Kids love playing computer games as every parent knows but where can we find apps for our devices that encourage our children to be creative? There are certainly plenty out there so which ones do we recommend? Take a look at the apps we have chosen to see if you agree!
Farm 123 was awarded Editor's Choice by Google Play plus was iLounge Kids app of the year in 2012. So why has this app received these accolades you might ask? Farm 123 is both entertaining for kids but is also educational too teaching children how to count while they play. This superb pop-up book game lets children assist the farmer as he rounds up the farm animals.
Children can chase the animals, wash them and even put them in the pen while counting up to ten is an integral part of the game too. Accompanying music and sound effects are amazing, while images are defined and really colourful making playing fun. Ideal for pre-school children and created by Story Toys Farm 123 is available at £1.99 from Google Play & iTunes.
Princess Colouring Book
This drawing app is most likely to interest girls as it comprises of princesses and fairies for your child to colour in. The app also enables your child to draw too, while it is very easy to play plus is intuitive. Princess Colouring Book is available from Google Playand boasts great features that include
- Seven choices of brush such as neon, glow or chalk
- Over one hundred and fifty free drawings to colour
- Two functions in one as the app offers colouring and drawing pad
- Video mode that records drawing to replay later as an animated clip
- Perfect for little girls who love fairies and princesses.
Princess Colouring Book is a superb digital colouring experience that kids will adore. The app is suitable for kids aged three upwards, while even older girls will have great fun drawing too!
Kids Paint Christmas Cards
Christmas will be here before we know and therefore this amazing app with a Christmas theme is ideal for kids who want to create their own Christmas card designs with styles and decorations familar to those of the Christmas Wonderland games. Painting using this app is very much like painting in real life, while kids will have so much seasonal fun creating, designing and colouring. Kids Paint Christmas Cards is available from Google Play and offers over sixty Christmas card themes to play with including mistle toe like the designs here - www.mistletoes-r-us.co.uk.
The app also features seven amazing brushes for your child to be creative with, a colour picker, paint bucket, a zoom feature to enable colouring of small areas, video mode and play back plus an auto hide menu.
Kids Doodle Colour and Draw
Kids Doodle is a fabulous drawing app for children that is easy to use, offers an amazing array of colours and twenty four great brushes that include neon, rainbow and crayon. Available from Google Play this app is a firm favourite with the kids as not only can they create anything they like they can also play back their creations by using the unique "movie mode".
Doodle Joy Studio is one of the foremost creators of drawing apps for kids with Kids Doodle Colour and Draw being no exception. Kids can save their creations to a gallery, the app features paint on canvas or photo option, while eighteen brushes are available to choose from including glow, rainbow and ribbon. Children who love to draw plus enjoy the technical side of it will really enjoy using this app.
Mister Maker Let's Make It
Mister Maker is an excellent children's creativity programme shown on CBeebies Channel. Mister Maker Let's Make It app is the first one to be officially licensed and is aimed at pre-school children who are fans of the programme. Mini Makers, as viewers of the programme are known, can use hundreds of colours to experiment and create anything they like, while useful features include patterns, things to glue, funny faces plus much more. The app also features eight different special effects and tools.
Mister Maker Let's Make It is available at Google Play and iTunes for £1.99, while this amazing app encourages imaginative play and creativity in bucket loads. Further excellent features include the ability to create as many pictures as they wish, engage in Minute Make challenges just like in the TV show, create frames, play the art game and use the unique camera feature. Mister Maker himself even appears in this game along with the Shapes and fabulous soundtrack.