Loves ABC's
This was an app I downloaded way before my daughter was ready for it and joke was totally on me! She was so obsessed with tracing the letters that she couldn't do herself, so I was forced to sit and trace with her constantly! I thought it was the most annoying app ever until the day she finally nailed tracing. Now looking back, it's definitely on my favorite apps list because that tracing has helped a ton with my daughter in school. She's totally a step ahead at the moment and it's thanks to Elmo!
ps ~ only available on iPad so you will have to search this one yourself since I cannot link to it via the interwebs;-)
Whenever I suggest this app people always freak out because of the word Autism! This set of apps really should come with a different name because it's amazing to all
kids! My Princess has been in speech therapy since she was 18 mo old and this was an app her speech pathologist whipped out one day during a therapy session after giving me the same warning, don't freak out because of the word autism lol. The app series just rocks. And they really do! Such simple apps that teach your kiddos vocabulary without music & lights etc. Sometimes simple and basic are better than the fancy apps with loads of distractions!
24 real world photos; it has been proven that children with Autism respond best to photos as opposed to illustrations and are very visual learners.
- 24 photos chosen based on established expressive language milestones are divided into three sub groups of eight. With 24 photos, over-stimulation is less likely which increases the child’s ability to grasp the concepts at an appropriate rate. - Labels of all photos with the option to turn off the label as some children with Autism may be more drawn to the written word. At the end of eight images there will be an option to try again, aiding in repetition and drill required for learning new words.
This app would keep my child occupied for hours! Came in handy on several longer flights we took. Candy Count is just a simple color sorting app. I don't know what it is with kids and the love of sorting, but I am yet to meet a mom that claims her kiddo didn't love this freebie app!
Who's kid loves the TV show Word Friends?!?! If you have never heard of it, look it up on Netflix. I would assume the show is still on there. Anyway... This app is a great intro to the letter and word world that coincides with the tv show.
Learn and discover words with all of your favorite characters: Dog, Duck, Sheep, Ant, Bear, Pig and Frog. Learn with WordFriends delivers hours of fun with three puzzles to play:
My daughter will forever be hooked on these apps! She has every single one, even the ones you pay for and they were worth every penny! This series of apps help teach kiddos through play! Since each app is unique, I suggest heading to the App Store and checking them out yourself! Half of the apps are freebies & totally worth investigating.
Sago Mini is a team of designers and developers who create digital and physical toys that children love and parents trust. We build on kids' natural sense of wonder, creativity, and curiosity to create toys that are positive and fun. Sago Mini empowers kids through play.
This app is for all the nerdy kiddos out there like my daughter! My Princess is hooked on puzzles & this app helps give her that puzzle fix she craves daily while teaching her about animals.
Toddler's Farm is a simple and happy puzzle game for toddlers and young kids. Puzzle pieces are large, animals are cute, and the app is really easy to use. There are plenty of jigsaw puzzles and animal sounds. Toddler's Farm is designed from the ground up for small kids!
Peek-Boo farm is a great app for kiddos on the younger side. This simple to navigate app teaches kiddos about farm animals & the sounds they make.
Inside a little bouncing barn, friendly farm animals are waiting to pop out and surprise your little one. Try and guess who they are; tap the doors to find out!
Work with your child to learn the names of animals and hear the sounds they make. Younger children will love opening the barn doors to find a new animal animation, as they learn about cause and effect and become familiar with animal names and sounds. Older children will enjoy guessing animals by sound, then seeing the animal names, which helps develop early literacy skills.
Another app my daughter plays to this day! My First Puzzles is obviously a puzzle app that has your kiddo build letters. Each letter is broken into several
pieces and your kiddo puts the letter back together.
Kids from 2 to 6 will have fun discovering and learning the alphabet while solving puzzles. Letters are pronounced when the puzzle is completed. With 4 different puzzles, nice sound effects, beautiful graphics, this game will entertain your children while improving their motor skills.
Another fabulous app for kiddos just learning the ABC's! This app helps kiddos learn their ABC's through touch!
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