What are the best educational apps for kids?

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    #1Toca Lab: Elements

    Toca Lab: Elements

    With this colourful app, kids can learn about science in a very fun way. Toca Lab helps children to meet quickly all the elements from the periodic table.

     

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    $2.99

    Bobby Sullivan
    Written on October 25, 2017
    "When I was in school, science was always boring, a lot of memorization and you rarely got to experience what the different elements would do. I thought part of this app was good with its cartoons that kids would like to create different elements, but it wasn't so goofy that adults wouldn't like it. On the other side, it limited the elements you could create, it also didn't name the elements so it really lost a large learning potential. I found this app would be good used in conjunction with other materials, but I didn't think it was very good as a standalone teaching aid."
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    #2Toca Builders

    Toca Builders
    This educational game lets kids build a world by using their imagination. Through block, children can construct whatever they want. The only thing they have to use is their own creativity.



    Apps

    Android, iOS

    $2.99

    Tejas Kadam
    Written on October 23, 2017
    "I downloaded this thinking it said "Taco Builders" and expected something involving food. Instead, I found a very useful tool to help teach my kids. They love creating their own world, it really inspired them! In fact, they might even love it too much. They've started skipping meals and school to build new worlds, but as long as they're learning it's alright with me!"
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    #3Angry Birds Space

    Angry Birds Space

    Angry Birds Space is a fun and powerful free app for those kids who want to know about the space. Thorugh birds, children can have fun while they learn about the planets.


    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Carl Cunningham
    Written on November 7, 2017
    "A great application kids can can use to have fun and learn about the planets at the same time. I don't think it is appropriate for the youngers kids. Many levels and characters means the game will always appear different. "
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    #4DragonBox Algebra 5+

    DragonBox Algebra 5+

    DragonBox Algebra 5+ is the perfect educational app for those kids who want to learn algebra and mathematics. It is a useful game that allows parents to share quality time with their children.


    Games

    Android, iOS

    $4.99

    Alfonso Lugo
    Written on October 18, 2017
    "My kids hated this. They didn't get why they had to keep balancing equations and said they'd rather just do their homework assignments. I don't know; it looked pretty neat to me. I wish I'd of had something like it as a kid. Maybe mine are just weird? Little rotten apples didn't fall far from the tree, then, which makes it so weird they didn't love this."
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    #5Stack 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

    Ramón Valencia
    Written on October 20, 2017
    "Actually not that bad! I was hoping to get my son more into learning about our country, and this app has been helping! I can already quiz him a bit on which state goes where, and state capitols! Do recommend."
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    #6Learn World Country Geography

    Learn World Country Geography

    Learn World Country Geography is an educational app for kids developed by The Learning Apps for iOS devices. The informative app lets kids learn more about countries through interactive quizzes, facts, flags, and more.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Rosita Rose
    Written on May 14, 2019
    "This app helps the kids learn the world countries and their details. It includes different activities for kids to make them learn in a fun way."
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    #7Toca Hair Salon 2

    Toca Hair Salon 2

    Toca Hair Salon is back with new characters, tools, and accessories to create even better hairstyles. In this app, kids will be able to create and explore lots of hair types by cutting, curling and using crazy hair spray effects. 

    Games

    iOS, Android

    $2.99

    Donna Collins
    Written on October 29, 2017
    "The graphics for this app are truly beautiful and so diverse. You get a lot of bang for your buck with this one, and your kids will have so much fun creating over and over again. It's a wonderful app just to have fun with, and it would be great for boys and girls (and adults). "
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    #8Petting Zoo

    Petting Zoo
    Petting Zoo is an interactive picture book that lets your children have a hand a lot of beautiful animations with amazing sounds. This app is also recommended for adults!




    Games

    Android, iOS

    $2.99

    Jose Moreno
    Written on November 7, 2017
    "if you want your child to be absorbed this game will do that to them for hours. I have even seen adults and groups of grownups at gatherings playing this game. So yea this is a great game for both kids and adults. I have it on my phone but have not given it to my 1 year old to play with yet since he drops things i dont want him to break my phone. "
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    #9Minecraft

    Minecraft

    Minecraft is a sandbox video game developed by Mojang and Markus Persson. Released in 2009, this game became the best-selling computer game with over 29 million copies sold worldwide. Available on various platforms.

    Games

    Windows, Android, iOS, Nintendo 3DS , Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS Vita, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4

    $26.95

    Laura Peterson
    Written on October 20, 2017
    "This suggestion is a fail. Minecraft is far from educational. My husband wanted to know why graphics ahave come so far yet kids want to play these horrid games. "
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    #10Times Tables Multiplication

    Times Tables Multiplication

    Times Tables Multiplication is a mobile application which teaches pre-school and elementary children to learn and memorize the multiplication tables in an easy and fun way. It also includes mini math quizzes.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Rosita Rose
    Written on May 10, 2019
    "The best app to teach the kids the multiplication tables. The kids learn fast and this app take quizzes too to test their knowledge."
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    #11Quiver 3D

    Quiver 3D

    Quiver is an amazing AR app that makes coloring much more fun. Users can access free pages for printing out at the QuiverVision website. This app lets children bring colored pages to life, giving them a tridimensional, realistic touch.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

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    #12AugThat!

    AugThat!

    AugThat! is an app for education that uses augmented reality to bring core topics such as English, math, science, and geography to life in the classroom. Courses separate Common Core activities from non-Common Core activities to enhance student monitoring.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

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    #13PBS KIDS Games

    PBS KIDS Games

    With this app, your kids will learn about maths, creativity, and much more. There are more than 50 games for your kids. And it works without Internet connection. 

    Games

    Android

    Free

    Donald Freeman
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "How can you go wrong with PBS Kids? Sesame Street, and many other favorites over the years continue to teach kids of all ages everything they need to know, not just on TV but now also on phones, of course assuming your children have access to them."
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    #14Brilliant.org

    Brilliant.org

    Brilliant.org, also known as Brilliant, is an educational learning resource. It has courses on various subject matter under science, math, and computer science. It can be accessed via the main website, or through the app for Android and iOS.

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

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    #15Preschool Zoo Puzzles Zoolingo

    Preschool Zoo Puzzles Zoolingo

    Preschool Zoo Puzzles Zoolingo is an educational app for preschoolers available for free and in 16 languages. With this app, kids will learn the alphabet, counting, animals and numbers while having fun with their parents.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Grace Gao
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I give this app to my kids to help them learn. Being pre-schoolers they're really entertained by this stuff!."
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    #16Beautiful First Words

    Beautiful First Words

    Beautiful First Words is a learning game app which is designed with beautiful illustrations. This educational app helps babies and toddlers to learn everyday vocabulary. It is also designed to be played together by parents and children.

    Games

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Kristina Rukavina
    Written on June 23, 2019
    "This app is great for introducing everyday vocabulary to your baby or toddler. Makes first words learning easy. Graphic design is beautiful, everything is in storybook, watercolor style. Available in 10 different languages so your kid can learn other languages as well. Very happy with this app!"

Summary

Best What are the best educational apps for kids
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Toca Lab: ElementsApps 14 Paid
2Toca BuildersApps 9 Paid
3Angry Birds SpaceApps 7 Free
4DragonBox Algebra 5+Games 6 Paid
5Stack the StatesApps 6 Paid
6Learn World Country GeographyApps 3 Free
7Toca Hair Salon 2Games 3 Paid
8Petting ZooGames 3 Paid
9MinecraftGames 3 Paid
10Times Tables MultiplicationApps 2 Free
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