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Leo03 Fri 02-Dec-11 14:14:10

I have been looking for something nice and simple for a long time for my toddler to use on the ipad. Finally I found Shape Up! by busythings which he adores. All he has to do is trace shapes on the screen to make characters come to life. The Nosy Crow fairy tales are also fabulous for toddlers. I have found there are so may dull apps out there for very young children. Can anyone recommend any other apps for this age group?

Thankgoodnessforcheerios Mon 06-Oct-14 14:50:20

Also marking place, my ds likes playkids and ABC pocket phonics

TrucksAndDinosaurs Fri 05-Sep-14 23:53:36

Marking place

BazilGin Wed 03-Sep-14 21:30:11

'Endless' series is amazing. We have endless numbers, Endless Alphabet and Endless Reader. Fun animation and lots of learning at the same time.

MonsterPhonics Sun 31-Aug-14 09:57:33

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Mistamo Tue 06-May-14 21:37:02

Hi there, I developed this app for preschoolers learning their first words. Its a memory match game with just over 200 words in English and French, more languages coming soon. I appreciate any downloads and constructive reviews, Thanks!

Word Match - The Language Game:

Mistamo Tue 06-May-14 21:36:04

Hi there, I developed this app for preschoolers learning their first words. Its a memory match game with just over 200 words in English and French, more languages coming soon. I appreciate any downloads and constructive reviews, Thanks!

Word Match - The Language Game:

babiesAloud Fri 04-Apr-14 09:24:08

I couldn't find anything musical that was fun for all of us to crowd around. My kids love dancing to their own voices...! Thank goodness

SGCmum Mon 24-Mar-14 09:07:03

Hi You all must try out hip hop hen's apps - available on app store. Really fun and educational. My three year old is obsessed.
Also pip and posy's app is fantastic but not as educational.

ChickenLickenSticken Tue 01-Oct-13 21:04:35

Glad I found this - and also glad no one is all judgey for us letting toddlers play on phones/iPads etc!

vulcanicity Mon 30-Sep-13 18:29:33

The Animals of Mossy Forest, Nighty Night and Little Fox Music Box. All lovely, well crafted apps: Hand illustrated, nicely animated and good music (and not chintzy). Our daughter is three now and I think the first two mentioned above were the best when she was a little younger. Little Fox is probably better for three and get the most out of it anyway.

louise54 Wed 04-Sep-13 19:23:24

My kate has been enjoying grin the Niles Snappington app on my Samsung Note, theres a free version to download from the android store...


louise54 Tue 13-Aug-13 14:03:32

The Niles Snappington app looks good I've seen played around on a free download version for android, my little boy is looking forward to the full version coming out. Lovely art work and sound!
Not sure about the Nosy crow apps that are out at the minute, found the animation a bit creepy and the games didn't seem to tie in with the story. I have enjoyed reading through the Dr. Seuss range with my kids.

Niles Snappington free version:

Dr Seuss £3:

BazilGin Sun 09-Jun-13 22:40:55


My DD likes:
All Toca Boca,
Little fox-great fun, good quality app
Peter Rabbit-book with activities
Amimal Snap by Nosy Crow and gruffalo ilustrator, farm puzzle with great animal stories
Endless ABC

alice105 Sun 26-May-13 11:55:48

Try 'First Phonic Sounds' for the iPad, really fun educational app for kids learning the alphabet, really simple and easy to use!

All letter sounds are in English accent with matching hand drawn animations that animate when you match the correct letter sound with the image.

Definitely recommend this app for toddlers! Have passed on to all my friends with babies already.

DobiAndMilo Thu 09-May-13 15:20:05

I'm seeking feedback on our Language Independent FREE iPad App for young children, Lonitoy, my (much older!) kids love it but I'd really value some feedback from Mums with younger children.

Nevercan Sat 04-May-13 18:56:49

Have you tried pressing a letter. Each time you press one a musical note should appear above it and the it starts its musical note. You then press another letter and so on... The sshh then stops all the music so you can start again. The pencil doesn't do anything. Does that help?

Katiebeau Thu 02-May-13 15:49:09

Hello. I have the singing alphabet but no sound (sound is on othe apps) and the ssshh in the upper left corner and the pencil in the lower left corner don't do anything when pressed. Any advice welcome!!! thanks

jellysmum77 Wed 01-May-13 15:14:24

Hi all
I haven't read all the posts so apologies if I repeat anything;

Fudgy Bear is a lovely one for younger children- it has puzzles, a story, matching games etc.

Mr Thorne Does Phonics has lots out there for younger and older children- word wallpaper is a nice one for drawing, there is phonics pairs and spellbook for older children.

Maths for older children - there is mathelona and total maths.

bbgames Wed 24-Apr-13 21:45:21

Hey guys,

The next version of my nursery rhyme app is out.

The rhymes in the app are:

•A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea
•Sing a Song of Sixpence
•Little Bo-Peep
•Incy Wincy Spider
•Polly Put the Kettle On
•Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
•Hey Diddle Diddle
•Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

There are 3 free copies here using these codes. The app is for iPad or iPhone:

If you miss out on a code you can try the free version of the app here:

jaabaar Wed 24-Apr-13 01:11:14

Just found Montessori letter sounds. I thought it is so clever in its simplicity! Then again what we mums live is not always what our DCs find entertaining.... But my 3 year old loves it!

Anyone used it?

harryhausen Tue 09-Apr-13 14:18:49

My ds is 5 now but had liked apps since he was about 3.

Another vote hear for Nosy Crow. However they do much more than Fairytales (although the Fairytales are v good). Try looking at-

Axel 'Gruffalo' Sheiflers - Animal SnApp Farm (a great mix up animal game) by Nosy Crow

Bizzy Bear on the Farm
Bizzy Bear builds a house

Rounds Franklin Frog

Pip and Posy

(All by Nosy Crow)

My ds also still loves one called Nighty Night where you simply gently put all the animals on the farm to sleep by switching off lights (but my ds loves the fact that the fish glow and make dinging sounds and the goat poops!)

animator Tue 09-Apr-13 12:17:53

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EthelredOnAGoodDay Sat 30-Mar-13 21:52:36

Marking place to read later!

Jezzawdh Sat 30-Mar-13 21:44:57

If you want a game that will keep the little and bigger kids entertained, easy controls and lots of fun have a look at Alpine Train 3D for iPad, a delight!

You get to drive a train around the mountains and blow the whistle, even change tracks.

I find some games aimed at kids can be over complicated with two many controls and menu screens.

bbgames Mon 25-Feb-13 16:00:46

Thats all the promo codes gone now. If any one has any feedback about how I could improve the app in the future it's always welcome.

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