10 Favorite iPad Apps For Toddlers and Young Children

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Home Stager with Sharon Tara Transformations

If you are a parent or grandparent of small children looking for iPad apps, I have a few favorites to share with you.

Several years ago I collected iPad apps for my first grandson, Jack. Some were hits and some were misses. 

Apps for kids can be expensive and nobody wants to throw their money away on something that disappoints. Free apps can be very disappointing...poor quality graphics and numerous pop-ups and ads.

Having to constantly click an "X" to close a window that's trying to sell you something is confusing and very frustrating for children and gets old fast for the parent who has to keep telling the child "no" to an additional expense. 

The apps listed below are all proven winners...favorites with my grandbabies. 

Each one is educational, entertaining, and holds a child's attention.

My grandbabies started using these apps at about 18 months old and continue to enjoy them at age 6, 7 and 8.

Some of these apps are actually FREE!

 

 

My Favorite iPad Apps For Preschool Age Children 

(In no particular order)

 

Make A Scene - Farmyard  (Innivo)

 

 

Make A Scene - Dinosaurs  (Innivo)

 

 

Toca Doctor  (Toca Boca)

 

 

Toca Hair Salon  (Toca Boca)

 

 

Toca Kitchen Monsters  (Toca Boca)

 

Little Writer  (Alligator Apps)

 

 

Forest Flyer - (Sago Mini)


 

 

Bug Builder - (Sago Mini)

 

 

Monsters - (Sago Mini)

 

 

Babies Dress Up - (Sago Mini)

Honestly, I don't think you can go wrong with any Sago Mini app.

 

 

 Do you have any favorite iPad apps for preschool age children?

 If so, please share in the comments!

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Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Sharon, what a great post!   I don't have any young ones anymore, but will share with clients with young kiddos.

Sep 11, 2018 08:07 AM #12
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
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Joan Cox  I'm sure your clients will appreciate it!

Sep 11, 2018 04:40 PM #13
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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Those look like some fun and cute apps.  And I see you are about to make it to the 2,000,000 point mark very soon...!

Sep 11, 2018 04:46 PM #14
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Sharon Tara
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089  Thank you! Getting really close now! It's so hard for me to believe. I remember thinking that 300,000 was so far away!

Sep 11, 2018 04:59 PM #15
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Sharon my 4 year old granddaughter loves playing with her iPad.  I will have to give my son the links to these apps.

Sep 14, 2018 02:19 PM #16
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Sharon Tara
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George Souto  I hope he finds one or two he doesn't already have to add to her collection.

Sep 15, 2018 06:05 AM #17
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Kathy Streib
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                              Thank you, Sharon!

Sep 15, 2018 05:21 PM #18
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Sharon Tara I don't have an ipad but I think the time has come to get one!!!!

Sep 16, 2018 04:14 AM #19
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good morning Sharon Tara,

Sounds like you have provided us with winners! Our grand-kids play some on an ipad but they play a lot of sports so their time is limited..I'm sending these to my son to see if they have any of them.

Sep 16, 2018 05:51 AM #20
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Hi Sharon

It's amazing what is out there for young kids to play with on ipads and iphones. I am always impressed watching the grandkids and what they know how to do. Thanks for sharing these!

Jeff

Sep 16, 2018 07:52 AM #21
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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I will look for these although my son and his wife try to limit Hamilton's time on the IPad

Sep 16, 2018 02:44 PM #22
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
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Kathy Streib  So glad the App Queen approves. LOL

Barbara Todaro  I'm sure your grandson will appreciate it. LOL

Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR  They may already have them. Many of these are very popular.

Jeff Dowler, CRS  It is so amazing watching them and seeing how fast they pick up on the technology. The hard part is keeping them from becoming addicted!

Lise Howe Always a good idea to limit their time. It's fun to have new options though.

Sep 16, 2018 03:22 PM #23
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks, Sharon.  I have some neighbors who are grandparents and I know they will appreciate this list.

Sep 17, 2018 05:30 AM #24
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
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Gabe Sanders  So nice of you to think of them. I'm sure they will appreciate it!

Sep 17, 2018 01:32 PM #25
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good information to share with parents and grandparents.

Sep 18, 2018 07:46 AM #26
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Roy Kelley  Thank you!

Sep 18, 2018 09:05 AM #27
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Sharon - I am always amazed when I see these young children working these games.  That is why this youngest generation is called digital natives.

Sep 20, 2018 07:56 AM #28
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Sharon Tara
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Grant Schneider I haven't heard that expression. It's perfect.

Sep 20, 2018 09:52 AM #29
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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How cute are these....and sooo entertaining !

Oct 02, 2018 06:06 AM #30
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Sharon Tara
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson  They are really cute games and it is fascinating how fast the toddlers learn how to use them.

Oct 02, 2018 12:07 PM #31
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