Being a new iphone user, I am pleasantly surprised to discover that it can actually make my life as a parent easier. Here are some applications that I have found on my one short week of having the iphone that blow me (& DS) away.
1. iWriteWords Lite
I would never imagine that getting DS to practise his pre-writing skills can be so effortless. Instead of the usual coaxing, DS actuatlly plead to practsed writing his ABCs and 123s with this application which show the DS the correct sequences of strokes and reward him every step of the way!
2. Shape Builder LITE
The Preschool Learning Puzzle Game. A Jigsaw puzzle coupled with and alphabet word recognition, this educational game kept him engaged and occupied
3. Grimm’s Fairy Tales
Bedtime reading can now be done with the lights off plus this free download comes with hundreds of stories. DS now get a differnt story aday. There is also a version by of Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen.
This application is syn with a free project where authors record audio books of classics for free. There is all the classics you can think of. Those suitable for children include the Adventure of Tom Sawyer, The wonderful Wizard of Oz, They even have Di zi gui in Cantonese and Mandrain!
For those who do not want an iphone but still want access to the applications, there is always the ipod touch which supposedly support the same applications as iphone, sans the phone features.