If you spotted the iPad Mini in the Apple announcement this week and thought that it would be just perfect to use with your tot, well you're in luck with today's tablet app roundup as it's all about apps that are great for brushing up on those skills that help prepare them for Kindergarten.
A Day With a Difference: This app like all of the other iPad suggestions comes to us from a PreK educator friend of ours who loves using this with her students. This interactive story helps children learn about comparatives and features quite cute illustrations. $1.99
Baby Bear's Long Winter Nap: Not only does our friend use this app in her classroom to help students become familiar with the concept of a story, but she also says it's a great tool for reinforcing sharing and taking turns because the activities inside the story lend themselves naturally to it. Free, $1.99 Also available for Android.
Left Right Pup: As you can probably tell from the name, this app is all about helping young children learn right and left. $1.99
Wheels on the Bus: This colorful app created around the famous song helps children to understand cause and effect and is great to use with 2s. $1.99 Also available on the iPad.
Tracing ABC: As the name implies, this app is all about learning how to write the alphabet. Free, $1.99 Also available for the iPad.
Peekaboo Barn: Would you like for your child to learn the names of farm animals in English and Spanish? Then check out this app! We love the design of the app and give the developers props for not going with an obnoxious color scheme like so many other Android animal apps. $2.99 Also available on the iPad.
What tablet apps does your preschooler love?
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