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Best Apps Lists

We’re ranking and rating apps across specific categories. If you can’t keep track of various top lists in the iTunes App Store, this is your best bet. Even better, these lists are put together by real moms who review, rate and then decide which apps make the top lists.


Best Free Music Apps for Kids There’s plenty of free music apps out there, but which ones are the best? If interested in downloading a music app or two for enjoyment when the kids are napping or you’re on the train to work, review the following free, excellent options to check out:   Top Kids …

2016 Best Apps for School. We Recommend Amazing Apps for Each Grade Every year we review thousands of apps for children of all ages and with the new school year upon us we wanted to summarize our recommendations for the best apps for each grade. We found some great education apps, puzzle apps and critical thinking …

Awesome School Apps – Five Best Apps for Kids with Special Needs Here is a reviewed and recommended list of apps that you will find helpful for students with learning challenges. There are apps to help with reading and writing, apps to uncover behavior management preferences for nonverbal students, and a few apps that will help …

High school apps are designed to help students get through the tough classes and get ready for college. Here are some of the best reviewed and recommended apps for high schoolers. Mathway Mathway – Math Problem Solver is a tool for math students of nearly all levels. The app allows users to enter equations at …

Here’s our list of reviewed and recommended apps for 8th graders. Check out the math, science, and even personal health concepts! Challenge your upper middle school student with these great apps. I’ve Got This-An Interactive Story I Got This: An Interactive Story walks users through a first-person account of a teen who developed type 2 …

Seventh grade is a time when kids have to step up their learning. The tasks get tougher as they head into more abstract concepts, and many are beginning to plan for high school and college success. These recommended apps will help your student learn and grow with the best. Math Galaxy Word Problems Fun Math …

High-quality educational apps for 6th grade can be a little harder to find in the App Store. Our list of reviewed and recommended apps include world geography, middle school vocabulary prep, a comprehensive math practice tool, a tower defense geometry game and a graphic novel that covers a variety of middle school issues like self-esteem, …

Here are some of the best of the best apps for fifth graders as they head back to school. This list includes reviewed and recommended apps to help practice fractions, basic math, and grammar. There are also some apps that will open doors of programming and science. Enjoy! The Everything Machine The Everything Machine gives …

Get your fourth graders learning and playing with these recommended and reviewed Best Apps for Kids. You’ll find math practice, story telling, and even coding! Sparky’s Brain Busters Sparky’s Brain Busters is a fast-paced trivia game for an elementary student (grades 3-5) that drills players in Common Core concepts in math, science, social studies, and …

Reviewed and recommended apps for third graders will make finding just the right one for your child a piece of cake! Here are some great ones to help with cursive writing, math skills, composition and creativity, and more. Letter School Cursive Writing Teaching kids to write in cursive may seem like a lost art, but …

Here are some great reviewed apps for spelling, phonics skills, listening skills, and more! These apps are perfect for second-grade students. Planet Lettra Planet Lettra is a playground for word-building. Users are magically transported to the mythical Planet Lettra where letters float in bubbles in the sky. When the bubbles bump, the letters combine, and …

A little bit of science, a small bit of social studies, some reading and some math round out the suggestions for first graders this year. Take a look at these apps. Malama Honua My Voyage The My Voyage app will take users on an elaborate adventure through documentary-like videos, games, and more as the main …

Here are reviewed and recommended apps for Kindergarten that will be great for your child or your classroom. The apps we have recommended cover important skills such as developing high-level thinking and spatial skills, building reading and written expressions skills, and mastering basic sight words. Check out these apps! Bamba Space Station Bamba Space Station …

There are many choices of apps for preschoolers in the App Store, so here are a few suggestions of the best of the best from our reviews. These apps will help your preschooler develop important skills such as sequencing, patterning, building language skills and developing problem-solving skills. Our list of reviewed and recommended Preschool apps …

The universe is incredible! Thanks to the internet and iPhone apps, you can now explore more than ever before. View the latest discoveries from NASA, study constellations and planets, and enjoy all the wonders of space with these incredible apps.        NASA The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has an official iOS …

High school is hard enough without the added strain of not having the right tools at your disposal. Imagine going through calculus without a textbook! You can ease the stress of school at least a little by having a good collection of apps to help you get through your long school days and even longer …

The internet is a wonderland of information, if you only know where to look. If you’re serious about learning a new skill or pursuing a new hobby, check out our big list of websites where you can learn almost anything. DIY Home Improvement     DIYNetwork: Whether you want to upgrade the inside or outside of your …

The roles of motherhood has been redefined throughout the course of history but one thing has remained constant: moms are busy people. If you have a career outside of the job of raising your family, these are our best-rated apps for keeping it all together.  Google Calendar Google Calendar makes easy work of keeping you …

It’s hard to differentiate between so-so apps that work, yet don’t fill every need, from the indispensable apps you know you can’t live without. We’ve done the work for you this time. Here are our picks for the top five note-taking apps high school students can’t live without. Google Docs Google Docs is used nearly …

2015 Edition: The Best Apps for Kids. Reviewed by Real Moms & Educators. Wow, another year is complete. Time flies. At BestAppsforKids we reviewed hundreds of apps again this year. We’re happy to report that there are lots of amazing apps for kids that are really high quality and super fun and educational. Here are the …

While the Hour of Code event seems to be growing in popularity each year, don’t wait until then to download these apps. Your kids will enjoy these all year, some may become permanent residents on your device.

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 selection of recommended apps will help with communication, organization, social skills, reading problems, and much more. Voice Dream Reader Voice Dream Reader is more than …

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 way to practicality as kids focus on the job at hand. Our selection of recommended apps will help students review important concepts in core subjects, …

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, work on foundational concepts in Algebra, and provide a homework planner to help students stay better organized. There’s a nice review of challenging skills in …

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 recommended apps will help your student learn and grow with the best. iBiome-Wetlands iBiome-Wetland is a hands-on, experiential look at three types of wetlands. Players …

High quality educational apps for 6th grade can be a little harder to find in the App Store. Our list of reviewed and recommended apps include world geography, middle school vocabulary prep, a comprehensive math practice tool, a tower defense geometry game and a graphic novel that covers a variety of middle school issues like …

The apps we’ve chosen for our reviewed and recommended list for 5th grade include basic fraction concepts, searchable math video tutorials, visual and written creativity while creating professional-looking books and word analysis practice covering multiple concepts. Slice Fractions Slice Fractions offers a wordless, hands-on walk through basic fraction concepts such as the meaning of the …

There are so many great educational apps in the App Store for elementary school-aged children, we couldn’t narrow it down to our top 5 reviewed and recommended apps for 4th grade. Our list covers apps for encouraging creative writing and self-expression, text and visual design, scientific inquiry and observation, spelling, coding for kids and even …

Finding just the right apps for your elementary-age child can be time consuming. Our list of reviewed and recommended apps for 3rd grade can make finding the right app for your child easier. The apps featured focus on a number of important areas, including building language skills, developing reading and comprehension skills, practicing writing skills, …

Our reviewed and recommended apps for 2nd grade include a wide variety of apps such as logic puzzles, apps for creativity and self-expression, building language skills and math. Brain Quest Brain Quest is full of fun and educational trivia that will keep children engaged and entertained while traveling. Not only is it diverse in the …

Best Apps for Back to School – 1st Grade 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. Take a look at these apps. Best 1st Grade Apps   ScratchJr ScratchJr is a hands-on learning environment that …

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. The apps we have recommended cover important skills such as developing high-level thinking and spatial skills, building reading and written expressions skills, and mastering basic …

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 skills such as sequencing, patterning, building language skills and developing problem solving skills. Our list of reviewed and recommended Preschool apps can make finding the …

Teaching children to be healthy is so much more than just eating healthy foods and being active and what better way to teach them these very important skills and information than by using highly interactive and exciting apps? We’ve compiled some of our favorite interactive games and storybook apps that you can use to keep …

Every child we have ever met loves games. In this day and age, our mobile devices are the perfect way to engage children with games and apps that can capture their imagination. Check out our list of the best game apps for kids. Games for the Family, Action Games for Kids, Adventure Games, Arcade Games, Brain Games, Board Games, Card Games, Casual …

Find your favorite characters and themes in this list of apps. Don’t forget to also check out the best apps as voted by moms. My Little Pony From a cute storybook app that introduces readers and the My Little Pony franchise to fun pony games, and pony videos, these My Little Pony apps are perfect …

Animal & Nature Apps Fantastic Wildlife and Nature apps that will help your kids do things like find the closest parks, forests and nature centers all the way through to reference guides for the animal kingdom. Don’t forget to check out the best animal apps and nature apps as voted by moms. Art, Craft & …

Summer is here and that means it’s time for family road trips! We have put together a list of apps that will help keep kids engaged and entertained on long trips. Sago Mini Road Trip Sago Mini Road Trip is a free play app with lots of friends, interactive activities, and magical destinations for children …

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. Best Apps List: Civics Apps, Early Learning Apps, Alphabet Apps for Kids, Learning Colors, Learning Numbers, Flash Card Apps, General Knowledge …

Award-winning kids picture ebooks for iPad, iPhone, Kindle, Nook, Computer and Mac. Best Apps for Kids Lists: Animated eBooks, eBooks with Coloring Pages, eBooks with Games, eBooks with Record Your Voice, Read to Me eBooks, Read to Myself eBooks Lists from our friends at iPhoneMom: Ultimate List of eBook Apps, Animated Childrens eBooks, Coloring Page eBooks, Games eBooks , Record Your …