Moms and teachers have voted. Here’s our list of the Best Educational Apps for Kids. Perfect for keeping children mentally active these apps compliment all that hard work in the classroom with after school fun that continues the learning process.
Little Robot Shapes and Colors is a delightfully simple and straightforward app designed to help toddlers learn to match shapes and colors. The friendly, space-traveling robots will help young children practice crucial readiness skills that support later academic progress.
Who’s Hiding There? is a pleasant ebook app designed for preschoolers (ages 3-5). Young children will enjoy the colorful illustrations, the animated segments of the story, the professional narration, and the challenge of finding each creature to move the game along.
Overview Thinkrolls Space is a logic and maze puzzle game designed for children. Players will need to think logically to solve the puzzles, experiment to determine what the various tools and characters are capable of, and more to achieve the goal of each maze and move on to new and harder levels. Features include: 10 …
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 …
Journey of Water is an ebook/video app that teaches young children about the attributes of water, including its many forms and states and how it can be used and then naturally purified through the water system.
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 …
ABC Dinos is a fun app that young children will enjoy as they play and learn about letters, sounds, writing, and reading. There are several engaging mini games and activities, so the app has a lot of staying power for its target audience.
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 …
Gulangyu the Musical Rescue is a well-researched and interesting ebook designed to help children of all ages learn about the causes and dangers of climate change, and to discover some practical steps that they can take to begin to change the world.
Stampy the Wizard and the Lost Wand is a fun interactive e-book app that young children will love. It’s also got a positive and uplifting message about controlling your temper that parents will definitely want to share with preschoolers and other young readers.
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.
Overview We have been reviewing Wonster Words for years. The app becomes a quick favorite when any of my kiddos are between 2-6 years old because of all the entertaining features and sounds. And, I am constantly relieved that as a favorite, it is very educationally stimulating for them. Through the years, the app continues …
3rd Grade Math: Fun Kids Games is a sample of a larger, more comprehensive practice system that uses math games to help children master critical concepts. The games are fast-paced, colorful and exciting, and will engage the target age group using immediate feedback, earned rewards, and several other strategies.
StudyAce is one of the best digital study aids on the market. The app livens up study sessions with effective study strategies, and makes it easy to create unique content that is a perfect fit for your student.
ARcheology-Dig Up History is an intriguing app that has a lot of potential for fun and learning. Developers have used augmented reality to simulate a real archeological dig, so users will have a feeling of being in the middle of the action. It’s fun and it’s educational.
Train-Code Visually is a great program that has fun to offer to a very wide range of users, from the very young to the student of computer programming. It uses a virtual toy train set to allow users to build and experiment with commands that can be transferred to computer programming concepts, like loops, variables, and more.
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.
Mixerpiece is a creative and fun app that will allow users to explore the visual arts in a serious or not so serious way. The inclusion of information about and pictures of famous works of art adds a great deal of educational value, too.
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.
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. …
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.
Lagoona: Kids’ Activity Center is an engaging and delightful romp through an underwater paradise complete with friendly fish and other creatures. It includes seven different mini games and a host of levels within each game that will keep preschoolers and young elementary-aged children happily playing for a very long time.
Word Speller is an outstandingly useful app that will quickly become indispensable for anyone who struggles with spelling in English. The app will be very useful to special needs persons, to ESL students, and to anyone who simply never got the hang of spelling.
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.
Krakeln is a simple yet fun app that will help young players learn to spell words related to sixteen themes, and can also be used to help older players build vocabulary and spelling skills in other languages such as French, Spanish, and German.
OOKS is a kid-friendly story-telling app that encourages language, memory, organization, and other important skills. It incorporates user choices, artwork, and other information to create personalized, unique stories within a colorful and entertaining universe.
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 …
Issa’s Edible Adventures is a great app that will encourage young children to play and explore cultures and other lands. It’s engaging and entertaining, and best of all, it encourages real-world experiences in addition to the digital play.
Learning Upgrade will provide hours of productive content for students learning English (K-5 level) or math (K-adult level). The lessons are engaging, animated and musical. The practice games are fun and provide valuable review of the material. All in all, it’s a really great app!
Legends of Learning is an engaging set of science games and online activities designed for students in grades 3-8. The system is designed for classroom use, but could be adapted to family use. It features lots of content that is aligned with the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards).
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.