If you’ve got a kid in the back seat, the last thing you want to disturb you is a temper tantrum on your trip. Sometimes it’s best to be armed with the proper tools for keeping your child both entertained and educated with a few handy Android apps in your phone. Here’s a few you might want to look into.
One thing to note though: your kid might enjoy these apps so much that you won’t be able to get your Android back!
Start your baby’s learning with some great number flash cards. They’re cute and the numbers even talk!
Bust some egg-stealing pigs with birds you fling around using a slingshot. This uses some physics in it so that should be a bit educational. But i’m sure your kid will bug you to buy it, whether you like it or not.
Get your child acquainted with various animals with AniWorld. They can even pet them, feed them and watch them grow up.
Guide the Doodler up the levels using spring and rocket packs and more. Install at your own risk since, as the developer warns, it is insanely addictive.
Let your phone tell the story using the free picture books with audio from this app. It updates automatically with new stories so you always have something new for your little one.
Kid Mode offers a diverse set of activities for all ages: from storybooks to games to art doodles. This will surely keep your kid interested for hours and hours.
You get a xylophone, mini piano with colorful keys and more with this musical app. It also has auto play mode where it plays recorded notes.
This is a matching game made for preschoolers
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Thanks for the list – I figured I would add some more:
Ethereal Dial Pad – move your finger around on the screen and it makes noise.
Toddler Lock – Same thing but this locks your phone into this app. Great for kids two and under.
Free – Donate option available
Kids Shape Puzzle
Puzzle game for kids. Dev has lots of other cool kids games as well.
Free – Pay option available
Touch 4 Kids
Little animals slide onto the screen and the goal is to click on all of them. Good for young kids – 3 and under.
Learning game based on the PBS Kids Show
$2.99 – only on Amazon as far as I am aware
Paint by numbers type of game – has a good amount of pictures to color.
Thanks for the list. Angry Birds can be for older people too. It is such a nice game.
New from Revaler – Twinkled: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.revaler.games.twinkled
I would recommend KIDS Opedia as well.
Hello I hope it’s okay if I add my app to your list! It’s a cute and fun Kids app for learning Spanish: InstaSpanish Kids for Android. I couldn’t add it for free because it cost money to develop, but I hope to add a lot of new lessons if sales pick up some. The slideshow about my app is here:
The Android Market listing is here:
I’d be happy to make a review copy available to you.
I hope you find the app worthy of a listing!
Good list! Our 1 and 3 year old kids love the animal match game called Animemory. The game has great graphics and funny extra elements like falling fruit and really nice sounds!
Smart Fun is a great app for kids too. My son really like the music and the animations. Check it out: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.monosapiens.smartfun.free
I teach prekindergarten and use my rooted Nook Color as a reward for good behavior. One of the apps they love is Shape Builder. They also enjoy Fruit Ninja and some of the Oceanhouse Media books I got during Android Market’s 1 billionth download sale when they had a bunch of apps for 10 cents.
Whiz Kid – the colorful and funny educational game for kids. The application develops the logic, attentiveness, counting skills of the children. Many interesting scenes with lively magic characters which were created by professional illustrators.
And another one:
An ad-less coloring book, which also allows you do free hand drawings as well as mandala like ornaments. (The last two features are available on random basis only and have to be unlocked.)
just to add my new App to the List..
Hope the Kids will love it.
This one is great for slightly older kids (maybe 6-12yr olds?)
One of the nicer games for kids: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.preschoolKidsMemoryGameFree
Really nice graphics and concept, plus animal theme has great sounds :)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Russpuppy All apps by that developer are great!!
Check out this developer apps:
KidsCare is a great app to lock my phone down while my kids are using it
My little brother loves the new Pet Shop Panic game. It’s educational too and good for maths. For us older ones the level 3 is a killer. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.blogspot.awarenessgame
Have you had a chance to check out some of the puzzle apps out there for young kids? Here are 2 really good ones:
Stack N Puzzles
My kids love the Cam Cam Preschool Series of apps
Hi, my name is Emo. I am a curious little newborn.
Application for children from approx 18 months. It uses several sensors to intetact with user. Camera (if available) with face detection algorithm is used to see faces. Microphone is used to detect laud sounds. Touch screen detects rubbing and petting, tickling, punches or sucking finger. Accelerometer (if available) is used to detect shaking.
To each interaction Emo will respond with different facial gesture and voice.
My daughter’s favorites:
Color & Draw for kids phone ed
Animal Puzzle For Toddlers LT
Numbers at Home
PUZZINGO – Toddler Kids Puzzle
Here is an App to control what Apps your kids have access to. It is called KidsCare:
Play With Aplhabets :)
Hi All – This app is great https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.uDraw&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImFpci51RHJhdyJd It is the best painting game for kids when you forget the colouring book at home. A life saver. Plus it’s ad-less.
PlayTales it is a brand of interactive stories with amazing illustrations and interactive pages.
The application is utilized as a library, linked here: goo.gl/WC9TP
You can also find the complete listing of stories available for free or purchase.
However, they have created a sister account where you can find all of the stories for free: goo.gl/fm0jJ
I hope you enjoy it! I love them!
‘How to Write” is a great app for kids who are learnning how to write the english letters.
Try it out…
Trial version :
Full version :
‘How to Write” is a great app for kids who are learning how to write the English letters.
Trial version :
Full version :
I’d also recommend Biosweeper, Virustroids, and Zombie Skeet – all great graphics and very kid friendly.
I bought 3 Cup Monty for my kids. It a new cool take on the classic ball under the cup game. My kids love it.
Check this one. It uses physics engine: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=magory.memoryowlhd and has really good music and graphics.
You should try out this really cool kids app by Danish artist Stine Aalykke.
It is a feel good app about The Magic Cat and it is free for Android – try it out her:
I absolutely LOVE zoo club! It’s great for both kids and adults! You can create your own animal species — kids love seeing those combinations! Build and take care of a zoo (it reminds me of that Matt Damon move — we’re going to build a zoo :))!!!
Hope we can add to the list – Happy Grizzly Labs have just released “Robot Puzzle Factory” which lets your kids build 10 unique robots by following the blueprint!
Visit our website for more details: http://www.happygrizzly.com
I just posted an ABC Learning guide : A is for Alien app for Kids! I developed this app for my son I would love to know what you think https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.AisforAlienABC #KidsApps #Apps#Education
Also check out Kids Learn Everyday Words on Android Market. A very interactive and thoughtfully designed app for kids to learn new words based on context and environment instead of flash cards and rote memorization.
Hi, I developed a Flashlight for my kids mobile. If you need a light, feel free to use Flashlight for KIDS!
Awesome kids game:
Kids love Banana DressUp, is a simple, crazy and funny.
The free version: http://goo.gl/alvXF
I just wanted to recommend my boys’ (3 year old twin boys) favorite – Kids Trucks: Puzzles. They really enjoy the puzzles and the fun animations at the end. They ask to do it often.
Also, there is a new puzzle one by the same app maker called Animal Games for Kids: Puzzles – they love this one too:
Highly recommend “ABC 123 Doremi” – 16 fun learning games, teach kids alphabets, uppercase and lowercase, word formation, numbers, counting, elementary arithmetic (addition and subtraction), colors, shapes, music, and the sounds of musical instruments, animals, and vehicles.
try fine maths for kids. 360sages . Strange – no fee, no adds.
Have a look to these apps, some are really cool:
Check out these awesome Android apps for kids!
best kids application you can find.
what’s the sound.
What’s the sound is a new interactive fun game that would help toddlers at a very young age to learn more about the sounds around them.
and aniworld full version.
My kids love “Learn
Coloring”, is a free application for painting and coloring, which has
educational content and educational challenges. I like also because it is an
entertainment and encourages them to learn many things.
I would also recommend parents such an Android game as Shape Puzzle. It is one of the best Android apps for kids – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=biz.ideus.puzzler and you can use it to help children learn new words.
Besides those great games, this Christmas I had a lot of fun with my kid playing to this puzzle game
Worth every cent!
“Kids Shape Puzzle – Animals”
One of my daughter’s favorite. Very nice graphic: