Creative Apps for Kids
By Gail Suberbielle
LEGO Juniors Create & Cruise®
Designed for kids ages 4-7, the LEGO Juniors app lets your little one create his or her own figures or LEGO vehicles. Users first choose the car’s body, then the wheels and character/driver. They then “cruise for coins,” which in turn unlock virtual LEGO sets as the kiddos drive through 3D scenery. The new LEGO sets are then incorporated into the scenery as the child drives along. We’re told this app also is great for special needs children, as it’s easy to use and does not require any reading skills, and we found the graphics bright and fun, with a soundtrack your little one will also enjoy. Cost: Free.Strawberry
Shortcake Card Maker Dress Up®
Strawberry Shortcake fans will love this adorable app, designed for ages 4 and up, that allows users to dress up Strawberry Shortcake and her friends in a variety of dresses, shoes, shirts and skirts. Along the way, they can unlock (purchase within the app) different “fruitilicious packs” like “Cherry Jam” or “Ballerina,” with different hairstyles, backgrounds, frames, and animated stickers. Your kiddos can take photos or select photos to decorate with text bubbles/messages and frames, and send their decorated photos to their friends. Cost: Free, with in-app purchases.