Let’s face it: if you have a child born in the last 10 years, tech is goign to be part of your world. I will tell you right here and now that I used to be the kind of person who looked at you, out at the restaurant with your child, who was staring intently at an iPad games for toddlers and I’d judge you silently.
“Well when I have a kid, he will NOT play ipad games for toddlers at the table. Eating is for family.“
Until I realized that I could eat an entire meal….or cook an entire meal….while my child played a game on my iPhone. It’s sort of our last bullet in the box, ya know? Meltdown is imminent, time to pull out the iPad games for toddlers!
This is the scene from this morning, when I had been up for 2 hours already and Mama needed to get ready for work. He found it and screamed “FLASH CARDS!” which is one of the ipad games for toddlers we have loaded onto the iPad. So he got it and he played it and he swiped and mashed buttons and gently clicked the X when he was done and turned it sideways so he could see the video better. It was pretty amazing. How can a child just inherently know how to use an iPad without any instruction?
He has a few favorite iPad games for toddlers and I believe he thinks I’m just over here playing these games on my iPhone whenever it’s in my hands.
iPad Games for Toddlers
This one is his favorite iPad game for toddlers:
He calls this one “kids”. “KEEEEEEEEDDDDSSS! Keeds?” He probably calls it that because he’s heard me say “Do you want Phone for Kids?” a million times. It’s like a mini iPhone but with kids games, including numbers, letters, colors and animals. There is even a little car racing game and pretend text message “app”.
He can move between “apps” without my help. HE’S BRILLIANT. This one will keep your kid occupied for a long time. It’s free, but the paid version is only $2 and it’s the best $2 i’ve ever spent….ever.
Another favorite iPad game for toddlers at my house is Talking Dino.
He loves this darn dino. Dinosaur obsession is new at my house, but he calls for this one by saying “eyesaur, eyesaur?” I love toddler talk. This little guy is just like Talking Tom, Talking Ginger, Talking ….anything. Anything that repeats what you say in a ridiculous voice and also responds to different touches on the screen is just like Talking Dino. He doesn’t care. He loves to hit him in the face and then make him brush his teeth, and then he says hi to the talking dino. It’s adorable. This one is free too.
Flash Cards is another free iPad game for toddlers that has 8 or so different categories of everyday objects: food, clothes, body parts, vehicles, animals and so on. The developers used clip art that legit has appeared in ads for my work, so that’s pretty funny for me. Luke can scroll through the cards in each category, or play a game in which four appear on the screen and he has to pick the one the Flash Card game “says”.
IN conclusion, don’t spill your haterade on the people next to you handing their iPad to a toddler…they just want to finish dinner.
What are your kids’ favorite iPad apps?