Baby Using a TabletFor better or for worse, the current generation of children are going to grow up with technology as an integral part of their lives. They’re going to expect to use touchscreens and those multi-touch gestures are going to become second nature. Why, then, would you want to use the old-school approach when you can partake in the variety of baby learning apps that are available for Android smartphones and tablets?

You’re likely already using your Android device to get things done and to stay in shape, so why not spend some quality time with little Lenny or baby Becky by way of some educational apps? It just might be a good idea to have the screen protector and drool guard in place ahead of time. You know, just in case.

Baby Flash Cards Lite

Baby Cortex Baby Flash Cards App

Baby Cortex Baby Flash Cards App

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Let’s start with the basics. You might remember seeing those decks of flash cards when you were the young one, helping you expand your vocabulary and gain a better understanding of the world around you. The smarter way to do this for today’s generation is to use digital flash cards instead. As far as baby learning apps go, this is about as simple as it gets. There are a series of images and they’re captioned with what is being depicted. There are over 250 colorful cards and upgrading to the paid version will give you the audio pronunciation of each card. Of course, you could just read the cards to your child yourself.

Baby Learns ABC

Babybus Baby Learns ABC

Babybus Baby Learns ABC

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Before going as far as whole words, perhaps you’d like to start by teaching the alphabet. Admittedly, the Babybus series of baby learning apps isn’t exactly exciting for adults, but it does provide some entertainment value to the kids. The idea is that the little car, apparently driven by a cute panda, drives along the road and collects the letters of the alphabet. Each letter is read as it’s collected. There’s also a part where the panda sings the ABC song while strumming a guitar.

0-10 Numbers Baby Flash Cards

Learning Numbers with Flash Cards

Learning Numbers with Flash Cards

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Moving beyond letters, it’s also very important that the baby learns his or her numbers too. This basic flash card series from Teachers Paradise is aimed to do exactly that. The 22 virtual flash cards are meant to be both fun and educational, but recognize that it’s going to be quite basic too. Thankfully, there are also quiz and practice modes to aid in your educational efforts.

Baby Sign and Learn Lite

Baby American Sign Language Android App

Baby American Sign Language Android App

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You’d be amazed how smart the little ones can be. It has been demonstrated that some children pick up on sign language faster than they pick up verbal speech, so you might want to try your hand (no pun intended) at one of these baby learning apps for sign language. This particular version uses American Sign Language and contains 15 signs that you can teach your baby. You’ll need to upgrade to the full version, which sells for about $3, to unlock the complete set of 300 signs. The interactive quiz helps to solidify your baby’s learnings.

iStoryBooks

Free Children's Story Books for Android

Free Children's Story Books for Android

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Android devices can be so versatile. You might already be reading e-books on it, but that material might not exactly be appropriate for baby Bobby. Instead, the free story books in this app can be a lot more fun, especially since it even comes with audio. New books are published every two weeks, but you will need to subscribe to the monthly plan if you want access to more premium content books. Some notable titles include Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and Three Little Pigs.

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