over the past several months, i’ve had a lot of fun sharing which children’s books and apps for kids we’ve been loving and using in our home. we’ve added a few new apps to our list, and while we try to limit iPad time for eleanor and samson, i think there are so many helpful and educational apps out there that maybe they can be of interest to you as well! whenever we gear up for a big trip, we usually try to find a few new ones. the list below are a couple new apps our family has liked the most this last month or two:
as you might be able to tell from our past round ups, we are kind of loving everything toca! josh actually found this one around earth day back in april and i really love the emphasis on taking care of our earth, by planting trees or feeding the animals. eleanor especially loves this one.
this sort of app is pretty much the next best thing to an actual puzzle for a toddler. and since traveling with toys or games that have several pieces like puzzles is a nightmare for me, this app makes everything easier. it’s really simple and basic, but the kids love it!
ok, so maybe our entire family loves this one! it takes video of you and can distort your face, change your voice and also speed up or slow down the video to make it funnier. we love the helium voice the best, and my phone is filled with the kids doing impressions of anything on this app!
touch and learn
i like how this app encourages the kids to learn new emotions and expressions. there is so much more out there than just happy or sad, and since i am a visual learner myself, i think it’s nice that this app shows pictures of expressed emotions, like angry, hurt, proud, frustrated… the list goes on and on.