Download now… awesome kids’ travel apps for iOS

December 18, 2014

Whether you’re heading off to holiday in a car, plane or train, or are staying at home and just looking for some cool apps to engage your kids, here are some winners for iOS (for iPhones and iPads).

PS: I haven’t specified age suitability as it mostly depends on kids, plus some of the apps are suitable for adults too.

For fun

Hoopa City – Kids can build roads and house when they create their own cities. (R36.99)

screen520x924 (2) My Little Suitcase – This is a fun app for younger kid who can plan their own holidays, and what to pack. (Free)

screen480x480 Toca Mini – Kids can make their own Toca characters using controls, colours and stamps. (R11.99)

screen568x568 Moody Monster Manor: This app is great for easing kids’ fears in new places, by allowing them to create their own monsters. (Free).

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For roadtrips and travel


Road Trip Bingo: This is a cool app for long drives, and has more than 40 roadtrip-themed Bingo squares. (R24.99)

screen480x480 (2) A Family Matters. This app offers conversation ideas, questions and activities appropriate to where you are (e.g. on an aeroplane, at a restaurant, or on a road trip). (R24.99).

screen320x480 Family Car Games: This app has instruction for 100 fun and no-equipment-needed games for the road (or anywhere). (Free).

screen320x480 Drawing Pad – Children can create art with crayons, paint brushes, markers, stickers, rollers and more. There are also colouring books. (R24.99)



For family time


iStoryTime: With tons of illustrated children’s books to choose from individually, this app allows kids to read stories to themselves or get them narrated. From R11.99 per story.

screen568x568 (2) Disney Storytime: Kids can listen to their favourite tales, from Frozen to Lion King, either on their own, or with narration. (Free).

screen568x568 (3) Uno: Play this classic game in a beautifully designed app. (R59.99)


For education


The Night Sky: When you hold your iPad to a dark sky, it tells you what constellations you’re looking at. (R14.99)

screen322x572 21 Animal Puzzles for Kids  (free) which help children work on fine motor skills, animal/object recognition both by photo as well as by name.

screen520x924 Endless Alphabet: This is one of my best apps, and is engaging and brilliant for learning letters and words. (R89.99)

screen520x924 (1) Bugs and Buttons – This is one of the best rated and downloaded education apps, and has 18 games and activities, with great visuals and music. (R36.99)

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  • Karen at MomAgain@40


    December 18, 2014 at 11:38 am Reply
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