Educational kiddies apps
Help your kid to recognise shapes, colours, letters and numbers – and even do maths – with these fantastic apps.


Teach your child the colours, shapes, letters and numbers the fun way. The fluffy Colour Monster would say, "I feel like having something... blue!" upon which your child needs to pick the blueberry and drag it to its big wide open mouth. If it's the wrong colour, he'll spit it out! Great fun for very young ones up to older preschoolers.

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Cost: Free to $2.99. Phone and tablet. Get them on Apple Store.

EuroTalk: Maths age 3-5 and Maths age 4-6

Wish maths was fun when you were little? Eurotalk's fantastic apps for little ones help them to develop all the mental skills they'll need to master maths, from counting and sorting to recreating patterns. The instructions are simple to follow and the illustrations bright and beautiful. There are different skills levels to help your kid to develop one step at a time, from basic picture association to rearranging pictures from small to big or full to empty.

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Cost: Lite version is free; full version $7.99. iPhone and iPad. 

Get them on the Apple Store: Maths age 3-5 and Maths age 4-6.


Counting, ABC, shapes and other basic educational apps for children aged 3 to 7 by educational apps developer Zircon, available in Afrikaans and Xhosa. The Zulu and Swahili apps launching soon.  

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Cost: Most of these are R36,99 each.

Get it on the App Store.


Fisher-Price has a wide variety of apps for children aged 6 moths to 5 years. The Laugh & Learn Baby series with its Smart Stages and Storybooks apps helps your little one to learn the ABC, animal noises, count, shapes, colours and more. For slightly older children, the Little People apps offer cute characters, and the FP Apptivity series offers kids adventures with photo manupilation and more.

Fisher-Price also released the Apptivity Monkey, with a holder for your iPhone - once you place your device in the monkey's tummy, your child can interact with the monkey – for instance rub the monkey's hands – to activate the app. 

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Cost: Many apps are free, some are paid for.

Get it on Google Play or the iTunes.

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