Even though it can be a bit challenging finding great Android apps for kids, we are always looking. But what makes our jobs easier is when we find cool apps and ebooks for preschoolers that are available for both iOS and Android users--especially great if you've got a dual-platform home.
Here, 8 more of our favorite apps that are worth a download for your preschooler, whatever your platform. (Well, not Windows yet. Sorry.)
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If your kids are like ours, they won't want to put the newest Toca Boca app down. Even my 8-year old daughter has a ball with in. Oh who are we kidding? We actually love playing it ourselves. Plus, they just added two charming new characters so upgrade if you already own it! ($2.99 on iOS and Kindle Fire)
What's not to love about an app that encourages kids to wash their hands and take a bath? We'll take all the help we can get. And don't miss their newest release that we just featured, Pepi Tree. ($1.99 on iOS and Google Play)
This app does a fantastic job of showing kids how everyday objects can be transformed into crazy fun machines right in their own rooms. It's aimed more at grade schoolers, but a savvy preschooler will catch on just fine. ($0.99 on iOS and Google Play).
This gorgeous e-book is a perfect addition to your library, particularly with Easter approaching. Be sure to check out all of Loud Crow Interactive's wonderful ebooks from favorite authors like Sandra Boynton. ($4.99 on iOS and Google Play)
We might just have as much fun as our kids do trying to get Swampy the water for his shower. And make sure to get the Dude, Where's my Holiday? version which is updated as different holidays, like Valentine's Day, approach. Even a year later, our kids still aren't bored of this one. ($0.99 on iOS and Google Play)
The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories is just one of the many Dr. Seuss apps from OceanHouse Media that our kids love. And much easier than lugging all those hardback books with us. ($8.99 on iOS and Google Play; prices of other apps vary)
Just when I thought I was pretty much done with Angry Birds, Rovio launches Angry Birds Star Wars last year and my whole family is completely addicted all over again. Guilty pleasure? Or essential lesson in hand-eye-coordination, physics, and The Force? Yeah, we'll go with that. ($4.99 on iOS and Google Play)
For more cool apps for kids, make sure to check our archives!