Are you looking for fun and educational iPad games to play with your 2-4 year old? Here's what the Picky Kids think of 10 more apps for kids.
This is the fourth in a series of our reviews of iPad apps for toddlers. There are some great apps in this set, so enjoy!
This post originally appeared on the Picky Kid App Guide -- it has been edited slightly for BlogHer. See the original.
It’s roundup time! After every ten (or so) apps we we review, the Picky Kids share our App Review Roundup — how the latest apps we reviewed fared, ranked in order of their rating. There are some great apps in this set (nice to see multiple apps scoring 4+), hooray!
Click on an app name to see our detailed review.
1. Tally Tots, Picky Kid Rating 4.4
Tally Tots is our favorite counting app to date. In fact, we’ve almost stopped looking! Kids learn to count up to twenty with engaging and interactive scenes. Best for picky kids ages 18 months – 3 years.
2. Tizzy Seasons, Picky Kid Rating 4.3
Explore the seasons in the countryside with lots of toddler- and preschool-friendly activities and beautiful illustrations. This app will likely score higher once a few bugs and usability issues are cleared up. Best for picky kids ages 3 and 4.
3. Little Fox Music Box, Picky Kid Rating 4.2
Sing songs and explore gorgeous scenes with Little Fox in this music “songbook”. Check out the Fox Studio to make your own music, and make sure to try tapping everything
. This app would score higher if it had more than three songs. Best for picky kids ages 2-4.
4. Toca House, Picky Kid Rating 4.0
In Toca House, kids can do all sorts of virtual housework: sort the mail, wash dishes, do laundry, mow the lawn, and more! It’s entertaining, but not as useful as having them do the real thing… Best for picky kids ages 3-4.
5. Pixel and Parker, Picky Kid Rating 3.7
This is an interesting concept — part story, part spinner game — in app form. It’s fun for preschool kids (a bit repetitive for adults), with the right amount of interactivity and experimentation to keep them engaged. Best for picky kids ages 3-4.
6. (tie) Trucks and Things that Go, Picky Kid Rating 3.1
Virtual peg-puzzles for the transportation fanatic! There are lots of vehicles represented in different categories, ranging from a bicycle to a missile (huh?
). Great illustrations, but some questionable content, read our review before you buy… Best for ages 2.5 – 4.
6. (tie) ABC Day, Picky Kid Rating 3.1
Pop bubbles while learning your ABCs in this undersea-themed iPhone
app (we don’t recommend it for iPad). ABC Day has a variety of activities, including letter tracing and spelling — worth a look if you don’t already have an alphabet app on your phone. Best for kids ages 2-4.
9. (tie) MagiKid Umbrella, Picky Kid Rating 2.4
MagiKid Umbrella is a very short story about rain and umbrellas. At the end of the story, you’re shown how to make a tiny paper umbrella. There’s also a dress-up game and a music video. The app is cute, but not very engaging. Best for not-so-picky kids ages 3-5.