Baby Sign ASL
Baby Sign has over 200 American Sign Language baby signs. It is a great reference for parents who want to connect and communicate with their child at a very young age. On average, babies who learn to sign know 50 more words by the age of two than babies who never learn to sign.
User Review: ""Easy to follow, good selection of words, and great entertainment!" -- NewMom17 (5 stars)
Learn To Talk
User Review: "Our 3 year old son is often stealing my phone and plays with only a few applications. Learn to Talk is one of them. He enjoys going through the cards?This is a great educational tool for us since we are a bi-lingual family." -- Pyramidd (5 stars)
Parents Flash Cards
Parents brings moms, dads and children an iPhone application to entertain and stimulate learning with Parents Flash Cards. The application comes with different packs such as colors, shapes, letters, and numbers. Each pack contains multiple game types, including flashcards, quizzes, and tracing, to make this perfect for a baby, toddler, or preschooler.
"I downloaded the app, and the past couple nights my iPhone has mysteriously disappeared around the house - only to find my 3-yr old daughter trying to get into this application. She loved the quizzes, and giggles at the 'reward' visuals and sounds with them! Thank you Parents.com!" --ribich md (5 stars)
User Review: "This app has been a great distraction for my 2 year old in all the places where long waits and fidgety children don't mix. He loves to play it and the shuffling of animals helps extend interest." -- Future soccer mom (4 stars)
Toddler Teasers Quizzing
Toddler Teasers Quizzing offers four quizzes to test preschool-age children on letters, numbers, colors, and shapes. The game is different each time you play and as your toddler progresses, the levels get harder with more possible answers.
User Review: "This app has been really great. Not only has my 3yr old learned a great deal from this, it has provided hours of entertainment for my kid. Worth well over a dollar."--MammaC (5 stars)
Tozzle- Toddler's Favorite Puzzle
User Review: "I have downloaded several games for my three granddaughters, ages 18 months thru 4 1/2 years. Tozzle is by far their favorite! They can all enjoy this app. There is something for each of them! Thanks!!" -- Winnipegbaby (5 stars)
iWriteWords teaches your child handwriting while playing a fun and entertaining game. There are 70 words/levels each of uppercase and lowercase, 20 levels of numbers, a playback feature once the words are accomplished, and more.
User Review: "I tried the free version and liked it enough to upgrade, and that is saying a lot! It is a great way for preschoolers to practice and learn letters." -- Thinkitsgreat (5 stars)
Where's Gumbo? Your child will be asked to find Gumbo, a lost dog. The application takes an adventurer through clues to find him.
User Review: "This is awesome! My 2 year old loves it! Thanks for the update." -- tpurplecat (5 stars)
This application isn't high-tech at all. It's a simple sing-a-long for your child, featuring six different songs, complete with an animated lyrics page.
User Review: "Sweet, fun and simplistic. My 21 month old can use this app all by himself! Love the voices of the performers! Don't hesitate to purchase it." --BTA'smom (5 stars)
The Little Red Hen
The Little Red Hen is an animated narrated storybook application of the classic children's story. You can read the story to your child or play it in one of three languages.
User Review: "This is a wonderful iPhone app: great story, creative artwork, well polished design. I look forward to your next narrative book!" --Rob from Tampa (5 stars)
iKids Play - Caterpillar's Dream
The iKids Play - Caterpillar's Dream application features a variety of activities for children. It includes a coloring book, a video storybook, digital finger painting, and a feature for your child to read, record, and playback a story.
User Review: "I have an almost two year old. I got this program in hopes of distracting him when we are having to in line or for a doctor's appointment, SCORE!!" --Allinfaith (5 stars)
Bumblebee Touchbook offers a fun way to help your child learn to read. Animation and narration of words and sentences creates a fun and educational way to occupy your toddler's time while still helping them learn.
User Review: "My 3 yr old can already recognize words (like "open" and "exit" signs) so I got this for him, but I am pleasantly surprised because my 1 yr old also loves the cute little movie." --iPhoneGamer (5 stars)
Curious George Coloring Book
There's no clean-up after your child colors with the Curious George Coloring book! This application includes over 40 unique coloring pages to choose from. You can store your child's artwork in a gallery to use or e-mail it to friends and family later.
User Review: "My 4-year-old regularly asks to play this game. He especially likes sticking and erasing stickers. I have used this app to keep him quietly entertained on long drives." --Stella_l (4 stars)
Wheels on the Bus
Wheels on the Bus is a fun, interactive musical book based on the popular children's song. When you climb on the bus, you can spin the wheels, open and close the doors, swish the wipers and pop some bubbles.
User Review: "Really, really cute - the drawings, the sounds, the surprises. It's great for teaching cause and effect (the objects in the screens come to life when touched or pushed). My kids love the song too. I highly recommend this." -- JRF1 (5 stars)
Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom - Rainbow Ride
Join Dora on an easy-to-play adventure in which you tilt your phone left and right to steer Dora along a twisty rainbow slide and collect crystals. Kids can also explore their creativity with a coloring book application within the game.
User Review: "Simple and fun for my three year old. Great addition to the app Store." --DadofRach (5 stars)
Learn Through Play
Dana Points, editor-in-chief of Parents magazine, shares classic simple games that help kids have fun and teach them important lessons.