Best Android Apps for 2.5 yo
May 22, 2015 7:19 PM   Subscribe

Please recommend me your best Kindle Fire apps for a 2.5 year old who doesn't get a lot of screen time (she watches a little TV every week but doesn't play games on phone/tablet normally). I've got some Amazon credit to burn, a 3 hour flight, and a complete lack of interest in trying to guess which of the hundreds of kids apps are going to entertain her the most. I don't so much care about educational value - what will hold her attention and hopefully doesn't allow in-app purchases? She likes Daniel Tiger and Elmo but isn't familiar with any other kids programming.
posted by peanut_mcgillicuty to Technology (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I think Toca Boca has versions of its apps for Android (as well as for iPhone). If so, everything they have made is fabulous. Especially good is Toca Hair Salon 2, Toca House (Toca Band, but you'll want headphones)
posted by leahwrenn at 7:44 PM on May 22, 2015 [1 favorite]

How pointless can you stand? My kid liked Duckie Deck Collection and Toddler Animal Pop. It's all just tapping, but not frustrating for a kid just learning, and the graphics are sort of nice.
posted by stowaway at 7:46 PM on May 22, 2015

My go-to kids apps for that age are from these guys:

Sago Sago
Toca Boca
posted by Hermione Granger at 7:50 PM on May 22, 2015

The Monster at the End of this Book app and the sequel, Another Monster at the End of this Book (ft. Elmo!) are just really great apps and actually better than the books, IMO.

The Toca Boca apps are great, although some may be a little advanced for a 2.5 year old. My kid likes Toca House and Toca Kitchen.
posted by The Elusive Architeuthis at 7:50 PM on May 22, 2015 [1 favorite]

We love the Pepi Play apps - my 32 month old is really into the Doctor one in particular.
posted by Wantok at 3:21 PM on May 23, 2015

Lego duplo apps are great (and lego junior) if she's played with duplos before. No in-app purchases, lots of versions (the duplo zoo or duplo train may be a good one to start with or Lego Juniors Quest).
posted by typecloud at 6:55 AM on May 29, 2015

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