the girls and I have come across some really amazing apps for iPads and iPhones. I don’t know about you, but I use apps daily. Epicurious is my go-to for recipes. The kids’ apps are life-savers while out and about to tame tantrums and whining. And traveling? These apps make plane rides and road trips painless. I’ve listed my top 5 educational apps for kids below. No flying birds here 🙂

My #1 Pick: Looking Glass Children’s Videos

Both my girls (ages 21 months and 4 years) love this.  I love it because it’s educational and interesting.

Looking Glass Children’s Videos features original 3-5 minute videos for kids 2-8 that lets them learn about hundreds of topics, from cupcakes to hot air balloons to tow trucks and more. All of their content is designed to be fun, informational, and engaging, and they work hand-in-hand with a noted psychologist to ensure that everything about their videos – from their length to the topics to how the information is presented – is done with children in mind.

Looking Glass delivers 3 high-quality, new videos every week to your iTunes account for a monthly subscription of $3.99. The interface is simple and kid-friendly, with the library of videos serving as a safe environment that kids can explore on their own.

Download the app here


#2 Tozzle Puzzles for Toddlers 
     Animated puzzles. Great for 2-4 year olds. 

#3 Peekaboo: Ladybird Baby Touch
     A bright, interactive peekaboo game for babies from six months, based on Ladybird’s best-selling Baby Touch books. My littlest loved this from about 9 months through 15 months.

#4 abc PocketPhonics: letter sounds & writing
      This app makes learning the basics of reading and writing fun for preschoolers.
#5 Cupcakes! 
     While this isn’t as educational as the first 4 on my list, it is entertaining and fun for kids to bake and decorate cupcakes.

Have you tried any of these apps yet? What are your favorite apps? Let me know in the comment box below!

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are honest and my own.

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