While we all try to limit technology, sometimes it’s nice to have it ready for those moments when you really need it. Today we have a really great guest post from Nikki Katona. She’s sharing some of her favorite toddler approved apps. Enjoy!
Hi, my name is Nikki Katona. Mom to a beautiful little girl and wife to an amazing husband. Born and raised in the Philippines, currently residing in Seattle, Washington. My love for art and style is what led me to create a blog. Babbling Beauty is my outlet for anything fashion, beauty and parenting related topics. When I’m not on my laptop, I enjoy doing fun activities with my family.
I love being a Mom, but let’s keep it real, there are times I feel embarrassed when my 4 year old acts out in public. I know I shouldn’t care what other people say or if they stare at me while my daughter hysterically screams her heart out but I’m just a human being – I feel ashamed at times like these. When we are out in public (e.g. restaurants) she doesn’t seem to be bothered by anything around her and just minds her own business, but as a Mom I always have something up my sleeve. I download apps on my phone that keeps her attention at bay. These apps are meant to be played by toddlers. The games I download are not plainly just for fun, well that and I make sure they teach my child something as well. Here are some of the toddler approved phone apps/games I have that will surely keep your little one entertained while learning at the same time.
Dr. Panda & Toto’s Treehouse ($3.99 but I used my Google Play Rewards to purchase)
Baby Panda Care (FREE)
The above games are perfect for your kiddos because it teaches them how to take care of other kids or their siblings, if they have. It teaches them patience and kindness towards other kids.
Kids Doodle – Color & Draw (FREE)
This game teaches your kids creativity. They can doodle as much as they want and learn how to create pictures on their own. With tons of drawing tools, they sure will love this app.
Kids Learn Shapes (FREE)
Pretty much what the name of the app is – teaches kids about shapes. It easy attracts their eyes since there are a ton of colorful shapes and designs.
These are just some of the games that I let my toddler play when were out and about. This serves as distraction, especially when I see she starts to jump around. I do limit my daughter when it comes to playing games on my phone. She only gets to hold my phone and play when there is a need.