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As parents, we always try to find ways to entertain our toddlers while trying to incorporate a little learning. I put together a list of some of my children’s favorite apps for the iPhone. These apps are all FREE, so download and let them enjoy! You never know, maybe for once you can wash the dishes in peace.




Doodle Buddy
Download the app: HERE

Doodle Buddy Gold makes finger painting a lot less messy! Finger paint with your favorite colors and drop in playful stamps. Doodle Buddy has funny sounds to pair with stamps, stencils to help draw, and much more!


PBS Kids Video
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Watch videos from your favorite PBS Kids television series anytime, anywhere (in the USA). “PBS Kids Video” fetters more than 1,000 videos from over a dozen top PBS Kids and PBS Kids Go! television series, including Curious George, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That, Dinosaur Train, SUPER WHY!, Sesame Street and Wild Kratts. The app provides a child-friendly viewing experience for all ages.

 My Coloring Book
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My coloring Book is a fun coloring activity for all ages. It has a variety of bright colors to use and show off your creativity. It will keep your children busy with a positive activity that fits right into the palm of their hand. You won’t have to worry about them crying over crayons or books they’ve dropped and cannot reach. The touch-sensitive screen is easy to pick up and play for both kids and adults. This is one iPhone/iPad app the whole family will be sure to enjoy.


Alphabet Tracing
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Fun train, truck and worm animations come to life for children to follow, while showing the proper way to write alphabet letters and numbers. Trace your finger, try the color palate and textures. You can even use it as a doodle pad.

Tozzle (Lite)
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Looking for something entertaining but also educational for your kid? Then Tozzle is the perfect app for you. It keeps your toddler entertained  and he/she learns to improve shape recognition and motor activity. In the lite version, your child has four puzzles to choose from, but in the pid ($1.99), your child has 39 different puzzles to choose from. It’s really easy to use. Just let your toddler click on the play button and let him/her solve the puzzle by drag and drop. Once the puzzle is solved your kid can play around with the sound edicts by tapping on the figures.

 Phone for Kids
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Phone for kids transforms your iPhone/iPad to a complete Child Safe environment. Here they will find touch-sensitive menus with no less than 24 unique educational games and activity design to interact, entertain and teach. Phone for kids includes easy-to-digest educational materials about: colors, numbers, letters, shapes, directions, days of the week, animals, drawings and much more. It’s the perfect way to use your iPhone/iPad as a complete learning experience for your babies, toddlers and children of various ages.

Toddler Teaser Shapes
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Approved by teachers, parents and toddlers alike, Toddler Teaser Shapes teaches while it entertains. With a focus on simplicity and full voice overs, toddlers play and learn without the need for extra help. The app displays colorful quizzes, flashcards, puzzles and games while offering positive reinforcement and fun rewards. The child-safe menu allows parents to customize game play and difficulty.

* We are HUGE fans of Toddler Teaser and if you are looking for more than shapes, I highly recommend spending the $1.99 on the Toddler Preschool Quizzing. It is worth EVERY penny! This was my oldest sons favorite app when he was a toddler and I still catch him playing it on my phone.


 My Alphabet Coloring Book
Download the app: HERE 

My Alphabet Coloring Book is a fun coloring activity for all ages. Each picture is in alphabetical order with a picture to represent the letter and the word associated with the picture. It has a variety of bright colors to use and show off your creativity. It will keep your children busy with a positive activity that fits right into the palm of their hand.

Download the app: HERE 

For toddlers who need a fun distraction, Bubbles brings the simple pleasure of popping bubbles to your iPhone and iPad. Bubbles is fun entertainment that’s targeted at toddlers, but enjoyed by adults too. You can hear bubbles popping, see the bubble fly off your finger and feel gravity pull the bubbles downward.


iPhone camera and videos

I don’t know about you, but here at Simply Real Moms, our toddlers love nothing more than to see pictures or watch videos of themselves. The great thing about the latest models of iPhone is that they come with a front screen camera. Great for entertaining the little ones! The best part? No need to download since the phone comes with the app already installed!



Disclaimer: I was not compensated to mention any of these apps.