My holiday series of “Gifts for the Gifted” concludes today with a post on apps that you might want to pre-load on that new iDevice you’re about to set under the tree. This is, by no means, an exhaustive list. New apps are released weekly, of course, and there are quite a few older apps that I may not have had the pleasure to try, yet. I will give you some resources for finding apps that might fit your specific needs at the end of this post.
These apps are great for elementary age children, and do not require much reading. If I have previously reviewed the app on my blog, I have included a link so that you can learn more about it.
We will start with the free ones:
- Puppet Pals (this version is for iPad only, but Puppet Pals Pocket works on smaller devices) – a link to my review
- Dinner Not Art – a link to my review
- Crayon Physics (currently free for iPad only)
- Bubble Ball – a link to my review
- CargoBot (for iPad only) – a link to my review
- Daisy the Dinosaur (for iPad only) – a link to my review
- Pocket Law Firm – a link to my review
- Blue Block
- Hue Shapes
- Rover (for iPad only) – a link to my review
- Brain Pop
- Pictorial – a link to my review
- Shadow Move – a link to my review
- 123D Sculpt
- Solitaire Chess – a link to my review
- IQ Epilogue
And now for the not so free apps that I highly recommend are worth the current price:
- Puppet Pals Director’s Pass($2.99) – this paid version offers a lot more characters plus the opportunity to use your own pictures as characters or backgrounds
- WordFoto($1.99) – a link to my review
- Type Drawing($2.99) – there is a free version, but I did not like that one
- Windosill($2.99) – a link to my review
- Scribble Press($2.99) – this used to be free, but not any longer; still worth it, in my opinion – a link to my review
If you are looking for ideas for more apps, here are some of my favorite resources:
- Appitic – a link to my review
- iGame Mom
- iPadapps4school – new site hosted by Richard Byrne, author of Free Tech 4 Teachers
- Tech Chef 4u – a link to my review
You can also check out my Pinterest boards.
And, finally, if you bought a new iPad for your child, you might want to read these reviews of child-friendly iPad cases.