Great iPad Apps For Children
Adults aren't the only ones that operate iPads these days. It seems like children are getting more use out of them than adults do! Take your child on an adventure, watch them learn to draw, or teach them valuable life lessons with these nifty apps made especially for children.
iTouchiLearn Life Skills: Morning Routines for Preschool Kids
Waking children up in the morning can be one of the most difficult parts of your day. A child throwing a tantrum is not fun in the least. Let iTouchiLearn Life Skills: Morning Routines for Preschool Kids start your day without the hassle of that dreaded tantrum. This app also teaches children those essential morning routines that will stick with them well into adulthood such as brushing your teeth, washing your hands, and washing your face. Can't beat that!
Where's My Water?
Speaking of washing up, help Swampy the Alligator get clean in Where's My Water? In this wonderful Disney game, children need to direct water to Swampy so that he can take a long shower after a hard day's work. They also learn the fundamentals of gravity and mixing elements. This is an intuitive way to teach your children problem solving skills in a way you probably never thought of!
SUPER WHY ABC Adventures: Alphabet for iPad
Speaking of skills, let's take a look at some apps that could boost your child's knowledge. Super Why ABC Adventures: Alphabet is a great way to boost your child's knowledge of the alphabet. Not only does it include five literacy games, it also contains sing-along videos and a way to track your child's progress. Your child also gets to travel the world and explore new things!
Stack the States™
The traveling doesn't stop there! Stack the States helps your elementary school children learn the capitals, flags, and nicknames of all fifty states in the US! You can have up to 6 profiles so each child in the family can learn at their own pace. The facts and trivia questions included are both entertaining and extensive. If you're looking for a creative way to learn United States geography then look no further than Stack the States.
Nick Jr Draw & Play HD
Now if we're going to talk about creative apps, we can't leave out drawing ones! Join Dora, Diego, and all the other lovable characters from Nick Jr. in Nick Jr Draw and Play HD! Draw, paint, and create eCards. There are even picture ideas to help your child's imagination soar.
Kids! Learn to Draw by Walter Foster
So what if you've got an older child that ditched Dora and Diego years ago? Kids! Learn to Draw is a fantastic app for the child that wants to evolve from the scribbling and stick figures. Learn how to draw animals, vehicles, and popular characters in step-by-step lessons that are easy to follow. This is a great way to set up the foundation for more advanced things in the future.
Did someone say advanced? Why, yes, I did! Once your child is comfortable with drawing then encourage them to use Scribble Press. This app is truly one-of-a-kind. It allows your child to not only write a story, but also illustrate it. When your little author has completed their novel, you can share it with others. You can even download their story to your iBooks library.
Now that playtime is over, it is likely time to complete chores. Toca House is a great way to introduce your child to the household duties that they will be performing soon. This app is particularly a favorite in my home and has successfully transitioned my son into doing his own laundry and dishes without the fuss. With the help of these darling characters, my son thinks chores are a fun thing!
Of course chores are completed much faster when you're grooving to some good music. Kids Radio does an excellent job providing users with a variety of radio stations just for kids. The aesthetics may not be that fancy, but it surely delivers.
So, we've done our morning routines, played a few games, traveled around the world, written our own book, completed chores, and enjoyed a few tunes. I'm sure your little one is tired at this point! A bedtime story is surely deserved. Scholastic has been around for ages and is a trusted name when it comes to children's books. Scholastic Storia is a free teacher-recommended app that is made for kids of all ages. Sign up for a Scholastic account now and receive 5 free, full-length ebooks. What are you waiting for? Get those books and start reading. Tomorrow and all of its wonderful adventures will be here soon!