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iPad apps for 18 month old?

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MummaGiles Fri 17-Jun-16 10:36:02

Can anyone recommend good apps for an 18 month old? Need something to distract him on the plane next week! Thanks

IsThisForTheBest Fri 17-Jun-16 10:37:56

Do you have sky?

Sky have an app called sky kids. My 3 year old loves it

MummaGiles Fri 17-Jun-16 11:31:16

Yeah I do have it but it only seems to be programmes on there and no games unless I'm missing something?

IsThisForTheBest Fri 17-Jun-16 12:15:25

Yeah thats right there is no games on it but plenty of childrens programmes etc.

Tbh i very much doubt a 18 month old could play a ipad app game so the programmes may be a better bet

JuxtapositionRecords Fri 17-Jun-16 12:16:29

Peppa pig painting is really good and easy to use

MrsMulder Fri 17-Jun-16 12:17:14

C beebies app is great

makingthisupasigoalong Fri 17-Jun-16 12:19:55

Tocca bocce apps are really good, fisher price do some name the animal type ones and sago mini are cause and effect ones, music type ones.

InAWashingMachineMinute Fri 17-Jun-16 12:28:00

Shape Up is good for younger kids.
There's a kids iplayer app - you can download stuff to watch later.
Endless Alphabet is also great, but 18 months might be a bit young.
The Fisher Price ones are good too.
I used to have one that was just a painting thing. Something like paint sparkle, but I can't find it to check the proper name.

MummaGiles Fri 17-Jun-16 12:34:41

Thanks! I know I'm pushing it with him being so young, but even if it's for 5 minutes it is better than nothing!! He can do some of the stuff on the CBeebies app so if I help him we can muddle through 😆

Thisismyfirsttime Fri 17-Jun-16 12:59:45

Mine loves Peppa Pig's paintbox and the Fisher Price Laugh and Learn ones.

HurryHurryHurry Fri 17-Jun-16 17:40:50

No. Sticker books work well.

MargaretCabbage Sun 19-Jun-16 16:40:46

My DS loves the Sago Mini apps, he's particularly taken with Forest Flyer. You make a little bird fly around by pressing the screen, and there are different things to interact with; he finds it hilarious when it sings or burps.

Artandco Sun 19-Jun-16 16:44:50

Not apps, but our best buys for flights are the mr men books. We take a handful each time and read over and over again if needed

DesignedForLife Mon 20-Jun-16 09:35:37

Fisher Price do one called monkey that sings the alphabet, DD loves it, but might want headphones on an airplane!

TeaBelle Mon 20-Jun-16 09:41:39

Dd lives balloon pop. Took her 1 go to master tapping the screen and now she's a pro (much to my embarrassment)

Lindtnotlint Mon 20-Jun-16 09:41:55

Really recommend any of the wonderkind apps. They are usable by an 18 month old. (Have a 17 month old who loves them). They don't need sound so good for a journey. They are basically interactive pictures where stuff moves when you press it - very simple but fun and last a long time as there is lots and lots to discover. Best ones for youngest children are My Little Town or Tiny Farm.

BirdsAndBlips Wed 22-Jun-16 23:33:03

I love the Treebetty apps. Simple action reaction, not too busy. Can be tested before purchase.

SarahAnderson Wed 22-Jun-16 23:36:45

We have done the loooooong trip to Australia TWICE so I feel your pain smile

The most recent time was when my DD was 18 months

I am sorry to say this but she just couldn't get any ipad apps at all. Or even watch TV. She just wasn't old enough. Even now at 2 years she can't do the Peppa Pig painting one (despite being mad obsessed with Peppa).

Lots of people told us 'sticker books' but they were a miss as well!

My tips are
- wrap things in other things. Bags in bags in bags. Cling film is good. Things to discover that take ages to unwrap
- maybe threading activities? 18 months might be a bit young but now she's good with that
- boxes of raisins you can feed one at a time
- same with cheerios -- anything really! one at a time slowwwllllyyyyy
- make friends with everyone around you

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