Our top pick for kids' apps
With the number and variety of new mobile applications (‘apps’ for short) out there for kids, choosing which ones your child should be using from literally thousands can be a challenge. From educational to games and general entertainment, we’ve had a look around the Apple app site, and collated our top picks for iphone and ipads in no particular order!
By Rovio Entertainment Ltd
The survival of the Angry Birds is at stake. Dish out revenge on the green pigs who stole the Birds’ eggs. Use the unique destructive powers of the Angry Birds to lay waste to the pigs’ fortified castles. Angry Birds Free features challenging physics-based demolition gameplay, and lots of replay value. The 30 levels, set in 10 mini episodes, have been created specifically for Angry Birds Free.
By Fox & Sheep
21 beautifully animated animals. Full of surprises, wit and quirky animations! From acclaimed author and illustrator Christoph Niemann comes this interactive picture book. Swipe and tap the 21 animals and be surprised at how they react. This app combines the charm of hand made animations and Niemann's wry humor with state of the art technology. What would an elephant in your bathroom do? Can a dog breakdance? A storybook app unlike all others!
Playtime With Dora the Explorer
By Viacom International Inc.
Playtime With Dora the Explorer is a chance for kids to play fun games while developing their memory and observation skills! Put together puzzles, test your memory matching up hidden pictures, and spot Dora and all her friends!
Laugh & Learn Learning Letters Monkey UK
A fun-filled learning app that features baby’s favorite Laugh & Learn characters! Babies are encouraged to interact with engaging animations, sing-along songs & sound effects. While this app is absolutely free and fun on its own, the app comes to life with the purchase of the Apptivity Monkey. Place your Apple device in the Monkey and press his paws to interact with the content on screen.
Monkey Preschool Lunchbox
By THUP Games
The #1 preschool game in the app store. Learn and have fun by helping monkeys pack lunch! Monkey Preschool Lunchbox is a collection of six exciting educational games for your preschooler (ages 2 to 5)
Dr. Morph's Memo
By Raketspel AB
In this exciting matching game you get to see all the strange and wonderful animals that Dr. Morph creates in his secret laboratory. He combines well known animals into new and fun species that get's your imagination going. Try to get a peak of them all and collect their photos.
The gameplay is a classic matching memo game - find all the pairs. But in Dr. Morph's Memory, physics are added and you need to keep track of where you last saw that goat... With fun graphics, animations and sounds this game will entertain the whole family for many hours!
Peppa Pig - Happy Mrs Chicken
By P2 Games Limited
Age: 3-6 years
Peppa Pig Happy Mrs Chicken includes 5 interactive games – plus special bonus reward sticker book. Featuring Peppa Pig and her family plus all the familiar music and sound effects this app is sure to delight all Peppa fans.