If you type the words "toddler" and "education" into the search bat at Apple's iTunes store, more than 800 apps will appear on your computer screen. Although no formal research has been published on toddlers and iPads, studies have shown that iPads are valuable learning devices for children ages 3 to 7 [source: Worley]. While some experts dispute its value for toddlers, the iPad may yet prove to be an important educational tool for these younger learners.
Toddlers learn through repetition, color recognition and interaction, and the iPad's interactive design reinforces each of these aspects of learning. iPads are immediately responsive and patient devices, and their large touch screens are easy for toddlers to use as they develop their fine motor skills. iPad app designers are developing apps that appeal to parents of toddlers who are seeking to give their children an entertaining toy while providing them with an opportunity to get a head start on learning during one of the most important stages of their development.
In this article, we'll look at 10 great iPad apps for toddlers.