If you’re a mom, chances are you’ve started to unload the dishwasher only to be interrupted by a tiny human with an emergency like pouring a glass of milk, fetching a snack, building a block tower… anything other than unloading the dishwasher. It’s all delightful and worth it and every moment is a blessing – of course!!! I’m not complaining!! I love my role as a mom – but…. occassionally (not often, obviously) it would be fantastic to complete the task at hand. Sometimes, mamas just need to preoccupy their little ones with screen time to get stuff done.
Today, my friend and I were discussing all of the times we get close to the brink of losing our minds as moms. This turned into the topic of favorite iPad apps because obviously, screen time can buy you a few minutes for a chore. Or to go to the bathroom. Or swipe some lipgloss and put your hair in a messy bun (aren’t we all thankful those are in style!?) She requested a blog post on the best iPad apps for toddlers. Here you go, for the world wide web to enjoy: my 3-year old’s favorite iPad apps to buy you a little time to GSD…
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- Talking Ben the dog repeats what you say in a funny voice plus blows stuff up in experiments. My daughter finds this hilarious.
- Pepi Bath and Pepi Bath 2 give the kids a bath! Teaches sequence. And the importance of teeth-brushing.
- Talking ABC the song will get stuck in your head. And the clay letters turn into animals. It’s kind of mesmerizing.
- Metamorphabet this is a front runner for favorite. The ABCs move and interact. Pretty sure this one taught her ABCs.
- Trucks this one has a few different sequence games, and both of my kids love to play it.
- Itsy Bitsy SpiderThe itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout, and hats fall from the sky, and there is a song. I don’t get it but my daughter loves it.
- Peekaboo Barn this one features a barn. Tap on the door and an animal is revealed and announced. Repeat. Oddly attention-keeping.
- Ocean Ocean creatures do stuff.
- Ploc Whiz it’s like Ikea made a stylish puzzle app with graphic art. Drag and drop to match the shapes in the artwork.
Enjoy! Maybe do something more fun than unload the dishwasher with your newfound freedom.