Best Educational Apps -Toddlers and Up

I received a KidloLand & an ABC Mouse subscription to share in an honest review. This post also contains affiliate links. As always, you guys know, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Screen time happens in this house. But I’m not worried because my child isn’t playing mindless games, she’s working on educational tasks. My child is learning while she has her screen time. Do I use it in the house? Guys as a last minute resort, but I use it in the car every time. Izzy had fussed and screamed in the car since she was an infant. Like SUPER unpleasant each car ride. So I started off with simple games on guided access or videos like “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse  or Elmo” and It worked she was much less cranky. I will say, now that she can navigate in and out of and all around her apps she’s the best in the car she’s ever been! So for you all I’m going to share, in my opinion, the BEST Educational Apps you can get.

Here are some I love in order from tablet beginner to pro.

1. Peekaboo Barn

Peekaboo Barn is great for beginners on a tablet or phone. Izzy would play back when she was 6 months old. She HATED the car so I could sit in the back and let her work on cause and effect, while also learning about some animals. How does it work? The barn doors shake and you hear an animal noise. You tap the barn doors, and the animal appears. Next the text pops up and a child says the animal name. To move on you tap the animal and the barn doors shut for the next animal. Very simple and beginner level. Have an iPad? Put it on guided access so they can’t get out of the app while playing in it. 😉

2. KidloLand

KidloLand was a step up for Isabella. I had to teach her how to get back to the home page and how different games/activities worked. Honestly though, most she figured out by trying on her own, which I like best. The KidloLand app is pretty much  an app with a bunch of apps inside. There are seasonal updates and so many songs, activities, fables and games your child will not get sick of it. How is it education? KidloLand also works on cause and effect along with rhyming, colors, cognitive development with puzzles and so much more.

3. ABC Mouse

ABC Mouse is the Mac daddy for education. Most importantly it grows with your child. They can use it prior to 2, like Izzy, and up! It’s wonderful for preschoolers too and really can help them with early literacy, math and more. Izzy has begun to name her letters and has letter recognition for over 50% of her letters and she’s only 21 months. I could be typing all day telling you all the wonderful educational aspects of this app. It was created for an educational purpose and it really does meet the needs of early education support. For all my visual pals, I have photos below of Izzy working on numbers, colors, puzzles and even planets!

My favorite thing about ABC Mouse is the personalized education your child gets. First you create an avatar that looks like them and the you can go on to optionally take assessments with you child to see what activities are best for their level.

Want to try it before you buy it? I have a 30 day trial for you!


Side note, it’s so weird that Pluto isn’t a planet, right?

So If you are willing to give screen time a shot or you know you already love it, then I suggest you check out these apps!

Snag Izzy’s iPad case here.

XO Eryka

23 Comments Add yours

  1. Henry loves ABC Mouse! He uses it in school everyday. I need to check out the KidloLand!!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Yes KidloLand is amazing! He will love it!

  2. I’ve tried Kidloland with my kids and love it…but now I want to try ABC Mouse…I might just snag that free 30 day trial! Thanks for the info!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Yes try it out! You can add up to 3 kids to the app so you can create an account for each one!

  3. Angel says:

    The peakaboo barn looks so cute. Christianity es farm animal books I bet he’d love this!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Yes he would totally love it!

  4. We use ABC Mouse with Isabella and she loves it. I know this is going to sound super funny, but she learned her colors, abcs and animals from educational YouTube videos! Haha

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Not funny at all! Technology is amazing!

  5. Shannan says:

    Heading out of town and Ryland needs these to occupy him!! Thanks for the recommendations!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      thank you Shannan! Yes enjoy!

  6. Suzie says:

    This is great! Love ABCmouse and I am going to check out Kidloland

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Thanks Suzie! Kidloland is another favorite of ours your child will love it

  7. All 3 of these look and sound like great apps! I really enjoyed using ABC Mouse when I was an elementary school teacher!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      So glad you loved ABC mouse too! You’ll enjoy the others also

  8. Jacki says:

    We love KidloLand too! Definitely want to check out ABC Mouse though!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Yes pretty obsessed with it and all the age levels as they grow

  9. Raven Alexis says:

    Will definitely look into these as Legend gets older!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Start with peek a boo farm! He’s ready for that

  10. The right educational app goes a long way!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      It’s so true! Izzy has learned a lot from her apps

  11. Angel says:

    I’m going to have to try these with christian

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Yes! He’d love them

    2. busylittleizzy says:

      Yes! Izzy loves it

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