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10 Awesome Educational Apps For Kids

by Nellie

 10 Awesome Educational Apps For Kids

10 Awesome educational apps for kids

Lately I have noticed that the boys are asking for my phone a lot more. I let them check out the YouTube Kids app which has plenty of educational clips but I really was in the market for full apps (both free and paid) so the kids could have a choice of what they wanted to play with.

I don’t let them get the phone often, really only while we are travelling on the trains or at home after all homework is done. I am not the biggest fan of apps that are more like video games so I compiled a list of apps that are not only educational but are fun too!
10 Awesome Educational Apps For Kids

Elmo Loves 123’s ($4.99) Android, Amazon App Store – This  super popular character app from sesame street features coloring books, Sesame Street videos and sing alongs with Elmo.


Funbrain Jr. (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) Built for Apple devices this app helps your 2-6 year old learn their letters, numbers and fine motor skills.


Disney Story Channel App (Free) – This apps has many different Disney stories featuring all of your favorite Disney characters–warning you could end up spending a lot of money on more books because the library is so vast! Think about this app as a kindle for Disney stories.

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The Magic School Bus: Oceans by Scholastic, Inc. ($3.99) iPad – This app encourages your child to explore ocean life on the iPad. In this app your child discovers ocean and plant life while taking an adventure underseas.


Read Me Stories: A New Book Everyday! iPad, iPhone (Free) – What is cool about this app is not only is it free it gives a brand new book every single day–and if you like it some of the titles are available for purchase and can be sent to you directly from Amazon. Love that!

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Sprout Games and Video: This popular app is based on the popular Sprout channel. This app is filled with plenty of videos and games to keep your preschool busy learning!

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Alphabet Aquarium: iPhone, iPad, Android (Free) – 4 Puzzle games including a puzzle all about letters and animals, one of the highest ranked and most popular apps to help your little one to learn the alphabet!

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Teddy Bear’s Tree House iPhone, iPad: (Free) This app helps build a tree house by laying planks and building a tree house from scratch!

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The ABC Song – All in one Educational Activity Center (iPhone, iPad, Android- This app includes a lot of different fun things to do including an Interactive sing along, A-Z Animal coloring book, ABC memory game and more.

10 Awesome Educational Apps For Kids

Little Fox Music Box – Children ages 2-6 can create their own music plus listen and sing along to classic kids tunes.

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 Have you tried any of the apps on this list? Do your kids ask for your phone a lot? Do you limit screentime?

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Allie March 30, 2015 - 5:24 am

Definitely some good picks here Nellie! The boys are reaching for the iPads a lot these days, but I don’t mind when it’s stuff like this. They love Magic School Bus and anything with science experiments!! They also love to read so I will have to check out that Disney one…

CARLA March 30, 2015 - 5:36 am

I am the mom who limits the screentime EXCEPT for the educational.
Ill do it WITH HER but the educational is unlimited 😉

Kristina Walters March 30, 2015 - 5:42 am

That’s a great list to forward to my sister. I’m sure my niece and nephew will love it! Thanks Nellie!

Janine Huldie March 30, 2015 - 6:25 am

I think you know I love the iPad for learning for my girls. So I am always on the lookout for new apps for them and can’t thank you enough for sharing these today 😉

Britt March 30, 2015 - 6:37 am

This is a great list! I think I’m going to need it. Coops keeps grabbing at my phone and I keep saying “iPhones are for grownups!”. He also loves swiping at the iPad.

Kita March 30, 2015 - 9:21 am

Its strange when my kids don’t ask for their tablet. I have a lot of educational apps on my sons tablet. My daughters tablet broke so she is using mine and I don’t even remember some of the apps I had on her tablet so we are starting over with apps.

Echo March 30, 2015 - 11:17 am

These are great suggestions! It’s a shame that so many good ones are only available on Apple products.

Cassandre March 30, 2015 - 12:12 pm

great list, when my daughter was younger the “alphabet song” was her favorite. I also like to get her books on my nook that can read to her. I am going to checkout a few of these that I wasn’t familiar with like the “little fox music box’. Can she sing Kukare with it LOL

Leslie March 30, 2015 - 3:54 pm

Another well-timed post! We’ve been looking for more apps for T, but have a hard time finding things that aren’t too young for her, or are engaging and challenging enough. I know you like to avoid video-game type apps, but T has loved a game called Cut the Rope. It really challenges her with regards to critical thinking and problem solving – while not feeling so much like school. And that’s from a kid who loves to do math papers for fun.

Tamara March 30, 2015 - 5:06 pm

I’ve always wanted the Disney Junior app! It looks fantastic. Scarlet is next to me right now and she is so intrigued by your post! I’ve been reading blogs with her for 20 minutes and this one perked her right up.


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