Want to add some apps to your iPhone for Thing 1 and 2 without paying a dime? Here are some of our favorites.
FREE – This is a lite version of the iWriteWords app. This App has the best tracing interface I have seen. I have tried numerous tracing apps and even I get frustrated with how impossible they seem and I have been able to draw capital letters for over 20 years! The downside to the lite version is that you can only do letters A to C in both capital and lower case letters. The app also provides numbers 1 through 9. However unlike simpler tracing apps they also provide a few 3 letter words such as cat, cup and owl. The paid app is a bit pricey at $2.99 so I would wait until your toddler has mastered the provided free letters before upgrading.
FREE – This app will please even the youngest of users. In the menu you have options to show letters, numbers, shapes, pictures, and colors. The menu also lets you determine how many objects can be shown at once from 1 to 20. AlphaBaby also allows you to record your own voice announcing the letters, numbers and shapes. The game has no rules and no objectives. If you tap the screen a letter, number or shape appears. You can zoom, twist, or flick the objects. Shake to erase or tap to add or replace. Its easy and fun to manipulate.
Want a library of paid apps that cost you nothing? The price of an app can fluctuate. Some apps are FREE when they first come out. Others are dropped to FREE for a day, week, or month to get some exposure. During these times is when you can really score some nice apps for both you and your kids.
1) Browse Top Free Apps in your iPhone’s App Store. If a top app becomes free it will mostly likely be listed here.
2) Browse http://freeappalert.com/.
3) Browse http://appshopper.com/iphone/all/. I like this site because you can browse newly free apps by category. If only Apple would make a kids category then we would be all set.
Check out our favorite paid apps too.