Early Learning Apps

Apps are now a part of kids’ daily lives so we decided to create a list of apps that will help introduce some learning into this daily routine. These highly rated apps for Early Childhood Education are definitely favorites amongst the Best Apps team. We consider these our not-to-miss apps for early learning.

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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 ...
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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!
1st grade app

Our reviewed and recommended apps for 1st grade develop literacy and numeracy skills, place value concepts, geometry, thinking and logic skills, cause and effect skills, and more.
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Explore the Clangers' planet through a series of games and activities designed for young kids to enjoy.
kindergarten apps

Kindergarten apps are plentiful in the App Store. Our list of reviewed and recommended apps for Kindergarten will help narrow down the best educational apps for your child or classroom. ...
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Shape Gurus is a delightful romp through shapes and colors that toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy again and again while they learn to recognize green circles, red squares and purple ...
preschool apps

Apps for Preschool-aged children are pretty easy to find in the App Store. With so many available it can be difficult to decide which will help your preschooler develop important ...
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Foldify Zoo - Create, Print and Fold Paper Animals! is one of those rare apps that reaches out into the real world and gets kids interacting beyond the screen of ...
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Intro to Math, by Montessorium offers an important comprehensive look at foundational number concepts, including comparison, sequencing, units and wholes, even and odd, and symbols. It makes a great introduction ...
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JumpStart Preschool Magic of Learning is a great, all-purpose app that will entertain kids for many sessions and help them develop some of the skills they’ll need later for success ...
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Alphatots is a fun ABC app with 26 interactive games. It is unusual among ABC apps and alphabet books because it uses verbs instead of nouns for the letter sound ...
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Bob Books Reading Magic Sight Words is an engaging and fun look at thirty common words that will help kids learn to read and spell while they enjoy the familiar ...
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Syllable counting and word building app challenges kids as they build early reading skills.
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Unlimited player profiles and a large selection of high quality, Common Core-aligned activities make Quick Math Jr. a must-have app for early elementary classrooms.
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The iconic Dr. Seuss story, The Cat in the Hat, gets an educational makeover in this fun read & learn app.
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Connect-O-Dot is a fun app with lots of great pictures that teaches children their numbers and letters in a variety of fun connect-the-dots games. Great for children of all ages.
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Young users will love exploring the amazing world of Alfie Atkins! With cool DIY vehicles, friendly creatures and people, and interactive animations around every bend, this app will keep kids ...
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Pack a bag, choose a boat, and send kids out to the open sea where they can explore the depths of the ocean and find some fun surprises along the ...
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Mini Prep is a low-key, gentle app that will help the very young practice basic skills of color matching, number matching and number order, letter matching and letter order. The ...
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My Shapes & Colors Farm Puzzles has so much to offer in education and entertainment. With loads of puzzles that include sorting shapes, sizes, colors, letters, numbers, and much more, ...
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Young kids can build early math skills in 17 different ways as they make their way through this engaging math app.
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Kids use virtual wooden beads to represent the numbers in addition and subtraction problems, helping them gain their own understanding of the concepts.
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Star Gurus is a great app for young children that will help them practice important counting skills which are foundational to learning math in early elementary school. The dot-to-dot game ...
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Grandma's Preschool is a great virtual learning app with lots of fun, interactive learning games and activities for children to explore. Great for the preschooler in your home!
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Imagistory offers a healthy dose of creative thinking and storytelling opportunities to children by encouraging pretending. With two free wordless picture ebooks and four more available for purchase, children will ...
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Introduce kids to the letters of the alphabet and high-frequency sight words as they play a series of fun puzzle games.
education apps

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 ...
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Help young kids learn to count while interacting with silly animations and playing fun counting games.
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Painting Gallery offers coloring book pictures, varied backgrounds, and blank canvas for young artists to make their own using 30 colors and 100 stickers. Young children can save their work ...
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Train Your Hand is a great early learning app that provides players with practice at tracing various lines and shapes to prep them for writing. Great for young children and ...
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ShapeKit is an entertaining and creative way to learn about shapes. It allows several levels of creativity, will encourage young users to explore, and offers an opportunity to save and ...
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Lucky, a squirrel, and a series of educational games will entertain kids, but may be a bit challenging at times.
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Mochu Pop is an interesting app designed to help young children retain and build their ability to learn sounds in other languages. Its fun, balloon-popping format will intrigue toddlers and ...
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Prof. Miki is a good app to use with preschoolers and some kindergarteners and first graders. Even the very young will benefit from its gentle and consistent teaching about the ...
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Wonder Bunny Math Race: 1st Grade Kids Advanced Learning App for Numbers, Addition and Subtraction offers a creative and entertaining way for children to practice first-grade addition and subtraction skills ...
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Ready Set Stack! is a great early learning app that encourages children to practice their hand-eye coordination as they learn new vocabulary words and colors. Easy to use, fun, and ...
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MathLab for Grade 1 is a simple app that will help preschoolers through first graders learn age-appropriate foundational math skills while having fun. The app is fast-paced and unpredictable, and ...

Twist and Count-Pinball Math is a simple yet entertaining way to introduce young children or challenged math students to basic addition. The game features high-action animations, colorful graphics, and delightful ...
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Tap and Learn ABC is a useful app that makes a great introduction to letters, keywords, and beginning sounds for young children or special needs students.
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Ruby and her grandmother head to the kitchen to bake while Max joins in with his usual antics in this fun baking app.