Awesome Apps for Kids

If you have an iPhone, iPad, or smartphone, Kindle, or e-reader, you’ve no doubt seen the unlimited number of apps available. While many are games designed for entertainment, there are some great ones available with an educational focus.

With so many to choose from, we thought we’d list a few that you might check out. These apps can be downloaded for free, but some only have limited capabilities or accessible levels until you pay. Most range from $.99 to $2.99 each, which can be a cheap price to pay for a quick activity that keeps your kids occupied while standing in line at the grocery store!

These have been tested by a mom and her kids, but as with any download, please use your own judgment, and don’t proceed if you think anything seems inappropriate or unsafe.

  • ABC Tracer – teaches kids how to write letters and numbers
  • Build a Word – drop and drag letters to make words
  • Kids Math Fun – Kindergarten – helps kids practice addition and subtraction facts
  • Murkey Reef – puffer fish entice kids to practice reading, math, and science skills
  • Phonics Awareness – great activities for kids learning how to make words
  • Presidents vs. Aliens – a game that helps kids learn presidents; makes a great family time learning activity
  • RhymingLite – match rhyming words
  • Tic Tac Toe (by Lakeshore) – this one can be an interactive game for preschools and their siblings or parents
  • Timmy’s Kindergarten Adventure – a popular app that has children help Timmy solve reading and math problems
  • 100 Board – shows children how to put numbers in the correct sequence using a Montessori approach

Do you or your children have a favorite educational app? Share it with us and our readers!

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