Kids love to play on their parents’ phones and iPads, and though you may want to limit their exposure to electronic devices and games, there are times when your iPad can be a lifesaver for young children. On long flights or car drives for example, or when they’re being supervised in the evenings after dinner. Here are some games that allow your kids time on your choice of device, but also help stimulate them. By downloading some great games for your kids that you know are safe and can help them from a developmental perspective, you get the best of both worlds; a tech-savvy but safe kid!
This is a fun game for younger kids that helps them to solve real-world problems through playing games and adventures. They learn basic maths skills like addition and subtraction, as well as some easy geometry and sorting. Sounds boring? It really isn’t, and kids love it, which you can see just by the huge amounts of great reviews of the app. This is a great way to help your kids learn maths skills while also enjoying the interactive game and appealing graphics.
Frozen: Storybook Deluxe
Nobody with young children today is able to ignore Disney’s famous Frozen! Kids will love this storybook which lets the user switch between the perspective of Anna and Elsa by turning the iPad upside down – this is great not only for the novelty factor, but because it teaches kids to put themselves in other peoples’ shoes. There are puzzles, animations, movie clips and of course the book itself. Great for a family bedtime story. Boys will love this too but particularly if you have girls, this Frozen app is a real winner!
This is a fun app for all the budding surgeons. Kids get to be a doctor for a day and examine their patients. They get to play puzzles and games and learn how doctors treat different illnesses and ailments, so it’s a really fun and interactive way to learn about the human body and ignite a passion for biology and medicine. If your child is more into animals, there’s also a ‘pet doctor’ app too which they’ll love.