Family-friendly apps for your kids to enjoy

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20 February 2018 | Lifestyle

Mobile apps have become a fantastic way to introduce young children to new concepts and games in fun and imaginative ways.

Here are 5 family-friendly apps that you can enjoy with your little ones.


My Very Hungry Caterpillar

Having captured the hearts of parents and children around the world, The Very Hungry Caterpillar has made the transition to the digital world in the form of this fun app.

Children can take their caterpillar out on adventures by helping it explore its surroundings, find new fruits to eat and unlock new toys to play with.

Day-by-day the little caterpillar companion grows bigger before eventually evolving into a beautiful butterfly.

Price: £4.99


Dino Tim

Dino Tim is a bright, free educational game which helps young children recognise shapes, sounds and colours.

At the heart of the app is the story of Tim and his mission to rescue his family who have been abducted by witches.

Children will have to solve puzzles and guide Tim through levels in order to reunite him with his family.

Price: Free (offers in-app purchases)


Monument Valley

Multi-award-winning Monument Valley has been incredibly successful since launching in 2014 and is a fantastic puzzle game to play with the kids.

Users have to guide princess Ida through the beautifully rendered worlds, manipulating the environment to help her reach the end of the level. 

And once you finish this game, check out the sequel, which was released last year.

Price: £3.99


abc PocketPhonics

Designed to help children get to grips with English, abc PocketPhonics is an engaging way to help young children sound out and spell frequently used words.

The app encourages youngsters to practice their handwriting by writing out upper and lower-case letters, with arrow prompts they can follow with their finger.

Children can then put their new phonetic and spelling skills to the test in PocketPhonics’ games.

Price: Free


Toca Lab: Elements

Toca Lab: Elements teaches children about the exciting world of science by introducing them to each of the 118 elements on the periodic table.

Each element has its own personality and can be formed when children experiment with many of the digital lab's tools.

Elements is the second app in the Toca Lab series and part of the award-winning Toca Boca company.

Price: £2.99


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