Children love to play with mobile devices, but not every app out there is kid-friendly. Here are some of the best apps for kids:
“Drawing Together!” by Tipitap Inc. (https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/drawing-together!/id676685014?mt=8)
Families who draw together, stay together! This app combines live voice calls with interactive games and activities to help you bond with a child even when you are far apart. The voice call is free and offers a phone experience that is much more enjoyable for a child. Simply call the device the child is using and when they answer, you both view a screen that updates at each end simultaneously. Each user sees what the other is seeing, allowing families separated by distance to play games, draw pictures, or color one of over 30 different pages. Drawing Together! is available on iOS and Android devices.
“Endless Alphabet” and “Endless Numbers” by Originator Inc. (https://itunes.apple.com/ph/app/endless-alphabet/id591626572?mt=8)
These two apps help children learn and have fun with letters and numbers. From simple character recognition to basic vocabulary and equations, Originator Inc.’s apps serve as educational and entertainment tools. Endless Alphabet is available for both iOS and Android devices, but Endless Numbers is currently only available for iOS devices.
“InfiniScroll” by Curious Hat (https://itunes.apple.com/app/infiniscroll/id678161155)
InfinitiScroll takes books to a whole new level. It is a story-telling tool that gives users freedom to allow their imaginations to go wild, creating endless storyboards and adding voice narration however they see fit. This is a fun group activity for children to share with their parents, siblings, or friends. Stories can be saved and shared to enjoy later. The InfiniScroll app is currently only available for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch devices.
“FriendStrip Kids Pro” by PhotoInPress (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.photoinpress.friendstripkidspro)
FriendStrip is a fun way for kids to be their own comic strip authors. Children can take photos of themselves or their friends and family to incorporate into comic strips created by professional comic book artists. They can edit the text and add special effects to allow them or their friends and family to become adventurers, princesses, pirates, astronauts, and much more. It is all up to your child’s imagination. He or she can share their creations with others and be proud of the exciting adventures they designed. You can unlock even more comic collections through in-app purchases. FriendStrip Kids Pro is available on iOS and Android devices.
“Toca Hair Salon” and “Toca Hair Salon 2” by Toca Boca AB (https://itunes.apple.com/ph/app/toca-hair-salon/id426382105?mt=8)
Toca Hair Salon is a fun hair styling app that gives children control of their very own hair salon and the creative freedom to cut, color, curl, and style hair any way that they want to. This app is not just for kids, either – people of all ages can have fun with Toca Hair Salon. The game’s interface is very user-friendly and there are no rules or mistakes. Cultivate creativity and possibly inspire interest in a career with this great app. The original Toca Hair Salon is only available for iOS, but Toca Hair Salon 2 is available for Android and Kindle Fire devices as well.