round about: apps & vids to keep us going

by mari

Best videos and iphone ipad apps for kids

As you’re reading this, we are somewhere on the North Carolina coast celebrating at a destination wedding. I hope we’re having a blast, because I sure intend to have a blast! One thing I’m sure of, we need lots of different things to help ensure that Birdie has a blast too. So, I’m gathering up some of our current favorites and recent finds to keep things running smoothly for those in-between times. If you have some great recommendations for videos and apps – I’d love to hear them, let us know in the comments!

  •  The Dax Channel on Vimeo – a list of alternative videos for kids from a discenring dad.
  • 2o Kid-Friendly YouTube Channels – With obvious gems like Sesame Street and PBS Kids, and less obvious finds like the Muppets Studio and more.
  • KidProof on Vimeo – Kid-safe videos of all kinds.
  • Yummiloo App – Learn about growing food, composting, and making rainbows with a rainbow machine. Birdie loves this one.
  • Barefoot World Atlas App – I haven’t shown this one to Birdie yet, but I’m excited to explore and learn more with her. A perfect app for travelling too!
  • Bugs and Buttons/Bugs and Bubbles Apps – Both of these are winners. They include several games in each, and really approach learning numbers/colors and basic games for kids in a grand way. They keep Birdie occupied for a significant amount of time.
  • Plus, check out this great blog, The Kid Should See This, for tons of unique video finds.

And with that, I’m off to go sit on the beach. At least, I hope that’s what’s happening right now! See you next week …

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Alicia Peyrano April 19, 2013 at 10:07 am

Any app by Duck Duck Moose! Colourful, clever and educational apps that the whole family likes to play.


2 Mari April 19, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Yes, you’re so right, we like those too!


3 Dawn April 23, 2013 at 6:54 pm

YAY! Perfect timing! We are buying our special needs daughter an iPad for her 5th bday coming up at the beginning of these ideas! Thanks for sharing!


4 mari April 24, 2013 at 9:08 am

I really think, in moderation, that iPads are a great thing for kids. Make sure to check out the Library tab at the top of the blog to see some of our fave iPad apps – and enjoy!!!


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