10 best educational games and apps on the ipad for kids 0-1 years old

No matter how responsible parents try to protect their child from the dominance of technological innovations, fashionable and necessary gadgets are confidently entering our life. Games on the iPad for toddlers sometimes become a real salvation for the mother, and in some cases, contribute to the development of the child. True, you should use gadgets as toys for your baby carefully, thoughtfully and responsibly.

See also: Educational toys for babies up to one year old – games, cartoons.

So, which educational apps for the iPad do modern moms choose?

Educational apps for ipad for babies up to 1 year old

Games from Wonderkind, Toddler’s Seek & Find series of apps

Used for babies 11-12 months and older.

Educational apps for ipad for babies up to 1 year old
Features of the app:

  • Animated pictures with images of animals, people, objects, the main functions of which are demonstrated with the help of a “slight movement of the hand”.
  • The application “My Animals” is an opportunity for the kid to “visit” the zoo, the farm and the forest. The animals in the game come to life, make sounds – the baby will be able to feed the cow, wake up a sleeping owl, or even make the camel spit.
  • The game promotes the development of imagination and replenishment of vocabulary, helps to study the world around and sounds, trains attention.

Sound Touch

Used for babies 10-12 months and older.

Sound Touch
Features of the app:

  • Program for kids – images and sounds (more than 360), with the help of which the baby can be introduced to the world around him (transport, animals and birds, household items, musical instruments, etc.).
  • In a playful way, the baby gradually learns the names and images of objects, animals and the sounds they make.
  • There is a choice of 1 of 20 languages.

Zoola animals

Used for babies aged 10-12 months and older.

Zoola animals
Features of the app:

  • The main task of the application is to introduce the baby to animals and their sounds. When you click on a certain animal, its hum, squeak, bark or other sound is played.
  • The animals are divided by headings (farm or forest, aquatic inhabitants, rodents, safari, etc.) and by “families” (dad, mom, cub). For example, the beaver dad “hoots”, the mom crunches with the stump, and the child squeaks.

Phone for Kids

Used for babies 11-12 months and older.

Phone for Kids
Features of the app:

  • A series of educational games in a single application – funny and colorful games with music, flying bubbles and other joys (24 games – educational and entertaining).
  • “Content” of the application: acquaintance with the notes, studying the seasons, the first steps in learning English, a compass (study of the cardinal points), a game phone, a simple “drawing” – an easel for kids (in the process of drawing, colored “Splashes”), treasure island (a game for tiny pirates), car races, studying colors and voices of animals, searching for animals, funny cuckoo clocks, studying geometric shapes, fish (swimming and hooligan depending on the tilt of the ipad or pressing a finger), numbers, stars, balls, a train (studying the days of the week), etc.

Good night, little lamb!

Used for babies 10-11 months and older.

Good night, little lamb!
Features of the app:

  • The application is a fairy tale. Objective: Help in the daily ritual of “laying on the side” with simple narration and pleasant music, study of animals and sounds.
  • The main idea: the lights go out, the animals on the farm are tired, it’s time to put them to bed. For each animal, you need to turn off the lamp, and a pleasant voice-over will wish the duck (etc.) good night.
  • Great design, graphics; 2D animation and illustrations, interactive animals (chicken, fish, pig, dog, duck, cow and sheep).
  • Lullaby – as musical accompaniment.
  • Select the desired language.
  • Useful Autoplay function.

Egg babies

Used for babies 11-12 months and older.

Egg babies
Features of the app:

  • An educational and interesting game for the smallest, simple presentation, beautiful graphics.
  • Tasks: studying flowers, animals, animal voices.
  • The main idea: the pictures show adult animals and an egg from which a cub hatches from pressing a finger on a picture (7 types of animals participate in the game).
  • The entertainment part of the application is the coloring of the animals, adapted for kids. It is enough to press your finger on the color, and then on the object itself, which you want to paint.
  • There is a musical accompaniment, as well as a story about how the cubs of different animals appear, what are their differences, how they live.

Baby play face

Used for babies 10-11 months and older.

Baby play face
Features of the app:

  • Objectives: Explore body parts in a fun way. Or rather, a person’s face.
  • Choice of language.
  • Content: a three-dimensional image of a baby, focusing on individual parts of the face (eyes wink, head turns left / right, etc.). Sound accompaniment (“mouth”, “cheek”, “eyes”, etc.).
  • Of course, it is much easier to explain to the kid where the eyes and nose are, “on oneself”, but the application is invariably in demand – through the game, children learn and develop memory much faster.

Fun English

Used for babies 12 months and older.

Fun English
Features of the app:

  • Objectives: Learning English is fun and fun through play. During the game, the kid remembers English words, which will undoubtedly come in handy for him in the future.
  • Content: several blocks-themes (each contains 5-6 games) – fruits and numbers, body parts, animals, colors, vegetables, transport.
  • Scoring – female and male voices, different intonations.
  • For older crumbs – the opportunity not only to learn English words, but also to consolidate their spelling in memory.
  • The application is simple, almost no adult assistance is required.

Talking Krosh (Smeshariki)

Used for babies 9-10 months and older.

Talking Croche
Features of the app:

  • Content: reviving fidget Krosh, able to speak, to react cheerfully to touch, to repeat words after the child. You can feed the character, play football with him, dance, etc.
  • Tasks: development of auditory / visual perception and fine motor skills using developmental animation effects.
  • Bonus – shop of cartoon series about Smeshariki.
  • Excellent graphics, pleasant music, the ability to watch videos.

Talking tom & ben

Used for babies 12 months and older.

Talking tom & ben
Features of the app:

  • An educational game, a voice stimulator with funny characters familiar to many children (bad dog Ben and funny cat Tom).
  • Content: the characters repeat the words after the child, conduct the news. There is an opportunity to create a real reportage and upload the video to the Internet.
  • Of course, Tom and Ben, as befits a cat and a dog, cannot coexist amicably – their antics amuse children and add a kind of “zest” to the game.

Of course, lullabies from devices will not replace the baby’s mother’s native voice, but expensive electronic toys will not replace games with parents… The benefits and harms of innovation are always a matter of controversy, and each mother decides for herself whether to use them or not.

See also: Educational cartoons for little kids.

Should I use the iPad as a toy (albeit an educational one)? Constantly – definitely not. According to experts, for babies under 5 years old, the use of such gadgets can do more harmrather than benefit if you use them like a lifesaver throughout the day.

Pros of using an ipad – a less eye-damaging TV alternative, lack of advertising, the ability to independently install really necessary and developmental applications, the ability to distract the kid in line to the doctor or on the plane.

But do not forget that not one even the most modern, super-gadget will not replace mom… And also remember that the maximum time of use at this age is 10 minutes a day; that wi-fi should be turned off for the duration of the game, and the distance between the baby and the gadget should be optimal for minimum strain on vision.

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