We’re potty training Toddler Mojo now and that means spending lots of time on the toilet. One method we’re using to help motivate him to stay longer on the toilet is to let him use the iPad when he’s there. He calls the iPad his ‘Mickey Puter’, because his go-to app used to be Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Last week he saw my Kindle Fire and said, “Daddy’s Mickey Puter”.
There are two series of apps that are monopolizing Toddler Mojo’s time on the potty. One is more education based about teaching children about overcoming new experiences and the other is about a curious sheep.
Luka Lashes is a brown eyed boy who has magic eyelashes. Every time he discovers a new situation and needs more courage he blinks his eyes and his eyelashes give him courage. Each adventure is a different app and so far Luka Lashes has been to the dentist, brushed his teeth, gets a haircut and learns how to swim.
The introductory app is free and each successive app is $1.99. Toddler Mojo loves, loves every book. He sits on the potty, just waiting and waiting, all the while going over and over each app. Certain screens in the app are interactive so the toys will make sounds, the narrator reads along while the words light up as they pronounce them.
Today, on a particularly long episode of potty training, he realized that the app can played in a different language. That is great for us because we’d like to teach him something and Luka Lashes can be played in Italian, French, Spanish, English or Chinese.
The music behind each app is relaxing and your kids will love it, but it might put you to sleep-especially if you have to spend hours in the bathroom potty training a toddler. Luka Lashes is available on most devices.
Fleece Lightning & Home Sheep Home 2
A couple of years ago my wife gave me Shaun the Sheep as a present. I asked for it because I liked it. Being a big Wallace and Gromit fan, I did not know that it was a show designed for children. Fast forward a couple of years and Toddler Mojo loves Shaun the Sheep.
Shaun the Sheep has two apps available on iPhone, iPod Touch or the iPad.
Fleece Lightning has a wicked clever name and a very simple concept. Shaun is racing some sheep through obstacles to get to the fence gate first. The first one through the gate wins, with the loser being stuck outside. There are 80 levels of play that kids will love. This is a game for the kids, adults will get bored with it, but its sharp production has the Aardman stamp of quality all over it.
Toddler Mojo is too young to play Fleece Lightning correctly. You have to turn the iPad left and right to steer the sheep, but he loves the music and animation. Bottom line: It makes him laugh and keeps him on the potty longer. Fleece Lightning costs .99 and is worth every penny if your child likes Shaun the Sheep.
Home Sheep Home 2 is a bit more difficult to play for toddler, but he still likes it. There’s a free and a paid version of Home Sheep Home 2. We downloaded the free version and it’s entertaining our almost 3 year old quite well.
We were provided with free codes for Luka Lashes and paid for Shaun the Sheep on our own. All thoughts are our own. We realize that Toddler Mojo may be gaming the system and staying on the potty for longer than needed in order to play with the iPad. We use it as a reward or when he’s really, really due for #2.