Smartphones are not only for adults but kids and even toddlers can also use them as well. According to recent studies most of the moms now give their smartphones to kids in order to entertain them. The time when moms have to take their kids toys everywhere to keep the bored kids entertained is gone because now they are using technology against the boredom of kids. According to PC World the iPad is the best toy of the year. The smartphone applications developers are working in this field and there are thousands of game applications for kids available for iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones. There are counting games, alphabet games, spelling games, coloring and drawing games and lot more that not only entertain the kids but the kids also learn from them.
For downloading the smartphone applications for kids, parents can browse iTunes, Android Market and Amazon. Following are some of the educational game applications for kids available on iTunes.
Animal Sounds for Baby
Animal Sounds by Fisher-Price is a really nice application that helps toddlers to learn about animals and to recognize their sounds. This application is for kids with age 6 and above. The application is available for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Babies can touch the screen to make the animals make sounds, can tickle them and can also tilt the animals right and left by tilting the screen of their device. The application is free and is available on iTunes.
My Coloring Book
My Coloring Book by Gortz Media is a fun coloring application for kids. With this application parents now need not to worry about buying drawing books, crayons and color pencils for their kids. The application is available for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. There are 37 pictures available that kids can color. The colored drawing can be saved from where it can easily be set as wallpaper hence encouraging the child to learn about different colors and drawings. The drawing area can be zoomed in and out and good thing about this application is that it is kid tested. The application is free and is available on iTunes.
ABC Phonics Animals Free Lite – Talking & Spelling Alphabet Flashcards Kids Games
ABC Phonics Animals Free Lite by Brain Counts is a very interesting educational game application for kids. The application also has very good testimonials. The application is actually developed by a team of parents by analyzing their kids learning behavior. The application is for kids with age 2 and above. The game assist children with the flash cards to spell words recognize letters, sounds and images. Along with flash cards there are three more games that are Animal Match Game, Prize Zone Game and Letter Balloon Pop Game. The application is free and is available on iTunes.
There are a lot of applications available on iTunes that can help children to learn in a quick new way. Now, if we explore the Android market for kids’ applications then there are also some cool applications available. Following are some of them.
Kids ABC Letters
Kids ABC letters by intellijoy is an Android game application for pre-school kids to learn ABC in a real fun way. The application teaches children to recognize and form the alphabets. Kids learn the names of the alphabets and also identify the letter in context that is as they appear in words. The application has good feedback and is loved by kids. Application is available on Android Market for $2.99.
Kids Shape Puzzle
Kids Shape Puzzle also by intellijoy is a nice game application for kids. The application has 90 colorful puzzles. In the game, a kid has to drag the provided shape to the matching image and if the shape and the image match the image is highlighted and a voice congratulates the kid and gives the information about the shape. The application helps children to learn and recognize the shapes in a real fun way. The application is available on Android Market for $2.99. Other educational game applications for kids by intellijoy that are available on Android market include Kids Connect the Dots, Kids ABC Phonics and Kids Numbers and Math.
Days and Months Flashcards
Days and Months Flashcards by TeacherParadise.com is another amazing application that helps children to learn the Days and Months. Application provides quiz to evaluate the kids learning. Moreover, there is a practice mode where kids can practice and learn the names of the days and months.
Both iTunes and Android Market have a lot of applications that help kids to learn counting, letters, color, shapes in a real simple and easy fun way. However, just to warn the parents that these applications are addictive to kids and they might not return you the smartphone or iPad. Learning through technology is great for kids but also engage the kids with outdoor physical games and activities.