If your little ones are fixated with smartphones and tablets, there are tons of educational, entertaining and exciting apps for kids out there to keep them amused. So many, in fact, it can be hard to hunt down the right choice for your children. To help makes things easier, we’ve put together a short list of some of the best apps for kids available for iOS and Android now.
Let your kids enjoy read-aloud storybooks even when you’re too busy to sit down with them. This digital story library includes several free books featuring high quality art as well as professional narration and audio. You can also choose to buy a massive range of books to stock your library with all of your little one’s favourites. Not to mention, the in-app purchases are only available in the parent’s section, so you can rest assured your kids won’t be able to go on a story book shopping spree without your permission!
Zoo Alphabet for Kids
Ideal for pre-school children, this fun filled app offers a great way for kids to get to grips with the alphabet. It’s packed full of cute pictures and makes good use of sounds, voice-overs, lively music and animations to keep kids entertained as they learn.
Toca Life: City
There’s plenty of exploring to be done in Toca Life: City. This pay-once app offers kids the chance to travel around a city space, interacting with pretty much everything they find. They can shop, customise their own characters and find hidden treasures. They can also create their own stories and save them as videos to their camera role – perfect for sharing with the rest of the family.
This strategy game has been designed so that it moves at a slow enough pace for kids to really get the most out of it. The aim of the game is to guide Bob towards the exit, facing various challenges along the way. It’s bright, exciting and just hard enough to be really absorbing for younger players.
LEGO® Juniors Create & Cruise
Best suited to primary school aged kids, LEGO® Juniors Create & Cruise allows little ones to put their imagination to the test. This app allows kids to create their own LEGO vehicles and minifigures using a virtual building system. They can also search for coins which will unlock special sets – the longer kids play for, the more they unlock.
This joyful game is loved by children of all ages. Players get to suit up with their own jetpack before setting off on a colourful and thrilling adventure as loveable hero, Barry Steakfries. Avoid obstacles, collect coins and complete missions to open up even more secret weapons and experimental jetpacks.