Toddler Apps

Admittedly, I'm not a big fan of Windows Phone toddler apps. However, for the longest I made the the mistake of overlooking some fine apps in this category. Several of my friends who are parents, keep pointing me to some great apps in this category that help keep the children occupied but also helping them learn a little along the way.

In this post, we have chosen three learning apps for Windows Phone to spotlight that were developed by Sumit Dutta, a prolific Windows developer from India. When I met him few months back, he mentioned that his young daughter was the inspiration for him to create so many popular learning apps for toddlers for Windows Phone and Windows 8 devices.

The three apps are very simple, a positive attribute for toddler apps, and the user experience is intuitive, yet limited in scope by choice. I wish though, that the apps had a dash of colors and were more vibrant to fascinate the kids to pick the phone and choose these apps over run-of-the-mill games.

Toddler Counting

Toddler Counting is a great app for toddlers to learn counting or writing numbers. For learning counting, a voice guides the kid to count the number of objects and appreciates when the count completes to motivate the kid to go further. The app also allows your kid to learn to write the numbers by following the virtual stencil.

Toddler Counting

The app provides the ability for the parents to record their own voice to use within the app. A mother’s voice guiding a kid or appreciating an attempt is a great push for the kid and helps the child to learn counting skill faster.

You can download the ad-supported app for free for Windows Phone 7.x and Windows Phone 8 devices from the Windows Phone Store or grab the ad-free version for $1.29.

QR: Toddler Counting

Alphabets

The Alphabets app is the simplest show-and-tell app that helps a toddler play and learn at the same time. The app displays alphabets and objects and on tapping, a voice tells what the specific alphabet and object is.

Alphabets

The intuitive design is integrated with fascinating pictures to keep the kid interested for a long time, helping him or her learn alphabets effortlessly. The last update added the ability for a parent to record their own voice to teach the toddlers alphabets in a familiar voice and accent.

You can download the ad-supported app for free for Windows Phone 7.x and Windows Phone 8 devices from the Windows Phone Store or grab the ad-free version for just $0.99.

QR: Alphabets

Alphabet Game

The third app brings gamification to learning. The Alphabet Game app helps the toddler to play with alphabets, while also helping the parents to gauge how much their kid has learnt.

Alphabet Game

The app has four difficulty levels - Easy, Medium, Difficult, and Tough. Based on the selection, number of alphabets appear on the screen and a voice asks the toddler to touch a specific alphabet. If the toddler touches the right alphabet, a joyful appreciation note motivates to go further.

You can download the ad-supported app for free for Windows Phone 7.x and Windows Phone 8 devices from the Windows Phone Store or grab the ad-free version for just $0.99.

QR: Alphabet Game

Sumit Dutta is one of many developers offering children's learning apps in the Windows Phone Store. If you have a favorite Windows Phone learning app, please let us know in the comments below.