Make Learning Fun for Your Toddler With These Apps

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Being a parent to a toddler is exciting, rewarding and super fun. It's also incredibly exhausting. Toddlers are constantly on the move. But one sure way to get them to relax for a few minutes is to allow them to choose an app to play on your phone or tablet. We won't tell anyone.

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There are tons of available apps for toddlers that aren't just fun, but educational as well. So, if you give your kiddo the option to play one of them, you won't just get a break from chasing your tiny person around the house, you'll feel good knowing his mind is being stimulated. Plus, it can be a fun experience for the two of you to do together.

Here are some fantastic educational apps that will keep your toddler's mind active and learning.

Elmo Loves 123s

Help your child learn to count from 1 to 20, do simple addition and subtraction and trace numbers. Unlock surprises like Sesame Street videos, puzzles and pages to color. Elmo and Abby Cadabby guide kids through learning math in a fun and adorable way.

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Ages 5 and under. Get it on iOS for $4.99 and Android for free with in-app purchases.

Fish School HD

Your preschooler will learn letters, numbers, shapes and colors in an under-the-sea world. And the teachers are colorful fish!

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Ages 2 to 5. Free on iOS and Android.

Sight Words

A fun-filled adventure where kids learn to recognize, read and write up to 320 sight words. The app is based on the game hide-and-seek, so it won't just be educational for your toddler, it'll also be super fun.

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Ages 5 and under. Available for $2.99 on iOS

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

Your child will be able to follow along, learn new vocabulary and explore pictures as the narrator reads Dr. Seuss's classic book Green Eggs and Ham. The app is interactive and a great way for kids to associate words with their meanings.

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Ages 2-6. Available for $3.99 on Android.

Busy Shapes

Busy Shapes helps kids learn shapes, colors and sizes through a series of puzzles while working on their problem-solving skills. The challenge is for kids to find solutions to puzzles through experimentation.

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Ages 5 and under. Get it for $2.99 on iOS.

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