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Three great Windows Phone learning apps for your Toddlers

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.

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.

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.

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.

23 Comments
  • Adding these to kids corner now!
  • Both my boys love Toddler Touch & Drag. Free, no ads either so no ending up on random websites.
  • Toddlers Touch & Go is certainly a big hit with little kids. My nieces fight over my phone to play it.
  • Bigger language support needed.
  • This is great. Adding now so my daughter can have at it with my phone. She'll be happy.:)
  • Thanks!
  • Its funny how the "Albphate Game" refers to the letters of the alphabet as Alphabets!!
  • An Apple? Really?
  • What's bad about an apple?
  • Worms
  • I have never found a worm in a Apple maybe I'm special.
  • Apples are generally thought to have very few bugs.
  • Live the ads for male organ enlargement and discount drugs!
  • First Words is great.
  • Thank you.
  • I'd really like to see some good phonics apps.
  • Glad to see a post catered to children. I'm currently working on 3 kids apps myself. People tend to overlook kids apps for their phones but, the truth is, if you're a parent, chances are your child will wind up playing with your phone or you give them your old phone as a toy.
  • Check out my app list on App Social: http://appsocial.nokia.com/s/lgfjboulqe by @Deeean Toddler Counting's ads would frustrate toddlers - paying to remove them is better than making an app that frustrates toddlers. My eldest is 2.
  • Guys, I'm sure you all know this, but don't let the kids spend too long on touchscreens. They don't develop fine motor skills the way they do when holding physical objects. Also, they don't really learn concentration either as reading a book is boring after using an app that always keeps you mildly distracted by animations etc.
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  • Hello everyone.. Try the "Pre School Essentials" App and I bet you will vote it as Number 1.