There are many well-designed apps that serve to not only engage and educate the little ones through unique learning opportunities, but to also encourage soft skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking and spatial skills. Here are five apps that will keep your preschooler entertained while learning about the world around them.
#1 Shapes & Colors For Toddlers
Join Simi Boo and friends on their island adventure, where your little one will learn all about shapes, colours and numbers through fun age-appropriate stages. As bubba serves sweets on the correct table by number or sorts items into correct boxes, or identifies animals to their correct habitat, your child will be able to develop memory, logic and fine motor skills as they progress through the app.
#2 Dirty Farm for Kids
The sequel to the enormously successful Dirty Kids app, the latest edition sees children learning all about animals and life on a farm through mini-games from simple tasks like ‘milk the cow’, to chores like ‘working the field with the tractor’. Do note that you’ll have to pay in order to unlock all the mini games.
#3 PJ Masks: Moonlight Heroes
Catboy, Gekko and Owlette are back as the PJMask trio, and these heroes will train up your tot’s hand-eye coordination as he dodges obstacles, collect orbs and pick up coloured amulets on the way to save the day! Recommended for three years and above, this app will keep your little one thoroughly entertained.
#4 Happy Hop: Kawaii Jump
Help the adorable Miimos jump their way through each level in this ultra kawaii game that’ll have even the parents hopping in the fun. The little ones will even be able to decorate their own Miimo room!
#5 Drawing for Kids and Toddlers
By combining intricate animations and fun drawings, this aptly titled app serves to encourage bubba’s creative streak. All he has to do is choose a character and start drawing away. Once he’s done colouring it in, watch as his masterpiece come to life!