Busy parents are always on the go, and many of their travels require them to bring along the kids.
Naturally, the younger a child is the more attention they demand from mom and dad, which can often times make car rides and waiting rooms nothing short of a challenge.
Thankfully, mobile devices, such as an iPad, can be a big help. The right apps can help to entertain most children for hours, even preschool kids. That being said, while it’s understandable that a good parent might not want to constantly subject their child to movies or cartoons, the good news is that there are plenty of fun learning apps that will not only keep kids amused, but will help to educate them, as well.
The following are some fun iPad learning apps and games for toddlers:
- Elmo Loves 123s. This fun app featuring everyone’s favorite Sesame Street character helps kids identify and count numbers from 1 to 20, and even introduces a bit of basic math.
- Disney Story Central. Featuring over 100 books, children can follow the read-along narration as they are told stories about many Disney characters, from Mickey Mouse to Frozen.
- Fish School HD. Your preschooler can learn his/her letters, numbers, colors and shapes in a world under the sea.
- Ansel & Clair’s Adventures in Africa. Kids will travel along with an intergalactic photographer (Ansel) and a clever robot (Clair) as they embark on adventures through exotic locations. Kids will enjoy and be challenged by quests, puzzles and games.
On a final note, do keep in mind that if you are going to use a mobile device to entertain your child when you’re on the go, it’s a good idea to purchase an external battery charger.
A portable charger bank is a convenient gadget that lets you charge up your iPhone, iPad, Android smartphone or tablet when you’re out and about and can’t plug your device into a wall or computer. A portable battery charger can easily fit in a purse or tote bag, so you can take it wherever you go and not worry about running out of juice.