Good apps for a 2 year old?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by neilw, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. neilw macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2003
    New Jersey
    I'm going to be heading on vacation shortly with a brand new Touch and my precocious 2 year old daughter. Can anyone recommend apps that she might enjoy playing with for a little while? Just looking for an additional distraction when we're stuck in airports, airplanes, etc.

    I think I once read that little kids like playing with Koi Pond. Others?
  2. razorianfly macrumors 65816


    Oct 16, 2007
    Cheshire, United Kingdom
    You could try 'Henry & Hailey's Preschool Pals - Kids Mix & Match' [App Store].

  3. chainprayer macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2008
    i would suggest a toy cheaper than $20 just in case its lost
  4. Bobioden macrumors 68000


    Sep 23, 2007
  5. ilfn143 macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2008
    Enron by the Sea
  6. Schtumple macrumors 601


    Jun 13, 2007
    Yeah, I'm gunna say pay $5 for a small toy you can quickly tease her with, rather than risk ruining something like that...
  7. Macdaddyp macrumors newbie

    Dec 3, 2008
    Here's a few big in the young tot industry



    and the current #1 on the tot hit parade...

  8. cforand1293 macrumors regular

    Jul 25, 2006
    man I have a two year old also. The thing that works best for me is YouTube with mickey mouse clubhouse or something like that. The only have ten min videos but the can work great when your waiting for food to come out. Just my two cents
  9. neilw thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2003
    New Jersey
    Thanks for the, uh, suggestions. :p

    Fear not, I'm not handing her the thing and walking away. And we will have other toys. But sometimes it's helpful to have something in reserve.

    Heck, she can already take pictures with our digicam...
  10. mavis macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
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    I guess none of thebpeople posting these super helpful replies actually has kids. I do, and so I have a couple of suggestions. ;)

    Preschool Adventure. My 18-month-old loves this one. It has a few different activities, and the sounds/animations are cute.

    Animal Farm. I think that's what it's called. It's an animal picture/sound matching game, mildly entertaining, fairly educational.

    XyPhone. A vitual xylophone whose developer promised lots of cool features months ago. Whatever. My son likes it.

    Movies. I'd highly recommed a Pixar film or two, as well as a handful of Pixar shorts (all available through the iTMS or other channels) ;)

    Hope that helps.
  11. DigMe macrumors 6502

    Sep 9, 2008
  12. mavis macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
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    Wicked! Thanks for the link! That's actually the same developer as the Preschool Adventure app I posted about. :)
  13. speedracer3000 macrumors 6502

    Sep 29, 2008
  14. .adam macrumors regular

    Nov 20, 2007
  15. stiphone macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2008
    Not to worry too much. There are a lot of apps that your daughter would be able to play. My son asks for my iPhone every single day and he just loves playing with it. Kids nowadays get a hang of electronics faster than my grandpa and grandma.

    He's constantly on youtube, watching Thomas and Friends. Just add a few videos that you've scanned thru and ensured that it suitable for her to the favorites page. She'll know what to do next.

    Some apps that i installed on my iPhone that my son loves to play with. DizzyBee, Flick Fishing, Chimps Ahoy, Cowabunga, Cro-Mag Rally, iBowl, iGolf, Space Monkey, Cannon Challenge and Scribble.

    It's amazing watching them use the iPhone. Can unlock it by themselves, flick thru the different pages and select the apps all on their own.

    Btw, my sons turning 3 in a few months time so i guess that should put them in about the same age group. Hope this help!!

    p/s : watch out for your home screen. They do tend to mess up your applications layout!!
  16. odelay macrumors 6502

    Oct 21, 2007
    My 3 yr old son's favourites are: Dizzy Bee, Preschool Adventure, JirboMatch, JirboSays, MonsterMatch, Topple, Cookie Catch, iChalky, Sketches - he loves taking photos with this app to use as the background then giving us all moustaches, glasses, party hats etc.! :D
  17. Cheese macrumors 6502


    Dec 26, 2002
    In the refrigerated section at your grocer
    My almost 5 yr old son is Autistic. He loves to use my iPhone. Here are his favorite apps:
    1. Dizzy Bee
    2. Toy Bot Diaries
    3. Armado
    4. Anything and everything from Jirbo
    5. Preschool Adventure
    6. Rhino Ball
    7. Chimps Ahoy
    8. Space Monkey
    9. RockNRoll
    10. Pocket Pirate
    11. Bubble Bay
    12. Lightsaber
    13. Sounds of the Sea
    14. Cowabunga
    15. Bubbles

    2 words of caution with kids using iPhone (until they make a waterproof rubber coated model with self cleaning touch surface);
    use a good case like something polycarbonate (Griffin Form or something like that) and yes, rearranging icons seems to be a favorite app for most kids.

    As a side question, does anyone else here have an iPhone experience with Autistic children, and perhaps if there are any specific apps that seem to be helpful?
  18. geekmommy4 macrumors 6502


    Feb 10, 2008
    The Wubbcast! If your kids like Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, search for the Wubbcast in the iTunes store. They are great and have clips from their show and other old cartoons and all kinds of stuff. All of my kids love it! I think it only has some of the newest ones on iTunes, but you can find the older ones on YouTube. It's free, too. :)
  19. scottwb macrumors member


    Dec 4, 2008
    My almost four year old loves JirboMatch, koi Pond and Bubbles.

    We also put the Dora the Explorer TV shows on the iPhone for her to watch.
  20. happymom macrumors newbie


    Dec 12, 2008
    Henry and Hailey's preschool pals

    My 3 yr old son really enjoys Henry and Hailey's preschool pals. I'm amazed at how good he is about using the iPhone. I do supervise him and tell him that he has to sit down. I also don't let him eat or drink around the iPhone.

    Henry and Hailey's preschool pals is very cute. Nice art and sound. Simple concept well executed.

    He also likes the Bolt app from Disney. He saw the Bolt movie at the theatre and wanted us to download the game. He also likes light sabre.
  21. gadgetdad macrumors 6502a


    Sep 10, 2007
    On my iPhone
    Pull my finger just came out, what 2 year old wouldnt love it.
  22. macdad123 macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2008

    This guy asked for recommendations for a 2 year old kid... obviously pull my finger is not appropriate. There are a couple of apps my kid absolutely loves... one is Spawn Illuminati, and the other is iLava. He can even turn on the iPhnoe and start the apps himself!

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