Apps for 2 year olds

You’ve hit our sweet spot! Picky Kid looks for apps that will be appropriate and fun for kids ages 2-3. Here are some apps we’ve reviewed that work well for 2 year olds.

Review: Shiny Party iPad App

Review of Shiny Party iPad App

Picky Kid Rating: 3.9 In Shiny Party, your goal is to help a monkey and zebra prepare a surprise party for their giraffe friend. As you help them, you’ll learn about colors and shapes. There are two ways to play: Story Mode or Game Mode. You’ll find a few extra surprises along the way in [...]

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Review: Minti Kids Fruits & Veggies iPad App

Review of Minti Kids Fruits & Veggies iPad app

Picky Kid Rating: 2.3 Minti Kids Fruits & Veggies is an iPad game in which toddlers swipe to match parts of fruits or vegetables. When a match is made, a voiceover reinforces the name of the fruit or veggie and you move on to the next challenge. It’s a very simple concept — and although [...]

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Review: 123 Find It! iPad App

Review of 123 Find it! iPad app

Picky Kid Rating: 2.9 1-2-3 Find It! is an hidden object-style iPad game that can be played by very young children (even under age 2, with help!). The point of the game is to find and tap objects hidden in a scene. When you find them all, you win! It’s a simple concept, and a [...]

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Review: Maya the Bee – Flower Party iPad app

Review of Maya the Bee - Flower Party iPad app

Picky Kid Rating: 3.7 Maya the Bee – Flower Party is a richly illustrated app with six learning activities that appeal to toddlers and preschoolers. There’s a range in difficulty in activities, so expect to help younger kids with some of them. Also, don’t expect to ever get to the actual party — it seems [...]

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Review: Jungle Adventure iPad App

Review of Jungle Adventure iPad app

Picky Kid Rating: 3.0 Jungle Adventure is a colorfully illustrated iPad app with two toddler-friendly activities. In the Jungle Adventure game, you listen and find animals in colorful scenes while also practicing counting. In the Jungle Puzzle game, you can put together simple puzzles. We love the illustrations, but… well, you know the Picky Kids, [...]

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Review: StoryBots Tap & Sing iPad App

Review of StoryBots Tap&Sing iPad App

Picky Kid Rating: 2.9 In StoryBots Tap & Sing, you can make music and play songs with sixteen adorable robots. This is a simple game, but it’s well-done, especially the animations of the robots — they have a ton of personality! The free version is somewhat limited with only three songs, there’s a subscription option [...]

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Review: Tiny Hands Sorting II iPad App

Review of Tiny Hands Sorting II iPad app

Picky Kid Rating: 3.9 Tiny Hands Sorting II is a wonderfully illustrated sorting game for toddlers that introduces relatively complex categorization concepts (it’s more than just color and size). The basic (free) version is limited to just a few levels, and you’ll definitely want to unlock them all, which you can do with an in-app [...]

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Review: Dr. Panda’s Veggie Garden iPad App

Dr. Panda's Veggie Garden iPad app review

Picky Kid Rating: 2.9 Summer is almost here, and we have gardening on our minds! So to prepare the Picky Kids for gardening in our tiny urban plot, we picked up Dr. Panda’s Veggie Garden for the iPad to help us get in the spirit. In this app, kids can help grow and harvest different [...]

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Review: Sharing with Duckie Deck iPad App

Review of Sharing with Duckie Deck iPad app

Picky Kid Rating: 4.2 Sharing with Duckie Deck is a wonderfully illustrated app loosely focused on teaching kids the importance of sharing. There are six different activities (some more focused on sharing than others) that are great for ages 2-4, some super cute characters, and best of all, this game is currently FREE. (Not anymore, [...]

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Review: Ladybug Number Count iPad App

Ladybug Number Count iPad App

Picky Kid Rating: 3.5 Ladybug Number Count is our new favorite counting game for kids ages 2 and under. We love the photography, and the playful way the the ladybugs “hide” (just barely) makes them irresistible for young toddlers. The downside is that this feels like a “baby game”, so older kids (ahem, three and [...]

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Review: You and Me: We’re Opposites iPad App

You and Me: We're Opposites iPad app

Picky Kid Rating: 2.9 In You and Me: We’re Opposites, young kids can learn fourteen different pairs of opposite words by listening to an interactive book, watching a music video, and playing a simple game. The opposites are illustrated by brightly colored animals, and while this simple app has some weak points, it also has [...]

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Review: Piano Ball iPad App

Piano Ball iPad App - Picky Kid Rating: 2.2/5

Picky Kid Rating: 2.2 In Piano Ball, kids can attempt to play simple songs on a brightly colored keyboard-like device. The “Ball” in the app’s name refers to the way that you select songs and styles by spinning things that look like ping-pong balls, which is a fun and innovative way to navigate… a bright [...]

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Review: Little Genius iPad App

Little Genius iPad app: Picky Kid Rating: 3.3/5

Picky Kid Rating: 3.3 Little Genius combines four pre-school friendly activities in a game that gets progressively harder. Kids must complete each activity in a level before they can move on. This style of progressive play makes the app different than a lot of other kids apps that offer similar activities… and can prove frustrating [...]

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Review: Preschool Fun iPad App

Review: Preschool Fun iPad app

Picky Kid Rating: 2.0 We try to purchase apps that we think will be good ones — that’s why you see generally positive (though, we admit, picky!) feedback in our reviews. Unfortunately, in the case of Preschool Fun, we failed. Preschool Fun has lots of learning activities that would be good for preschoolers, but it’s [...]

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Review: Creativium iPad App

Creativium iPad app - Picky Kid Rating: 3.3/5

Picky Kid Rating: 3.3 Creativium is a colorful and calm exploratory app based on the concept of a paper theater. If you’re looking for an app to engage in free-form imaginative play, or for a toddler simply to explore by tapping, Creativium is worth looking at. However, it’s likely to disappoint children who expect more [...]

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