Are you a parent of a young child? Do you own a smartphone? If you answered both of these questions with a “yes”, then chances are you sometimes give your smartphone to your kid just to keep him or her entertained.
Fortunately, there are plenty of apps out there tailored with the little ones in mind, and many of them can be both educational and entertaining. Would you like to see which ones of them we have picked? Then just check out the slideshow below.
10 Android apps for kids
10 Android apps for kids
First and foremost, you need to make sure that your child does not have access to your personal stuff and cannot ramp up your phone bill while having fun with your smartphone. This is where Famigo Sandbox comes into play. When active, the app will allow only a list of pre-approved apps to be run. Additionally, it blocks certain features, such as phone calls, text messages, and software purchases.
As its name suggests, iStoryBooks is a collection of illustrated books for children. It features adaptations of classic literature works, such as Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood, as well as other educational content. All the books are narrated and written in a way that is easy to understand.
With Color & Draw for kids, putting your child's masterpieces on the fridge would be kind of tricky, but other than that, the app is just modern take on the good old finger painting fun. The app features 50 drawings for coloring, and additional ones can be purchased separately. At the same time, its interface is easy to comprehend by kids of all ages.
The title pretty much says it all. With Kids Numbers and Math, your children will learn the numbers from 1 to 20 and the very basics of mathematics. But best of all, they will be having fun along the way. There are both free and paid versions of the app available, but the only thing that the free one cannot do is to set how high the numbers in the exercises can go.
Once again, there is not much that needs to be explained. With its beautifully drawn pictures and easy to use interface, Kids Opposite Words Game can enrich your child’s vocabulary and entertain them at the same time. The paid version of the app features more antonym pairs than the free one.
KIDS Match'em is a simple, yet great game that can develop your child's short term and visual memory skills. Just flip the cards until all pairs have been revealed. And since it comes with different skill levels, it is suitable for a broad range of ages.
Sometimes, 8 musical tones are all you need to keep a kid entertained, and that is exactly what Kids Piano offers. It is simple, fun, and nicely drawn, with a variety of skins to choose from. There is a free, basic version of the app, while the paid one expands on its features with several games.
As you most likely know, YouTube has a vast library of videos. However, not all of them are suitable for children. Well, here comes Children TV to the rescue. The app acts like a filter for YouTube videos and lists only those that are safe for the little ones. What is also neat about the app is that it lets you pick videos by language.
Okay, folding a fancy paper airplane may require a bit of help from an adult. However, the How to Make Paper Airplanes app does an excellent job at illustrating the entire folding procedure. In fact, it makes it look so simple that even a kid will likely be able to fold any of the app’s 9 designs all by himself or herself.
Kids Riddles may be a small collection of, you guessed it, riddles for kids, but it was the cute illustrations that made us feature it on the list. If you like Kids Riddles, there are several other books by the publisher, Okenko Books, available in the Android Market, so do not hesitate to check them out as well.