10 iPad Apps for Toddlers


Talking Gina the Giraffe

Toddlers can use the Talking Gina the Giraffe app to talk to and feed their pet giraffe, Gina. Gina will repeat the words and noises she hears. Toddlers enjoy speaking to Gina and hearing her repeat their words or sounds. The more frequently they interact with Gina, the more cheery she'll be. For example, when Gina is 70 percent happy, she gives you a balloon and repeats words in a funny voice; when she is 90 percent happy, she gives you kisses.

You can feed Gina a variety of snacks and drinks such as carrots, strawberries, ice cream, water and lemonade. Although the app and some snacks are free, you'll need to pay to download others. You can also play a patty-cake hand clapping game with Gina, an activity that helps improve toddlers' hand-eye coordination. This part of the app features 32 levels at three speeds per level.