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Early Learning Apps

Apps are now a part of kids’ daily lives so we decided to create a list of apps that will help introduce some learning into this daily routine. These highly rated apps for Early Childhood Education are definitely favorites amongst the Best Apps team. We consider these our not-to-miss apps for early learning.


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  …

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 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 …

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.

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.

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.

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.

Math Bakery 1 – Start Counting is a wonderfully hands-on and manipulative app that will help preschoolers, kindergarteners, and first graders master basic addition and subtraction skills. It not only helps children practice simple problems, but it reinforces the underlying concepts such as making groups of ten while the children play.

ABA DrOmnibus Home is an outstanding app designed to help autistic children and those with similar conditions practice early social, language, attention, cognition, and comprehension skills. The exercises are plentiful and appropriate for the target audience, and the app includes an excellent scaffolding system to help children feel successful while they build skills.

If it’s time for your child to be learning about the alphabet, there are tons of digital tools to help reinforce the skills. From classics to new arrivals, developers have created a vast array of alphabet apps that you will want to explore with your youngster. Here are some real winners! ABC Ebooks Even high-tech …

App Info Price: Overview Miniwalla the Forest Story is an ebook designed to teach children about values and conservation. There are six chapters, each centering around the main character, eight year old Henry who lives at the animal sanctuary, Miniwalla, on the island of Java in Indonesia. Henry has adventures and learns lessons in each …

{price} AppStore User Rating: {stars}[/app] Overview Preschool & Kindergarten Math Learning Game is a simple tool to help children practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division using either a multiple choice or input answers format. The game awards a star rating after completion of each level, and levels become more complex and challenging as the previous …

Overview Name the Animals is a English-Spanish vocabulary game that will delight young users with engaging animations and fun activities to learn to spell animal names in either English or Spanish. Children are invited to explore 28 different animals by watching animated videos then dragging the letters to spell the names into the correct order. …

App Info Price: Overview Kids can learn how to write their letters and numbers with Scribble Cards. This very simple app basically offers what the name suggests, cards on which kids can “scribble” and practice early writing skills. With just a little guidance, kids can become pros at writing their letters and numbers. Features include: …

App Info Price: Overview My Fixie Town is a collection of game activities for the very young. Preschoolers are challenged to various types of coordination, placement, matching and sorting games as they help the main characters solve “incidents” and put the town to rights after trouble strikes. Features include: 13 different mini games Earn presents …

App Info Price: Overview Playtime in Appelsin Town is a low-key, gentle fun app designed for the very young. Kids can explore interactive activities that include enjoying a picnic, decorating cupcakes, getting the “mail,” and growing carrots in the garden. Features include: Play without using data or internet connection Cute, engaging characters Simple, child-friendly interface …