I know most of us would cringe when we look at the words Online Tablet Games for Toddlers, but I promise you this post is worth your while! The internet has evolved in the last ten years and no matter what grandma says (lol), we have learned to use it to maximise our time in every aspect – Googling recipes on YouTube anyone? Ha. I do this everyday. So why can’t we use tablets and computers to teach our toddlers and children?
Preschool Games Online with No Ads
I’m not saying let’s put them on the screen 24/7, but let’s maximise their time when they’re on these tablets and screens right? I’m going to get to a very exciting platform which is super child and kid friendly.
It’s that addictive that as a teacher myself, I’ve signed up and paid the subscription because it’s been an invaluable tool for myself for distance learning with my special needs kids, that’s why I’m always using this Mega Boom Bundle of Toddler Games and the Kindergarten Readiness Boom Bundle. I mainly use the readiness bundle with my transitional kindergarten kids and preschoolers. These are both on rotation with my kids! 😉
No ads, no link intrusions and no random popups! That’s right, NO ADS! I know from my kids, whenever an ad comes up, they click on it either by accident or on purpose (let’s suppose it was an ad for tampons) – that’s not something we want our kids to see. And most of the time we can’t control these – but with this platform, you can!
How to setup games for toddlers online
It’s not easy to try and get a toddler aged 2 to focus on a screen for long, so you want the games you setup to be engaging enough, not too long and involve some kind of motion.
Have you heard of Boom Cards? The games I will share in this post are all hosted on this platform, it’s super easy to setup a profile and get started on the many FREE games you could download and start using.
Firstly, head to Boom Cards and sign up. However, if you want to assign games you’ll need a subscription. Learning at the Primary Pond outlines a SUPER Q&A on Boom cards. Head to the link to check it out.
Once you’ve signed up, it’s easy to add a game to your library. Want to try my super fun and FREE dinosaur paw counting game for free? Download it here. This would suit toddlers aged 2.5-4.
Where to find online games for toddlers age 3
I know how hard it is to find online games that are suitable for toddlers and younger children, especially how hard it is to find ad safe ones. I know my children are constantly clicking on links everywhere, it was difficult getting to focus on anything. The best way to do this, is to keep the game focused on the skills you want to achieve with the child. So for instance
So if you’re looking to practice alphabet matching and recognition with your kids, set up a simple alphabet matching game like this super fun ‘popcorn popping’ alphabet game.
Online Games for Kids Age 2
With this age group, you will find that the things that interest them are the simple audio games, or games that require more of a guide. Simple and large images help kids in this age group and the audio is definitely of paramount, I find that my kids sometimes don’t click to listen to the audio, but that’s only because they haven’t had a guide yet on how to do this yet. Audio is essential!
For instance, this super cute alphabet matching game includes audio in which children will need to listen to the alphabet prompt, then identify the matching letter. This is super critical for speech and language development. Check out this Apple Picking Alphabet Game here.
Setting up Educational Games for Kids Online
The first time you use anything new, including Boom Cards it’ll be a learning curve however I find that it’s an invaluable tool for differentiating instruction / varying the type of games kids play. Sometimes, kids will tap and play (if they’re 2 or 3) then they’ll run somewhere else. That’s okay too, you can’t expect them to be focused 100 percent on the activity. As long as they come back to it after they go somewhere else.
This super cute game will suit toddlers even at the age of 1.5. They will guide the bats to match the color found on the bat cave. Super cute right? Find the link to this Colours and Bat Caves game here.
What happens if my child isn’t focused?
So this could happen for many reasons, children as young as 2 or 3 may be a little fidgetty and distracted. That’s totally normal, introducing games like this to your toddler are beneficial because it helps them build skills like listening, following directions, and developing numeracy and literacy skills in various ways.
It’s important to vary the activities you give your toddler or preschoolers (if you’re a teacher). Overall, there is really nothing to lose if you want to try one of these games, simple sign up for free and try one of the free games available in this bundle here:
- Numbers to 12 Visual Discrimination Cars Theme Boom Digital Distance Learning
- Visual discrimination Activity Smileys Boom Digital Toddlers Distance Learning
- FREE -> Same and Different Digital Boom Cards Toddlers Easter Eggs – Distance Learning
- FREE -> Counting to 12 Math – Dinosaur Paws Boom Digital Distance Learning
- Identifying Shapes Space Adventure Boom Digital Slides
- Number Quantity Match to 10 – Shark Boom Digital Distance Learning
- ABC Recognition Identification A-Z Soup Boom Digital Distance Learning
- Color Match Color Words On the Beach Boom Cards
- Shadow Shape Match Boom Cards Distance Learning – 15 Shapes!
And so much more! You can get the full bundle of Boom Toddler activities for 40% OFF right here and any more activities I add to it, you will get for free once you re-download the update. I hope you enjoy Boom Cards as much as I do! 😉