Kids love the iPhone (iPad/ iPod Touch) because it’s super intuitive and they can grasp the concepts really fast. It’s all touch, nice looking and it simply works. What’s not to like. I remember a few years ago my 3 year old cousin was using a computer with clicks and keyboard and double clicks and install and uninstall and complicated menus. This means I was not surprised at all when visiting a friend of mine with a 1year old kid I saw him handling an iPad like it was designed for kids :D.

That made me think, if I would have to create a iPhone app list for small kids and toddlers what apps would I include? Say no more, because here are the first 5 apps I would recommend to any dad or mom with a small kid. I do believe that kids under 7 will love these free iPhone apps and I will be you will come and ask me for some other apps as well.

Recommended iPhone apps for toddlers

Labyrinth Lite Edition for iPhone

Labyrinth Lite Edition for iPhone

free app
by By Codify AB
267474 Ratings
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The classic labyrinth game where you control a steel ball by tilting a wooden labyrinth. This is the Lite Edition with 10 fully playable levels. Features:
-60 FPS (Frames Per Second) gameplay.
-Optional 3d-walls, changing perspective when tilting phone.
-Physics simulation when falling into holes. Makes it possible to slide on a hole edge without falling.
-A carpenter level with calibration.
-Autosaving of completed levels.
-Easy starting levels for newbie players.

Labyrinth Lite Edition reviews

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Looks amazing! (by Tuian)
Love the new graphics! The precision in high resolution is awesome!
Full version too expensive!! (by Minnesota twins rock)
The lite version is good and I have no doubt that the full version will be even better but three dollars for a board/puzzle game? Bring it down a dollar or two. Best puzzle game in app store: Enigmo
DigiDrummer Lite for iPhone

DigiDrummer Lite for iPhone

free app
by By Magnus Larsson
79780 Ratings
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DigiDrummer Lite makes it easy and fun to play drums on your iPhone and iPod Touch!

- 8 drum kits
- Save your beats in your own Beat Library
- Low latency
- High quality 16-bit drum samples!
- Recording and playback function
- User interface designed for playing with your fingers in mind.
- Slide across the pads! This brings fantastic new possibilities and speed to your drum play!

DigiDrummer Lite reviews

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Sound? (by Winnar72)
How many months does it take to fix the lack of sound?
Best app ever (by A F)
I can’t believe this is free thank you so much!
MiniPiano for iPhone

MiniPiano for iPhone

free app
by By Junpei Wada
122816 Ratings
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This is SimplyPiano Application
Play 14Note Only

Please see FingerPiano if you want to perform more than one octave. FingerPiano performance of three octaves.
and Instead of reading the score, scrolling guides appear on the screen.

MiniPiano reviews

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Not The Piano App 4 Us!!!! (by Dr.VegasIII)
VIRTUOSO (also free) is the only good piano App!!! With "MINI PIANO" you could only work with 8-9 keys unless I missed something… With "Virtuoso" you have the whole piano to work with thanks to the scroll bar that lets you access all the keys. You cant play a nice fluid arrangement with Viruoso, simply because you have to scroll around seeing as how there’s only 13 keys on the screen (with iPhone/iPod Touch) but you have still access to all the keys!!!
Very useful (by Operation)
Great for pitch reference when no instruments handy. I’m amazed that it’s polyphonic–if you can get your fingers to fit! Excellent app.
Scribble Lite for iPhone

Scribble Lite for iPhone

free app
by By Zintin
67688 Ratings
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Then shake to erase!

Now with more colors, pen sizes, and… draw on photos!

New in version 1.3:
Background colors!

Use scribble to draw, doodle, finger paint, sketch and trace.

Great for kids and children of all ages.

Scribble Lite reviews

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Good, but buy the $0.99 version (Ads are annoying!) (by Jayson Langon)
My (3) year old and (20) month daughters love this app, but they keep hitting the button that takes them to web advertisements. Also, the intro load has a small button to continue into the app and a big button to go to an advertisement. You can guess which one they usually hit. Once they are in the application, they have fun drawing and coloring over photos. I use it frequently for note taking on top of a photo or illustrating a quick idea. The full version is currently on sale for $0.99 and adds some functionality (multi-touch input and the ability to hide the tool bar). In my opinion, getting rid of the inconvenience of the ads was worth the dollar.
The best (by Nickname.)
This is way better then idoodle.I love how you can draw on pictures. It’s the best app ever.
Newton's Cradle Classic Megamind Edition for iPhone

Newton’s Cradle Classic Megamind Edition for iPhone

free app
by By Enabled Solutions Pty Ltd
79598 Ratings
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“Newton’s Cradle, now with more balls”

To celebrate the release of DreamWorks Animation’s Megamind 3D, we have brought you the Newton’s Cradle Classic Megamind edition.
Megamind is the most brilliant super-villain the world has ever know, and the least successful. But when a new villain arrives and threatens Metro City, can the worlds biggest “mind” save the day?
Coming to a cinema near you this December

Newton’s Cradle Classic – Megamind Edition
- Updated to include the Limited Edition Dreamworks Megamind Cradle
- Supports Retina Display
- iOS 4 Compatible
- Still includes the original 5 ball designs
- Links to download the FREE “Megamind Stress Buster” App, featuring animated Cradles and sounds from the movie.

Newton’s Cradle Classic Megamind Edition reviews

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Ruined (by AnnoyedwithLDW)
Another good app ruined … Loved this app originally … This update with the cartoon characters is horrible … Please revert back or offer another version … I don’t want this app on my iPod anymore …
Lame commercialization of what used to be a cute little app (by pefty)
Took a cute little app and added lots if bootup time and annoying ads. Even if you switch back to the app’s old settings, with plain old silver balls, the app will switch back to its Megamind commercial settings the next time it boots up.
What a shame, and what a waste. This was one of my first downloaded apps. Deleted.