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Best Toddler Apps and Games for iOS

When it's time for your little ones to learn, these are the best toddler apps and games that will make it fun for them. From letters and words to numbers and shapes, these educational tools will not only teach your kids, but introduce them to interactions in colorful and playful ways.

Endless Alphabet

Kids will enjoy learning ABCs with cute monsters and fun games

Endless Alphabet
Spell and sound out letters

For those who want to help their children ages 5 and under learn the alphabet.

Endless Alphabet is a fun way for your little ones to learn about letters and words. With short animations, interactive puzzles, and cute monsters, this is an enjoyable way for children to learn at their own pace.

Why we love it

There is no scoring or time limits in Endless Alphabet, so kids can learn without stress or distractions. The fun games make learning more entertaining and will have your children experts on their letters in no time.

For those who...

  • Have kids wanting to learn about spelling and word sounds.
  • Like games without scoring or time limits.

Not for those who...

  • Children who are looking to practice letter tracing.
  • Don't want to pay extra to unlock more content.
Elmo Calls

FaceTime With Elmo!

Elmo Calls
Elmo is calling

For those with kids who love Elmo.

Elmo calls is a series of pre-recorded "Face-time"-like videos. There are more than 10 different videos to play. Each one starts with the phone ringing, and Elmo gives time for your child to answer, so the call feels interactive. You can also see video "voice-mail" messages to see what Elmo said while you were away.

Why we love it

If your toddler is like most miniature people, he/she always gets a kick out of seeing Elmo. The added excitement of making your chile believe it's interactive and they are actually FaceTiming with Elmo will score major points with parents everywhere.

For those who...

  • Must have app for any Elmo-lover
  • Great at keeping toddlers entertained while practicing their vocal skills

Not for those who...

  • It's not great if your child is too old to realize Elmo is not actually responding to what they are saying
  • Older kids will find it silly
Monkey Word School Adventure

Join Monkey and explore letters, sight words, spelling, and more

Monkey Word School Adventure
Spell the word

For kids looking to have fun while learning about letters and words.

Monkey Word School Adventure is a playful and jolly way for kids to learn their letters and words. From spelling to tracing to word searches, this interactive tool will take your children on a fun-filled adventure.

Why we love it

Who says animals can’t spell? In this upbeat game, your kids will follow the character Monkey and help him to spell and search for words, spot sight words, and more in a bubbly, interactive experience.

For those who...

  • Children ages 3 to 7.
  • Kids who like jungle animals.

Not for those who...

  • Older children who have already mastered letters and reading.
Elmo Loves ABCs

Learn your letters with Elmo

Elmo Loves ABCs
Pick a letter

For those with kids who love Elmo and learning their letters.

Elmo Loves ABCs for iPad is a cute, bubbly way for kids to learn their letters. The adorable Elmo helps them become familiar with letters sounds and how to write the letters by tracing. There are short clips to show how the letters are used in words, pages for drawing pictures, and a fun game of Hide and Seek.

Why we love it

For learning letters, there is no better helper than Elmo from “Sesame Street.” Your boy or girl will have a great time tracing their letters and seeing words that use them.

For those who...

  • Children ages 5 and under.
  • Kids who enjoy the furry monster's antics.

Not for those who...

  • Children over the age of 5.
  • Parents who have had enough of the Elmo craze.
Elmo Loves 123s

When it’s time to learn about numbers, adorable Elmo is here to help.

Elmo Loves 123s
Practice numbers

For those with kids who love Elmo and learning their numbers.

Elmo Loves 123s is a charming app that teaches children about numbers, counting, and basic arithmetic. Your kids will learn problem-solving in an upbeat and lively interactive environment. After all, everyone loves Elmo and Elmo Loves 123s.

Why we love it

Sesame Street’s lovable Elmo helps your kids learn about numbers in this fun and creative game. Elmo Loves 123s gives children an energetic and enjoyable way to get introduced to numbers and basic math.

For those who...

  • Children ages 5 and under

Not for those who...

  • Children over the age of 5
Busy Shapes

Your little ones will learn how to handle objects in fun puzzles.

Busy Shapes
Move the shapes

For those with kids ages 5 and under who are ready to learn about colors and shapes.

Busy Shapes is a great way for your children to learn about shapes and objects. This is a colorful, charming app that teaches them interaction as well. Parents can see how well their kids do with the puzzles and the app remembers a child’s place in the game if they need to pause.

Why we love it

For a fun way to learn, Busy Shapes is an entertaining option for your children. With a kid-friendly design, this educational tool provides a great introduction to interactive apps and learning.

For those who...

  • Children ages 5 and under

Not for those who...

  • Children over the age of 5
Speech with Milo: Sequencing

Follow the cute mouse Milo through storytelling sequences.

Speech with Milo: Sequencing
Put the cards in order

For those with kids 7 and under who like to tell stories.

Speech with Milo: Sequencing helps kids learn how to put things in order. They learn the concepts of what comes first, second, and third in a unique and fun way. The app also helps to teach them sentence skills and improves their grammar as well.

Why we love it

For a fun way to learn about a sequence of events, Speech with Milo: Sequencing is a great interactive tool. Milo the mouse and his friend will entertain your kids while they learn.

For those who...

  • Children ages 7 and under

Not for those who...

  • Children over the age of 7
Papumba Kids Coloring World

Little ones can enjoy coloring and watching their creations in action.

Papumba Kids Coloring World
Lots to color

For those with children who love to color.

Kids Coloring World is a very enjoyable app for your children. They will not only have fun creating their works of art, but also watching them come alive. For parents, the app also provides interesting stats for you to view. See how long your kids played, how much time they spent on each drawing, how many pictures they completed, and more.

Why we love it

When it is time for your little ones to color, a new app called Kids Coloring World brings their masterpieces to life. The app has a variety of coloring tools, objects and people to color, and is super easy and fun.

For those who...

  • Have children that love to color
  • Are adults who enjoy coloring apps for kids

Not for those who...

  • Do not have children that like to color
  • Prefer their kids use physical coloring books
Zoo Train

Preschoolers can learn about letters, words, shapes, and patterns with fun games

Zoo Train
Spell words

For those with kids 5 and under who love to learn with animals.

Zoo Train provides a fun method of learning for your preschoolers. From the alphabet to recognizing musical notes, they will have a terrific time exploring and interacting with Zoo Train.

Why we love it

For teaching children everything from letters to shapes to music, Zoo Train has it all. There are five fun games, a neat train to create, and a super easy interface for kids to explore and learn.

For those who...

  • Have younger children looking to pickup basics of letters, words, patterns, shapes, and more.
  • With kids who enjoy music and animals.

Not for those who...

  • Have children 5 and older who already have learned their letters.
GROW CHILDHOOD™ Development App

With neat activities, helpful tips, and more, this new app for parents is handy to have.

GROW CHILDHOOD™ Development App
Browse the library

For parents of small children who enjoy parenting articles and tracking milestones.

Grow Parenting App is a helpful new app for parents of children up to age 5. Full of developmental tips, a milestone tracker, and social sharing, the app helps parents through those first precious years with their little ones.

Why we love it

- Are parents of children ages 5 and under - Would like tips and activities for their children's development

For those who...

  • Are not parents
  • Have no children under 5

Not for those who...

  • Grow Parenting App is a useful and convenient app for parents of babies and toddlers. It has simple navigation, tons of information, and items for teachers of preschoolers as well.
I Like to Paint Letters, Numbers, and Shapes

Let your kids be creative while they learn letters, numbers, and shapes.

I Like to Paint Letters, Numbers, and Shapes
Paint by letters

For those with children ages 3 to 6 that like colorful apps to help kids learn.

I Like to Paint Letters, Numbers, and Shapes is a great way for your little ones to learn while their imagination is encouraged. There are tons of cheerful pictures to choose from and an array of colors to help their creativity shine through.

Why we love it

For a delightful way to teach your kids, I Like to Paint Letters, Numbers, and Shapes lets them color while they learn. They can Paint by Letters, Paint by Numbers, or Paint by Shapes or try them all.

For those who...

  • Children ages 3 to 6

Not for those who...

  • Children who dislike coloring