Bugs and Buttons 2

Bugs and Buttons 2

Bugs and Buttons 2 is developed by Little Bit Studio, LLC. and is the sequel to their app Bugs and Buttons. It teaches children with counting, sorting, matching, shapes, body parts, their fine motor skills, and more. It costs $2.99 to download and has no in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and requires iOS 4.3 or later.

One thing I prefer about this app is that you get way more chances to get an answer wrong. On Bugs and Buttons, you get three, four chances then the mini-game is over. On this app, you get around eight chances.

This app contains eighteen mini-games:

  1. Button Repair (match broken buttons back together)
  2. Flashlight Find (search for bugs hidden under buttons)
  3. Bubble Float (help a buttery trapped in a bubble float pass obstacles)
  4. Sort Factory (sort buttons based on color and design)
  5. Picnic Invader (tap bugs to stop them from stealing the picnic food)
  6. Button Count (count the buttons on the screen and choose the correct answer, does 1 to 20)
  7. Ant Herd (you must swipe objects out of the marching bugs’ way)
  8. Oddball (you select the button that is different from the others)
  9. Music Match (7 piano keys are used to play a tune, you must repeat it in the same order)
  10. Pond Jumper (a bug or button attempts to jump across a pond, you must move a lily pad on the water to help it bounce across)
  11. Button Match (match the button to the correct word; ex: black, blue, circle, yellow, purple, orange)
  12. RC Racer (you control a car and must avoid running into other bugs; your left hand controls speed, your right hand controls left or right movement)
  13. Letter Tank (you fill in the missing letter into its correct position in the alphabet)
  14. Guess What? (a bug draws a shape/number/letter and you touch the correct answer: G, 3, octagon, heart, 7, triangle, R, star, 9 etc.)
  15. Puppet Show (this a game of Simon-Says about the name of body parts; wrist, foot, nose, heart, hair, chin, knee, etc.)
  16. Defender (you use both fingers to stretch a rubber band over crossing bugs to protect them from falling buttons)
  17. Number Garden (as a bee, you have to follow the numbers in order and fly the bee to the flower with a 1 on it, then 2, then 3, etc.)
  18. Bug Crossing (this is like the old game Frogger where you jump a bug around moving bugs and across a river using lilly pads and logs)

iPhone/iPod Link: Bugs and Buttons 2 – Little Bit Studio, LLC.

iPad Link: Bugs and Buttons 2 – Little Bit Studio, LLC.


Cursive Touch and Write

Cursive Touch and Write

Cursive Touch and Write by Fizzbrain LLC is the counter-part to Touch and Write. The only difference between the two is that, as the name suggests, this app teaches your child how to write in cursive instead of print. It costs $2.99 to download and there are no in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

Learn-A-Licious Preschool

Learn-A-Licious Preschool

Learn-A-Licious Preschool by Brainster Apps contains two levels.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

ABC Theater: The Alphabet Song

ABC Theater: The Alhabet Song

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

Touch and Write

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.

Bugs and Bubbles

Bugs and Bubbles

Bugs and Bubbles by Little Bit Studio, LLC. is the third of the Bugs apps. Like Bugs and Numbers and Bugs and Buttons, this app contains eighteen games that teach your child to count bubbles, find a certain color bubble, stack shapes without them falling, match letters, and more. All eighteen games are listed below. It costs $2.99 to download and there are no in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.



LetterSchool by Boreaal is an excellent app for children who have difficulty learning their letters A to Z (both uppercase and lowercase) and numbers (1 to 10). It is very visually stimulating, with lots of sounds and moving objects, so it will keep your child’s attention. This app was the first app about writing the alphabet that my autistic brother actually enjoys playing. He hated every other app I tried with him. So far, every child that I’ve seen play it has enjoyed it. It costs $2.99 to download and there are no in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.