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: 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: iDollhouse iPad App

iDollhouse iPad App

Picky Kid Rating: 2.4 Wow… just wow. iDollhouse is a valiant attempt at turning the iPad into a dollhouse. There are a HUGE amount of interactions in this game, which is both its strong point, and one of its weak ones… because they don’t all work perfectly. The biggest drawback though, is that this app […]

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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: Monkey Math School Sunshine iPad App

Review: Monkey Math School Sunshine iPad app - Picky Kid Rating: 3.8/5

Picky Kid Rating: 3.8 In Monkey Math School Sunshine, preschoolers can learn math concepts at the beach with an energetic monkey. We love the activities and concepts presented in this game, and it’s been a popular one in our house. It’s great she’s learning math, but we get a bit tired of the choppy and […]

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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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Review: Jungle Picnic iPad App

Jungle Picnic iPad app - Picky Kid Rating: 3.8/5

Picky Kid Rating: 3.8 In Jungle Picnic, kids learn “proto-math” concepts in three engaging activities starring exotic animals. (Never mind that zebras and giraffes don’t normally live in jungles.) One of the reasons we downloaded this app was that it advertised activities embedded into an “engaging narrative.”  As it turns out, the activities are so […]

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Review: Memollow iPad App

Memollow iPad app - Picky Kid Rating: 4.4/5

Picky Kid Rating: 4.4 Memollow is an adorable concentration-style memory game. Conceptually, it’s super-simple (flip pillows in ten different memory games to find matches), but what you’re giving up in features, you’re gaining in execution, because this app is extremely well done! It’s also FREE (that’s a limited-time offer though).

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Review: Identikat iPad App

Identikat iPad App - Picky Kid Rating 3.8/5

Picky Kid Rating: 3.8 If you’ve been following the Picky Kids for a bit, you’ll know we like to find apps that stand out from the crowd. Identikat definitely falls into that category, visually at least. This is a beautiful creativity and memory-development game/activity with a rich textural look and feel. Solve puzzles and create […]

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Review: Kids Coloring and Math iPad App

Kids Coloring and Math iPad App - Picky Kid Rating: 2.8/5

Picky Kid Rating: 2.8 Kids Coloring and Math is a paint-by-numbers app with a twist! In addition to coloring based on numbers, you can also paint by solving simple math problems. Some interface and user experience issues make this game hard for preschoolers to play, but it’s worth a look for kids who are fairly […]

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Review: Lots2Spot iPad app

Lots2Spot iPad app

Picky Kid Rating: 4.2 Well, after a year of critiquing iPad apps for toddler and preschoolers, it’s time for a taste of our own medicine… That’s right, the Picky Kids have gotten involved with creating an app! Lots2Spot is an adorable “listen & find” game that helps build vocabulary, and teaches colors and counting up […]

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