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Top 5 iPhone Apps for Toddlers

written by: Arnold Zafra•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 9/16/2010

If you have a toddler in the household, chances are he or she always borrows your iPhone. If you do allow your toddler to use your iPhone, you've probably downloaded dozens of iPhone apps for toddlers already. If not, read on to find out about the best toddler iPhone apps you can download.

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    ABC 123 Blocks = Learning Tool For Toddlers

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    The first app on our list of the best toddler iPhone apps is ABC 123 Blocks which actually consists of four learning activities for your toddler. It has the ABC section which your kids can use to flip through the letters of the alphabet and match them with images of animals. Then it has the 123 section where your kids can tap numbers, hear them pronounced and see animations that illustrate the numbers. The app also gives your kids a shape section wherein they can match shapes and colors. The app also has a music section which your toddlers can use to play a mini piano and try to compose their own songs. What makes this app good is that it was developed by parents with kids of their own. (Price: $1.99) (Download link)

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    Animals for Toddlers

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    This app will help your toddlers learn about animals. It teaches your kids how animals look, as well as how to spell and pronounce their names. The app is composed of 3 sets of flashcards, a quiz and a soundboard. There are 40 sets of animal flashcards which contain bright and colorful images which your kids will surely appreciate. Other features of the app include - the option to spell words along with the letter animation synchronized with a pleasant voice, the ability to hear animal sounds when tapping on the animal's picture, and friendly and happy children's music. In addition to all those features, this iPhone app for toddlers also has a quiz portion where you can test your child's learning and development when it comes to their knowledge of animals. (Price: $0.99) (Download link)

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    Build A Zoo

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    This is an entertaining app consisting of six educational games that will help your toddlers learn about spelling, matching words, letters and fine motor skills development through the use of the iPhone's touch and accelerometer features. The app features the following games - Monkey Letter Scramble, Bird Card Flip, Polar Bear Bowling, Elephant Mindreading, Turtle Race, and Dolphin Beach Ball. All of these are fun, engaging and yet educational games. The app also features sound effects, and balloon animations.(Price: $1.99) (Download link)

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    Toddler Flascards

    Toddler Flashcards 

    There are many flashcard-type apps available for the iPhone, but Toddler Flashcards is possibly one of the best if not the best designed flashcard app for the iPhone. It's a great tool for helping your kids learn basic words by engaging, entertaining and making them learn. The app teaches your toddlers the names of animals, foods, and other things such as the alphabet or numbers. What's good about these flashcards is that they not only speak to your kids but also play animal sounds. Even my one year old son loves playing around with this app. (Price: $0.99) (Download link)

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    Jigsaw Puzzles

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    No one can deny the fact that jigsaw puzzles are one of the most effective educational games for toddlers. So, we've included Jigsaw Puzzles on our list of best iPhone apps for toddlers. This app gives you around 40 gorgeously designed puzzles that will be enjoyed by both you and your kids. The puzzles in this game come in various sizes. It's got all types of puzzles for any member of your family, including of course your kids. To make the game more enticing, you can play your iPod music while putting puzzle pieces together. In addition to its great features, Jigsaw Puzzles also lets you create your own custom puzzle. You can use your family photos or any photos for that matter and turn them into puzzle pieces. (Price: $1.99) (Download link)

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