Who says only iPad and iPod owners get all the good stuff? Android users have access to a pretty hefty library of apps and games, too, and there’s a lot of great value out there for you if you know where to look. Here are ten of the best ones that you and your kids can have lots of fun with.
Wheels on the Bus Price: $1.99
A wonderful first-timer app, this delightful musical book takes bus riders on a perpetual storybook journey with your little one. The bus is full of riders, animals and objects that will respond with sounds and animations when poked - wipers swish, doors open and close and monkeys steal cupcakes on board this whimsical little vehicle. The bus plays a song as it ambles on with a new stanza to the tune revealed upon turning a new virtual page. Wheels on the Bus can be sung in several different languages like Spanish, German or French and you can even hear it without vocals by selecting an instrument such as the piano. You can even record your own voices singing the song for a more personal touch.
Kids Socks Price: $0.99
Kids Socks is a charming matching and counting memory game for kids from 2 to 5 years. It’s a great choice for a first app as children will be drawn to the various colors and designs of socks available. The rules are simple – players have an assortment of unmatched, brightly patterned socks that they need to pair off. A suspended clothesline brings a new sock each time and players drag one of their socks up to the clothesline to create a matching pair. The pair then continues along the clothesline as other varieties of socks follow until all the laundry is sorted. Options include matching underwear instead of socks for those who want variety in their laundry, as well as other basic number recognition and memory matching games. It’s a great way to eventually con your kids into learning to do the laundry (you wish).