What? A 17-month-old has an iPad, you ask? Well, no, not really. I don’t personally own an iPad, but my mommy does, but you would think that it belongs to me since I use it more than she does. I even have my own category of apps bookmarked with my name. I guess that makes it part of mine, doesn’t it?
Well, I’ve been using an iPad for a very long time, before I even knew how to walk. See that picture of me down there? I couldn’t even stand, but yet I was interested in everything that was on there. Mommy downloaded my first app, and I was in app heaven.
Now I play what’s mine and some of mommy’s games as well. They’re all kid-friendly, but mommy doesn’t like it sometimes when I play a few of her games, especially her Family Feud. I do try to help, but its not my fault that I can’t type in the answer to help her friends win their fast money round.
These are the apps are supposedly only for me. I’ll tell you about them from left to right.
Fisher-Price makes these amazing apps and the best thing about them is that they are totally FREE. When we say free, we mean free. Now tell me who doesn’t like free? If you say you do, you’re lying and mommy says no one likes a fibber. Do you know those apps who tell you that they’re free but then want you to pay to unlock certain features, well Fisher-Price doesn’t do that. No way! These are for babies age 6 months and up.
FP Laugh and Learn Animal Sounds:
I get to learn the names of the animals and the sounds they make in this app. This also teaches first words, and there is a really fun song that goes along with learning as well.
FP Giggle Gang:
This one is just silly because it makes me giggle. There are two levels in all the apps, and I get to play on a piano as well. I can even record and listen to myself giggle.
FP Laugh and Learn Let’s Count:
This one teaches numbers, counting from 1 to 10, animals, and first words as well. The animation is super cute, and its very easy for me to swipe across with my fingers to get to the next animal so I can continue with my counting.
FP Laugh and Learn Shapes and Colors:
An easy way for me to learn my shapes and colors is through fun interactions and music.
FP Laugh and Learn Where’s Puppy’s Nose?:
If you own the Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Puppy then this app goes hand in hand with that. This teaches body parts and helped me learn about my nose, ear, eyes, mouth, foot, tummy, hand, and head. This is by far my favorite app.
FP Laugh and Learn Puppy Player:
This is a new app we downloaded, and I get to watch a cute little video. There are 3 animated episodes and 5 animated music videos that teach me all about letters, numbers, colors, shapes, animals, opposites, body parts, and more. This app more than makes up for all the others if you don’t want to download them all.
Funny Animals for Baby:
This one has three learning modes where I can play with the animals and even match them to their names and sounds. This app develops my auditory, visual, and fine motor skills.
Baby Sign – $2.99:
Because of my language delay (what language delay? I just don’t feel like talking), mommy decided to download Baby Sign. Mommy thought that this would help me learn to communicate by signing. I’ve learned a few of the signs, and I love watching the babies do it while I follow along.
If you’ve been with me from day one or have read most of my posts, you know that I’m learning a foreign language. Oui, oui. It’s definitely not Spanish. Non, non!
These ones help me develop my French language skills.
Little Pim French – $2.99:
I am actually using the Little Pim DVD to help me in my quest to learn French, so we thought, why not download the app for the days when we’re out and about? I can still learn while I’m riding in the car, right? So Little Pim has been my constant companion, along with Kitty, of course. There are other language packs available if French is not your thing. Might I suggest Spanish?
The Little Red Hen:
This was free and can be told in both French and English. The words are there along with the story. I’ve never heard the story of the Little Red Hen and enjoyed it immensely.
ABC French Alphabet Puzzles – $1.99:
This one is for older kids, but mommy thought it was cute. Its all about puzzles. You get to put the puzzles together, and when they are done, a French narrator explains to you what they are.
French For Kids – $3.99:
This app is by far my favorite for learning the French language. It contains over 400 commonly used French words, including numbers, colors, animals, food, drink, transport, and even musical instruments. All you need is a touch, and it says what the word is with the sound as well. It can also spell out the word, pronouncing each letter in French. This one I most certainly recommend.
Now that I’ve told you all about my favorite apps, why don’t you tell me what your favorite is? All apps are available in the iTunes app store.