6 Best apps for babies, toddlers, and developing youngsters

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These are, hands down, the absolute best apps for your babies, toddlers, or developing youngsters! Check out the full list here!

A few weeks ago, we here at TheAsianParent shared which 10 apps we truly believe to be the cream of the crop when it comes to parenting. The prudent parent more than likely hastily signed on to their phone's marketplace and made their lives easier by downloading any of those apps. Well, as helpful, insightful, and practical as those apps are for parents, today we'll be taking a different approach. Now it's time that we take a look at which apps are the best for your babies, toddlers, and developing young children!

Whether or not you're a parent who's strict or lenient with screentime, there's no denying the practicality and usefulness of these age appropriate apps for kids. Whether aiding in their development, or edifying them through a kid-friendly interface, parents will want to take note of these great apps!

6 Best Apps for Babies, Toddlers, and Developing Youngsters

Take a look at the list and be sure to check out these awesome apps for babies, toddlers ,and developing young children!

1. Sprout

Sprout is a parenting app that addresses three very important stages of parenthood. Through three individual apps--Fertility & Period Tracker, Pregnancy, Baby--Sprout's award winning services do the hard work, so parents can focus on what's important: being a parent. Recognized and endorsed by prestigious establishments like TIME and Consumer Reports, Sprout is perfect for any parent in the early goings of parenthood. Its manageable and useful tools, functionality and content with clean, attractive design is perfect for techy and not so techy parents alike.

The most unique function of Sprout's baby app is the ability to time and record each and every little detail (e.g. feeding times, naptimes, etc.). It also allows you to record key moments, with pictures, and then download a full PDF of their first milestones.

Price: Free
Available on: Google Play and Apple Store


2. ABC Kids - Tracing & Phonics

Aimed towards toddlers and developing young minds, this fun, free, and engaging app is perfect for cultivating reading skills at an early age. Ideally for preschoolers and kindergartners, this interactive learning application will teach kids the basics of the alphabet and phonics. Further more, the tracing functionality makes the app more responsive, while simultaneously improving your kids' handwriting without them ever batting an eye. The colorful application is sure to being endless hours of fun to your children and will also foster important skills that they'll soon be utilizing on a daily basis.

Price: Free
Available on: Google Play


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3. Day One

An amazingly assembled journal application that helps you record key milestones and events. Essentially, it's a digital baby book. It features an easy to use interface that makes for speedy note taking and journal entries. The app allows you to record things as they’re happening, rather than waiting until you get a moment to sit down and write in a traditional baby book. It’s photo-driven and lets you add cute or funny captions, longer journal entries, tags, and keywords to your pic. Best of all: you can then export all your entries to a PDF and print them out.

Price: Free
Available on: Apple Store


4. Sound Sleeper

Featured and endorsed by the likes of BBC Business News, this helpful app is perfect for getting your baby or toddler to bed. Sound Sleeper is a three-in-one sleep solution for you and your baby that will accompany you from birth to the toddler years. Sound Sleeper helps to put your baby to sleep in minutes with Play Mode, help her stay asleep with Listen Mode, and enable her to develop healthy sleep habits with Sleep Tracking Mode. Just set a duration and select from their wide variety of white noises. Of the available sounds that will soothe your infant or youngster: rain, womb, vacuum cleaner and more. You can also record your own sounds if you'd like. Sound Sleeper is the perfect app for nurturing good sleeping habits in your babies and toddlers!

Price: Free
Available on: Google Play and Apple Store

6 Best Apps for Babies, Toddlers, and Developing Youngsters

5. First Words Sampler

First Words Sampler is toddler-tested and approved, with a user-interface designed specifically for the littlest of fingers. The game includes beautiful illustrations, each matched with entertaining sounds and high-quality recordings of letters and words. A perfect fit for getting your children a head start on learning about letters and words. Help them get properly acclimated with sounds of letters, meanings of words and more through the fun, interactive, and colorful interface. Kids can play the game by themselves, but can also bring parents along, talking about the animals, saying the names of the letters, and watching the pictures spin around and sound off.

Price: Free
Available on: Apple Store


6. Itsy Bitsy Spider

This award winning interactive storybook app is great for teaching children about the environment, animals, and nature as a whole. With fun surprises hidden on each page, kids will be actively engaged in this unique learning experience for kids ages 2-6. The colorful and fun interface encourages kids to interact with the app which fosters curiosity, edifies them, and creates a generally fun experience that will keep them entertained for hours at a time. It may be the only entry that isn't free, but the invaluable lessons your kids will learn (and have fun learning) are worth the cost for those willing to cough out roughly $2.00.

Price: ~$2.00
Available on: Google Play and Apple Store


This article was based on a post from Mamma Mia

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