Bringing a baby into the world is exciting and scary at the same time. You want to make sure they are well taken care of and given every chance to grow and learn. Stimulating your baby is a huge part of their development and should be done from the time they are born. Tablet apps exist that can help by stimulating your baby in multiple ways. So which ones should you use with your little one? Find out below.
Infant Zoo provides visual stimulation for babies through the use of high contrast illustrations. Images of animals combine with their sound and animation to help improve infant attention spans, curiosity and brain cell development. Two modes exist that allows the app to grow with the child. Watch mode is for newborns and plays the images on a loop much like a movie. Play mode allows the baby to interact with the images. Create bubbles when the baby shakes the tablet and feel it vibrate when the image animates. Infant Zoo features 16 images and can be purchased for $3.99 in the App Store for iOS.
Did you know your baby can count? It’s true and with Baby Doesn’t Count your baby can learn to perceive quantities and learn counting. The app works by using flashcards with red dots in different quantities. Parents slide through the flashcards, allowing the baby time to listen to the audio explaining how many dots are on each card. The white background and red dots help stimulate the baby visually, as the colors are high contrasting, while the narration stimulates the baby’s hearing. For optimum learning, the app shuts off after 30 minutes and suggests lessons not be repeated. Baby Doesn’t Count is free and available for iOS.
Baby Sparks is an all around baby development app, with many activities geared toward baby stimulation. The app takes the baby’s age and needs and then customizes each lesson to help improve development in specific areas. Follow the app’s activity suggestions for motor skills, speech, sensory development and more to ensure your baby is on track and developing normally. Baby Sparks is free to download, but requires in app purchases to get the most out of the app. It is available for iOS and Android.
It is incredibly important to work with your baby early to help them develop normally. Help your baby learn and grow with these 3 baby stimulation apps. Have a baby app you love? Share it in the comments below.