I don’t have girls but I have nieces and I entertain my share of girls 4 days a week at the local dance and gymnastics school. I know that just like boys, girls favorite saying is… “May I play your phone?” LOL!
However, girls don’t like the same games that boys do! So, whether it’s emulating mom, their favorite superhero or a royal princess, kids love to dress up in front of the mirror. Underneath the feathers, capes and tiaras, dress-up activities actually improve kids’ social skills and confidence.
While apps exist for fashion conscious grown-ups, kids now get to showcase their imagination and sense of style by dressing up lovable characters and celebrities. Dress-up play is vital to a child’s development. But most of all … it’s fun!
So download these five free iPhone and iPad apps that are sure to keep kids engaged for hours.
Baby Care & Dress Up (TabTale) — girls 4-8
In this app, kids get a turn at playing mommy. Young girls get to choose an outfit for their baby and then learn responsibility by caring for and loving their baby. Once their baby is dressed, it’s time to feed her, play tea-party, bathe her, and put her to sleep for the night. With so many fun and interactive activities, this app is sure to be a hit with mommy’s little helpers!
Hello Kitty Dress Up (Happy Girl) — girls 4-8
In this adorable app, kids can choose from a wide range of scenes and dress Hello Kitty up for a day out on the town! Choose from a red or pink bow to fit her mood. Give Hello Kitty a matching costume, or mix-and-match her for a wacky ensemble. There are so many options in this app and kids will love how cute Hello Kitty looks in anything!
PopStar Dress Up: Fashion Guru (appsNminded) — girls 6-10
It’s important for young girls to have role models. In this fun app, girls get to choose between their favorite pop star idols, like Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Beyoncé, Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj. Girls can rock out to their favorite songs while they dress their pop star for the red carpet, a big show, or a day out and about. Not only is this app loads of fun, but it also teaches young girls the basics of managing money by giving them a budget for dressing their star.
Nail Salon Dress Up (Ninjafish Studios) – girls 8-12
Young girls are sure to love this app, and parents are sure to appreciate the no-mess manicure option. Girls can paint their nails the same color or give each one a special flair. Keep cyber-nails looking up-to-date, stylish and alluring.
Dress to Impress Free (LAVA) — girls 12-16
Calling all fashionistas. Catwalk strut, red carpet walk, beach bonanza or coffee shop hangin’ out – this app lets you experiment with the latest fashion styles and trends. Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize! From hair styles, jewelry and makeup to wardrobe and background, girls can get their glam on.