If you are like me then you let your child play with electronic devices only when necessary, like when you are trying to cook, or clean, or give the dog a bath, or pack a suitcase, or get rid of a headache, or talk to gramma on the phone, etc. The child has gotten pretty good at unlocking both my phone and Kindle Fire HD and can navigate to his favorite apps without my help (thankyouverymuchmama). When I first looked for apps for Giddy I had no idea where to start so here are a few of our very most favorites for those of you who are new to preschool tech:
1. Preschool Monkey Lunchbox
This thing is insane and essentially toddler learning crack. There is a monkey and he asks you to perform a task, maybe count some apples, pick out the biggest grapes, or select the word that starts with B. After you perform several tasks you GET A STICKER.
2. Another Monster at the End of This Book
Genius! I am a huge fan of this book and love that it is now an app. Grover and Elmo tell you the story and you get to help them both by either keeping the pages from turning or undoing Grover's traps. Giddy can't get enough of knocking over the blocks! Very easy to navigate and we aren't sick of it yet. I won't spoil the ending for you but just know, there is a monster, or two, at the end of the story.
3. Peppa Pig
If you love Peppa you need this app. You actually get to play Happy Mrs. Chicken. 'Nuff said.
4. Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Based on the sweet natured show from the Fred Rogers Foundation this app lets kids play with Daniel Tiger in 4 different ways. You can play with stickers, help put him to bed, play doctor, or explore the bathroom (yep, they get to use as much toilet paper as they want). Giddy loves all of the games and the music is very soothing.
5. Super Why
Giddy isn't very good at this game but he doesn't care because mama, it's WHY! Besides the brand recognition it really is a good little learning app with games to help with rhyming, ABCs, spelling, and story completion.
6. My Play Home
Have any other apps to recommend? Let me know in the comments.