The best things in life a free. With that in mind, check out our picks for the best free apps for kids. Whether you’re looking for educational app to teach your child how to read or a science app for your curious toddler, you will find that enterprising developers have built a free app that will meet your needs.
Inclusion Bridges is a simple game that requires players to raise a tower that will fall across a gap to bridge it. The app is intended to raise awareness of social injustices and potential solutions, but it does not do much toward that end.
Fiete Sports offers a quick diversion for kids interested in sports by offering races for medals in track, hurdles, swimming, cycling, and shot put. Some will enjoy competing for the chance to stand on the first-place podium at the end of the competition, or trying to achieve a gold first-place medal in each sport.
Small Lime is a fun app that invites players to enter a world with a story told by animé characters where progress is achieved through playing a “match-3” type game and solving puzzles. There are a number of enjoyable aspects to the game including caring for an electronic pet, purchasing food, clothing and equipment with points earned by playing, and more.
Ready, Jet, Go! Space Explorer is a free app from PBS Kids that will get kids interested in the stars, constellations, and other aspects of the nighttime sky. With four modes of play, there’s something here for everyone, but the most exciting part is the app’s capability to “see” what is in the sky above the user and allow users to learn about objects in the sky that they can really see right now.
The free version of Mathway provides students with ready answers to math and chemistry problems at nearly any level. A subscription must be purchased to access step-by-step solutions that some students may need to understand the process of solving the problems, though.
Zinkerz Prep For SAT Test is an all inclusive app for students who want to get prepped and ready for the big test! With practice tests, flashcards, and loads of tips and tricks, this app is great for practice at school or at home.
LuvYa Reader Recorder is a great app that allows children to stay connected with loved ones through recorded biblical stories that can be sent via email. Easy to use and a unique take on the traditional storybook app.
Letter Cross-Tracking is a serviceable app that will help children remediate letter reversals and inversions and help them build skills in the areas of visual tracking, attention to detail and position in space, but they may need outside motivation to complete assigned work so they don’t lose interest.
MARTi is an innovative and outstanding tool that will improve quality of life for individuals struggling with learning problems, dementia, cognitive challenges, autism, traumatic brain injury and many other conditions that impair reasoning, memory, sequencing and other vital skills.
Quizlet is a great tool for older students to use for memorizing and studying rote information from their own flashcards, their teacher’s sets, or even sets of flashcards created by other students in similar classes.
Duolingo offers a positive and comprehensive language learning experience that most middle school, high school, and adult students will find engaging and fun. It features short, effective lessons and practice, motivational rewards, and a built-in goal-setting feature.
Khan Academy’s app provides a comprehensive library of topics and skills that support Common Core goals. It includes a wealth of information particularly on middle school and high school classes, as well as useful topics for college students and adults.
MyScript Calculator is a powerful scientific calculator that has the advantage of accepting hand-written input on the device’s screen. It simplifies entry of complex equations and has a number of great features that increase its usefulness.
CK-12 offers a comprehensive system of review resources and practice questions that will help students get ahead in school. The app does a thorough job of covering vital ideas in elementary math as well as middle and high school high school math and science.
Teaching children to be healthy is so much more than just eating healthy foods and being active and what better way to teach them these very important skills and information than by using highly interactive and exciting apps? We’ve compiled some of our favorite interactive games and storybook apps that you can use to keep …