Moms and teachers have voted. Here’s our list of the Best Educational Apps for Kids. Perfect for keeping children mentally active these apps compliment all that hard work in the classroom with after school fun that continues the learning process.


Crazy Times Tables is one of the most perfect multiplication fact practice apps available. It offers repetition and choice of facts made enjoyable by creative and visually interesting special effects.
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Elkonin Boxes is a digital version of a highly-effective teaching strategy that will help beginning and struggling readers build vital skills for phonemic awareness, which is foundational to success in ...
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I Got This: An Interactive Story is a wonderful example of a high-quality public education ebook that is designed to appeal to the target age group, provides vital health information ...

Name Play is a great free-play app that allows children to practice reading, writing, and recognizing their own name with a variety of fun games and activities. Very well done!
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The Pronoun Party is a bare-bones, repetitive source of practice sentences with pronouns and gender words that will help young children practice understanding these words in spoken sentences and responding ...

TouchMath Adventures: Jungle Addition uses a multi-sensory approach to help kids build basic addition skills.

Follow the down-eared dog called Mack while he searches for his teddy bear and discover 65+ developing nouns for beginning readers at the same time.
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Letter School is a fun app that will help kids practice forming capital letters, lower case letters, and numbers in any of three common early elementary writing styles, and it ...

My Felt World opens up four imaginative scenes and provides children with a wide selection of felt characters, animals and props to encourage creative visual play.
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The Everything Machine offers a great combination of programming practice, logic skills, and sequencing as well as a healthy dose of creativity by giving users tools to access the Apple ...

Encourage your toddler to go potty by watching a bunch of cute animals head to their own potties.

Join Bruno (a cute, forgetful mouse) as he wanders around the city trying desperately to remember what mice eat so he can satisfy his grumbling belly. Great story, gorgeous images, ...

Sparky’s Brain Busters is a fun game that will entertain middle elementary students while they review concepts from fire safety and Common Core literature, math, science and social studies.
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EDNA is a practical and easy-to-use mind mapping system that is perfect for middle and high school students who need to organize essays, reports, and other longer pieces of writing ...

Head on a jungle safari and learn about jungle animals through fun activities and stories.

iMommy lets kids take care of a baby just like a mommy would.
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Action Graphing is an innovative, interesting and effective tool to teach basic concepts about velocity graphs to students with a creative and unique hands-on, experiential approach.
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MathLab for Grade 2 is a fun math practice app that will give lots of mixed practice to students on vital skills, many of which are not commonly seen in ...

How to Make Electricity is an app that allows children to experiment with and learn various forms of electricity in a free play environment. Perfect for the little scientist in ...

Join Pacca Alpaca as he travels to 23 countries with over 50 highly entertaining and educational activities children of all ages will love. Pacca Alpaca Travel Playtime is great for ...

Families now are busier than ever, but one fundamental activity can help your child succeed in school and in life – reading to them. Starting early with reading to a ...

Head down to lake to build early learning skills while fishing with Grandpa.

Thanks to the advances in technology educators and parents have more options available to them to make learning history fun. Apps can be a great tool to present material in ...
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Sticker Story-the Storybook Creativity Kit for Kids is a fun and creative way to nurture self-expression and story-telling in children from preschool through middle elementary grades.

Touch Activated Sensory Light Show is a unique app that uses bright colored shapes, lights and sounds for children to enjoy.
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Wonster Words: Spelling with ABC and Phonics by Puzzlingo is an amusing and entertaining way to help children practice reading and spelling words that review basic phonics skills such as ...

Follow Sleepy Fred as he gets ready for bed in this cute rhyming story for kids.

Vocabubble is a unique early learning app that is designed to help children practice their alphabet while adding a variety of new words to their vocabulary.

Funny Directions by Speecharoo uses silly sound effects and amusing animations to reward kids for following directions.
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Little Big Car Factory: Spelling Game is an outstanding example of a fun and flexible app that adults can customize with the exact words students need to study or learn ...
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Juana la Iguana en la Granja is a great app to introduce a preschool child to conversational Spanish while reviewing basic readiness skills such as matching, counting, colors and the ...

Words with Ibbleobble is an educational vocabulary app to teach children a wide variety of new words using fun images and illustrations.

This is my Food is a fantastic educational app that teaches children all they need to know about nutrition and eating healthy. Educational, engaging, and perfect for home or the ...

Travel back in time and get an overview of the major time periods and events in world history with History for Kids, an animated eBook narrated by kids for kids.

Top Educational Apps for Back to School   We’ve scoured the App Store to find the top educational apps for kids. It wasn’t easy to narrow it down to just ...
special needs apps

Sometimes finding apps that meet your student’s learning challenges can be nearly as difficult as school, but these app developers have really come through for students, parents and teachers.  This ...
high school apps

In high school, students are getting down to business, and they need apps that will support their learning.  Bells and whistles of entertaining educational games often (but not always!) give ...

My Alphabet: Underwater ABC for Kids is a great early learning app that teaches children to learn, recognize, build words, and write the alphabet. Perfect for young children!
8th grade apps

Our reviewed and recommended apps for 8th grade offer review of middle school science concepts, inspire kids to start writing as well as quiz them on verbs, nouns and adjectives, ...
7th grade apps

The seventh grade year is often a year of big changes-changing classes, new teachers, and higher educational expectations.  It’s also time to begin planning ahead for high school challenges.  These ...