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5 Free educational apps for toddlers

I don’t know if your child is like mine but he is attached to his tablet. Thanks to his dad for getting him his first iPad. —I’m curious, parents are you setting any parameters when it come to tech time?

I try my best not to be the over top mom but WE HAVE to have some rules. No judgment here if the iPad or cellphone is giving you the peace and quit you need for a few. Do you boo! —I had to learn to forgive myself when it comes to allowing too much tech time. I realize this is a different generation & my child is brilliant when it comes to figuring out technology. I'm glad most of the games he enjoys involve critical thinking.

Lets face it our kids use technology. We finished the 2020 school year online because of a pandemic. Who would’ve thought?


Here are a few of our favorite toddler friendly apps. The greatest thing about apps and technology is we have variety. Yes! school is out but learning doesn't stop. All these apps are FREE (with in app purchase) & EDUCATIONAL. Your child will have so much fun they won’t even realize they’re learning something.

1. Pre School and toddler learning Abby game.

  • Teaches children to recognize the name of common shapes (such as a square, rectangle, triangle and more). Fix the broken toy! Enables your children to train fine motor skills and improve their logical thinking. Trains understanding of the comparative nature of concepts of big, small and the same! This app helps with counting , letters , number recognition, puzzles , sizes and so much more!

2.Cooking games jr.

  • This game was perfect for the picky eater. Here is why, I have a picky eater on my hand. I mean really picky. Cooking jr. is fun to introduce foods and pretend we’re making it before we actually get into the kitchen. Hands on cooking activities help children develop confidence and skill. Following recipes encourages children to be self- directed and independent, it also teaches them to follow directions and develop problem-solving skills. Cooking also offer the opportunity to introduce new words, counting, colors and basic science.

3. Homer reading learn to read

  • Fueled by all your child's interest. This app teaches your child to read step-by-step. Homer app take them on an educational journey that grows with them as they advance in their joy of learning all while helping build their critical skills and haveing fun.

4. Sago mini world

  • If you ever played the game Sims as a child. You can consider this the toddler version. This app teaches life skills in an applicable way. Gardening, camping, and cleaning just to name a few. Sago Mini World offers monthly and annual subscription options. There's no commitment – you can cancel anytime, without cancellation fee. According to sago The developer was a professor of Educational Psychology before transitioning to her current role as CEO of Fairlady Media, Connie Bossert has made a career of studying, and putting into practice, play-based learning – both professionally and at home with her two daughters.

5. Tag with Ryan

  • Dylan and Ryan are basically best friend. Tag with Ryan is an easy game that everyone can enjoy. Now, I’ll be honest I have more fun playing this game than the kids. This game is great for bonding time. We're learning how to share. We're also teaching how to be a good sport when mommy win all the games haha! This app helps develop hand eye coordination and patience. It provides the opportunity to have life applicable conversation about becoming better when you have to start from the beginning.


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