We're about to get an iPad for Kitty, who will be three in January.
My budget for apps is pretty limited, so I was just wondering what apps people would recommend for a toddler, just to get started with introducing her to the iPad? She's not very good at cause and effect games, but anything that will encourage her to understand that she is controlling what's on the screen might be useful for now.
Or would you go for something that has longer term use too?
The Sound Touch Apps and the new Sound Touch Videos-I use these lots in my Special school with very young and older students-great for finger isolation; touching, looking and and waiting-great trining for attention and looking rather than the appa that require swipe and continual tapping. There is lots of varieity so big bang for your money-also try Sound Touch Colours-visually VERY atrractive and great vocab building.
Many folks like Pictello. I think it is too expensive ($9.99) for what it does. You might compare it to Click n' Talk, $1.99. Neither is cause and effect, which you asked about. Click n Talk allows you to take photos, import them into pages, add text underneath, and record someone reading it aloud (or music or sound effects). You can create wonderfully personalized digital texts around experiences and interests. Many children find these highly engaging and learn more quickly because of the personal content.