Friday, September 6, 2013

Toddler Learning Apps Beautifully Designed

Every now and again you come across a couple of apps that not only have educational value but have great graphics as well. I love these toddler apps for the fun educational aspects but also the quirky funky animals that the developers have created to get the little ones engaged. These are examples of good quality apps coupled with a great design aesthetic.

Bebops Endless Alphabet: $6.49 AU
Set the stage for reading success with this interactive educational app. Kids will have a blast learning their ABC's and building vocabulary with the monsters in Endless Alphabet. Each word features an interactive puzzle game with talking letters and a short animation illustrating the definition.

Kids Square: $1.99 AU
Illustrated by Virginie Aracil, her main character, Virgo, will take you around the world and let you play with edutaining games. Fun for boys and girls of all ages!
Featuring 6 jigsaws puzzles, spot the difference games and memory game. This app features adorable pictures and poetic scenes to get kids excited about reading.

Lady Bug Number Count: $0.99 AU
Ladybug Number Count focuses on numeral recognition and number sequencing, the first steps when learning to count. There are two modes: Touch the ladybugs - when a ladybug is touched it gets counted! and Touch the number that matches. The goal is to touch the number that corresponds to how many ladybugs there are.

Doodle Learning Times Tables: $1.99 AU
A matching game for all ages to help children learn their times table. Kids will have fun creating beautiful pictures with amazing backgrounds and stickers with fun sound effects. The app includes drawing and colouring pencils to add to your picture and lets you save pictures to your photo library or share using email.

Cute Mini Monsters: $1.99 AU
This app introduces children to number recognition and counting. Join the monsters on a fun introduction to the numbers 1 though to 10. Specifically designed for the development needs of toddlers, the jigsaw puzzles along with a 20 page touch to count book will help your child with key numeracy skills.

Zoo Champs: $1.99 AU
Zoo Champs covers 34 summer and indoor sports, including basketball, football, track and field, swimming, gymnastics, tennis, judo, archery and many more! Each page provides an animated and narrated illustration of a sport with the goal of fueling curiosity in children and stimulating further learning. Cool graphics!

Intro to Reading by OZPhonics: $1.99 AU
The Oz Phonics app is used by a growing number of parents, teachers and speech pathologists across Australian and New Zealand. This app introduces 15 letter / sound relationships. Short vowel sounds /a/, /e/, /i/, /o/, /u/ and 10 consonant sounds for letters c, d, g, h, l, m, n, r, s, t. Online printable sheets also available.

The Flying Alphbetinis: FREE
The Flying Alphabetinis is a word game for kids to play. Alphabetinis are acrobats with letters on their bellies, they hop, flip and repel into a stunt formation, called a letter jumble. Start finding words quickly. Picture flash card appear. Players that guess, find and trace the flash card words fastest score huge points

MacroPhonics HD: FREE
MacroPhonics is a fun new alphabet game for children aged 3-5.  Cat and Dog are two broken toys, who have come to life and spend their day exploring the world around. They learn what letters are used to spell objects they find and by watching them play kids quickly learn the letters as well. Fantastic graphics!

Scribble my Veggie Tales Story: $2.99 AU
Scribble My VeggieTales Story is designed especially for kids ages 3-7. It features a read-aloud play button, special tap-to-change words and thematic stickers and backgrounds to inspire countless stories. Kids can share all their  mini masterpieces with their parents and friends.


  1. I might have been instinctively sceptical of the apps before my toddler discovered how to manipulate an iPad and iPhone, but as long as I restrict them to 20 minutes a day I don't see the harm. Her TV watching is confined to one or two Peppa Pig episodes every two or three days, and that's a lot more passive.

  2. Thank you for sharing all of the cool apps. I will definitely be exploring some of these apps.

  3. Thank you for sharing all of the neat apps. I am looking forward to exploring them more.


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