Best Toddler Apps

Share the Love! Download These Toddler Apps So Your Kid Can Enjoy Your New iPhone or iPad, Too

Mom Jeanine
January 5, 2012



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Lucky enough to have received a new iPhone 4s or iPad over the holiday? You know you’re going to have to share, right? With your kid, of course!

Whether you’ve got a long car trip planned or your little one has a tendency to freak out in restaurants, here are 10 toddler apps no mom should be without.

Wait! Before you hand that gadget over, get an iPhone 4S case or iPad case.

1. LunchBox. This adorable app helps your tot identify shapes, complete puzzles and matching games that help boost your kid’s memory. All that and it’s free!
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2. ABC Letter Tracing. This app is pretty no-frills but that’s why I like it. There’s not much to distract your kid from practicing the simple art of tracing bother upper- and lower-case letters.
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3. MonkeyMath. Because it’s never too early to lay the groundwork for math, this amazing app teaches your kid to basics of addition, subtraction and identifying groups of numbers. When your kid successfully completes 3 quizzes, he/she gets to pick a prize.
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4. TeachMe: Kindergarten. If your toddler is ready for a challenge, this is the perfect app. He/she can practice addition, subtraction, spelling and Dolch sight words.
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5. Team Umizoomi Math: Zoom Into Numbers. If your kid loves the show, he/she will love the game. This app had 5 fun math games with Milly, Geo and Bot.
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6. Preschool Memory Match. This app is all about memory. There are tons of different matching games that feature everything from animals to musical instruments and there’s an easy, medium and hard level.
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7. Pre-K Letters and Numbers. Not only will this app help your kid identify words with certain letter sounds, but your kids will also have the chance to practice writing and tracing numbers and letters.
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8. Counting 123. I think this app is pretty boring, but my daughter loves it. There are a bunch of different scenes where you kid can practice counting fishes, dresses, grasshopper leaps and more.
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9. ABC Alphabet Phonics. This is a great app for younger toddlers just learning their letters. It displays a group of letters and asks your child to identify a particular one. It’s simple, but will definitely keep your kid occupied for a few minutes.
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10. Dora’s Skywriting ABC’s. Of all the Dora apps, this one is the best because it teaches your kid to ID letters, writer letters and associate letters with their correct sounds.
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Have other faves? Share your thoughts on the best toddler apps in the comments.

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  • Martin brooks
    January 18, 2012

  • How about iSpy Phonics, an interactive app to help kids learn their letter sounds, Martin.

    April 4, 2012

  • This is one of my kids’ favorites!

  • Mindy
    February 15, 2013

  • iBaby Buttons is nice because it lets parents customize with photos and sounds. Little ones tap anywhere on the screen to create a new button, then tap again to flip it, play the sound & then pop it.

  • Ivy
    March 6, 2013

  • Check out for more than 17 free apps for kids (including both Android and iOS apps!)

  • Keith de Alwis
    October 17, 2013

  • Great list Jeanine, Thanks for sharing.

    One you may also like is a recent app we created called Little Minds Pro. It helps children to associate letters & numbers to pictures and offers parents basic analytics targeted at problems words.

    Check it out –

    Love to hear your feedback.

  • Priscilla Santillan
    February 20, 2014

  • Checkout ABCKit it’s great for little ones just learning how to identify letters, their sounds and their trace. Also great for bilingual learners :)

  • Camilla
    June 20, 2014

  • Have you seen – hip hop hen: abc flashcard songs app – my child absolutely LOVES it and it has really helped with learning the correct phonics sounds…