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Find the best apps for your kids by searching our recommendations filtered by age group. A quick and easy way to find the apps that are perfect no matter your child’s age.

The early elementary years are a magical time! Kids are discovering the secrets of becoming literate, and there’s a lot you can do to help them in school. Here are some of the best apps to help your first grader along the road to reading, no matter what stage your child is at. Free Learn …

Science takes many forms but in all of its guises, it teaches children problem-solving, scientific process, logical thinking, and reasoning. It also nurtures curiosity, wonder, and respect for the world around us. With the technology we have today, your children can be up and running with their very own experiments by accessing YouTube and utilizing …

This day and age, children need all the extra practice they can get with math concepts and numbers. Classwork, even in these early grades, focuses on understanding the underpinnings of the number system and has moved away from the rote memorization of math facts that was common only a few years back. Many children need …

Bogga Robot is a fun app that will intrigue and entertain children of nearly any age. The app uses logic and problem-solving to allow access to an assortment of mini-games such as Tic Tac Toe and more, making it fun and educational at the same time.

For generations, parents have grabbed coloring books off of store shelves and children have happily colored whatever was between the covers. Once in a while, the match was perfect. A girl who loved soccer found a coloring book with tons of soccer pictures. A boy who couldn’t get enough of dragons found a coloring book …

Overview Khan Academy Kids is a comprehensive toddler, preschool, and early learning app designed for children ages 2 to 6+. It includes a wealth of age-appropriate activities that will help young children learn about letters, numbers, colors, measurement, science, health, readiness skills, and more. Features include: Highly interactive  Adaptive activities  Easy to play  Fast-paced activities  …

Whether your child is three or seventeen, there are some great apps available to help them become better at writing. Help them master the basics and then fine-tune their skills anytime and anywhere with these digital tools. For the Preschool/Kindergarten Crowd: Fun with Letters Dexterity Jr.-Fine Motor Skill Development Binary Labs, Inc. – $3.99 with …

Overview Pixton EDU is a comic creation system that opens creative doors across the curriculum. It offers opportunities for students to express themselves in this style even if they do not have artistic skills to keep up with their imaginations. Kids across a wide age range will find it a motivating way to express themselves …

Idle Theme Park Tycoon is a fun diversion for more mature players due to in-app purchases and outside advertising. It includes lots of bells and whistles related to running a theme park and will challenge management, attention, and logic skills as the player tries to keep the park running smoothly and make more money.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 …

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.