Want to keep your kids occupied and learn something new? ArcadeMap.com is now introducing some educational apps to you for keeping your little ones busy and practice their motorskill, creativity, mathematics ability and alphabetic principle while using their iPad/iPhone.
1. Bizzy Bear on the Farm Review
Price: $3.99 Developer: FDG Entertainment Age Range: 3 – 12 years
Bizzy Bear on the farm is an interactive story book; it has lots of tasks and challenges for your little ones to complete. This app can help to increase their understanding and motor skills alongside the simple reading exercises. The task range from dragging sheep into their pen to opening the hen barn and collecting eggs, or picking apples from the tree and placing them in the bucket. The gorgeous graphics combines with such high level of interactivity make this a really satisfying app that kids will love. Even at such high price compared to many apps aimed at youngsters of similar age Bizzy Bear offers great value of money. It’s been put together with lots of thought and with enough content to keep kids coming back to it time and time again.
2. Funimal Phonics Review
Price: $0.99 Developer: School of Happy Ltd Age Range: 18 months to 4 years
The best ideas and apps don’t have to be complicated. Funimal Phonics is simple as it is brilliant and provides youngsters with perfect way to get started with learning the alphabet. It’s based on a flashcard format with each letter accompanied by an animal. Each individual card is interactive in three ways. Touch the letter to hear it spoken, touch the name of the animal to hear it read out and touch on the picture of the animal itself for sound effect and animation. Each animal is different and some have multiple animations depending on there you touch them. The illustrations are cute and colourful and the simplicity of interface means even young children will be able to get to grips with it in no time. A great way for your little ones to learn their ABC and have some fun in the process.
3. Team Umizoomi Carnival Review
Price: $4.99 Developer: Nickelodeon Age Range: 4 – 12 years
If you’re a fan of kids TV then you’re either a parent or a student. Either way you’ll probably be aware of the craziness that is Team Umizoomi, a program aimed at pre-schoolers and designed to help improve their mathematical skills. If you, or more importantly your kids, are fan of show the th’re likely to enjoy the official app from Nickelodeon. Jale, a friend of Team Umizoomi, has lost his stuffed rabbit at the carnival and it’s up to Team Umizoomi to search high and low until they find it. The story unfolds and you can choose to turn narration on or read aloud, the words highlighting as they’re read out. With loads of interactive elements and mini games for kids to enjoy this is bound to become a firm favourite with your little ones. The artwork is top notch, and it’s backed up with loads of cool animations and great sound effects. Kids will love it whether they’ve watch the show or not.
4. Color the Cartoon: Farm Review
Price: $2.99 Developer: FDG Entertainment Age Range: 2 – 6 years
This is a charming app for kids, which teaches colours and animal recognition in the form of an interactive story and colouring book. A kitten is on his way to get milk from the cow but on the way he’ll meet lots of other farm animals who tell him stories. Each time kids come across a new animal he appears in black and white. They can use a finger to colour him in, hear his story and move onto the next one. The app is beautifully drawn with really cool looking characters. The animation is also very nice, as is the excellent narration. The price is at the premium end of the scale for the genre but the production values showcased here ensure it feels like good value of money. It’s a really nicely constructed app that’s guaranteed to delight pres-schoolers. It’s full of charm and interactive fun.
5. C is for Cow Review
Price: $0.99 Developer: FORGE Age Range: 18 months - 4 years
Download: C is for Cow – FORGE
6. Baby Piano HD Lite! Review
Price: FREE/$1.99 Developer: Dream Cortex Age Range: 18 months - 4 years
Download for Free Version: Baby Piano HD Lite! – Baby Cortex
Download for Full Version: Baby Piano HD – Baby Cortex
This iPad application is an enhanced version of Baby Piano iPhone app, specially designed for kids to play on iPad with better graphical quality and offering children early music learning and exploration.
7. Shape Toddlers Preschool Review
Price: FREE Developer: Toddler Teasers Age Range: 18 months - 4 years
8. ABC HD Review
Price: $9.99 Developer: Inside Root Media Age Range: 18 months - 4 years
9. Wheels on the Bus HD Review
Price: $1.99 Developer: Duck Duck Moose Age Range: 18 months - 4 years
10. Math Magic Review
Price: $0.99 Developer: anusen.com Age Range: 3 – 8 years
Use a combination of your choice of vibrant colours, simple interface and reward system of stars to encourage and teach kids between the ages of 3 to 8. The level of difficulty can be change according to your kid’s age.
11. 123 Color HD Talking Coloring Book Review
Price: $1.99 Developer: Steve Glinberg Age Range: 2 - 8 years
12. Game Factory HD Review
Price: $0.99 Developer: Bacciz Age Range: 2 - 8 years