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Real moms rating apps for children. That’s what we do. Get the inside scoop on the best apps for children and honest reviews on all the apps you can find across all the major mobile devices.


Alarm clocks-we love to hate ‘em! But they are a necessary part of life for nearly everyone. And when combined with the capabilities of your mobile device, they can be personalized and individualized, making them even more useful and, perhaps, a bit more beneficial than the old-fashioned kind. Image Source Just for iOS Users Bedtime …

One of the many perks of having a tablet is that it can double as a pad of paper. Sure, you can take notes or send reminders to yourself. You can also, however, use your tablet as a virtual sketchpad. You no longer have to resign yourself to doodling on napkins when that next great …

Find Me Shapes is a simple and effective app for practicing color and shape matching, for encouraging children to pay attention and focus, and to develop fine motor skills. The simple interface and safe environment mean that parents can feel good about allowing youngsters some independent play time.

Even if you don’t have a creative bone in your body, there are times when creating a collage of photos, artwork, or even videos is exactly what you need to do. Collages add the finishing touches to family events, celebrations like weddings, showers, and graduations, and oh, so much more. Here are the best collage-maker …

Legos are grand fun in the real world, and now your kids (and you!) can enjoy them virtually and on the go with mobile apps. Check out these winners! Legos® for the Little Ones Lego® Juniors Lego System A/S – Free Get the youngsters aged 4-7 into the act with this sweet building and driving …

Overview Witty the Robot is the animated, personable guide for young users learning about the fearsome Tyrannosaurus Rex. He oversees the journey through thirteen chapters of information in an interactive digital learning tool. Features include: 13 chapters Interactive, animated pages Personalized Loaded with information about T-Rex Creative and fun   Quality Witty the Robot is …

Overview Sir Dapp! Game Show is a review of manners and polite behavior for children formatted as a television game show, complete with “commercials” and music videos themed around good manners. Users take on the role of contestants as they choose questions and answer them. Questions are multiple choice and read aloud to players. Features …

Stickman Hook is a fun eye-hand coordination game that offers loads of opportunities for development of visual skills and problem-solving. It is simple to play and has hundreds of levels to keep players intrigued for a very long time. The only downside is the excessive number of advertisements in the free version.

U-Nest: Save Money for Kids is an investment management system to help parents save money in tax-free investments to use for their children’s educational expenses after high school. It’s affordable, reliable, and convenient.

Sound Touch is a sound/picture feast for young children that will entertain and, with caregiver or teacher support, build language skills. Hundreds of colorful photographs are paired with high-quality sound recordings to help children make connections and learn about the world.

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 …

Poppinz- Family Calendar offers calendar, list, and chat features that are limited to members of the family group. The app is simple to use and will provide privacy that some families are looking for.

Equestria Girls is a fun app that will encourage little girls to fantasize about growing up into high school. However, parents should be aware that though the app is free, there are many places where in-app purchases and/or purchases of My Little Pony products are required to progress in the game.

Image Source There’s no doubt about it – kids just LOVE their devices. In fact, they love them so much that parents often worry about how to protect their children from concerns ranging from too much screen time, the wrong kinds of apps, content that is too mature or inappropriate, or from strangers with unsavory …

Depending on your child’s age and maturity, you may feel the need to monitor and perhaps limit or control how and when they use their iOS device. Fortunately, there is a wide array of options to meet your needs and budget. Keep in mind, though, that determined and tech-savvy children can often defeat even 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.

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. …