We’ve already discussed the importance of a tablet or smartphone for happy families on the road, so now we’re going to take a closer look at the best apps and games to pre-load on your device.
Apps for kids — Photo courtesy of iTunes App store
Talking Tom Cat (Free)
A simple animated cat that repeats anything your child says can be surprisingly engaging. This pocket pet can be stroked and fed, and your kids can even record their own videos to share. It’s a free app that young kids are sure to love.
ABC Music ($2.99)
Expose your youngsters to a world of music with this ABC Music app. It will help them to recognize various instruments and hear what they sound like. This is a fun way to encourage your kids to be musical and enhance their vocabulary at the same time.
PrestoBingo Shapes ($1.99)
This is an attractive and accessible app that helps kids to learn about shapes. The main shapes are beautifully illustrated and kids can work through a series of animated puzzles. This app also helps children to improve their counting skills.
The Cat in the Hat – Dr. Seuss ($3.99)
Your kids can have lots of good fun that is funny with the classic Dr. Seuss tale, The Cat in the Hat. This app reads the story aloud to your kids, but they can also tap on words and pictures to find out what they are. Educational and fun – the perfect blend.
Color & Draw for Kids ($0.99)
Kids love to draw and color in, so this app is ideal for keeping them amused. They can create sketches using the touchscreen, color in various illustrations in kid-friendly themes, trace numbers and letters, or decorate photographs to create their own works of art.