I recently took an almost 6 hour plane ride across the country with my toddler. While this wasn’t the first time we flew to NY from California in her life, it was the first time for us after she turned 2.
The twos. They are almost like a thunderstorm. In awe at the change, it still hits your skies with a roar as parents. And I mean quite literally, a roar 😉
We wanted to keep her toddler “roaring” to a minimal, so I found these 10 awesome apps that totally helped us keep her occupied in between snacks, potty breaks and a nap on our recent cross-country flight. (We hope the ride back home is just as successful!).
While we have an iPad so got these in iTunes, many are available or have similar versions on other devices.
Peekaboo Barn is a barn adventure that makes learning fun for your toddler. It teaches the names of barn animals in either English or Spanish as well as the sounds each makes, which is awesome for our little girl, because she loves making animal noises and is also learning Spanish already.
Kids love bubbles. Enough said.
Great little matching game for colors, shapes, letters and numbers.
This app keeps your toddler entertained as they learns to improve shape recognition and motor activity. You can choose from many different puzzle pictures, complete with sound effects. She adored it.
The sparkles in this make drawing super fun! She just loves it. Plus it’s the mess free way to color, paint and draw;)
My friend Tari had told me about this and I am so glad! It can read the story to your little one, and has great animation and sound. The first 3 stories and download are free and then you can purchase more stories if you like.
A little advances for my 2-year-old, but she was actually getting it so think she might like it more in a few months, I thinks it’s awesome for 3 year olds or preschool age kids. iWrite Words teaches your child handwriting while playing a fun and entertaining game. There are 70 words/levels each of uppercase and lowercase, 20 levels of numbers, a playback feature once the words are accomplished, and more.
Well worth the buck. Laila loves dogs and this little adventure of an app helps kids find Gumbo, a lost dog with the aid of clues and questions.
This is one of her fave songs so I had to! Wheels on the Bus is a fun, interactive musical book based on the popular children’s song. When you climb on the bus, you can spin the wheels, open and close the doors, swish the wipers and pop some bubbles.
Caution: great app with all the kids faves, but if your child loves singing (rather loudly) like ours does, you might want to refrain on including it for plane rides, or have them just listen with kid friendly headphones.
Hope these help and happy traveling mommas!