What are the best educational apps for iPhone and iPad?

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    #1Stack the States

    Stack the States

    Stack the States is a useful app for kids that allows them to learn about the 50 states. This interactive application lets children know about state capitals, geographic locations and flags in a very fun manner.


    Apps

    Android, iOS

    $2.99

    Rodolfo Blanco
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "Man I really wish I had Stack the States when I was a kid this really helps a child to learn all of the States and probably at an earlier age then they would learn in school."
  2. 22

    #2Monkey Preschool Lunchbox

    Monkey Preschool Lunchbox
    Monkey Preschool Lunchbox is a fun and powerful educational app that lets your kids learn about words, colors, fruits, shapes and more. It is a very powerful tool for any pre-escolar child.
    Games

    Android, iOS

    $1.99

    Richard Cooper
    Written on November 18, 2017
    "I wanted to get my nephew an app to help him learn and progress his mind a bit. I heard that Monkey Preschool Lunchbox was a really good app for this. He said that he really liked playing it and that it feels like a video game to him."
  3. 21

    #3Epic!

    Epic!
    Epic! is a free educational app for iOS and Android devices. This free tool provides a vast library of digital books for kids, including ebooks as well as audiobooks or videos and quizzes. 
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Nathan Shaw
    Written on January 28, 2018
    "The app ‘Epic!’ is a great educational resource for parents and teachers alike. I recommended it to a friend for their children when they were looking for a place to access a resource children's books. The Epic! app not only has a vast library of such books but also offers videos and fun quizzes as well. I definitely recommend checking it out if you may be looking for a great source to obtain educational children's books."
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    #4Metamorphabet: Imaginative ABC's

    Metamorphabet: Imaginative ABC's
    Metamorphabet is an interactive app that allows kids to learn the alphabet.With this effective tool, all ages kids can enrich their vocabulary quickly!

     

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    $3.99

    Joseph Hunter
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "Metamorphabet is a great app, my 7 year old can't get enough of this app, she loves it. My child was not that interested in learning ABC's until I installed this app on my IPad, She loves the animations in which makes her more interested in wanting to learn."
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    #5BrainPOP Featured Movie

    BrainPOP Featured Movie

    BrainPOP Featured Movie is an app helps kids know and learn their world. Through educational videos, the app teaches a lot of topics such as Arts, Science, English, Social Studies. Also, there are quizzes to see what the kid has learned. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Ernesto Santillán
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "I wanted to get an app for my son to learn with so decided to purchase BrainPOP Featured Movie. He liked it at first but later got bored with it. I did not want to force him to continue with it so he stopped using it."
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    #6BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week

    BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week

    BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week is a free app that offers you one animation movie on a weekly basis. It's intended for kids and it includes some puzzles and quizzes to maximize the fun.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Marilyn Gilbert
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "There's lots that I like about this app and a few things I don't. What I like is that my kids can use it for educational games. They can learn while having fun (and that makes us both happy!). Be warned, though, there are a few subscription-only things that pop up, too. I don't use those, but they are mostly for movies. I stick to the educational games and find they work great. "
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    #7Star Walk Kids: Astronomy Game

    Star Walk Kids: Astronomy Game
    Star Walk Kids: Astronomy Game is a paid app for iOS in which your kids will learn lots of basic astronomy, to get them started while having some fun. It features nice and soft cartoon graphics.
    Apps

    iOS

    $2.99

    Frank Dunn
    Written on January 23, 2018
    "Star Walk Kids is an app that teaches your kids basic astronomy. It is a paid app, but is definitely worthwhile for kids interested in the subject of space. It does a good job teaching about the different planets. I recommend checking out this app!"
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    #8My Very Hungry Caterpillar

    My Very Hungry Caterpillar

    My Very Hungry Caterpillar is a free iOS game for children. Let your kids meet this caterpillar who is very hungry and they will guide him through tons of exciting adventures while learning.

    Games

    iOS

    $4.99

    Wang Luo
    Written on January 22, 2018
    "My Very Hungry Caterpillar is an all time classic children's book and now it's available in app form as well. The graphics and sound are great and kids have a lot of fun learning simple shapes, numbers and letters from the cute caterpillar."
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    #9Elmo Loves 123s

    Elmo Loves 123s
    Elmo Loves 123s is an educational app for children under 5 years old, full of games, activities and videos specially designed for teaching your child about numbers and counting.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Luis Alberto Galván
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "If you want to keep your kid (under 5 years old) occupied with good wholesome fun and learning, try the Elmo Loves 123's app. It has all of the above plus more"
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    #10Monument Valley 2

    Monument Valley 2

    Monument Valley is a puzzle game where the players will guide a mother and her child as they embark on a journey through magical architecture. They can discover pathways and try to solve puzzles and learn the secrets of the Sacred Geometry.


    Games

    Amazon, iOS, Android

    Check price

    Samantha Sullivan
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "I had a hard time finding actual educational games for my son's iPad. Monument Valley 2 is educational, fun, and just all around delightful to play! "
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    #11Khan Academy

    Khan Academy

    Khan Academy is an educational organization founded by Salman Khan. It offers learning resources available on the web and the mobile app. It features an interactive classroom blackboard teaching style with short quizzes and questions.

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Lawrence Thomas
    Written on November 8, 2017
    "My kids like to play on my phone when going on trips, I don't necessarily like that they're playing games though. Not much to learn from them, thankfully there are plenty of education apps. Khan Academy is sleak and packed full of information for kids to learn or adults. Worth giving a shot, glad I did."
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    #12Bob Books #1

    Bob Books #1
    Bob Books #1 is an educational and interactive app based on phonics. It has a simple interface that makes easier the process of learning to read.


    Apps

    iOS, Android

    $2.99

    Samantha Patel
    Written on June 16, 2018
    "My older daughter learned to read with the Bob books. My youngest uses the app (along with the books, too). They've both learned to read so well."
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    #13Learning English Grammar Games

    Learning English Grammar Games

    Learning English Grammar Games is an educational app which helps English language learners to learn about English grammar. It is designed with challenging quizzes and fun learning games to improve their grammar and test their knowledge.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Melinda May
    Written on July 1, 2019
    "Best English grammar learning app for all the kids out there who are interested in taking grammar quizes"

Summary

Best What are the best educational apps for iPhone and iPad
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Stack the StatesApps 27 Paid
2Monkey Preschool LunchboxGames 22 Paid
3Epic!Apps 21 Free
4Metamorphabet: Imaginative ABC'sApps 18 Paid
5BrainPOP Featured MovieApps 17 Free
6BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the WeekApps 14 Free
7Star Walk Kids: Astronomy GameApps 12 Paid
8My Very Hungry CaterpillarGames 11 Paid
9Elmo Loves 123sApps 8 Free
10Monument Valley 2Games 5 Paid
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