NHM Readers Recommend: iPad Apps for 4 to 7 year olds

In response to a question from a NHM Reader, I asked the Friends of my  “Louise nhm Smith” profile on Facebook “What are people’s suggested iPad apps for children aged 4-7?”

The responses are below, in particular order.

The following link may also be useful: NMH Readers: Suggested iPad Apps for 2 to 4 Year Olds

NHM Readers recommend iPad apps for 4 to 7 year olds

Toco Boca

As recommended by Jonathan

Sago Mini

As recommended by Jonathan


Emma says I’m biased because I work for them but the Lego apps are great because they don’t have in app purchases and are nice and simple to play”

My Very Hungry Caterpillar

Melanie says “My 4yo enjoys My Caterpillar (based on the Very Hungry Caterpillar)”

Pepi Play

Melanie says “The Pepi range (Pepi House, Pepi Doctor, Pepi Tree, Pepi Bath, Pepi Ride)”


Liane says “The Nessy phonics apps are cheap, fun and amazing for teaching early reading”


Jonathan says “Scratch Jr for coding”


Jonathan says “TinyBop apps for Science and understanding of the world”

YouTube Kids

As recommended by Jonathan
Emma says “You tube kids!”
Sue said “YouTube kids”

BBC iPlayer Kids

As recommended by Jonathan


Andy said “BBC cbeebies”
Sue said “CBeebies playtime island”
Marie said “Cbeebies playtime app is quite good”

Apps for Mindfulness

Breathe for Kids
As recommended by Jonathan

Good App Guide

Lyndsey said “TheGoodAppGuide is best for this type of advice. Free isn’t always good, consider the lure of inapp purchases and the downsides of advertising.”


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