Technology is everywhere and kids these days are getting pretty tech-savvy at a very young age.  There are so many apps out there and it can be difficult to figure out which ones are actually educational and which ones are just for entertainment.  I’ve made a list of the apps that I think are most beneficial for toddlers working on speech and language skills.

Furry Friend (Plutinosoft)
Young children absolutely love this app! It is centered around a puppet named Lenord that you can interact with. It encourages spontaneous language and interaction and also teaches cause and effect as well as making choices.

Monster at the End of This Book (Sesame Street)
I usually prefer real books over tablet versions, but this one is an exception! Reading books together encourages vocabulary development and interactive books on tablets can help keep a child engaged for longer periods of time.  This book in particular is so fun for kids to anticipate what is going to happen next.

Itsy Bitsy Spider (Duck Duck Moose)
I like almost all of the apps by this company.  Songs are great for verbal and motor imitation as well as repetition.  This app in particular is great because it has bright colorful images that teach things such as cause and effect, counting, and identification.

 

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