Must have IOS apps for babies and toddlers

One of the most helpful tools I have used to teach Baby Z a lot of has been our iPad. From an early age I would sit him on my lap and we would spend a few mins going through some educational apps.


As he got older he would get excited to do his lessons. He could be running around playing, ignore me as I walked in the room. But as soon as the “Hooked On Phonics” app theme song would start playing, he would come running and sit in my lap.

I’m so sad this technology was not available when Wes was a baby. I feel this gave Baby Z such an upper hand. Baby Z does not let me videotape him often, but here are some videos of him working on his shapes and sight words at 16 months old. 

My top 5 must have ISO apps for babies and toddlers are(in no particular order):

Now some of these apps your child will not be able to do on their own. I did the hand over hand method with my son. I would guide him hand and talk to him about what we were doing and why we were selecting that answer. If he didn’t want me to guide his hand, I would just have him sit in my lap and I would do that activities and explain what I was doing. Eventually when he learned how to do it, I would feel his hand tug away from mine and he would answer himself.

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Baby Doesn’t Count

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Any Preschool Prep app. We love them all!

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Teach Me Toddler. Afterwards we went straight to Teach Me Kindergarten.

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Hooked on Phonics

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Splash Math

What apps do you use with your baby or toddler? Why do you like them? Leave me a comment and share!

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One Response to Must have IOS apps for babies and toddlers

  1. Sara Reimers says:

    Oh wow! I had actually not heard of these but they will be added to our iPad very soon. We love all of the Pepi and Toca Boca apps. Pepi Doctor, Pet Doctor, Endless Alphabet, Pepi Bath, etc… I know my 2 year old will love these apps too!

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