Top 9 apps to keep your tot happy

Not all the time, not every time, but when you MUST give your phone/tablet to your tot…


1. PicsArt Kids

WHAT: Help develop your kid’s imagination through this app. With functions like drawing and colouring, your little one will be able to unleash their inner artist.

AGES: Below 5 years

WHERE: iTunes and Play-store  

PRICE: $3.99 on iTunes* | Free on Android**

*Requires iOS 5.0 or later | **Contains in-app products that need to be purchased.


2. AvoKiddo Emotions

WHAT: Teach your little ones about emotions with Zany Zebra, Shy Sheep, Jolly Giraffe and Modest Moose. This interactive game that will have keep your tot giggling as it teaches them about fundamental social skills in a fun and unique way.

AGE: 2+

WHERE: iTunes, Play-store and Amazon

PRICE: $2.99 on iTunes* | $3.99 on Android** | $2.99 on Amazon

*Requires iOS 6.0 or later | **requires 2.3.3 and up  


3. Duckie Deck Collection

WHAT: A unique app created to teach kids healthy habits, develop creativity and help them through the different struggles of childhood. There is a collection of six different fun games that will impart valuable lessons to your kids such as showing them how to take care of pets and so on.

AGES: 2 to 4 year olds 

WHERE: iTunes and Play-store  

PRICE: $4.88 on Apple* | $2.26 on Android**

*Requires iOS 6.0 or later | **requires Android 2.3 and up


4. iWriteWords

WHAT: Watch your little one trace their first letters of the alphabet in front of your eyes with this engaging and fun app. Your child will get to learn more about handwriting while being thoroughly entertained by the different games as they go through each level.

AGES: 2 years old and above

WHERE: iTunes*

PRICE: $4.48

*Requires iOS 4.3 or later


5. Where’s Gumbo?

WHAT: While your child goes on a search for Gumbo, the lost dog, parents can finally take a break or have some quiet time. This interactive and engaging game will keep your curious child occupied and entertained while they learn and discover.

AGES: Below 5 years old

WHERE: iTunes*

PRICE: $0.99

*Require iOS 8.0 or later


6. Potty time with Elmo

WHAT: Having a hard time potty training your kid? Let Elmo help you with this app. Filled with songs and games, your little one will be learn potty training in a fun way with every little one’s favourite Muppet.

AGES: 2+

WHERE: iTunes* and Amazon

PRICE: $2.99

*Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later


7. Tiny Farm

WHAT: This hidden item game will keep your little one occupied as they tend to their farm, performing the different chores of a farmer.  This interactive game might teach your little one a thing or two about life on the farm especially if they have never been on one. It also supports various languages.

AGES: 2 to 6 years old

WHERE: iTunes*

PRICE: $3.99

*Requires iOS 7.1 or later


8. Princess Lila

WHAT: Unlike your typical princess games, this app does not require your child to dress anyone up. Instead, more exciting adventures are in store for your child as she follows Princess Lila ton a mission while learning about spelling, the alphabet and problem solving.

AGES: Below 5 years old

WHERE: iTunes*


*iOS 6 or later


9. Doodle Math: Shapes

WHAT: Expand your little genius’ knowledge through this interactive and fun app. Your little one will be able to name, draw and identify different shapes through the different games in the app. 

AGES: Below 5 years old

WHERE: iTunes*

PRICE: $2.99

*Requires iOS 6.0 or later

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