Photo0549My youngest son enjoys the recommended apps that I’ve been able to download for him. I came across a website that features free and discounted apps available for that day. Smart Apps for Kids has featured plenty of apps that are age appropriate and has a focus on learning. You can sign up to receive an email alert of their latest free and discounted apps.

These are some of the apps that I’ve downloaded either for free or at a discounted price. The apps below may no longer be free but these are apps that are worth purchasing for the educational content they provide.

This is not a sponsored post and I am not receiving any earnings from recommending these apps.

Goodnight Moon

$2.99 (iPhone and iPad)

goodnight-moon A children’s classic, Goodnight Moon is an exact copy of the hardcover book. Your child can even write their name on the inside cover. The figures in the book actually move which your child will get a kick out of. It’s a read to me book with a musical feature. There are also Goodnight Moon ABC and 123 books that you can purchase.

Backyard at Twilight: A Stella and Sam Adventure

$2.99 (iPhone and iPad)

stella-and-samMy son loves the activities in this app. Stella and Sam have a backyard adventure discovering insects and constellations. It has 4 chapters and 3 games to play wherein they discover the insects by wiping the screen, connecting the stars and tapping on the firefly to form different shapes.

Zoola Lite

Free (iPhone and iPad)

ZOOLA - educational animals game for kidsThe lite version already provides plenty with farm, safari, forest and water animals to learn about. Zoola focuses on teaching your child the name of the animal, the male, female and child version and extra pictures of the animals in their habitat.

The ostrich has a cute song and shows the mother ostrich hugging and kissing her child. My son loves to re-enact this with his brother and sister and me!

Leo’s Songs

Free (iPhone and iPad)

leos-songs The songs in this app are pretty catchy. You can’t help but sing along!

The topics in Leo’s Songs are about following your dreams, trying again, inventing and that practicing makes perfect.

Thomas and Friends Engine Activities

Free (iPhone and iPad)

Puzzles, coloring and matching cards are the games you can expect in this Thomas and Friends app.

It’s a recommended app as it helps your toddler with his memory skills.

Lego 4+

Free (iPhone and iPad)

legoThis Lego app is for young builders. They will build their cars to collect coins to unlock more levels. They can build trucks and helicopters and choose the design they want by dragging the parts together. My son loves to build a helicopter and make it fly while trying to catch the coins. It’s an enjoyable game but with learning mixed in.

ABC Mouse

Free (iPhone and iPad)

abc-mouseIf singing is a big part of play time with your child then your toddler will like this ABC Mouse app. He can sing along to the alphabet which has a song for each letter. The first 3 letters are readily available. After watching the videos a number of times you will unlock the other videos. So far my son’s favorites are the letters A and C.

ABC Wildlife

$2.99 (iPhone and iPad)

abc-wildlifeAnother animal inspired app, ABC Wildlife is from an award winning series that teaches about animals by watching videos and spelling the animal name. You can click on a letter in an animal’s name and be brought to all the animals that start with that letter. Another fun feature is wiping the screen to reveal the animal.