1. Monkey Preschool Lunchbox By THUP Games
The #1 preschool game in the app store. Learn and have fun by helping monkeys pack lunch! Monkey Preschool Lunchbox is a collection of six exciting educational games for your preschooler (ages 2 to 5).
2. Dr. Seuss’s ABC By Oceanhouse Media
The beloved classic “Dr. Seuss’s ABC” is now available for your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.
★ Winner of 2011 Parents’ Choice Award – Silver Medal
★ Included in “Best travel apps to ease your journey” – MSNBC.com
★ “Perfect for younger children still learning their alphabet.” – CNET
★ “Superb implementation” – Wired
★ “A spectacular adaptation.” 4.5 out of 5 mice – Macworld
★ “The app will grow with your child as they become more advanced!” – Stuff Parents Need
★ “Highly recommended. Encourages (kids) to make connections with sounds, letters and their meanings” – Appmodo
★ The same commitment to quality Oceanhouse Media demonstrate with their other Dr. Seuss apps – Macworld
3. Magic Piano By Smule
Magic Piano is OpenFeint’s Free Game of the Day – you get 5 free song today only! Download the Game Channel app to get a FREE game every day!
From concert pianists to everyday enthusiasts, Magic Piano has captured the imagination of the world. Finally, the #1 iPad piano app is available on the iPhone and FREE for the world to enjoy!
Featured in the New York Times, TIME, MacWorld, and as the Apple App of the Week, Magic Piano lets you experience the joy of making music.
4. Wheels on the Bus HD By Duck Duck Moose
Created by parents, Wheels on the Bus is a fun, interactive musical book, based on the popular children’s song. Come aboard the bus to spin the wheels, open and close the doors, swish the wipers, pop some bubbles, make a dog bark, and much more!
Delight your children while encouraging cognitive, language, and motor development:
– Sing and read with your children.
– Listen to the song in English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.
– Record your children’s singing!
– Hear the music played on a violin, cello, piano, and even a kazoo.
– Touch, explore, and discover fun surprises in the captivating, interactive illustrations.
Featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, Gizmodo, Discovery Channel, MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Daily Candy.
5. Cupcakes! XL By Maverick Software LLC
The best selling kids app for iPhone/iPod Touch, redesigned & expanded for the iPad! Bake, decorate, and eat virtual cupcakes from the comfort of your couch.
Cupcakes! XL takes advantage of your iPad’s giant screen, to make it easy to bake yummy virtual cupcakes. Pick your cupcake liners, fill the pan with cake batter, pop it in the oven, and before you know it your cupcakes will come out piping hot.
Once they are baked, you can choose from an amazing array of frostings and candy toppings to apply, to build the perfect cupcake. Even choose from 25 flavors of official Jelly Belly® gourmet jelly beans to add to the top!
After you’ve decorated your masterpieces, you can share them with your friends via email, Facebook, or save them to your photo albums. And of course you can eat them! Choose a tablecloth and plate to serve them on and you are ready for dessert.
Last but not least, put candles on your cupcake and blow them out by blowing on your iPad!
6. Itsy Bitsy Spider HD – by Duck Duck Moose
Created by parents, “Itsy Bitsy Spider – by Duck Duck Moose” is a musical book based on the popular song, with fully interactive, original illustrations. Follow the spider through the captivating, inter-connected scenes as he goes up the water spout, comes down with the rain, and watches the sun dry up all the rain.
Delight your children and encourage them to touch and explore everything in the 100% interactive illustrations.
- Poke the spider to go to the next screen
- Make rain come down from the clouds
- Splash in puddles with a little girl in rain boots
- Help a caterpillar become a beautiful butterfly
- Play peek-a-boo with a frog
- And, much more!
7. Old MacDonald HD – By Fish The Mouse Media
Featured on “New & Noteworthy” & “What’s Hot” sections of the App store -Fine artists get down on the farm with this new Old MacDonald app for toddlers…like you’ve never seen or heard before! Learn about different animals and hear their sounds. -Sing along with famous vocalists Jill Sobule (in English) and Dominique Durand of Ivy (in French). -Let your little one be the star – record your child singing!
8. Fruit Memory HD By Bloom Built, LLC
Select your character, select the amount of cards to be dealt, then all of the cards are laid face down on a surface and two cards are flipped over each turn. The object of the game is to turn over pairs of matching cards. Fruit Memory can be played with up to four players or as solitaire and is an especially good game for young children, though adults may find it challenging and stimulating as well.
9. ABC Wildlife By Peapod Labs LLC
Join Little Explorers as they explore a world of letters, words, and animals! Where each new word leads to a new animal discovery with beautiful photos and vibrant videos.
Your child will learn about different words, letters, and animals on their own but don’t be surprised if you come along for the ride.
10. JumpStart Preschool Magic of Learning By Knowledge Adventure
JumpStart Preschool® Magic of Learning is an app designed for little hands and big imaginations! Your preschooler is invited to join Frankie the Dog on a magical learning adventure that will show just how fun learning can be. With 15 games designed to teach more than 10 math, pre-reading and critical thinking skills for school, this app is the perfect tool to keep your preschooler learning on the go. After all, there’s no stopping a kid with a JumpStart!®
11. Sparkabilities Babies 1 HD for iPad
Designed especially for babies 3 – 18 months old! Made especially for iPad. Search for “Sparkabilities” on the App Store for the complete series of apps available for iPhone and iPad.
12. Let’s Make Shapes! LITE By Interbots
Let’s Make Shapes! is a fun tracing and drawing application that encourages young kids to explore shapes & colors. In Let’s Make Shapes, your child can practice tracing simple shapes, create unique drawings all their own, or play the Draw Along game to reveal a mystery picture! Both textual and verbal cues are used to reinforce learning and make for a fun play experience.