Tablet Apps Tots & Parents Love Reader Edition

Tablet App Recommendations

Back in March we shared some of our favorite apps that help keep little ones entertained on long trips. At the end of the post, we asked our community to share some of the apps that their kids love and in this roundup, we've brought together their fantastic kid and parent approved tablet app suggestions.

While we did receive several suggestions, since this is a tablet app roundup, we've only included the apps that were suggested and made for tablets.

Reader Suggested Tablet Apps to Delight Your Tot:


iPad
Toca Boca Apps: After perusing the Toca Boca site it's easy to see why several readers have suggested their apps. The apps are colorful and look to be quite a bit of fun. Reader Emerdarwash points out that Doctor, House, Hair, and Kitchen are among their favorites of the Toca Boca offerings. $1.99

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Sound Shaker: One of the apps that reader Ilonastella says their 2 and 5 year olds enjoys and with the crisp, clean graphics we have to say, we're fans as well. $1.99

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Pocket Pond HD: Another one of Ilonastella's picks, this app simulates a koi pond. We can easily see why kids would be entertained by interacting with the colorful fish! Free

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Loopseque Kids: This version of the Loopseque music making app is created just for those very young musicians. Another one of Ilonastella's recommendations, it is easy to see why this app is so enjoyed in their household. $1.99

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Space Crayons: Suggested by reader Debbied4l this app goes beyond the usual drawing app by allowing kids to animate their drawings. Now, how cool is that? $.99

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Tap the Frog HD: Reader MariaB's 3.5 year old loves this app and after we've played around with it a bit we can definitely see the appeal. With a simple concept that's easy for even a very young child to follow, the game can quickly become addicting and it's a fine way to build improve motor skills and coordination. Free

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Android
Drawing Pad: This drawing app has simple, easy to use tools and it's clear why Ilonastella's children like it. Changing the tools is a snap and the drawer design makes it easy for even the youngest artist to find just the right tool that they're looking for. Also available on the iPad. $1.99

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Pirate Scribblebeard:: Reader Michelangelo Caparo suggested this app that he designed for those who are fans of "drawing, storytelling, and silliness," and if you're tot loves pirates then you definitely want this app on your tablet. Also available on the iPad. $2.99

Thank you for all of your great suggestions and keep them coming!

(Image: Joelle Alcaidinho)

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Joelle loves technology and making things and is in an almost perpetual state of problem solving. She's quite fond of airplanes and coffee and is pretty sure she will eventually read all of the books in her library.

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