7 Best Paid Ipad Apps For Kids 5 And Under

We recently bought our 4 year old, Lola, an ipad mini. She really enjoys watching Netflix shows on it and playing games. So what kinds of games are appropriate for kids 5 and under? We did some searching and found some fun apps for our little Lola to play and here are her favorites! They keep her occupied in the car on long trips and when she wants to spend a little time on her ipad. Check out the best (in my opinion) paid ipad apps for kids 5 and under below.

1. Toca Pet Doctor: $2.99 in App Store

The Toca Pet Doctor app is so cool. It features colorful artwork and fun sounds! It is aimed towards children aged 2 to 6. Kids become doctors for a group of 15 cute and cuddly pets including CHARM the charming dog, BUN our friendly neighborhood budgie, TARZAN the upside down turtle, WORM the not so happy earthworm, BLOB the slimy snail, POP the spikey iguana, MOLLY the chipper Guinea Pig, BISSE the yellow canary, RASCAL the mischievous cat, PICKLES the perky pigeon, CID (pronounced Sssssid) the snake, DOTTIE the spotted toad, JESS “pretty eyes” spider, BRIE the cheesy mouse and TOFU the vegetarian rabbit. Definitely worth the money!


2. Busy Shapes $1.99 in App Store

Want an educational app that will keep your little kid entertained AND learn some valuable tools? This app helps teach kids how to match simple objects, improve the child’s acknowledge ability and it is very simple to use.


3. Bubble Puppy $6.99

It’s a personal play date with Bubble Puppy! My kids LOVE Bubbly Guppies and this app featuring Bubble Puppy is adorable. Kids can dress him up in fun outfits, feed him all kinds of treats and groom him so he’s nice and clean. Plus, they will learn while playing math and literacy games. Educational and fun!


4. Monkey Preschool Lunchbox $1.99

Monkey Preschool Lunchbox is a collection of five exciting educational games for your preschooler and features 6 different games that teach kids about colors, letters, counting, differences, and matching and a cute animated monkey that helps kids along as they play the games. Kids also get a sticker reward after every other game that they win!


5. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood $1.99

One of my daughter’s favorite shows is Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and yes, now there is an app for that! With this app, kiddos have the chance to play about some of Daniel’s everyday experiences. This is a great app not only because it is easy to use and educational, but there are NO ads on it so you won’t have your kid giving you the ipad every couple minutes asking you “what happened?”


6. Peek-a-Boo Barn $1.99

This game is easy to play together or on their own and the sound effects are too cute!


7. Endless Alphabet $4.99

This app is personally one of my favorites and my Lola loves it. It is a little spendy for an app, but it definitely helps with formulating words in a fun way and in my opinion, is worth the money! It incorporates sounds, pronunciation, cheering and fun animation displaying the meaning of the word in a way that is appropriate and clear for a child to understand. There are tons of words, and they seem to add more regularly.

Do you have any paid ipad apps that your kids enjoy playing? We’d love for you to share them below!

Mamasita Amber
Mama of three children and proud new mama of a standard poodle named Prince Miguel.

19 Responses to “7 Best Paid Ipad Apps For Kids 5 And Under

  • These apps look like so much fun. I know we will be buying a few of these for sure.

  • My son would go crazy over the Daniel the Tiger app, I will go download that one now. His favorite app is a truck and car app that has all the boys favorite vehicles.

  • This sis so great! Thanks so much for this list!

  • My Son loves all of the Toca Games. He is crazy about them all and has burnt a hole in my pocket with them. 😛 I will definitely have to check these other ones out they look like great additions to his tablet.

  • great apps. my kids love bubble guppies so would like the puppy one

  • Those are some great apps. I think I am one of the few that actually doesn’t have an iPad, though, but if we get one, I will keep these in mind!

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    Helene Cohen Bludman
    7 years ago

    These look like great apps for the little ones. I’m going to pass these on to a friend who has a five year-0ld.

  • These sound lovely, I noticed a friend was asking about good apps the other day I’ll have to pop her this post 🙂 x

  • These are great apps. My son will love them, I’m sure.

  • aww the peek a boo barn looks cute! Actually they all do. Great list

  • These are some great tips, especially because my son will be 4 next month and we plan on getting him an iPad.

  • Have to check out Busy Shapes and Peekaboo farm. I’m sure my daughter would love them. Thanks for a great review!

  • Endless alphabet is adorable. I think this is a cute app for reinforcing learning about the alphabet.

  • These all look so cute! I just saw Endless Alphabet in the Windows 8 store. It looked like a fun game for kids.

  • These all look fun and educational. I’m sure kids love playing these.

  • We are looking for more apps so this is wonderful! Thanks for letting us know!

  • I have not every tried any of these but they look great. My son love the Jake and Neverland Pirate app

  • These are such fun apps for the kids to play with

  • Those are some great apps. I’m always downloading for my toddler because she loves playing on my iPad. I’m thinking she may need her own very soon.

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