5 iPad Apps for Toddlers

My toddler has recently started to become interested in the iPad so I decided to download a couple of simple games for her. Here are our top 5 games at the moment.

*I haven’t displayed the prices as they are subject to change and vary depending on which country you’re purchasing from

Toca Hair Salon 2 ($) & Toca Hair Salon – Christmas Gift (FREE)

This was the first app that M really got into. I downloaded the Christmas version first to give it a try, and later bought Toca Hair Salon 2 for a bit more variety. The free version is great but the paid one has more characters and a few more ways of cutting and accessorizing. I love all of the Toca apps that we’ve tried so far. Very easy for toddlers to use by themselves and no obtrusive pop up ads.

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Cinderella by Nosy Crow ($)

This is an interactive storybook. The story can either be 1) read out loud for you 2) you can read it for your child or 3) the child can read it by themself. You can watch the characters move about and interact in some of the scenes. For example in one scene, you have to get the stepsisters dressed. So they request an object and you need to look for it and drag it over to them. The nice thing is that you can continue with the story even if you don’t want to or can’t complete this. So great for toddlers with short attention spans. The only problem I have with this app is the high price.

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Sago Mini Forest Flyer ($)

This is a very simple app. After 2 minutes I got bored but M can play it for a while. You play as a bird and tap the screen to make it fly around and interact with objects. Cute graphics.

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Toddler’s Seek and Find Picture Book: My Zoo Animals/My Little Town (FREE)

In this app, you’re presented with a single scene and you tap on the objects within the scene to see them perform an action. Again, very simple but fun for a while.

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Peek-a-Zoo: Toddler Peekaboo at the Zoo ($)

You tap the screen for the animal to appear and make a sound. The name of the animal is displayed and spoken out loud (American accent). There are 15 animals in total.

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