Children may be adorable but they’re also loud, messy and often incontinent. Millions of you still insist on giving birth to them however, sometimes you’ll even have more than one. Here at Life Of Android we won’t judge, we’re here to help when the going gets tough and they won’t…stop…crying.
Though reaching for your smartphone might not seem the wisest move when one of your kids needs pacifying, you’d actually be surprised at the number of quality apps designed especially for ‘the little ones’. Read on for a host of interactive storybooks, join the dots adventures and alphabet-themed downloads designed to make parenting as easy as, well, child’s play.
The Cat in the Hat – Dr. Seuss
The Dr. Seuss books are treasured classics by children of all ages and pretty much the entire series has been adapted for Android by Oceanhouse Media. We’ve selected The Cat In The Hat for your instant attention because it’s our favourite. Fear not fans of One Fish Two Fish, each title has been lavished with professional narration, enlarged artwork and additional mini games like word association. Story time just got interesting.
Kids Connect The Dots
Bright colours and dot-to-dot puzzles are two seemingly ordinary phenomenon that kids go doolally for. Rather than question the logic behind their underdeveloped mental capacities, the genius developers behind Kids Connect The Dots have combined the two into a smorgasbord of counting fun. Featuring over 100 puzzles and some plenty of vibrant drawings, there’s plenty to enjoy here.
Teach your offspring the alphabet in style with this leisurely quiz app. Kids Alphabet works by displaying three pictures of which only one matches an alphabet letter displayed onscreen. For the letter ‘T’, your toddler will be expected to recognise a ‘tiger’. For the letter ‘A’, they should be on the lookout for an ‘apple. For the letter ‘S’, it’s the slightly more tricky ‘subatomic machine gun’ that’s featured. Okay, we made that last one up.
One to play together with the preschoolers, Airport Mania tasks you with managing a cartoon travel hub. It’s your job to make sure planes land and takeoff on time as well as receive any necessary repairs or maintenance. If you’re not quick enough, the jets will begin to get upset and angry. You won’t like them when they’re angry.
An Android game based around some poor child’s garish sock drawer may not read like a winning app on paper but in practice it works a treat. Featuring Match, Memory and Count modes Kids Socks contains plenty to entertain, especially if you’re feeling cheeky and want to switch on its underpants mode.