In an ideal world we would limit our children’s access to technology and have their source of entertainment be nature and physical activities outside 24/7. But that is only possible in an ideal world; and it’s particularly difficult to implement in Cairo’s crazy streets. Sometimes the only way to entertain your kids is indoors. This is why we have some apps for you that will benefit your child’s development when they do pick up their Ipads or your phones.
This is a great educational app designed to teach toddlers their first words, but using real life pictures and animal voices rather than just letters.If you want to teach your child more than one language from a young age, this is a great one too as you can choose between 13 different languages. Download on IOS and Android.
Suitable Age: 2+
This app is an excellent bridge between technology and traditional pen and paper. Drawnimal motivates children to draw around the device and encourages them to think outside of the box. The app helps them to leave the digital screen with a simple physical interaction, and shows children how to draw the main features of animals. The funny animations motivate them to learn the alphabet as well. Download on IOS.
Suitable Age: 3+
Bugs and Buttons
This is a great app to cover early math, pre-reading, and critical thinking skills. Each activity in the game offers simple visual interactions with engaging music. It includes activities like counting colorful buttons, recycling with marching ants or dainty ladybugs, recognizing letters, solving bug mazes, and much more. Download on IOS and Android.
Suitable Age: 4+
Poptropica allows kids to create their own characters and develop their mystery solving skills in a series of fun island quests. This is a great one for older kids and it will keep them entertained by channeling their creative side. Download on IOS and Android.
Suitable Age: 5+
Crazy gears is a mechanical learning game where your youngster can playfully solve cogwheel puzzles. The app includes 60 levels, perfect for challenging your child as they get more used to the game so that they can continuously progress their solving skills. They can play if they want, but there’s no harm making them think while they’re at it! Download on IOS.
Suitable Age: 5+