Best Educational Apps for Kids

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Whether your kids are little or big, there are some great apps out there that can turn screen time into productive learning time. One think that is key to a great educational app is that it has to be FUN!! If kids aren’t enjoying themselves, they won’t want to use the apps and next thing you know they will be migrating to mindless games or wanting to watch the same videos they have watched a dozen or more times.  This roundup of the best educational apps for kids should give you some great ideas to get started!

Educational Apps for Younger Children

ABCmouse —With, parents have an expertly planned online learning experience that gives kids a digital world full of games, colors, and fun. That’s probably why it is the #1 online earning app for kids aged 2-7. It places thousands of learning activities right at the fingertips of young children and everything is carefully planned to give your kids the best learning environment.

YouTube Kids — YouTube has an app that is just for kids. The app has higher security settings that filters the videos to be age appropriate. There are lots of great educational video channels on YouTube that are great for both older and younger children. You can look for videos of science experiments, how to tutorials for kid friendly DIY projects, and even reading time programs such as Reading Rainbow clips. This is a great entertaining app that children will love.

Turtle Trek — Did you know that Sea World has an educational app? It is adorable and such a fun app especially for younger children. And the app is free! They do have in-app purchasing, so make sure your settings are such that they can’t make purchases on their own. This is a great app with games and more for learning about marine life.

Teach Me — This is a favorite educational app series for children. It is a great tool for your child to learn literacy and math. Each grade level is only $1.99 and it is well worth the price for the amount that they will learn. And the way that the app is set is makes the learning entertaining and fun.

Educational Apps for Older Children

TED — This may seem like an odd choice for a children’s app post, but you’d be surprised how your middle school and older aged children will love TED talks. There are many that talk of science, math, engineering, and more that older children will love. Your children may even discover an interest in a field based on hearing another talk about it.

Poems by Heart — This is a great literacy app that also teaches children skills to memorize classic poetry by writers such a Longfellow, Poe, Yeats, and more. It has a fun interactive way to teach memorization and the app is free. There are in-app purchases, however, to purchase additional poems than what comes with the free version.

iTooch — This is a series of excellent learning games that are perfect for older children and younger children as well. They are a great way for children to learn and improve math skills, literacy, grammar, and more. There are apps from elementary ages all the way up to high school. Prices vary from free up to around $10.

LEGO Movie Maker — This is such a fun app for older children! It teaches them stop motion animation and helps them to create movies using their LEGO block sets. This is a great hands on app that will get their imagination going and help teach them skills of movie making.

Have your kids tried any of these apps? Let us know what you thought of them or if there are any other apps not on this list that are your favorites.


  1. shelly peterson says:

    These apps will be great for my grandsons! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thank you for sharing. My niece and nephew would have so much fun with these.

  3. It’s good to have some excellent apps for the kids. Thanks.

  4. Awesome suggestions! I’m embarrassed to admit it but… my grandkids have more apps on our devices than we do! All educational too!

  5. ABCMouse is a favorite for my daughter. She has so much fun learning on that app!

  6. I’m not familiar with most of these. The lego stop animation sounds interesting, I bet kids would enjoy making their own little films.

  7. Loving all of these educational apps for kids. I love that you can educate kids while letting them learn technology at the same time!

  8. We turned our kids on to TED a while back and they love it. So much good stuff on there!

  9. These sound like really great education apps for kids. I think my niece would enjoy some of these.

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