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10 Awesome Educational Apps For Kids

 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

Ten Best Educational Apps for Kids

In the digital age, technology isn’t just for entertainment; it’s also an excellent resource for learning. The app stores are teeming with educational apps designed to make learning fun and interactive for children. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming for parents to find the right apps that combine entertainment with quality education. To help you out, here are ten of the best educational apps for kids that are both engaging and beneficial.


ABCmouse offers a comprehensive curriculum for kids aged 2-8, covering subjects such as math, science, and reading. The app boasts a variety of interactive games, puzzles, and activities that are designed to engage children and foster a love for learning.

Duolingo Kids

An offshoot of the popular Duolingo app for adults, Duolingo Kids offers a more child-friendly approach to language learning. The app is designed for children aged 4-9 and provides a fun, game-like experience to make learning a new language more enjoyable.

Khan Academy Kids

A free, ad-free educational app for kids aged 2-7, Khan Academy Kids offers a wide range of interactive activities and lessons in math, reading, and social-emotional learning. Developed in collaboration with learning experts, the app aims to provide a strong educational foundation for young learners.

Prodigy Math Game

Aimed at children aged 6-12, Prodigy Math Game transforms math into a fun and challenging adventure. The app adapts to the child’s skill level, providing an individualized learning experience that helps to improve math skills over time.


Osmo combines physical play with digital interaction, offering a range of subjects from math and spelling to drawing and problem-solving. Children can interact with real-world objects and see them come alive on their screens, making the learning experience incredibly immersive.

Toca Lab: Elements

An excellent introduction to the world of science, Toca Lab: Elements helps children explore the periodic table in a fun and engaging manner. The app is designed for kids aged 6-8 and offers a hands-on approach to learning about chemical elements through various experiments.

  • Toca Lab on the App Store

CodeSpark Academy

A coding app specifically designed for kids aged 5-9, CodeSpark Academy uses visual code blocks and interactive puzzles to teach the basics of computer programming. It’s an excellent way to prepare kids for a world increasingly dependent on technology.

Moose Math

Developed by Duck Duck Moose, Moose Math focuses on early math skills for kids aged 3-7. The app offers interactive games that cover counting, addition, geometry, and more. Children can engage with characters and stories that make learning math an enjoyable experience.

  • Moose Math on the App Store

Star Walk Kids

A brilliant app for budding astronomers, Star Walk Kids provides an interactive guide to the night sky. Suitable for children aged 6 and up, the app helps kids identify stars, constellations, and other celestial bodies, making learning about astronomy accessible and fascinating.

  • Star Walk Kids on the App Store

Splash Math

Splash Math covers a comprehensive curriculum for kids from Kindergarten to Grade 5. The app offers a wide array of interactive math games that adapt to your child’s skill level, providing personalized learning experiences that are both educational and entertaining.

Choosing the right educational apps can make a world of difference in your child’s learning journey. From language learning to science exploration, these apps offer an exciting and interactive way for kids to broaden their horizons.

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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 screen time?


Monday 30th of March 2015

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.


Monday 30th of March 2015

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.


Monday 30th of March 2015

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


Monday 30th of March 2015

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


Monday 30th of March 2015

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.