I allow my child to have screen time. I’ve created a list of FREE apps for toddlers and babies. All create a fun, bright and learning experience.
Since my daughter was a baby she was always obsessed with wanting to hold and play with my phone.
It is quite appealing, it has buttons, it lights up and it’s always in her face (first kid syndrome). Now that my daughter is a toddler I have been able to discover what apps are FREE that can entertain and educate her.
1. Fisher Price Laugh & Learn: Learning Letters Monkey: This app allows the child to sing along to songs, the alphabet, shapes and numbers. You can turn the volume on or off and the best part is that you don’t need Wi-Fi in order for it to work (perfect for plane travel)! It teaches letters, numbers & counting 1-10, shapes, colors, and action /re-action. There are 2 levels within the app to learn.
2. Magic Fingers Lite: You can draw with your finger and it allows you to choose what you draw with. There are 50 different designs to choose from (i.e. fire, stars, and colorful lights). It plays music while they play and you can record their creativity. For a whopping .99 cents you can purchase the upgraded version that takes away the ads.
3. 123 Kids Fun Games: This is more for toddlers and can be used to transition to kindergarten. It teaches counting, colors, alphabet shapes sorting and so much more. There are always updates to improve the app. They have a Facebook page where they take reviews and suggestions for future updates!
4. YouTube Kids: Same as the YouTube that you’re used to using. You can pull up their favorite Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episode without worry of an unsafe YouTube experience.
5. Fisher Price Laugh & Learn: Where’s Puppy’s Nose? For Baby: Designed for babies 6 mo. & up. Teaches body parts, body movements, first words, and greetings. Things are learned through songs sung by animals.