iPhone Apps for Kids

The next time you’re stuck waiting with an antsy bored kid, why not break out your iPhone? Well, I’m sure many of us do that. Nothing offers a better distraction for bored kids than mommy or daddy’s cool iPhone.

iPhone is fun and easy to use; we don’t even need to bring toys, books and pencils. It’s definitely the best method to keep our little boy to sit still. Especially when dining out, iPhone is my savior!

Here are some of Little Edison’s favourite iPhone apps to share with you.

1. Smurfs’ Village

His #1 favourite now. You begin the game with only a single mushroom house and a lone plowed plot of land. From there, things progress allowing you to build specialized houses, elaborate gardens with colourful crops, bridges to span running rivers, trodden paths and more. Interesting game!

2. Scoops

Scoops is a game where you try to catch the falling ice cream onto your cone but avoid the vegetables. Easy and colorful.

3. A Bee See Sight Words

This is a talking and spelling flash cards and games for children. Different levels of settings suitable for children from 3 to 5 years.

4. ABC Phonics Animals

It focuses on the alphabet phonetics, spelling, reading and sounds. Traditional flash cards layout combined with interactive elements such as animal sounds and preschool music. Good learning apps.

5. Giraffe’s Matching Zoo

A card-matching game with colorful animals. Comes with cute music and sound effects that keeps the game entertaining. Combination of excellent sounds, music and graphics make it a wonderful free apps for kids.

6. My First Puzzles

An easy jigsaw puzzle apps perfect for children from 2 to 6 years. Comes with fun sound effects and beautiful graphics. To replay the puzzle, simply give the iPhone a good shake. Helps develop motor skills too!

7. Alphabet Car

A fun apps that makes remembering letters, words and spelling a fun and creative activity. You find the right letters to a given word by using your iPhone like a steering wheel.

8. Bumblebee Touchbook

You can touch any word to watch it animate and hear it spoken. Or touch the narration bee to hear the entire page read to you. Makes learning fun and easy. The bumblebee is super cute too.

9. SpongeBob Tickler

A virtual underwater iPhone buddy who lives in your pocket. Shake him, poke him, stretch him… you can even play games and make him dance! Cute and fun.


What are your children’s favourite iPhone apps? I love to hear from you too. 🙂


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Educational Games January 10, 2011 at 7:18 PM

Wow! Great collections. My kid’s would love these apps for sure. Thanks for the post.

John January 11, 2011 at 8:16 PM

We make a couple fun, unique apps for kids that you might like to have a look at:

Color My Name turns your iPhone into a personalized coloring book maker, while Build a Story for iPad lets kids create design and even write their own, multi-page Storybook, from hundreds of Themes & Characters. Find them in the App store, or on our site at http://www.appsforkids.com.au.  

Our focus is on educational apps that have an element of fun, but there are so many out there now, it’s worth thinking about the kinds of activities your child enjoys most — cooking, coloring, etc. — and starting your search from there. Enjoy!

Shirley January 24, 2011 at 11:52 AM

I am quite hesitant in allowing my little son to play with my phone as i am worried about the strong radiation emitted from the phone….

read several health news on the detrimental after-effects of using mobile phones for long hours even to a normal adult. perhaps buy them a PSP instead will be good?

how long do you allow your son to play with the device?

Emily January 26, 2011 at 2:02 PM

Hi Shirley,
He usually play for about 10 minutes or so…. I think it’s OK if it is used moderately… There should be a limit, same goes to TV, video games etc…

John Tubbs July 11, 2011 at 11:06 PM

I would also recommend parents to pay attention to such an educational iPhone app for their kids as Kinder Hangman – http://sharkfuel.com/kinderhangman.html it is an interesting iPhone game that is helpful for child development and allows kids to learn new words quickly and effectively. Learning process is organized as an interesting game with graphical themes and animations. This game is recommended for kids of 5-10 years. Great app!


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