Early Childhood Apps


Name of App


1 star

Clifford’s Be Big With Words

Help Clifford, Cleo, and T-Bone give Jetta ideas of things to paint by spelling words.  As they play, kids will experiment with letters and letter sounds as they learn to spell three-letter words.

2 Stars

Finger Painting HD

Finger Painting HD is a Multi-Touch freehand drawing board.  With Finger Painting HD you can live a fantastic experience of drawing with the fingers of your hand.

4 Stars

Wheels on the Bus HD

-Listen to the song in English, Spanish, French, German and Italian

-Record your children’s singing

-Here the music played on a violin, cello, piano, and even a kazoo

-Interactive illustrations

4 Stars

Monkey Preschool Lunchbox

Colors, letters, counting, shapes, matching, and differences all by getting the monkey feed.

3.5 Stars

First Grade Pencil-Pal: Learning Game

Great variety of games, videos and activities- Below First Grade level though

4 Stars

Fish School HD

Letters, numbers, shapes, ABC song, colors, differences, matching, playtime.  Fish magically form letters and numbers.  Same creator as Wheels on the Bus.

2 Stars

Build a Zoo

Six educational games for letters, spelling, matching, and provides practice for fine motor skills like dragging and timing

3.5 Stars

Alphabet Tracing

Fun train, truck, and worm animations come to life for children to follow, while showing you the proper way to write the alphabet letters and numbers

3 Stars

ABC Phonics Animals Writing HD Free Lite

Learn ABC recognition, writing, and listening skills with animals.

3 Stars

PBS Kids

Super Why! For iPad

Help child achieve the Power to Read with this collection of four SUPER WHY interactive games.  K/1st Grade. Rhyming, context clues from fairy tales, writing letters

2 Stars

Drawing Den

Perfectly suited for younger children, the easy to use interface makes drawing fun and captivating.  Fill out existing drawings with watercolors and crayons or star entirely new drawings with the pencil.

3 Stars

ABC Swap Flashcards

IPHONE VERSION! Can act as as flashcards with audio to check, can spell the word or trace the letter.

4 Stars

Itsy Bitsy Spider HD

Based on the song.  Has many interactive and educational opportunities to engage children.  Like interactive movie panning to new scene each time you poke the spider.

3.5 Stars

Fairytale Preschool HD

Have fun with fairytale characters- matching colors, letters, and graphics

3 Stars

Baby Flash Cards


Basic vocab for youngsters also has a memory and matching game.