Bottom Line: Great musical play app for toddlers, with 16 different interactions in a multi-player format. Featuring original music and creative musical toys that are fun to manipulate, even on the iPad. A few more options would make it a Top Pick, but at $1.99 it’s a toddler/young preschooler must-have musical app.
Happi Papi makes great educational apps! And today there's a brand new app for Halloween, and it's completely free! This is a two-player game, involving lauching either an ant or a pumpkin toward a vortex. Points are earned when your object goes into the vortex. It's simple, yet a fun competition. I can't wait to use it as a reward game in my speech sessions this week!
Bottom Line: KidQuest by LiveHive Systems offers up interactive crafts and experiments that you can enjoy while spending time with your child. With step-by-step pictorial instructions, the activities are easy to understand, making them fun to take on. There are activities for varying age levels, so there is pretty much something for everyone. Several activities available for free; others available through rather pricey in-app purchases.
When my kids were young and I was a stay-at-home parent, we did a lot of experiments. They loved exploring the world by making any kind of mixture, and sometimes I helped channel that by planning out a mixture that would actually react. It was sometimes messy, but always fun! I found this post on Babble that links 10 different science experiments to do. They're not all just for Halloween, like my favorite slime recipe from Our Best Bites, but the abundance of pumpkins makes them a lot eaiser.