There’s something so intuitive and simple about touching things on the screen that they just dive in without needing to be shown how it all works.
The problem is that the Windows Store can be a confusing place if you’re looking for the best apps for kids. It’s hard to tell the good from the bad! So I’ve compiled a list of my favorite apps that take advantage of the bigger tablet screen while helping to develop skills for your kids.
So, without any further ado, here are my ten best Windows 8 apps for children:
- Paint 4 Kids
A simple app for your kids to paint and color. Help your child to select one of the available drawings and then select you preferred color. Try to fill all the white spaces as you like. You can choose different modes for drawings: fill a shape with a single tap, move fingers to fill a shape or free drawing, so you can write on the entire screen! And of course you can choose the size of your brush. You can create amazing drawings with kids and after the hard work you can save, share and print you artwork with grandparents and friends.
- Sticker Tales
Sticker Tales is a fun educational game that lets kids use their imagination to create pictures and play games as easily as putting stickers in a book. It includes the "Farm Fun" sticker pack absolutely free, with many more sticker packs available for purchase.
- The Magic Farm
Welcome to the Magic Farm, where you will find great adventure, new friends, and get in touch with brazilian folklore in a fun and interactive way. Hear the narrative or create your own recording, while touching and playing with scenario objects and the farm animals.
- ABC & Me Free
Discover the cutest little app for curious babies and playful toddlers. ABC & Me is an app designed for the most tapful experiences and helps for the development of fine motor skills, and hand eye coordination all while having fun when learning.
AlphaPop uses bright graphics, fun sounds and an easy gaming environment to help your young children get introduced to their ABC.
MerlionWords is a multilingual education application to enhance your Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Korean and Spanish word recognition, writing, and pronunciation skills.
- Daily Colorbook
Play and learn while you and your kids color various motives in our beautifully designed application. With broad content ranging from classic coloring pages to easy learning exercises and dot puzzles, Daily Colorbook is a fun and educational coloring application for all ages.
NumberPoP uses bright graphics, fun sounds and an easy gaming environment to help your young children get introduced to Numbers.
- My Games
"My Games" is a "7 in 1" game for preschool kids.
- . Kids Connect the Dots Xmas
Keep the kids quiet this holiday season with a festive-themed, musical version of the classical game. Almost a million children have already enjoyed its friendly themes, bright illustrations, and encouraging vocal cues. Newly available for the Windows Phone, this app features 40 simple connect-the-dot puzzles and promises to keep your little one enthralled.