Searching for apps for as a sensitive age category as preschoolers can be a real pain in the back. iTunes market is teeming with all sorts of apps but not all of them are really worth the try and some developers are more focused on generating revenue by claiming what their apps are not. Bluntly enough, some of these developers send me email requests to review their apps here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning thinking that what we do here is posting about anything we come across. Please for the hundredth time, if your app does not have any educational value just save your time and look somewhere else for another blog to feature it and also keep in mind that we do not do paid reviews of apps here and be sure that if you ask for that your email will end up in trash. I am sorry but I do have to say this because I know many app developers read these posts and they keep annoying me with their emails. I hope this is clear now.
Now back to my readers, today's post has some unique and great apps for preschoolers. I came across these apps in the awesome platform School Leadership20 ( This is a website I am adding to the list of the Best Websites for Professional Development ). I am including these apps here because they have been curated by a certified speech language pathologist called Amanda Backof. Enjoy
1- Speech with Milo
"Speech With Milo: Nouns was created by a Speech-Language Pathologist. Speech with Milo apps have been downloaded over 150,000 times to improve language skills. This app was created to increase vocabulary skills (mainly common objects, places, people, etc.) in early language learners. "
2- First Phrases HD Lite
"This interactive, beautifully illustrated and animated app is perfect for the toddler or speech-delayed child who is learning how to put two-three words together or any child who is learning basic English phrases. It provides many opportunities to both hear (receptive), see, and say/record (expressive) 10 different verb + noun combinations, such as: eat the carrot, drive the train, close the door, drink the juice, sleep on the bed, turn on the light, and more"
3- Toca House
"Welcome to Toca House! Help the five friends to do fun chores around a cosy house. Let your kids do the dishes, ironing, sweeping or planting flowers in the garden. Loads of fun with 19 different mini-games! And if your kids liked Toca Doctor, they are going to LOVE Toca House!"
4- The Monster at The End of This Book
"The Monster at the End of This Book enhances the classic Sesame Street book with a completely immersive experience that draws children right into the story. Join lovable, furry old Grover as he tries his very hardest to tie down pages and build brick walls— all to keep readers away from the monster at the end of this book. The all-time favorite you loved as a child comes alive for today’s young readers with interactive play, plus touch-point animation. "
5- Alien Buddies
"Kids, parents and teachers all love Alien Buddies for early learning fundamentals. Packed with four engaging activities (matching, puzzles, dot to dot and stickers) with varied difficulty levels and visual and audio modes to reinforce colors, shapes, numbers and letters for ages 3-7."