Category: Fun Apps for Kids

5 of the best Santa apps that prove he’s real. Hear that, Virginia?

We’ve tried a lot of Christmas apps over the years (like, lots), and let’s just say a good Santa app is hard to find. We’ve narrowed it down to these 5 fun Santa apps that we think your kids will love. You can track Santa’s flight on Christmas Eve, alert him that you won’t be home for the holidays, and even video chat directly with him. Hey, if nothing else, that sure beats standing on line at the mall. Related: 6 fun Santa apps for kids Hello Santa app Our kids have been calling Santa through the Hello Santa app for a couple years now, and the...

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Up, up and away with the Sago Mini Planes app

Lately, my preschooler is all about airplanes, but even if your kids aren’t as obsessed as mine, I bet they’ll still love the Sago Mini Planes app. Similar to Sago Mini Friends app (which we’ve featured here on Cool Mom Tech), the Sago Mini Planes app features the same kind of whimsy, color and fun sound effects that kids love, just now in the air! Geared specifically for preschoolers, this app lets players choose their airplanes, the passengers and then the flight path, flying through the sky with obstacles to go around, things to eat (big cookies in the sky!) and stars to catch. Related: Khan Academy...

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Verne: the Himalayas app: Our cool free app of the week

I love the idea of traveling the world with my kids, but actually getting out there and doing it is another thing. I mean, the chance that we’d go float the Amazon or climb the Himalayas anytime soon is minimal. Scratch that, it’s nonexistent. But thanks to today’s tech, my kids can see faraway places in pretty impressive ways. My favorite new one is the fun free app Verne: The Himalayas for Android. Related: One Globe Kids takes your children around the world in a most creative way In this app, you explore a 3D view of the Himalayas through the perspective of Verne,...

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Kids Trade app: Our cool free app of the week

No matter how many times I run to Goodwill or Kon Mari my house, in just a few weeks I feel like we have more toys and video games and stuffed animals than my kids could ever play with. But, of course, they still ask for new things every once in a while. In their defense, it’s hard to deny that little thrill that comes when you get something new, right? I do have that pesky budget to think of, but I’ve found a solution. Thanks to the Kids Trade app, my kids can enjoy new toys and games without breaking their banks. Related:...

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Everything you need to know about Pokemon Go: The good, the funny, and the very scary

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard something about Pokemon Go, the new, free app that’s blowing up the Internet. In fact, it’s about to take over Twitter in user activity. Seriously. We’ve been getting lots of questions about Pokemon Go here at Cool Mom Tech, from what it’s all about to whether it’s safe for kids. And with a bunch of Pokemon lovers in our homes, you can bet we were very curious to get more information. So to help you (and us) decide whether you want to download the app and try it out...

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ChatterPix Kids: Our cool free app of the week

I sometimes think I have the sense of humor of a ten-year-old, which comes in handy since I do have a tweenage son who thinks things like talking cupcakes and singing basketballs are pretty hilarious. What’s even more hilarious is when we can record our own voice coming out of these things which is something the free and totally silly app ChatterPix Kids lets us do. Created by long-time favorite and often educational-app company Duck Duck Moose, ChatterPix Kids for iOS is more entertainment than educational, which is just fine for some creative play time. Just take a photo of anything: A sandwich, the...

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Sago Mini Friends: Cool free app of the week

When your preschooler wants to play, but you really need a few uninterrupted minutes to finish some work or get dinner on the table, we’ve found an entire menagerie of adorable friends who will be happy to set up a playdate at any time. And these friends are really good at sharing, cleaning up, and coming up with new games to play. Sago Mini Friends is a colorful, cartoony free app aimed at entertaining kids ages 2-4 with gentle gameplay that our littlest ones can easily figure out on their own. Created by Sago Sago, a Toronto-based company which happens...

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Calling Toca Boca fans: Get ready to bust a move with the new Toca Dance app

As much as I can hold my own on the dance floor, the stark reality is that I have about two moves I heavily rely on. (Ask anyone at any wedding I’ve ever been to). Despite my efforts to expand my moves repertoire, I think I have to relegate myself to the fact that that’s my dance floor MO. But when it comes to digital dancing, the brand new Toca Dance app is really where my skills can shine. Launching today, as in this very moment, Toca Dance is the 31st(!) app from one of our all-time favorite developers, Toca Boca, and...

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The new Toca Blocks turns your kids into their own masters of the universe. Mainly because they’re building it from scratch.

My entire household is pretty thrilled that Toca Blocks, the 30th(!) app from favorite app developer, Toca Boca, just launched today. I got an early peek at it, and I’m happy to report, it’s just as fabulous as the others. And while Toca Hair Salon and Toca Mini are still my kids’ iPad go-tos (and will remain as such for the foreseeable future), this is definitely one that’s going to get a lot of their attention. Toca Blocks is part Minecraft, part Mario-style video game (or  maybe Little Big Planet), part DIY, and all trial-and-error in a very fun way. Related: 21 of the...

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Animal Jam Play Wild app: A safe, fun, educational way to let your kids act like total animals

Warning: It’s a jungle out there. No, really. There’s a crazy, colorful jungle filled with wild animals and plants for kids to explore, and it’s right there on your smart device. Since we always love the kinds of educational apps that kids can’t put down, we’re really happy to share Animal Jam – Play Wild! It’s a free iOS app that’s based on Animal Jam, the web-based playground and community for kids who are, uh, wild about animals, and it was created in collaboration with National Geographic Kids magazine. Related: 6 fantastic educational YouTube channels for older kids With both the online and...

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