The Apps My Kids Use
I get asked this question a lot: “Maria what apps do your kids play with on the iPad”, and up until recently I couldn’t answer because they really didn’t play anything.
I mean, sure they watched YouTube Kids, but that’s about it.
HOWEVER, once Chloe started school, things changed a bit as they gave us a list of apps that would help support her learning whilst at home. So I downloaded those apps, and along with a favourite of ours (you’ll see that below) they became the staples in my kids “app list”.
For me personally, I prefer the kids not to play game games … if that makes sense. I would prefer them to play a game that is educational. So that they’re learning whilst enjoying the device.
I only allow my children to play on a device AFTER the bath at night for about 30 minutes. UNLESS they’re sick, or it’s the weekend and we’re feeling extra special.
What you choose to do is your business – you know what works best for you and your children!
POLICING THE TIME:
I usually use a timer on my phone, or just a regular egg timer. It’s especially good if one child wants to have a turn, and then you need to remember to give your other child a turn.
Here are my personal favourite apps for my kids to play (or have on the device):
- YouTube Kids
- Reading Eggs (my kids’ favourite)
- Block! Hexa
- Candy Adv
- Cookie Jam (a game)
- Slither (a game)
- 10FrameFill (school recommended)
- Eggy 100 HD (school recommended)
- Eggy Alphabet (school recommended)
- Slide 100 (school recommended)
- Ollies Handwriting & Phonics (school recommended)
- Epic! (school recommended)
If you follow me on Snapchat (happymumnz) you sometimes see my kids playing on these, which is why I thought I’d share here.
Do your kids play on devices? What apps do they use?