So I asked my own 6 year old what her favorite apps of 2012 were. Keep in mind we are on Christmas vacation and her brain is trapped in a sugar fog with visions of academic apps far from her head!
This was her response:
1. Perfect Tree - We love to play this one in chain mode, always striving for the longest chain. I think we got 26 as our highest. It is a bit of a mindless game but I must admit I am addicted too! I justify it by thinking you also have to think while you play and we take turns back and forth. There is a free version that gets you 15 levels, by then you are hooked though and want the $2.99 upgrade for all 200 levels. I know we did! There are also many games just like this one with other themes... Fishdom being one of them.
2. Curious Zoo - We got his one for free on one of those free app days! Then we purchased the other zoo areas for 99 cents each which ends up costing about $5. George gets the keys to a zoo. He goes in and feeds and washes the animals. You learn a bit about animals and have a little fun. I like the game, not sure if its worth the money in my opinion, maybe for preschoolers it is! Keep your eyes peeled for freebies with this one.
Pet Hotel - This is one of those apps like farmville on Facebook. You build a hotel and look after the animals that come to stay in it. You raise the babies, party with the pets and learn about animal breeds. It's free but there are in app purchases of coins and food etc. I just shut off the option of in app purchases and she has to wait to get the coins by performing tasks etc in the hotel.
Cookie Doodle - This fun educational app allows you to make cookies without the mess. There are tons of options and its excellent fine motor practice. The app is 99 cents and was rated 2011 parents choice of the year app! You follow recipes, bakes and decorate. There are over 200 cookie cutters - hours of fun!
Magnetic ABC - This app comes with about 10 other in app purchases allowing you to buy other magnet themes to create stories etc. There is also a lite version if you want to check it out. The app is on sale today for 1.99. We use it to practice spelling words and just to have some fun!
So these were "my girls" picks! Wishing you and "Appy New Year" !