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With a new baby, screen time was inevitable in this house. We try to keep the iPad with my purse so it can be used only in the car, but when I'm home alone with the boys and trying to get Carson settled I sometimes hand it over for a few minutes. Until I can resume playing cars with my little gearhead. We started with simple Fisher Price Laugh and Learn apps when he was younger to get him used to navigating the iPad, and now he can navigate in and out of the apps to find what he's looking for. If your little one hasn't quite grasped the ins and outs of starting a new app--put the iPad on guided access so they can't get out of the app you started.
As a teacher, I find early letter recognition a crucial part in a child's success when they begin their elementary years. They will go in a step above the rest which will make the transition a lot less stressful for your child. ABCmouse takes your child's age and place them in a "classroom" that is appropriate for their age. This app can be used for your littlest learner all the way up 2nd grade. I love that I don't have to go searching for what my child needs to learn, but instead it progresses when your little one is ready. ABCmouse has collaborated with educational experts to create a program that combines reading, math, art, and music to reach all the different learners. This app is only $7.95 a month and has a wonderful opportunity for one month free to test it out for yourself!
2. Endless Alphabet
This app is seriously amazing--it teaches your youngin' letters, vocabulary, and spelling. They are always adding new words to the app such as: bellow, contagious, and whisper. The little monsters come by and scramble the letters up, and your little one must match where they go. Once they have matched the letters they give the definition of the word with a fun action to go with it. It's a little pricey but I promise it is so worth it!
Kidloland is one of the first apps we downloaded on my sons new iPad. It is subscription based but I love how much it offered, including over 300 nursery rhymes and 200 educational activities for your little one with more being added every month. Each game and song can be individually downloaded so that you can use when its not connected to the internet. My son loves listening to the nursery rhymes and they have so many verses to the nursery rhymes I really think they go on for at least 5 minutes for one song. He adores it though and loves to jump around to the different songs. This app is fantastic for my 2 year old and will also be great for my youngest when he starts using the iPad. You can really change what they do based on their needs. This app is subscription based as well and has three different options, 1 month, 6 months (for the price of 5), and a year (for the price of 8 months).
What are some of your favorite apps for your little ones?