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Top fun 10 apps for your grandchildrenCreated by Lisa in Age: At School, Age: Pre-school, Being a Granny-carer, Technology
لعبة المتاجرة بالذهب موقع مهم Wondering what the latest recommendations for the best children’s iPhone and iPad apps are? We have put together our very own Grannynet top 10 apps for your grandchildren. Most of these have come direct from our Grannynetters. Happy downloading!
The Three Little Pigs (£3.99)
Bizzy Bear on the Farm (£2.49)
هل تم تداول اسهم اسمنت ام القرى These apps are interactive story books from Nosy Crow (make sure you get the right versions!). They are recommended for children 3 years and above. They get rave reviews. Here’s what our Grannynetters have to say:
انتقل إلى هذا الموقع على شبكة الإنترنت “Each screen can be tipped to enlarge the picture or change the perspective and little blue spots appear which, when touched make the characters speak. The speech is accompanied by the text in speech bubbles. The child can help the wolf to blow the house down and on the farm do such things as make the cows moo, round up the sheep and feed flies to hungry nestlings. I can honestly say I haven’t been so impressed with a publication for a long time. I’ve had to ration GS’s use as he loves it so much.” ENID
Soundtouch Lite (free)
http://huntnewsnu.com/?santaklays=%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%B3%D9%87%D9%85-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D9%87%D9%84%D9%8A-%D9%81%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B3%D8%B9%D9%88%D8%AF%D9%8A%D8%A9 Soundtouch is aimed at toddlers and young children. It contains 180 sounds and images of animals, vehicles and musical instruments. Read what our Grannynetters say:
الخيارات الثنائية المغناطيس تحميل البرمجيات الحرة “…it’s brilliant. It has gorgeous pictures of wild animals, domestic animals, musical instruments and they all play and make the animal noises as you touch them. Keeps R fascinated.” ENID
ABC Pocket Phonics Lite (free)
http://aitram.pt/?rybish=%D9%85%D8%A7%D9%87%D9%8A-%D8%AA%D8%AC%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B0%D9%87%D8%A8&93a=29 This app was recommended to us by a school teacher. It teaches the basics of reading and writing. It is the only iphone application that follows the UK’s national curriculum. It was designed by teachers who use phonics to teach children to read. It is primarily aimed at pre-school kids and those aged up to 7 years old.
Talking Tom Cat (free)
Tom is your pet cat that responds to your touch and repeats everything you say with a funny voice. Enjoy hours of fun and laughter with Tom. What our Grannynetters say:
http://skylarkstudios.co.uk/?pomulyyko=forix&c78=2d “Have you tried downloading Talking Tom on an iPhone or iPad? That will keep your two, and you, busy for hours. You have to see it to appreciate it.” ENID
Grow your Garden (£0.69)
Grow your garden is great for early schoolers. It makes learning maths easy and fun with interactive arithmetic puzzles. It takes a little while to get the hang of it but once you work out you need to use the correct watering cans to make up the water drops on each plant and fill up the right number of drops, it’s a great way of getting young children to do simple maths.
Angry Birds (free)
Love it or hate, Angry Birds is a worldwide phenomenon. You can now also get the board game (which we can recommend!) and other derivatives. This app is great for children of all ages from about 4 years old upwards. There are a number of different Angry Birds ‘scenes’ you can download for free too eg Space. Sometimes a bit of frivolous fun doesn’t hurt?
Thomas & Friends: Engine Activities (free)
Tap into the fun of Thomas & Friends with this interactive app. Probably best for 3 years plus, little engineers will be entertained for hours as they play with puzzles, colouring pages and matching games.
By Lisa Walder (updated by Charlotte Lloyd Owen)
Useful links: How to download or install an app on an iPhone or iPad