life of our 6-year-old. The game re-quires;you;to;name;the;items;you;want
often asked questions like “Mom, how
?”;Scribblenauts;Re-mix also requires logic and thinking to
their own. FREE
lowing a recipe; shake the phone to
sprinkle powdered sugar, and tip it to
measure vanilla. “Eat” your finished
• Cake Doodle—Like Candy Doodle,
• Monkey Preschool Lunchbox—The
Monkey;Preschool;apps;are;our;favor-ites;for;our;little;guys.;Matching,;ba-sic math, counting, color recognition,
•;Toca Doctor Lite—The;TocBoca;apps
•;Be;sure;to;check;out;Toca Hair Salon,
Toca Tailor, and Toca Kitchen.
•;Ed Emberley Shake & Make—Beloved
art and doodle book author Ed Ember-ley;has;produced;a;colorful;and;entic-ing;puzzle;app;that;challenges;players
then put it back together again. The
• Counting With the Very Hungry
caterpillar’s favorite foods, plus interactive counting and numbers prac-
•;Richard Scarry’s Busytown—If;you’re
familiar Busytown characters in this
app. Activities such as dress the char-
•;Colorforms Revolution Free—Move
the colorful shapes to create fun things
like a car or a house, with changing
colors, patterns, and sizes. FREE
I realized something:
Those apps on that
little handheld device
the relationships in
our home, not tearing
• Thomas & Friends: Engine Activ-
ity Fun—Thomas the Tank Engine
wooden train set and the movies too.
This app offers puzzles, coloring pag-
es, matching games, and collectible
ABCmouse.com Music Video—Ani-
mated music videos, one for each letter
of the alphabet. FREE
• Endless Alphabet—Created by the
team that produced the The Monster at
the End of This Book app, Endless Al-
and spelling activities. FREE
•;Kids Fireman—My;littlest;guy;( 4;years
cabinets up and down, open the doors
Yes, every one of those apps is on
my;smartphone.;Does;the;list;seem;ex-cessive? Years ago I never would have
guessed that I would become a mom
the fact that when we are in the car wait-ing;for;an;older;sibling;to;finish;a;class;or
have something constructive, educational, and fun to do. And when it’s time to
else to do, I just tell them we’re done with
the phone. It’s not as big a deal as I once
thought it might be.
Apps for preschoolers. We love ’em!
Kendra Fletcher is the homeschooling
mother of eight, aged 20 down to 4. She
has never known what it means to homeschool without the presence of preschoolers and loves to encourage other moms
who are beginning their homeschool
journeys with little ones underfoot.
Her homeschooling website and blog can
be found at www.preschoolersandpeace
.com, and her personal author blog can
be found at www.kendrafletcher.com.
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