Boarding the plane for a summer vacation? Sometimes the amalgamation of coloring books, puppets toys and story books might not be enough to keep that mini globetrotter entertained 10 hours long. So get ready these kid’s apps before your flight as much as the cramped seatings and long flight allows. Keep those mini minds occupied with educational and challenging games, and time might pass by faster than you expected. Our team’s little tester bring you the top 10 best Kids apps before you board that flight!
Digital Toys for Kids. As much as kids love messy play, adults detest cleaning up. With the second version of Toca Kitchen, kids can chop, fry, bake and now blend food and force-feed it to the new Kitchen characters. We taught our 20months tester to blend, fry and cut fruits, and feed the “pretty” guest which every mouth opening moment makes him giggle. New update this year added peaches, strawberries, watermelon, onions, spaghetti, rice and octopus legs along with ketchup, soy sauce and a deep fryer appliance.
Learn ABC’s and build vocabulary with loads of adorable monsters in Endless Alphabet, as the interactive puzzle with talking letters and a short animation illustrating the definition in this interactive educational app. Kids get to explore and learn over 50 words and letters in a fun and engaging way. No fear of high scores, failures or limits while your child learn to interact at their own pace.
Can’t find time to bring your Toddlers to a real one? Suitable for aged 1 – 3years old to explore inside a little bouncing barn, friendly farm animals are waiting to pop out and surprise your little one. Try and guess who they are; tap the doors to find out the names of animals and hear the sounds they make. Younger children will love opening the barn doors to find a new animal animation, as they learn about cause and effect and become familiar with animal names and sounds. Older children will enjoy guessing animals by sound, then seeing the animal names, which helps develop early literacy skills. Recent update this year with three new animals, an updated look, and new animations!
Kids get to have fun with spraying water without wasting the real stuff, there’s also alien monsters feeding and manipulating silly objects in this extraterrestrial environment, but there are only a few instances where water physics make a difference or where they really need to figure things out, such as when kids must put vegetables in a pot before taking it off the fire. Also, kids are free to choose whichever level they want at whatever time, which allows for great flexibility, but it also eliminates the sense of achievement or progress kids get from passing levels. On the other hand, with no instruction or hints, some kids might get stuck on certain levels and not know to drag and move items out of the way. Most kids will figure things out and have a great time, but a little more depth and a few more options would make this app amazing.
Bogga Vacation takes kids on a preschool-friendly beach vacation, from packing to flying to playing on the beach. Kids get to mix their own fruity juice before they hit for the road and dig up a pirate treasure! Perfect game to stimulates creativity and logic while they mix and match the clothes in the luggage or building sand castle.
Read from an amazing library of books and stories for kids 8 and under. From all-time favorite stories to modern classics that will spark the imagination, our little tester gets to chose with narration or read at his own pace. With specially curated collection of books, he can enjoy reading even without mummy to flip those pages.
Kids get to care for their very own Hungry Caterpillar from hatching him, feeding, tucking him to bed, push him on a swing, sail on a pond with bobbing Rubber Ducks, and grow flowers and fruit in a magical 3D garden. Chase a bouncing ball, pop floating bubbles and watch out for the wind-up Grouchy Ladybug! Until he changes into a beautiful butterfly. Then a new egg is laid and the adventure begins again.
It is time to take over this city airport! Build your own airline, managing all the air crafts and crew. Be an airport scanner, Check Visa for everyone, fix planes and helicopters that are not working in the hangar. Kids can even be their own pilot or cabin crew
in this exhilarating and engaging game!
This is a toddler-friendly exploration app. There’s no right or wrong way to play; kids simply tap or drag ice cream onto cones, bowls, or glasses and add toppings. The interface is kid-friendly with only one back button that could take a random tapper back to the home screen. Visual prompts plus whistles and cries of “Woo hoo!” get kids’ attention to encourage them to tap and play. Kids are empowered to control their own ice-cream worlds, choosing their characters, selecting the ice cream and toppings, and determining when the character eats. The variety of music also stimulates young brains. Play is very intuitive and encourages exploration. Parents can enhance learning by talking with kids as they play, describing what they’re seeing and doing.
They’ll clean the floors, pick the fruits and vegetables, and feed the animals. They get to be magicians, pulling objects from a magic hat and matching up the right three-part puzzle pieces to make an animal. They’ll also get to overcome their worry about what’s lurking in the dark when they turn on the lights. It’s all easy for toddlers and preschoolers to explore with no in-app purchases or privacy issues. There are no instructions, just safe and fun exploration.