5 of the best apps for toddlers

MFM's pick of the best apps for toddlers - from books to talking Hippos

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  • Ladybird Classic Me Books (£0.69)

    You’ll get a warm feeling of nostalgia when downloading this app as it opens up a treasure trove of books from your childhood. You’ll get The Zoo free when you download, and then it’s up to you to choose which books you’ll add to your children’s library. You can even opt to have the stories narrated. Suitable from 3+.

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later. Currently not available on Android Market.

  • KidsDoodle (Free)

    This is a really fun and easy-to-use app that turns your screen into a highly sensitive drawing pad. Your kids can choose from a variety of colours (our fave is neon) and get creating. They can erase any mistakes, save and print their pics. And they can even play back how they drew it, line by line. It’s bound to keep them entertained for hours – perfect. Suitable from 4+.

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Requires Android: 1.5 and up. 

  • Monkey Math School Sunshine (£0.69)

    Learning about maths never looked so much fun. Kids can try their hand at adding, subtracting, counting – all with the encouragement of an adorable cartoon monkey. It’s a pretty addictive app (for parents and kids alike) and has a fun beach theme. Suitable for 3-6 year olds.

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Currently not availale on Android Market.

  • Talking Baby Hippo (£0.69)

    The novelty of this will probably wear off pretty quickly, but your little ones will get a good giggle out of hearing the Baby Hippo repeat what they say in an adorable voice. Easy to use – simply speak into your device and hear him repeat it. Suitable from 4+.

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Requires Android: 1.5 and up.

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  • Animals Zoo (Free)

    A fab free app filled with interactive animal-themed flash cards to help your tot learn sounds and letters. Children can learn all about animals as well as choosing their favourite to send to their friends. Suitable from 4+.

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Currently not available on Android Market.

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