Today's babies are born with this strange innate ability to work a touchscreen, and toddlerhood is the perfect time to flex those skills. (It's also just about the time when mom needs something to occupy her little ones during extra-long car rides or just for five minutes of quiet time. Funny how that works out.)
Download these toddler-approved apps for those times when you really need something fun, interactive, and a little educational:
Even the youngest toddlers will love tapping and swiping the little barn as animals pop out, teaching animal sounds and names. You can even choose a different language, or record your own voice.
This app—which is like an interactive ABC book—is one of my favorites for older toddlers. Not only does it involve the alphabet (a favorite subject for toddlers), but the illustrations and sentences are more modern and fun than typical ABC apps.
And if your little one is a Disney Junior fan, like mine, this app will be a top pick. It’s interactive, entertaining, and includes a variety of different games (like sailing a boat around obstacles and recording their own music).