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.


Sam Plays Saxophone is a pleasant e-book with a small selection of activities to supplement the story, but it may not live up to the levels that the price might ...

Orchard Toys is an all in one app that includes early learning activities with varying difficulty levels for young players to test their problem solving skills. With puzzles, matching, and ...

My Little Place lets kids choose from a series of fun activities and preferences that make them feel in control.
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Letter Cross-Tracking is a serviceable app that will help children remediate letter reversals and inversions and help them build skills in the areas of visual tracking, attention to detail and ...

Second grade students can study 40 different spelling lists and learn over 400 spelling words through a series of fun spelling activities.

Build early writing skills and gain a sense of shape, motion, and letter awareness with Ready to Print.

Join George as he travels through Yum Yum Land to get to the Ice Cream Castle and learn about healthy eating along the way.

Kids Dreams: Gogo & Gaga Playground is a fun early-learning app that lets children explore an interactive playground full of exciting mini-games including puzzles, music, shapes and more! Perfect for ...

Alphamonster is an awesome alphabet app with great visuals and sound effects that teaches little ones about each letter and sound in the alphabet. Great graphics, sound effects and educational ...
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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 ...

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.

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Syllable counting and word building app challenges kids as they build early reading skills.

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.

The iconic Dr. Seuss story, The Cat in the Hat, gets an educational makeover in this fun read & learn app.

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.