Are you looking for learning apps, tools, and resources that you can use with 2-year olds? If so, we have you covered. Check out our list below. Let us know if there are any that we missed.
Toddler Toy Factory– With a focus on spelling, reading, and memory skills, children build and match toys in this app designed for children aged 1-7. Toddler Toy Factory comes with 10 free toys, with the option to purchase an additional 70 toys. There are three rooms in the app: Make, Find, and Ship. In the Make room, children select and drag letters into a machine to build words. When correct words are built, toys come out of the machine. In the Find room, children search through crates to find matching toys. When toys are matched, children can play with them or clean them up by putting them into another machine. In the Ship room, children put toys into barrels to practice counting. When full, the barrels can be shipped.
The Counting Kingdom – This game puts children into the role of castle defender. They find the sums of the number of monsters that are trying to invade the castle. If they give the correct answer, a magic spell is cast that destroys the beast. The monsters get closer with each failed attempt to provide a solution. The game gets progressively harder, encouraging children to continue to develop their counting skills.
LetterSchool – LetterSchool is a fresh perspective on teaching letter identification. The game guides children to start writing by merely tapping on the starting point, while the game completes the letter for them and ends with the child learning to write the letter. The game uses magic ink and writing instead of traditional ink to engage the children; initially, the game is set up with uppercase letters, but the teacher can change to numbers or lowercase letters.
Interactive Alphabet – This app teaches the alphabet and phonics by connecting images with objects. It has a lot of customizable features; for example, the explore mode lets children choose which letters to learn or when to progress. The tracing mode can be modified for right- or left-dominant children. Teachers and students can also add their pictures and voices to create unique flashcards.
Homer– If you’re looking for an interactive and interesting way to spark your child’s passion for reading, HOMER Reading is the answer. The app comes with thousands of lessons on sight words, ABCs, phonics, and many more to help your child build essential skills with a customized learn-to-read plan. Children love learning to read when they read what they live. It’s designed for 2- to 8-year-old kids.
Avokiddo ABC Ride – This game teaches children to identify letters, read, and write using many alphabetically arranged, letter-based tasks. Each task starts with an alliterative poem that helps students identify a letter. Kids can focus on specific letters or work with different letters in alphabetical order. They can also let their companions, Beck and Bo, set the pace. Using a three-second lock feature, teachers and parents can modify the settings for the children.
KIBO – The STEAM Robot Kit for Children 4 – 7– KIBO is created by KinderLab Robotics, a robot kit based on over 15 years of child development research that allows 4- to 7-year-old kids to program, build, decorate and run their personal robot. KIBO has proven to be effective in helping young students learn steam concepts and making them proud in the 54 countries where it’s being used. KIBO can be incorporated into the classroom without hassle to improve any theme or curriculum, thereby engaging students to learn STEAM concepts.
Little Matchups ABC Alphabet Letters and Phonics– Little Matchups ABC Alphabet Letters and Phonics is a matching game to help reinforce your little one’s alphabet skills. Children are impressionable and fun loving, and they need cute ways to learn. Loved by parents, kids, and teachers alike, this app will help your infant to four-year-old have fun and learn uppercase and lowercase letters. They will develop a firm basis for future learning in English, grammar, and reading that to carry them through life.
Monkey Preschool Lunchbox– Preschoolers love games and are the best at learning, so Monkey Preschool Lunchbox combines both these elements. Designed for two- to five-year-olds, this app has six games to teach colors, letters, counting, shapes, sizes, matching, and spotting the differences. Fun monkeys assist the child, and cute sounds and designs make it appealing to young eyes and ears. Children will also learn fruits and numbers. Virtual stickers provide positive reinforcement for a job well done.
My PlayHome– My PlayHome is the phone version of the classic toy, the dollhouse. Real life dollhouses are very limited with activities for the dolls (i.e., they can sit, walk around, sleep). However, My PlayHome allows children to have the dolls cook, drink, eat, travel, move things around, and even edit rooms with whatever they want. This app is simple enough that a baby can understand it but complex enough that an eight-year-old will enjoy it. This is the perfect application for any young child who loves to make believe and doesn’t want the limitations and restrictions of real-life toys when there is an entire world of fun and endless imagination.