Parents often compare their children with other kids. They taunt their kids or punish them if they don’t perform well in the school exams. It’s not the fault of the kid. The poor show from the kid is the result of the parents or tutors. Did you teach your toddler to speak English or any other language? The answer is no. Kids have a sharp memory. They learn to speak, understand objects automatically while growing up. No one teaches them to speak.
Some kids are given the right training right from the word go. Smart parents engage their kids in different fun activities like coloring sketches of animals, objects, matching alphabets, numbers, etc. Hence, they excel in studies and other activities. If you want to boost your toddler’s memory and improve his/her problem-solving skills, download the following apps, and make your kid use them. These applications will help your kid learn alphabets, numbers, distinguish colors, animals, objects in an interactive way.
Best apps for toddler development and learning
Google had launched a special app called YouTube Kids in 2013. The app doesn’t have disturbing content that may scare kids or teach them bad things. It has a nice interface and a beautiful icon. When toddlers run the app, YK will switch to landscape mode. Then, the app will load video thumbnails. When the toddler taps a thumbnail, YouTube Kids will start playing the video. YK has a good collection of free educational videos that will teach kids to recognize numbers, alphabets, objects, vehicles, etc. It also lets kids watch popular animated shows, videos of short stories, rhymes, etc. The YouTube Kids app for toddlers displays advertisements. It has a settings interface through which you can control what content your kid should watch.
ABC for kids
The ABC Kids app for toddlers teaches kids letter tracing and writing small/capital alphabets/numbers. When your kid runs this application, he/she will see a cute animation of a train with four bogeys. When the kid taps on a bogey, the app will load a list of letters or numbers. Your toddler must select a character he/she wants to learn. Once the character is selected, the app will display the letter. Your child must place his/her finger on the screen and trace the letter. ABCK allows parents to turn on/off the following features:
- Background music, sound, phonics.
- Teaching, visible, and play modes.
ABC Kids has a reports section where you can see the progress of your child. If your kid uses it regularly, he’ll score 100/100 in writing tests conducted at the pre-school.
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123 Number is a game that teaches toddlers counting and tracing numbers. It displays objects that kids can understand/recognize and has animations that your toddler will love. 123N has simple tests such as fill in the blanks, match the numbers, etc. It awards kids stickers when they pass a test. If your kid can’t write or understand a specific number, you can configure 123N to repeat a test. 123 Numbers is a free game. It doesn’t have pop-up advertisements. It supports eight languages and has a report card section where you can see your toddler’s test results. 123N is one of the best apps for toddlers to learn numbers.
Coloring games for kids animal
CGFK improves the kid’s ability to identify colors. The game also enhances your toddler’s drawing skills. It features over 50 sketches of cartoons and animals. Your kid has to select a sketch. Then, he/she must use the paint bucket tool to fill the sketch with colors. CGFK provides a pencil tool with which the toddler can draw over the sketch. It ships with a zoom, eraser tool and has the option to undo the changes made to the sketch. It also offers a blank canvas on which your child can draw things of his/her choice.
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Kids Doodle – Color and Draw
KD is a small app that allows toddlers to explore their creative side. It provides a canvas interface where kids must draw objects, scribble letters or numbers they’ve recently learned, etc. The canvas is nothing but a digital board. The Kids Doodle app lets toddlers paint with neon colors. It lets kids undo/redo the last activity and has an eraser utility to remove modifications. It offers 10+ unique brushes. KD allows children to save their work. When your mobile device is connected to the internet, the app will display advertisements.
120 Animal Sounds
Believe it or not guys, children enjoy listening to the sounds of animals and sounds. If your child is crying or unwell, download this app and play the audio files. 120AS has a simple interface. Along with the sounds of various animals, this application features high-definition wallpapers of various animals. The images are displayed in a grid interface. When the toddler taps on the picture, the app will play sound linked with it.
Baby games for 2, 3, 4 year old toddlers
The Baby Games app has fun games for toddlers. It has cute animations and an option to change the audio language. The application has 14+ mini learning games. Out of all games, only 2/3 games are unlocked. The app will unlock the remaining ones when the toddler earns some points. As toddlers have limited thinking capability and as they can’t read, Baby Games shows an animation that teaches kids to play the game and features audio instructions. For example, in one of the games, the app shows an animated hand that moves across the screen.
Kids Top Nursery Rhymes Videos – Offline learning
In kindergarten, one of the first things kids learn is rhymes. This application has a collection of many popular downloadable rhymes. Once you download a rhyme and play it, the app will not only play the rhyme but will also display a nice animation. KTNR is easy to use. The toddler just has to swipe on the screen and select a rhyme by tapping on it.
Other top rated iPhone/Android apps for toddlers:
|First Words for baby||Android||iOS [Similar]|
|Toddler Learning games||Android||iOS [Similar]|
|Preschool Learning||Android||iOS [Similar]|
|Colors for kids||Android||iOS [Similar]|
|Baby Zone||Android||iOS [Similar]|
Final thoughts: The above apps will not only keep your naughty toddler busy but will also make him/her smarter. Don’t worry! Kids can easily use a smartphone and get used to its touch gestures. To make sure that your child doesn’t open the Google Play Store or any other app apart from the ones mentioned above, use Android app lockers.