Toca Doctor by Toca Boca AB teaches children how to treat minor health problems. You can pull thorns from the patient’s hands and feet, get rid of monster lice, wipe blood off a wound, drop eye-drops into red eyes, stick cotton into a bleeding nose, mend a broken bone, and more. It costs $2.99 to download and there are no in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Toca Doctor Lite by Toca Boca AB is the free version of the app Toca Doctor. Download this and see how your child likes it before downloading the full version. It is free to download and there are no in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Thomas & Friends: Hero of the Railway by HiT Entertainment is based off of the Thomas & Friends movie “Hero of the Rails.” Your child can read along or read it by themselves, solve puzzles, and play a matching game. It is free to download and there are no in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), and iPad.
Learn-A-Licious Preschool by Brainster Apps contains two levels.
- Level 1 contains 12 categories (Animals, More Animals, School, Outdoors, Tools, Transportation, Vegetables, Positions, Movement, Music, Shapes, and Sports). Four pictures are given and a voice asks, Where is the–?” and your child chooses the correct answer. However, until you unlock the full version, you can only do Animals, More Animals, and School.
- Level 2 contains 8 categories (A-C, D-F, G-I, J-L, M-O, P-R, S-U, and V-Z). This level is harder, as the voice asks, “Which one begins with the letter–?”
It is free to download and costs $0.99 to unlock all the topics. It is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Math Kid by Alex Drel is free to download but has many in-app purchases. Even without buying any of the in-app purchases, this app is great for your child to work on simple addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. It is free to download and has 10 different in-app purchases totaling $15.90. It is compatible with the iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad.
ABC Theater: The Alphabet Song by IQURIO LTD teaches children how to write the letters (uppercase and lowercase) and the Alphabet song in pieces: A to G, H to P, Q to V, W to Z, NOW…, and NEXT… It is free to download and there are no in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad (3rd generation)P, iPad Wi-Fi + 4G, iPad (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini, and iPad mini (Wi-Fi + Cellular).
Touch and Write by Fizzbrain LLC is a great app for children learning to write their letters (both uppercase and lowercase). This app is very customizable. You can change the writing utensil from lemon jello to chocolate pudding to ketchup. Last year, I made a video about this app. It costs $2.99 to download and there are no in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.