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My son is 20 months old and he has his own iPhone. Granted it's "only" a sim-less hand-me-down iPhone 3G from me when I upgraded to the iPhone 4, but still - he's not even 2 and he has an iPhone.
I had to hand the iPhone down to him, to stop the fighting over the iPad.
Yes, I have iBoys, they love touch screens and they love their apps. Here are 5 of their faves:
Intro To Letters - $4.99 - iPad / iPhone / iPod
One of the problems with iKids is the lack of penmanship. I'm trying to mitigate my sons' inability to maneuver with pen and paper to at least get him understanding the shapes and sounds of letters.
This app helps kids learn the shapes and names of letters as well as the sounds they make in words. It's just one of many other reading and math apps in the Montessorium library.
Monkey Preschool Lunchbox - iPad / iPhone / iPod
My younger son likes this one. It helps kids sort by learning colours and letters as the Monkey guides them through a variety of tasks. After each succesful level you are awarded a sticker for your wall.
Warning - turn the sound off before you turn the app on or the screeching of the monkey will drive you.
Balloonimals - iPad / iPhone / iPod
Backyard barbeques with other famliies are the perfect place to learn about other apps that parents have discovered to amuse their kids. That's where I found this balloon twisting app.
Select a colour of balloon, blow on the microphone of your iPad, iPhone or iPod to fill the balloon and then shake to twist. Once you have a cute animal, pop him and move on to the next.
The Monster At The End Of This Book - 99c - iPad / iPhone / iPod
The moment you fire open this app you'll be transported to your own childhood. Chances are you (and your parents) read this night time classic that now gets the app treatment.
Grover reads the book and begs the child not to turn the page in an immersing and engaging experience that will have your giggles rolling on the floor giggling each of the dozen times they read it in a row.
An instant classic.
Tickle Tap Toddler Pack - $3.99 - iPad / iPhone / iPod
The Tickle Tap library of apps consists of nearly a dozen apps that you can buy individualy, or you can bundle into toddler packs.
The app helps to build sorting skills, counting and musical appreciation in easy to graps games.
I can't just leave you with 5 when I have nearly 6x that many apps for my kids loaded into the iPhones and iPad in the house. We also love flipping through the library of Dr Seuss apps.
What are your favorite apps for kids?