There are many, many apps now available for the iPhone and quite a few are geared towards parents with preschool children. Some are geared towards fun entertainment and others are educational. We will review some of these apps on a regular basis, letting you know about some of our recommendations.
Here are our Best Kids Apps picks this week.
FirstWords Animals by Learning Touch
Push the letters into place and the animals spring into action! FirstWords Animals provides endless fun for the toddlers in your life, all while giving your child a head start on learning their letters, creating words, and associating those words with familiar objects. http://www.learningtouch.com/
It’s a very simple yet fun app where you can draw a picture with your fingers on the touch screen of either an iPhone or iPod touch and your drawing will appear (and light up!) on the screen.Use colors red, yellow, green or blue and then click “Glow” and watch your drawing light up. iTunes store
Shake the Farm
Shake the farm is an interactive way for any toddler to learn about farm animal names and their individual sounds as they shake from one animal to another. As each animal appears on screen, vibrating to indicate change, the animal sound plays followed by their English name so the child can laugh and learn all the different types of animals on a farm. http://www.twenty79.com/irattle-iphone-application.html
With Faces iMake you can create fun faces out of everyday stuff. A banana for a mouth. Lettuce for hair. Toy wheels for eyes. Through Hanoch’s work, Faces iMake inspires and empowers people to make art in a highly accessible way. 2010 MEDIA OF THE YEAR AWARD iTunes Store