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.
Mazaam is a delightful app that is absolutely as much fun as it is educational. Players will get a healthy dose of classical music presented in ways that will have them begging to come back for more. They’ll get a taste of the many cognitive benefits of music and develop important skills such as concentration, listening skills, and logic, among many others.
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.
SudoKids is a great app for teaching younger and less experienced players how to manage the puzzles independently. The smaller starter puzzles, the in-app features like highlighted duplicate numbers and hints, and the controlled levels of difficulty all set players up for success.
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 …
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 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.
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.
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.
My Little Pony: The Movie is a fun ebook story that includes both a storybook and a singalong mode. The book is quite interactive and features 360 degree rotation, letting the reader feel like a part of each scene.
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.
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.
Defend the Cake Tower Defense is a fun game that will help young players feel quite grown up and at the same time has enough meat to it that more experienced players will enjoy the game. It’s a great game for family competitions!
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.
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.
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.
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).
MathLand: Mental Arithmetic is a fun, arcade-style math practice game that offers a heavy dose of play sprinkled with math problems. The app will appeal to most elementary-aged students, and will motivate many to practice critical addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and number sequencing skills.
Super School Kids is a fun and educational collection of games, music videos, ebooks, and more designed for preschool children. It includes over 50 activities that span the typical preschool curriculum and is a good tool for helping young students explore and develop crucial concepts.
Spelling Stage is an engaging app that makes spelling practice as much fun as it can be! With a paid subscription, it offers a wide range of words that will be suitable for everyone from preschoolers through adults and makes a great practice tool for an amazing array of situations.
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.
Todder & Kids Learning Games is a fun app that allows families to try out a selection of game activities for free. Children will be engaged by the fun and colorful animations, and parents will be thrilled at the embedded learning opportunities and concepts.
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.
Stage Fright is a unique and entertaining app that is well-designed for young children to enjoy. It’s modeled after popular singing competitions on television, and the music is upbeat, catchy and positive. Check it out for your 2 to 6 year old!
App Info Price: Overview We ARGH Pirates is an entertainment game for kids, around the age of 8, who are looking to just have some nice, clean fun! Kids go on a treasure hunt adventure throughout the Island of Gems, and come across funny scenes and characters along the way. Along the treasure hunt, they …
My Molecularium is an entertaining and educational app designed to give high school students a healthy dose of gaming fun while they learn and practice chemistry concepts related to molecular structure, chemical formulas, and skeletal formulas. Optional competitive features and social media sharing for achievements make the app a must-see for chemistry students who are also gamers.
Pegs ‘n Holes is an outstanding game for older players. The range of options makes it perfect for all levels and abilities, and the competitive option will be very motivating for players who enjoy head-to-head competition.
Zap Zap Math offers a wealth of free math practice at grade levels from K to 6, with even more possibilities available through an annual subscription. Since it’s based on Common Core standards, there’s no doubt that kids will be on the right track to build important skills.
Traffic Racer – Wild Run Car Racing is a fun app that allows users to take the wheel of virtual racing car navigating freeway traffic. The user has control of the make/model of the car, its color, and a host of other options. There are also various options to customize game play. The main drawback is the extreme number of advertisements that run after nearly every click in the app.