5 Apps Your Toddler Will Love

Written by James Kicinski-McCoy
11:20 am

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Let’s face it, sometimes iPhones and iPads come in handy when needing to keep our children quietly entertained, especially in sticky situations like at a busy restaurant, during a long car ride, or on the airplane. With that in mind, we’re sharing our top five, tried-and-true toddler apps that will help your little ones stay focused, exploring and learning while on the go!

pressherePress Here, The App, $1.99, iTunes.
Based on the Hervé Tullet book, Press Here, which has children interact by pushing printed dots and swirls, the app offers iPhone and iPad entertainment with 15 games and activities that immerse children in a magical world of brightly winking, blinking, multiplying, and colliding dots that little kids love.

App_Peekaboo-BarnPeekaboo Barn, $1.99, iTunes.
The bouncing Peekaboo Barn is full of adorable and friendly farm animals. From a mooing cow to a squeaking field mouse, the Peekaboo Barn is sure to have your littles smiling and learning animal sounds alike.

elmocallsElmo Calls, $0.99, iTunes.
Our favorite furry friend from Sesame Street wants to talk. This brilliant app gets kids to answer the phone when Elmo calls. The kids can FaceTime, receive voice calls, and voice messages from their red monster buddy and they will love laughing and playing along with Elmo himself.

nighty-picNighty Night, $2.99, iTunes.
Nighty Night walks kids through the bedtime routine of their favorite animals by having them put them to bed and turn off the lights in their stalls. The app features soft lullaby music and gentle narration and will become a relaxing favorite for kids and parents.

abcInteractive Alphabet, $3.99, iTunes.
We love this app because it is not only a great, interactive learning tool for toddlers, but there is also a baby mode with an alphabet tour for the littlest learners. This app features big, bright pictures, fun interaction, and tolerable music that the kids will enjoy.

Have any apps for kids worth sharing? Feel free to do so in the comments below.

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Mariana Della Barba

All Toca Boca apps are amazing!

Carla Case

Have you checked out http://www.BabyTalkApp.com it is a new app that can be easily customized for your child. Check it out!


My 4 year old girl loves the puzzels in Djur på äventyr (from Republic Factory) and the coloring of Paint the alphabet (Matthew Maddock) and Paint sparkles draw (TabTale).

Jake Williams

I have personally tried Elmo Calls and I can guarantee that your toddler will love it! I haven’t yet had the time to try the other apps on the list, but I believe they will be worth the money. However, there are plenty of free apps for toddlers that are also amazing. The one that captured my sons attention in a way I didn’t expect was the Woozzle puzzle. Yes, puzzles and toddlers don’t always go hand in hand, but this one just works. You can find it on the app store here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/free-toddler-puzzle-woozzle/id514617947?mt=8