If you have young boys in your household, then you know that they have a style all their own. Here’s a great list of free apps that boys from preschool through early elementary grades will absolutely love!
Racing & Driving Apps
Kids Car Racers
Adam Berent – Free with ads
With controls designed to be intuitive for kids as young as 18 months, this app will get your little guy racing like the big kids. Racers can go for speed or they can “bump” other cars and obstacles, which can be fun in and of itself. With 18 car types and 5 environments, there’s no shortage of fun.
Slightly older guys will enjoy the point system and work to grab that high score. This game has something for every racer, and it will entertain the young men for hours.
Preschool boys and up will enjoy these 12 mini-games themed around dinosaurs. All are adaptive, meaning that they will adjust the level of difficulty to your guy’s abilities so things don’t get too frustrating.
Kids can play a memory game, excavate dinosaur fossils, bring a baby pterodactyl to life and more as they play. There’s even a whack-a-mole-like game where you get to bop dinos! What could be more fun than that?
Little boys will adore this collection of dinosaur jigsaw puzzles designed just for them! The simple shape puzzles will promote logical thinking and matching skills. The dinosaurs will capture the imagination!
This app features brightly-colored and simply-drawn dinosaur pictures. There are even sound effects that will tickle your boy to pieces.
Do all the big-boy things with the trucks in this app-take them to the car wash, put on a parade, use the big machines like dump trucks, and take out the garbage. The app is designed for little fingers, with intuitive, colorful controls.
Each of the games teaches some important concepts, too. Kids will do sorting, sequencing, and problem-solving, to name a few.
Introduce your inquisitive boy to engineering concepts in this great app from PBS Kids! Build bridges, explore friction, and much, much more in this free app that’s designed to push limits of curiosity.
Young engineers also earn rewards to decorate their tree houses. There are mini-games to unlock, too. Budding engineers will find tons of fun with this app that offers hours of constructive play.