It’s hard to compete with “Monkey Preschool Lunch Box” when it comes to iPhone, iPad, and Android apps for children.
Monkey Preschool Lunchbox by THUP Games
This adorable, animated app includes seven games that teach preschoolers about colors, letters counting, letters, and shapes. Priced at $1.99 on Android ($0.99 on iPhone), it’s a bit expensive but the kids love it, so the parents love it.
An animated monkey helps you count bananas, identify colors, identify shapes, and pick fruits based on the starting letter. The colors, sounds, and required motor skills seem to appeal most strongly to the 2 to 4 year old set. Slightly older kids may require a game with additional challenges but may still enjoy this delightful app.
Visible Contact is an Android and iPhone/iPad app developer and reviewer based in Austin, Texas. Download our top apps:
Apps For Kids
Evil Sushi Squish (for iPhone & Android)
Ice Cream Parlour (for Android)
Halloween Costumes (for Android)
Countdown (for Android)
Kids are spending more and more time with smart phones. Many parents are cautious about letting their children spend too much time watching television. Smart phones are an alternative that is at least interactive and can be challenging for kids in very positive ways. Of course, parents need to supervise the content their children are consuming on smart phones because they can stumble upon apps and mobile sites that have adult content. That being said, it is comforting to know that your child is playing an engaging game that is occupying their attention for a while and may even be teaching them something.
Visible Contact currently has two children’s apps available on the Android Market, the Amazon Appstore, and on the iTunes Appstore.
Evil Sushi Squish – A frenetic tap game with fun characters, 50 different levels, and a ninja scoring system where you advance from a white-belt ninja all the way up to a black-belt ninja. Go to the companion kids’ game website for more fun and activities. [Download for Android] | [Download for iPhone]
Amazon’s Appstore says Evil Sushi Squish has:
- Fun, engaging gameplay
- Humorous characters and graphics
- Intuitive graphical interface for young and older players
Halloween Costumes – A simple, fun game where you drag costume hats, shirts, pants, capes, and more onto your character. Kids enjoy the mixing and matching of different costume pieces. [Download for Android]
A review site that can be a good resource for finding the right apps for your children is Best Kids Apps.