20+ Best Educational Apps for Kids
Book Creator: Kids can create digital books with this app including interactive stories, science reports, about me books, comic books and more.
BrainPop Featured Movie: Each featured movie’s topics rotate daily and tie into current events, historical milestones, figures and holidays. The movies are entertaining and each paired with a quiz.
DragonBox Math Apps: These apps make math engaging and fun with silly characters suited for different ages. The apps cover concepts such as linear equations, long addition, subtraction and geometry.
Duolingo: Learn to read, listen to and speak French, German, Spanish and many more languages for free using the app, which boasts fun colors and icons with daily challenges.
Fish School: Colorful fish teach your preschooler letters, numbers, shapes and colors in an under-the-sea world.
Geo Walk: Learn about geography, places, people and animals by traveling around the globe. Images of each object are included for visual connection to the descriptions.
Highlights Apps: A lot of the elements included in the classic Highlights Magazine are found in these apps, including Hidden Pictures, Puzzle Town and much more.
History Here: An interactive, location-based guide to thousands of historic locations across the United States created by the History Channel.
Homework: Kids can view their assignments by day, month and year, color code different subjects, take photos of assignments and break them down into many sub-tasks, and set reminders so they don’t end up submitting their assignments late.
KidloLand: Over 500 nursery rhymes, songs, stories and games all make learning fun.
Moment – Screen Time Tracker: Track how much time kids spend on their phones every day and, more importantly, lets them set daily limits on their screen time. Reminders alert them when they’re getting close to the daily limit, and see how many times they pick up their phones every day and which apps they use the most.
Monster Physics: Build and operate a car, crane, rocket ship, plane, helicopter, tank and more with this app.
Moose Math: Covers early math skills in a fun build-your-own-world environment. Great for teaching math with practical ideas in mind.
Numbler-Math Game: This game is like Words with Friends, but with numbers. It is an easy way to learn elementary math skills.
Photomath: Take a picture of a math problem, then the app automatically shows step-by-step instructions on how to solve the problem. The app has a built-in calculator and can even understand hand-written math problems.
Plants by Tinybop: Press on clouds to make rain, thunder and lightning for the plants. Learn about species of plants and animals and how they interact.
Science 360: The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) app provides engaging science and engineering images and video from around the globe.
The Sight Word Adventure: Help your child learn to recognize, read and write up to 320 sight words.
Stack the States: 50 states come alive as users learn state capitals, shapes, geographic locations, flags and more. Touch, move and drop the animated states, and build a stack of states to reach the checkered line to win.
Starfall ABCs: An in-depth alphabet-teaching app, which works well for toddlers and preschoolers.
Timeline Eons: Zoom out of this app and see a giant timeline of everything in history. Kids can begin to understand what areas of history came first from wars to presidencies and more.
Touch and Learn – Emotions: An app that helps kids identify and name emotions, facial expressions, and body language
Youtube Kids: A safer way for kids to watch online videos on YouTube with blocking and parental controls. There is also a timer included to set usage boundaries.