Once upon a time, in a faraway land, there was a tiny little thing that both parents and their kids loved. And as this year passed and the Holidays approached this tiny little thing started appearing in every parent’s pocket. Grandma and grandpa got one too. But it was kids who wanted it most, and they were the ones who would learn how to use it in minutes and cry every time you try to take it away from them.
Yep, this short lyrical introduction is all about the smartphone, the only one device in the house your kids probably want to use more than you do. And we are sure the same applies for tablets.
And that’s no coincidence. We have some brilliant application for kids for the Holidays, that might not replace books, but are definitely as addictive.
And trust us, even you as a grown-up should check out this list. We’ve included interactive books, games and puzzles, starting from apps for the littlest to toddlers, and older.
Most of the apps are really great looking and entertaining, and we’ve done our best to cherry pick the best out there on app catalogs to help you entertain yourself and junior these Holidays.
Don’t hesitate to let us know which apps did you download and which apps your kids loved the most? Got any other favorites? Let us know about them in the comments right below.
Best new Android and iPhone apps for kids
Best new Android and iPhone apps for kids
1. Sandbox Kid Corner - Android - Free
”Sandbox Kids Corner turns any Android into a kids's phone with full parental controls and real time GPS tracking. Sandbox Kids Corner creates a new home screen from which kids cannot exit and allows parents to choose who their children can call, which games they can play and how long they can play. With our GPS tracking, parents can always locate their child from any phone, tablet or computer.”Download Sandbox Kid Corner on Android
2. Best Hand Shadow Arts - Android - Free
”Shadowgraphy (or Ombromanie) is an art of using hands to form figures onto a screen using shadows. This art is so easy because you do not need any special equipment or skills as it includes only - hands, Light source & Blank surface to perform.
Around 70 Best hand shadow art images are included in app, demonstrate how to position your hands to make life like shadows of a lumbering dinosaur, an eagle taking flight, a cat scratching itself, a howling wolf, a neighing horse etc.”Download Best Hand Shadow Arts
3. Creatorverse - Android, iOS - $4.99
”Set your creations in motion.
Become an inventor as you design unique creations and then set them in motion. You’ll never know what to expect as you watch your creations bounce, roll, tilt or even accelerate on the screen. Let your creations come to life as you play with different joints, forces, motors, teleporters, and inputs then watch what happens next. “Download Creatorverse on AndroidDownload Creatorverse for iPhone, iPad
4. Grimm’s Snow White - Android - $3.99
”Story Toys’ award-winning series of interactive pop-up fairy tale books for children comes to mobile with a brand new story, the timeless classic Grimm’s Snow White.
Join Snow White in her adventures with the seven dwarves as she tries to escape the wicked queen with her poisoned potions! Will the handsome prince be able to save her?!”Download Grimm’s Snow White on AndroidDownload Grimm’s Snow White for iPhone, iPad
5. Oh, What a Tangle! - iOS - $4.99
”Oh, What a Tangle! tells the story of Kiki, an artistic, little girl who’d rather do anything other than brush her hair. There are simply so many other better things to do.
Left un-brushed, Kiki’s hair develops a tiny, tangled knot. But rather than wish it gone, Kiki nurtures that knot until it becomes something grand, something worthy of an incredible story.”Download Oh, What a Tangle! for iPhone, iPad
6. Victor’s cold! - Android - $3.99
7. Toca Tailor Fairy Tales - iOS - Free
”Time to get busy with those design skills! With Toca Tailor Fairy Tales, you can create, combine and style fun outfits for two characters in a beautiful Fairy Tale setting! Choose between lots of clothing designs, then tailor them by adjusting hems and lengthening sleeves.”Download Toca Tailor Fairy Tales
8. Sticker With Sounds - iOS - $0.99
9. Winnie the Pooh Wonder and Wander - iOS - Free
”Enter the fantastical world of the Hundred Acre Wood where Moms, Dads and their Little Ones can interact with Winnie the Pooh and his friends – creating happy fun and sharing whimsical discoveries. Wander through Winnie the Pooh’s world – that is full of bright colors, sounds and smackerels of action-reaction elements.”Download Winnie the Pooh Wonder and Wander for iPhone, iPad
10. When I Grow Up - iOS - $1.99
”Educational app that stimulates language-learning in the youngest learners. With vibrant illustrations of the professions that give a modern feel to advertising images of the 50s and 60s. The characters and music, and the voices made by children, will delight our digital generation.”Download When I Grow Up for iPhone, iPad
11. Littlest Pet Shop - Android - Free
12. Night Zookeepers - iOS - Free
”Night Zookeeper, the award winning creative project, presents Drawing Torch. Drawing Torch is a magical, drawing and story experience. You become a Night Zookeeper and take on creative drawing missions to look after thousands of magical animals and defeat the monsters that attack the zoo. What do you think a Spying Giraffe looks like?”Download Night Zookeepers for iPhone, iPad
13. Squeebles Maths Bingo - iOS - $0.99
”The Maths Monster has been at it again! This time he's frightened all Ruby's customers away from her ice cream and bingo parlour and has stolen all the ice cream ingredients.
By answering addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems in a fun bingo card game, help Ruby get her ingredients back and convince the 24 Squeeble customers to return.”Download Squeebles Maths Bingo for iPhone, iPad
14. Angel's Great Escape: A Christmas Story - iOS - $2.99
”Created for children aged 2 to 102, Angel’s Great Escape: A Christmas Story is a magical interactive tale for all the family to enjoy in the build up to the festive season.
Angel and her decoration friends have been left behind at the house of Mr Mean and his Mean son and know that they belong in the house of the Good family across the road. They need to escape!”Download Angel’s Great Escape for iPhone, iPad
15. Usborne Sticker Dolly Princesses - iOS - $4.99