Apps for learning and fun!
Check out our full list of recommended apps for kids on Pinterest. These lists are based on both peer-reviewed recommendations and parent endorsements.
iPads in the Children’s Department
Visit our table-mounted ipads to explore apps for a range of ages in a variety of genres. Categories include early literacy apps for toddlers, preschoolers, and apps about science, math, history, and more for grades K-5. All apps have been hand-picked by Wellesley Free Library Children’s Librarians.
Using Technology with Children
- Engage and interact with your child when using technology.
- Use technology to enhance real-life experiences, not replace them.
- Proceed cautiously with children under two – these children learn best from person-to-person interactions.
- Limit screen time before bedtime and in the bedroom.
- Look for high quality apps that are easy to use, meaningfully interactive, and are ad-free. Read app reviews to stay informed.
Additional resources and articles
Guernsey, L. “Common-Sense, Science-Based Advice on Toddler Screen Time.” Slate. November 2014.
Joan Ganz Cooney Center. Family Time with Apps. 2014.
“Position Statement.” Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8. NAEYC & Fred Rogers Center, January2 2012.
Zero to Three. 5 Myths about Young Children and Screen Media. 2014.