My kids actually aren’t on the iPad very often, but I have found a few apps that we really like and some of them are free or very cheap. Here are our favorites (click on the names to take you to more about them):
Shape Puzzle – Let’s the kids do numerous puzzles. Simple.
Toy Story Read-Along – Just found this one. And it’s FREE! But it’s only on the iPad. It will read the Toy Story book to you. Plus there are ways to “color” and play games. My favorite is the falling parachute game.
Where’s My Water? – Ok, so the kids don’t know about this one yet, but I LOVE it. Friends told me about it last night so I downloaded it tonight and have been playing it!
Fish School – The kids love this one. Helps them with numbers, letters, shapes and matching.
Fruit Ninja – Another one I just found out about and don’t have any feedback yet from Stella or Charlotte, but I’ve had fun with it!
The other thing my girls love are the Dr. Seuss books that are read-along. They are definitely worth the $3-4. Our favorite right now is Cat in the Hat – probably because we watch it on PBS. Or I think you can get a whole Dr. Seuss set for a good deal. In iBooks we’ve also downloaded Peter Rabbit and Axel the Truck for free lately.