Tuesday Talk

Hey, Hey!

It’s time for Tuesday Talk.  The time each month when Fancy Ashley and I host a link-up, inviting you to join, where you can chit chat about anything and everything.

I love these posts because quite often I think, “I should ask the sweet readers _____”, and it’s hard to do sometimes in a regular post.  But this is what Tuesday Talk was made for!

I need your help, today!

My older kiddos all have some form of an I-Pad.  We typically only bring them out for travel during vacations.  But we’re in Missouri right now and I realized their games, apps, etc. are not age appropriate anymore.  For instance, Ebby Lee is working on a puzzle Bowen should be working on and she also has an app for kindergarten sight words.

Do your kiddos have apps they love? 

I’d LOVE to hear your ideas…apps for 9-year-old girl who likes all things girly, for 8-year-old boy who enjoys all the sports, for 5-year-old boy who is a fan of it all…sports, legos, dinosaurs, etc., for 2-year-old girl who loves pushing all the buttons.  ha!

Seriously, please send some ideas my way!

Our nine-hour drive back to Texas thanks you.  And I do too. 😉


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  1. 7.17.18
    Sarita @ it's my girls' world said:

    Recolor and emoji me are ones my 9 year old loves. Word cookies for the younger ones

  2. 7.17.18
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    I'm coming back to see what people say!

  3. 7.17.18
    Anonymous said:

    Oh, this is an awesome topic! I can’t wait to see the comments. Presley loooves all of the makeover and ballet apps. Luke just downloaded Fortnite onto his iPad and will only play that now. Hahaha!

  4. 7.17.18
    Mommaof3 said:

    My little likes Grandpas fishing (there's also grandmas preschool, grandmas garden – they're all cute) and Starfall.
    I'm coming back to look at the other ideas – I need mid-elementary grades too!!

  5. 7.17.18
    Kimberly said:

    My 9 & 4 year old boys (and husband) love Hill Climb. Madden NFL and Fortnite are also favorites of my 9 year old, but from what I've heard him and my stepdaughter discuss while playing Fortnite, I'm questioning it for kids under 13. I've personally never seen any part of that game so it may not be as bad as I'm thinking. There's a Littlest Pet Shop game that Ebby Lee might still like for a while. Sky Burger is another one that the kids like. Ant Smasher has been on our iPad forever also. My stepdaughter also used to have a Barbie make up app but I don't know if that's still a thing or not. Grandma's garden is a fairly educational app that my 4 year old enjoys (matching game, 3-5 piece puzzles, colors, counting) Good luck! Hope you find some good ones!

  6. 7.17.18
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    Coming back… We stay away from violent video games and apps. My boys love Bike Race and, Baseball Star, all the MLB games.
    That Inspired Chick

  7. 7.17.18
    Lynn | Motherhood in Motion said:

    My 3 year old loves the peppa pig games.

  8. 7.17.18
    Mrs W said:

    My 5 year old girly girl downloaded a Hello Kitty nail salon app, it's like you design the nails and pick different colors and such, maybe Ebby Lee would like something like that? It's not educational but it keeps her entertained for a little while, and to be honest it kept me entertained too! Lol Does she like Color by Number apps? They have a ton of those, some are better than others but I like them and my daughter likes them sometimes. For boys, I have no clue, all I know is my husband plays a Marvel game on his phone all the time, that's all I got, lol.

  9. 7.17.18
    Linda Filtzkowski said:

    We loved the game apps like Life, Connect 4, and Monopoly. I am not sure if you can still purchase those(they were all purchased, not free apps) but they were fun and more age appropriate for little older kids.

  10. 7.17.18
    Unknown said:

    My nephew is 8 and is obsessed with Fortnite. If we give him that, we won't hear from him for hours haha!

    For the little one, try KidsDoodle! It's basically like the 2018 equivalent of giving them crayons and a sheet of paper 🙂

  11. 7.17.18
    rowyourbow said:

    Is Ebby Lee into LOL dolls? My daughter has the LOL Surprise Ball Pop app and she had me play it with her the other night and it's actually a lot of fun!

  12. 7.18.18
    www.caligirlonthemove.com said:

    My 6 year old son likes Stack the States (he needs some help reading the questions though- but for your 2 oldest kids it would be perfect). It's an educational app but it's actually really fun. Then he also likes Crossy Road- I love it too! It's like a modern day Frogger game- really fun and challenging too. If course Plants vs. Zombies is always a hit(and totally kid appropriate). He just played that as we flew from California to Florida and was content for a long time. Lastly he plays the Hungry Shark game. It's a fairly mindless game that involves keeping you shark alive by finding food. He likes it.

  13. 7.18.18
    www.caligirlonthemove.com said:

    Oh I forgot- Toca Town and Toca builders were his favorites when he was a little younger. Perfect for your 2 youngest.

  14. 7.18.18
    Sarah K said:

    Epic has a huge collection of books. Books can be read aloud, kids can take quizzes, etc.

  15. 7.18.18
    Emmy said:

    I have a 10 year old and a 7 year old – they both like dragon city, Minecraft, MLB, Disney XD (shows and games) and of course, fortnite. If you have Netflix you can put the app on the iPad and “rent” movies to download onto the iPad. They only stay on for a week or so, but you don’t need a WiFi connection to watch them once you add them to the library. It’s great for road trips (you have to look under “available to download”, there are only certain ones you can do this with)

  16. 7.18.18
    Aja said:

    We have two boys (9&7) and we don’t do Fortnight. On recs from friends we’ve just downloaded Bloon TD, Bad Piggies, Bacon Escape and CatFish.

  17. 7.18.18
    Jen V. said:

    I have an almost 8 year old daughter and she loves the My PlayHome apps…there's a store, school, house and hospital (each separate apps that are a few dollars each). It's basically like playing dollhouse on the tablet! She also loves the American Girl Wellie Wishers Garden Fun game. 😉

  18. 7.18.18
    Erica said:

    Bloxels for all of your older kids. You can also purchase the board game and create your own video games or there is a mode to just play and you don't need the board game component. I teach tech and library and never met a kid K-5 who didn't love it. Math doodles is lots of fun too. Geoboards is just a geoboard and rubber bands. They can design pictures with it. Tilley math and reading would be good for your younger son. Not sure on apps for Your baby girl. There is one with refrigerator magnets that looks cute. Good luck!