Nearly all families wrestle with the question of when to allow children to have their own phones. According to Going Wireless, the average age when children get their first mobile devices is 12.1 years. 56% of kids in the 8 to 12-year-old range have their own phones. How’s a parent to decide when is the …

ArithmeQuick is a functional system of timed math practice that keeps at-a-glance performance records for students. The free version allows practice with basic computation and signed computation. A subscription allows access to a huge array of skills and subtopics suitable for kindergarten through grade 8.

YouTube is a hit with kids and can be a lifesaver for harried parents. From occupying little ones during an unexpected wait to amusing tweens and providing a research platform for students, the site has something for everyone. However, there are some pitfalls, dangers, and other things to be aware of. Here’s your roadmap to …

In these days when we’ve got more computing power in our pockets than the computers that took up entire rooms, it’s no surprise that there are a wealth of scientific calculator apps to choose from. You can solve even the toughest math on the go with these gems. Best Free Apps Panecal Scientific Calculator Noriyasu …

Math Galaxy 8th Grade is a comprehensive and very useful review and practice app that covers all of the math standards from Common Core in this grade. It offers quick, clear review text and videos and an infinite set of practice problems for each skill.

There’s nothing like a good racing game to combine thrill and skill on your mobile device. Whether you compete to best your own high score or challenge players from around the world, racing games allow you to get behind the wheel and control powerful, fast vehicles. Here are some of the best racing games for …

Platforming games remain hugely popular, even after decades of play among several generations of gamers. This collection features something for everyone: for families, there’s a collection of kid-friendly options, for enthusiasts, there’s a set of classic games that never get old, and for the adventurous, a host of unusual games that combine platforming with other …

Platform games have been around forever, almost as long as video gaming has been a “thing.” And now that tablets and phones are so readily available, platforming games have kept right up with the times. Check out these twenty-one great platforming games ranging from the very familiar to the downright bizarre! Perfect for the Kids …

PurePaint Kids is a highly-realistic painting app that allows users to experience a close approximation of painting with real paint. Colors mix and catch light, the brush fills and empties, and paints can blend with one another in realistic and exciting ways.

Overview Monstapals is a collection game designed to appeal to young children. Pretend to be a space alien collector of Australian animals, but instead of collecting one at a time, grab two and combine them. There are 45 Monstapals to collect, each with a unique appearance, name and sound. The new “animals,” such as a …

Your iOS device isn’t just for work – you can add tons of fun and recreation with sound effect apps, too! The App Store is loaded with choices to enchant (or annoy) nearly every age group. Check out these sound effect apps for the very young and for all ages. We’ve also included a list …

Wallpaper apps are popular among mobile phone users around the world. They brighten up screens and let users’ personalities shine through. Check out these favorite wallpaper apps for your Android and iOS devices! Wallpapers for Android Devices Backgrounds HG (Wallpapers) OGQ – Free With over 100,000,000 Android users, this app certainly must be one of …

Monty’s Backyard Adventure is an entertaining and colorful set of activities designed to help young children with early learning tasks such as matching, memory, numbers, and more. Players will enjoy interacting with the canine main character and will get lots of play value from this app.

Math Galaxy Times Tables Balloon Pop is a comprehensive practice and review app that will build speed, accuracy and fluency with times tables up to 12 x 12. Students of all ages, from grade 2 and above, will find it entertaining and challenging if they need practice in this area.

Overview 7th Grade Math Common Core is a comprehensive review and practice app that covers important math skills. Topics include rational numbers, ratios, proportions, percents, and more. In the review mode, students get a step-by-step explanation of how to solve problems. They can access unlimited practice problems and earn time playing a maze-like video game. …

Here are some examples of the best kids’ games that the mobile world has to offer. Best of all, parents won’t need to worry about their children getting extra doses of violence or mayhem. These games are fun for the kids without introducing objectionable content. Low-Key and Relaxing Desert Golfing Blinkbat Games – $1.99 This …

Soundboards, those sometimes raucous collections of sound effects, are great fun for kids of nearly any age group. Here are some of the most kid-friendly options that will tickle young funny bones and possibly spur creativity as the kids indulge in make-believe play, drama, or even video creation. Wild, Crazy and Goofy +100 Buttons and …

Smartphone cameras are pretty awesome all on their own, but some ingenious app developers have added features beyond even the ones already built into your device’s native equipment. These apps offer an array of “new and improved” add-ons that will tickle everyone from novices to experts. Free and Powerful Camera Zoom FX Androidslide – Free …

Buddy’s Magic World is a set of interactive stories designed for the very young. A magical dragon leads the way through worlds of wonder. The first story is free and teaches a variety of positive moral concepts. Additional stories are available through an in-app purchase.

The iPhone’s camera already has a reputation for being quite robust, but believe it or not, there are even more features that can be game changers. A truly great camera app will give you more control over your settings and additional features usually only seen on DSLR cameras. Many also offer some interesting photo-editing options, …

Sfara Guardian Personal Safety offers a range of services and plans to suit a wide array of needs for personal safety and protection. With options that include roadside assistance, crash detection, and personal SOS, it can be a source of peace of mind for the whole family.

Dr. Panda Restaurant 3 is a small free sample app that allows players to create unique restaurant dishes in a virtual kitchen and serve them to cute, animated customers. Kids will enjoy chopping, frying, and other kitchen activities in a low-key free-play environment.

The app world is full of great ways to help your kids learn while they play. Check out these fun, game-like educational apps that won’t break your pocketbook. For the Very Young Fish School Duck Duck Moose / Free This developer is well-known for high-quality games and activities for the very young, and Fish School …

Crossword puzzles are great for smart kids-the fun and challenge of playing with words supports many aspects of learning. Kids who enjoy crosswords often excel at many academic skills, and kids who enjoy crosswords are often the kids who have had a chance to play them. Set your child up for success by encouraging the …

Sudoku is a popular type of puzzle that challenges logic and attention to detail. It’s great for players of nearly all ages. The goal is to place numbers or other items on a grid such that there are no duplicates in any rows, columns or sections. The most common form of the game uses a …

MAYU – Animated Text for iMessage is a fun and engaging creative outlet. Users will love the colorful, hand-drawn and animated fonts and frames, and will revel in the ability to combine and recombine the elements to create unique and eye-catching messages.

Learnia is a game-like, 3-D world that mimics many popular video games. Players have access to activities, lessons, and games covering concepts from spelling and math in grades 1 to 3. The free game includes a wealth of content, and there are more complete versions of each subject and grade level available as in-app purchases.

iPhones are the cream of the crop when it comes to kid-pleasing, fun, and educational apps. Your fourth or fifth grader can play with these engaging and interesting games and maybe even learn a little along the way! Learning Games Inventioneers Filimundus AB / Free Put together incredible machines to solve seemingly simple problems with …