Best 1st Grade Apps [Updated for 2020]

Fun educational apps for your first grader

We Reviewed Dozens Of The Best 1st Grade Apps So You Don’t Have To. Here Are Our Top Picks.

We’ve searched far and wide to find the top first grade apps for iphone and android. The good news is that there are plenty of fun and challenging first grade apps as well as some great teaching, reading and math apps too. Want the best first grade apps for kids? Start here.

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

ScratchJrScratchJr is a hands-on learning environment that allows young children (ages 5 to 7) to learn the basics of programming with a visual interface. It encourages and builds a host of vital skills, including problem-solving, organization, sequencing, and self-expression, in addition to building creativity.

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Inventioneers

InventioneersEach chapter of Inventioneers presents a clear problem, such as moving a cat from the tree into its owner’s basket. The interface is intuitive, allowing nearly anyone the ability to experiment and create until the problem is solved. A resource bank of invention parts and small “helper” characters is provided at the bottom of the screen, and users must arrange them to accomplish the given goal.

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Wonder Bunny Math Race

Wonder Bunny Math RaceWonder Bunny Math Race is a comprehensive math computation practice app that will excite and entertain children for hours. Its arcade-style racing action and point system will occupy the children’s attention so fully that they will hardly even notice they are building vital skills such as speed and fluency as they add and subtract.

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Looney Tunes™ ClickN READ Phonics®

Looney Tunes PhonicsLooney Tunes Phonics combines the fun of Looney Tunes cartoons with sound phonics instruction. Anyone who enjoys these classic characters will love this app!

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Other Top 1st Grade Apps We Love

Here is a list of four and five star apps that are perfect for first graders. We’ve reviewed all of these apps and our moms and educators love them.

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Code Adventures: Programming for Kids

Programming for Kids is a great app that will nudge users along the path to better understanding how computers work and how to be meticulous in giving step-by-step …

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Missing Friend

Missing Friend-Lite is a cute ebook that features the Icky Mr. Fox and his friends (who star in several other apps). The story is cute and engaging, the illustrations are…

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Animani

Kids interact with cute animated animals and learn all about what they eat, where they live, the sounds they make, and how to spell their names with Animani.

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Miao Mi- Learn Mandarin Chinese for Kids and Junior

Early childhood is an ideal time to learn new languages, and Mandarin Chinese is a highly-sought-after skill. This app will help you and your child decide if learning the language …

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Gruffalo: Puzzle

Extend the classic story of The Gruffalo with Gruffalo: Puzzles, an app full of different puzzle games for kids.

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The Grossery Game

Head on down to the Yucky Mart and start collecting digital Grossery Gang characters in Grossery Game, a delightfully disgusting app for kids.

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Autism Games 4 – Matching

Help kids with autism learn new words, colors, letters, and numbers with a series of simple matching games in Autism Games 4 Matching.

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The Sweet Little Monster

Tilt your device to collect the colored monsters in The Sweet Little Monster, a simple game for kids.

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Care for Our World

Inspire kids to cherish the world they live in by reading and interacting with Care for Our World, a beautiful narrated ebook for kids.

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Fregger’s Play: Learn to Code in 3D

Help kids learn to code and encourage them to create their own games with Fregger’s Play: Learn to Code in 3D.

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Pili Pop Francais

Kids can learn French through fun games and an immersive language approach with Pili Pop Francais.

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Story Starters Pro

Story Starters Pro offers a nearly limitless supply of stimulating prompts to set writing off on the right foot. Everyone from students of all ages to professional writers will benefit …

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Pepi Super Stores

Let kids explore the mall on their own along with a host of different characters in Pepi Super Stores.

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Let’s Go Lex

Travel down the river with Lex the hippo and her froggy friends in Let’s Go Lex!, an animated story app for kids.

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Ladybug Band

Play along with the Ladybug Band in this fun animated ebook that will have you tapping your feet in tune with the music.

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KidsCast

Kids will always have new content with a monthly subscription to KidsCast, an app full of games, books, and shows.

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Pick-A-Pic

Pick-A-Pic is a simple app that encourages young children to match pictures of common items to their written word names. It’s easy to use and provides both practice and quizzing …

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Sight Words – Learning Games

Help kids learn sight words through a series of six fun games with Sight Words – Learning Games.

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MonSticky-Decorate Your Monsters

MonSticky-Decorate Your Monsters is an entertaining app that will unleash creative streaks in small children. Users can create thousands of variations of these not-so-scary monsters.

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Math Bakery 2 – Continue Counting

Math Bakery 2 – Continue Counting is a fun app that does a fine job of introducing and providing practice with larger addition and subtraction problems that require regrouping.

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Poppetto Costumes

Poppetto Costumes is a challenging and entertaining collect and match game that will sharpen players’ grasp of strategy, their observation skills, their memory, and their logic. It’s fun for nearly …

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ExplorArt Klee – The Art of Paul Klee, for Kids

ExplorArt Klee – the Art of Paul Klee, for Kids is a beautifully designed and illustrated ebook that invites users to explore many artistic styles and concepts through play. Let …

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Super Spelling

Help kids learn to spell 400 new words with Super Spelling, a fun spelling game for kids.

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Tongo Music – for kids and families

Tongo Music-for kids and families is a shining example of a high-quality, valuable app that is both beneficial and fun. It’s suitable for the whole family (including the very young), …

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Tales of Aarchie

Tales of Aarchie tells a humorous story about an armadillo while helping kids learn some of the intricacies of the English language.

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RelationShapes

Interact with shapes and build logic and visual-spatial skills with RelationShapes, a creative shapes app for kids.

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Tara’s Locket – A VR Story for Children

Read a story in a new way with Tara’s Locket, a virtual reality app, which allows children to tag along with Tara on her journey to find her family.

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Learn Chinese with Lingokids

Learn Chinese with Lingokids uses an immersive language experience, animated characters, and interactive activities to help kids learn to speak Chinese.

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The Tune Zoo

The Tune Zoo is a fantastic music app that is highly versatile and enjoyable. It allows users to design and even record unique musical creations across a wide range of …

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An Adventure of Our Own

An Adventure of Our Own offers a unique adventure story that encourages kids to communicate with one another.

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Roxy and the Ballerina Robot

Roxy wants to buy a ballerina robot, but she has to save up to do it. Kids will learn an important lesson about spending and saving as they read Roxy …

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Toca Hair Salon 3

Kids are in charge of the hair salon in Toca Hair Salon 3. What crazy hairstyles will they create?

123 Awesome Park

Learn to count from 1 to 20 with 123 Awesome Park.

Wonster Words

Build your child’s spelling and vocabulary skills through fun games and silly animations with Wonster Words.

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PJ Masks: Super City Run

Fight crime in the city and find lost objects with your favorite PJ Masks heroes in PJ Masks: Super City Run.

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Pocket Sight Words

Pocket Sight Words provides a simple and effective way to practice recognition of 220 sight words from the Dolch List. It has few bells and whistles, which results in a …

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Animalia – Kids Learning Games & Interactive Story

Kids learn a lesson by reading through the story and playing the games in Animalia – Kids Learning Games & Interactive Story.

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Toca Life: Farm

Kids get to run the farm any way they choose with Toca Life: Farm.

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MeteoHeroes

MeteoHeroes is a fun app that features child characters that discover they have weather-related super powers as they train and prepare to take on world-wide meteorology problems.

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Kidjo

Let kids watch fun and educational videos in a safe environment with Kidjo.

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