5 Kid Friendly Apps to Save Your Sanity
Kids today have it good.
I feel like mine donâ€™t have to wait anywhere without having some sort of entertainment. More and more of the restaurants we go to have TVs for the kids to watch while they eat. And itâ€™s hard to not find a place for my son to get a haircut without the option of watching the latest Scooby Doo DVD.
My 4-year-old often asks to play on my cell phone when we are in a waiting room, crosstown traffic is taking long or the line at the grocery store check out isnâ€™t moving fast enough.
I pretty much get a request for my phone any time he considers himself bored â€“ which can happen at any time!
For my sanity and the sake of getting thing done during the day, I find it helpful to hand him my cell phone. I have downloaded dozens of free apps to help me minimize the â€śWHY?â€ť and â€śHow long untilâ€ť questions.
Here are fiveÂ educational apps that have helped keep my preschooler occupied the most:
1. My Coloring Book â€“ kids color hand drawn pictures while developing hide-eye coordination. Available at:
2. Baby Flash Cards + â€“ flash cards showing everything from food to household items, animals to instruments. Available at:
3. ABC Letter Tracing â€“ trace uppercase and lowercase letters and hear a voice over that sounds out the letter.Â Available at:
4. iTouchiLearn Words â€“ fun way for kids to learn how to spell, pronounce and see what words look like.Â Available at:
5. Shapes Toddler Preschool â€“ customizable quizzes, flashcards and toy box games with voice overs.Â Available at:
Do you and your preschooler have any favorite apps?
Victoria Sophia thinks the best title she has ever had is mom, which is a good thing because sheâ€™s a mom of four. While she still awaits an app to do laundry and clean behind the sofa, she can be found wishing and hoping for a few more hours in the day â€” so she can catch up with everything on her DVR.