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Our 20 month-old son LOVES my iPhone. He's learned how to swipe to unlock and can start several different apps, such as Photos and iPod. I've downloaded a few apps for kids for him. But there are so many apps out there that I'm wondering what other parents recommend.

So, what are your favourite iPhone apps for toddlers/young children?

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asked 15 Jan '11, 03:32

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Great question!! I'm always buying these apps for my 20-month old that end up being dumb. We usually end up watching youtube videos.

(18 Jan '11, 15:35) Anne

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My favourite app, so far, is called Funcards.

The app allows you to add sound and text to pictures so that you can make your own personalized flashcards. My 20 month-old is in the "whatszat?" phase and this app has been really fun and useful for entertaining him. I've been taking pictures of all sorts of things around our apartment and neighbourhood and making new card decks for him. I've also been using it to help him stay connected with my extended family who live out of town. I took pictures of my family members and then recorded them saying something for my son.

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answered 15 Jan '11, 03:42

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The Monkey Preschool apps are a big hit here, as is the Monster at the End of this Book (starring Grover) app for iPad.

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answered 15 Jan '11, 03:43

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I particularly like the creative Kooleido which is less addictive for my daughter than some of the games...

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answered 15 Jan '11, 20:12

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It's fantastic -- even if my toddler doesn't like it, I'll enjoy it! Thanks for the tip.

(18 Jan '11, 16:46) Anne

My favourite iPhone app for my 27 month old is First Words Deluxe

My husband and I made Egg Painter for our girls to scribble around on and it has been great for even our 9 month old.

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answered 15 Jan '11, 20:53

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AlphaBaby kept my guy happy for a long time, even when he was younger. I think he got tired of it around 16-18 months, though. When the kid taps the screen, a shape, letter, number, or a picture you add appears, and a voice (can be your voice) speaks its name. Then he/she can flick the objects around the screen. Very simple and fun. Another one that he enjoyed was SoundTouch. More simple, just icons that he can click on and pictures appear along with a corresponding sound.

Lately though, all he wants to do on the iPhone (or my laptop) is watch YouTube videos of cars, either shorts from the movie or actual cars. (He's now 20 months old but hasn't quite gotten the hang of swiping -- good for yours!)

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answered 18 Jan '11, 16:20

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my 3 years old baby boy enjoy a new funny game called Baby Animal World http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/baby-animal-world/id420899240?mt=8

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Just found this gem on the weekend, Learn My Letters (iTunes link here). It works on letter recognition and orientation (for example, telling a lowercase "d" from a "b" or a "p" etc.) and sounds (pick the picture that starts with "A" etc). It's got a great owl which will have your kids "hooting" in no time.

It's an iPhone app, but it scales nicely on the iPad too.

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answered 30 May '11, 15:57

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We've tried Learn My Letters by Brainytots too, [http://www.brainytots.com], and our 2 3/4 year old loves it and is learning her letters! I like their website which isn't just an ad for their apps, but has interesting activities and information for parents as well.

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answered 31 May '11, 15:35

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My daughter's favorite is Baby Rattle Toy. I have a lot of baby apps and by far she likes this the most. I was shocked how it keeps her so much entertained. Watch this YouTube video to see a child playing it.

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I can't believe Talking Tom hasn't been mentioned yet. Hours of fun for the whole family with that one. :-)

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Our daughter loves this one

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