Every child we have ever met loves games. In this day and age, our mobile devices are the perfect way to engage children with games and apps that can capture their imagination. Check out our list of the best game apps for kids.
IQ Safari MATH is an outstanding app for providing finely-tuned computation practice at the elementary levels (simple addition through division with five digit numbers) in an upbeat and friendly way. Kids will love the array of awards and incentives, so they just may forget that they are learning!
Professor Astro Cat’s Solar System is an educational and entertaining app that offers a close look at the sun and each of the eight planets in the solar system using fun facts, graphics and infographics, games and activities.
Save the Park is an app that combines education and entertainment by using a fun runners-game to teach children the importance of doing their part to keep our parks safe and clean. This app is a great learning tool to be used at home or in the classroom.
ABA Preferences is a great tool to help teachers, parents, caregivers, and others who work with special needs individuals to understand their students’ and clients’ preferences. This information can be very useful in designing effective learning and behavior management interventions.
Matching! My First Brain Training offers children the opportunity to see and hear letters, numbers, and colors in four languages, then play a matching game based on choosing a response that includes the targeted three attributes. The game seems difficult for young children, and could use some tweaks to make it more entertaining.
Math Galaxy Word Problems Fun offers a wide array of word problems in topics and levels suitable for grades 1-8, and if players enjoy arcade-style maze games, will be a motivational way to practice applying math skills. Game play is quite complex, however, and players may need adult assistance to learn the game well enough to enjoy it.
Math Climber HD is an outstanding, engaging resource for practicing basic math and prealgebra skills, useful for students who are learning these skills for the first time and those who need quick review or extra practice.
Monster Numbers is a math app full of adventure, excitement, and education all in one place this app is the perfect way for players to practice their math skills. Fun, exciting, and highly educational, this app is great for families.
Sago Mini Trucks & Diggers is an easy to use app that allows children to explore the fun world of construction. With trucks, diggers, and homes to build, this app is going to keep little ones busy for hours!
Peppa Pig’s Golden Boots is a fun app for preschoolers that will keep them occupied with constructive readiness practice and skill-building games. They will enjoy dressing Peppa and interacting with each of the other five games as she travels through her day.
Math Galaxy Whole Number Riddles is a fantastic app that will help with basic computation practice as well as working with time, money and measurement. Kids from first grade on up will play for hours competing to see who can be first to solve the riddles or figure out the jumbled words.
Listening Power Preschool is an outstanding receptive language development app capable of accommodating up to 75 users, creating groups, and providing an array of flexible practice activities that will keep young children learning for years.
Math Galaxy Fraction and Decimal Riddles is a simple yet outstanding app that will appeal to children from grade three on up. It provides nearly endless practice in basic operations with fractions, decimals, and measurements, as well as practice identifying and working with special pairs of angles.
Patchmania Kids-A Puzzle About Bunny Revenge offers a large and entertaining set of maze-like puzzles that will exercise logic, reasoning, visual and spatial skills as players guide the animals to eat up all of Farmer Lester’s vegetables.
Autism Core Skills is an outstanding app that provides a wealth of effective, targeted, scaffolded practice for students with autism working to master Common Core skills at the preschool through grade 1 levels. It makes good use of research-based best practices for education, and keeps extensive data suitable for managing IEP goals.
Kindergarten Prep is a fun app that is designed to help preschool children practice some essential skills before entering kindergarten. With six sections having four activities each, there is some variety in the activities.