Apps for 3 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 3 year olds.

Review: Princess Lila iPad app

Review of Princess Lila iPad app

Princess Lila offers ten activities for pre-schoolers in a fanciful and richly-illustrated setting. This app provides solid learning-entertainment for kids ages 3-5 with just a few minor hiccups. It can be tailored to different players by selecting different activities and difficulty levels for different player profiles.

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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: Bebops iPad App

Review of Bebops Create your own band iPad app

Picky Kid Rating: 2.4 Bebops is a relatively kid-friendly iPad app that puts you in charge of your own large (up to nine piece) band. It’s a good way to experiment with different sounds, and since the different band-members play co-ordinated loops, it usually sounds halfway decent. Our main complaint with this app is that [...]

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Review: Tizzy Driving Adventure iPad App

Review of Tizzy Driving Adventure iPad app

Picky Kid Rating: 2.5 In Tizzy Driving Adventure, kids can get behind the wheel of a virtual car (with camping trailer attached) and take a little “road trip” through eight different toddler-friendly activities. We like the illustrations and focus on the outdoors, but “driving” has some challenges for three-year-olds, even when they can reach all [...]

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Review: MatchBlitz iPad app

Review of MatchBlitz iPad app

Picky Kid Rating: 2.9 MatchBlitz is a multi-player iPad game for pre-schoolers with a very simple premise: Be the first to find and tap the item that’s duplicated on the screen. It’s harder than it sounds, which makes this game fun for parents (or older siblings/friends, etc.) to play with young ones. You don’t have [...]

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Review: Happy Geese iPad App

Review of Happy Geese iPad app

Picky Kid Rating: 2.4 We’re back! We’ve just returned from a well-deserved technology break (aka a camping vacation). That meant lots of family time and interaction, so it’s fitting that we’re reviewing a multiplayer family game today. Happy Geese is an iPad app based on two childrens’ board games, The Game of the Goose and [...]

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Review: Happy Draw Bug iPad App

Review of Happy Draw Bug iPad app

Picky Kid Rating: 2.4 Happy Draw Bug is an iPad app that helps kids draw objects and trace letters and symbols by following a little worm-like bug with their finger. It’s good for young kids who don’t feel they can draw, but want the experience of creating pictures themselves. It’s not particularly sophisticated, but not [...]

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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: Who Stole The Moon? iPad App

Review of Who Stole the Moon? iPad app

Picky Kid Rating: 3.1 Who Stole the Moon is a calm and beautifully illustrated storybook and activity app where our protagonist, a boy named Bertie, tries to find out (you guessed it) who stole the moon when it’s no longer visible through his skylight. The app includes a story, four games/activities, and eight different songs. [...]

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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: Leo’s Pad iPad App

Review of Leo's Pad iPad app

Picky Kid Rating: 4.4 Leo’s Pad is an ambitious project that presents a ton of learning activities in interactive video-like animations on the iPad. The videos are formatted almost like TV shows, and are called (quite appropriately) “Appisodes.” We tested Appisodes 1 and 2, and the preview for Appisode 3. They’re quite well done — [...]

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