Appysmarts.com Best Apps for Young Brains

Best apps for boy's iPhone.

The Appysmarts team collected the best and most educational apps (both paid and free) for little boys to download on the iPhone. If you do own the iPhone you probably sometimes give it to your son just for fun and simple playing. Here you can find apps really educational and worth downloading without searching through tons of apps in the App Store. On this list we featured iPhone apps with 'boys' themes: trucks, cars, machines, firemen, trains, construction etc.


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The Boynton Collection - Sandra Boynton

The Boynton Collection - Sandra Boynton
by Loud Crow Interactive Inc.

Price: 8.99$ (was 11.99$)
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iPhone

Overall Score: 100/100

version reviewed: 1.0

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Best for: Interactive books, Early literacy, Eye-hand coordination, Interaction, Music & art
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What it is and what you do with it: 4 interactive versions of Sandra Boynton's books: 'The Going to Bed Book', 'Moo, Baa, La, La, La!', 'Blue Hat, Green Hat', 'Barnyard Dance'.

Listen to the narration or read the book yourself. Tap, pull, drag characters/objects on the screen for sounds and animations.

What we liked: the stories. Original illustrations. Simple interactions complementing the storyline. Good reading options (words are highlighted when read by the narrator, you can tap single words to have them read out). Humor and fun factor. Superb narration. Sounds and sound backgrounds. Ease of use.

What we didn't like: a bit pricey.

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Avokiddo ABC Ride - Fun Alphabet & Spelling Games

Avokiddo ABC Ride - Fun Alphabet & Spelling Games
by AVOKIDDO

Price: 2.99$
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iPhone + iPad

Overall Score: 98/100

version reviewed: 1.0.1

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Best for: Interactive play, Attention & concentration, Early literacy, Interaction, Thinking & problem solving

What it is and what you do with it: 26 interactive scenes with activities teaching letters and spelling.

e.g. feed candy to a hippo to play with the letter 'c', find hidden 'h's' under hats, build a robot to unlock the 'r' etc.

What we liked: the concept. A good variety of engaging activities. Great illustrations. Sounds and sound backgrounds. Humor and fun factor. Ease of use. Professional narration/spoken instructions. Good set options (lowercase/uppercase, phonics/letter sounds). Overall quality of the app.

What we didn't like: none.

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Green Eggs and Ham

Green Eggs and Ham
by Oceanhouse Media

Price: 3.99$ (was 4.99$)
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iPhone + iPad

Overall Score: 97/100

version reviewed: 4.0.2

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Best for: Interactive books, Attention & concentration, Early literacy, Interaction, Language, Personal & social, Understanding of the world

What it is and what you do with it: interactive adaptation of Dr Seuss's classic (about 32 pages long).

Listen to the narration or read the book yourself. Tap on the pictures to hear the associated words read out.

Collect stars and complete Learning Activities (e.g. word matching, spelling).

What we liked: the story. Original artwork. Professional narration. Sounds and sound backgrounds. Excellent reading options (words are highlighted when read by the narrator, you can tap on a single word to hear it read aloud, picture-word associations). Extra educational activities embedded in the original story. Ease of use. No ads or distracting features.

What we didn't like: the Learning Activities may get repetitive after some time.

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The Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the Hat
by Oceanhouse Media

Price: 3.99$ (was 4.99$)
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iPhone + iPad

Overall Score: 97/100

version reviewed: 4.0.1

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Best for: Interactive books, Attention & concentration, Early literacy, Interaction, Language, Personal & social, Understanding of the world

What it is and what you do with it: interactive adaptation of Dr Seuss's classic (about 30 pages long).

Listen to the narration or read the book yourself. Tap on the pictures to hear the associated words read out.

Collect stars and complete Learning Activities (e.g. word matching, spelling).

What we liked: the story. Original artwork. Professional narration. Sounds and sound backgrounds. Excellent reading options (words are highlighted when read by the narrator, you can tap on a single word to hear it read aloud, picture-word associations). Extra educational activities embedded in the original story story. Ease of use. No ads or distracting features.

What we didn't like: the Learning Activities may get repetitive after some time.

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ABCmouse.com - Early Learning Academy

ABCmouse.com - Early Learning Academy
by Age of Learning, Inc.

Price: free
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May contain in-app purchases
iPhone + iPad

Overall Score: 90/100

version reviewed: 1.9.87

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Best for: Education, Attention & concentration, Early math, Eye-hand coordination, Language, Thinking & problem solving, Understanding of the world

What it is/what you do with it: tablet/smartphone access to games and activities available in the ABCmouse.com learning program.

Over 5000 activities (reading, math, music, art, early science), including lessons puzzles, games, books, songs, printables and more.

What we liked: the concept. Excellent set of quality kid-friendly activities and games with narration and and spoken instructions. Excellent set of features, including stats & progress report and a simple rewards system. Excellent educational value.

What we didn't like: some features could be more responsive.

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