The world of apps available for children is ever-expanding. From educational aids to pure entertainment, developers are taking heed of the fact that kids and their parents want fun, relatable, smart apps to play with. In response to this demand, we’re seeing innovative new apps available on a regular basis, and in this post we’ll review a few of our favorite apps that have been submitted by developers to ikidapps.com.
Pirate Pop Multiplication
“Arrrrrr” you having trouble getting your kids to work on those multiplication problems? Pirate Pop Multiplication is a cute math practice tool that presents kids with a basic multiplication problem. Multiple bubbles on the other side of the screen offer answers to choose from. However, to choose the right answer, users must aim their pirate cannon at the correct answer balloon and shoot it out of the sky. If you’re going to work on math, you may as well work on your virtual cannon skills, too!
This arcade game is a fun way to keep kids entertained with a little thinking and game play in one. Players are presented with multiple levels of mazes and must navigate their “runner” through the confusion at different speeds along the correct route to avoid dangers in the maze. Running into what looks like a spider will get you sent back to start over. This game reminds me, in many ways, of the lawn mowing strategy apps, but with a different look. Great for a little iPhone excitement!
Farm Joy & Co
Farm themed apps are a classic for children and a great way to engage in conversations about where food comes from. Farm Joy & Co is a fun way for young children to explore a virtual farm and engage in puzzles that encourage shape, color and animal recognition. However, the app is also packed with hidden objects and icons that make noise when touched – the tractor rumbles, apples fall to the ground. This is a cute exploration app and easy entertainment for kids in the 1-5 year old age range.
Hungry Pigster is a smart picture search game that challenges users to be on-the-ball in feeding their famished pig. The interface features a sleeping muddy pig who is dreaming of various snacks. As players see the food of his dreams, they must quickly find the object from an assortment of items scattered around the pig pen and drag it to their pig’s mouth. If he’s kept happy, he’ll keep sleeping, but take too long and you’ll run out of time to keep your piggy satisfied. If nothing else, your kids will surely love the pig’s face – he’s got some great expressions!
We love apps that put two popular concepts in one, and Bogga Alphabet successfully combines ABC learning and spelling with coloring for an entertaining learning app. Kids are presented with simple outlines of the alphabet to begin, and as letters are shown a basic color palette that looks like paint pots are shown for kids to choose a color from and then fill in their letter to create a custom looking alphabet. Finished letters become magnets on a virtual fridge where kids and their parents can practice arranging words to create simple words. This is a neat idea for practicing basic spelling and letter recognition in an easily operated app.