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Best Apps for 6 year old

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#1 JomoMum

Posted 24 December 2019 - 09:16 PM

Santa is bringing a new iPad for the family for Christmas.

6yo DS is allowed to use it occasionally for recreation.

What apps would you suggest?

He mainly used Reading Eggs, ABC kids play at the moment. I’d like some more that are both a bit educational but can also just be for fun, with age appropriate themes and language.

Happy to pay for them as I would prefer to avoid ones with ads built in.

Thanks :) and Merry Christmas!

#2 Chaotic Pogo

Posted 24 December 2019 - 10:32 PM

Duo lingo (pick a language!)
Chess kids
Mister Maker

Also if you don’t already have something, look into Family Zone for regulating internet access to inappropriate sites and apps, and/or use Guided Access to lock it onto a single app so they can’t delete your email etc!

#3 tiggy2

Posted 24 December 2019 - 11:11 PM

Anything Toca Boca
LEGO and duplo apps
Prodigy for maths

#4 José

Posted 25 December 2019 - 05:44 AM

Maybe teach monster.

#5 Not Escapin Xmas

Posted 25 December 2019 - 06:48 AM

Totally agree re Toca Boca. They are ‘digital toys’ rather than games. Really great.

#6 AdelTwins

Posted 25 December 2019 - 02:58 PM

The LEGO apps are free. There’s LEGO juniors, city and creator, etc.

You could try Minecraft in creative mode.

#7 IamtheMumma

Posted 25 December 2019 - 03:05 PM

Khan Academy Kids

#8 Kiwi Bicycle

Posted 25 December 2019 - 07:29 PM

Apps Ds's school asked us to load/ purchase.  Either free or very reasonably priced.
Lightbot Hour ( a basic coding program which moves a virtual robot around like a Beebot)
Doddle buddy
I Motion ( for creating mini movies).
Draw and Tell

#9 Chaotic Pogo

Posted 25 December 2019 - 08:39 PM

Book Creator

#10 JomoMum

Posted 25 December 2019 - 08:57 PM

Thanks everyone!
We will definitely look into the internet safety options too, hasn’t thought about that.

#11 kimasa

Posted 27 December 2019 - 06:09 AM

Some of the apps based off real games are pretty cool. DD likes the Uno app and there's a free word search one that she enjoys too.

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