What are the best educational apps for kids?

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    Susan Kennedy
    Written on October 15, 2018
    "Udemy is great for learning all kinds of new things. It turned me from an amateur into a development pro (almost! haha) in no time!"
    1. 17
      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

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      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..."
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      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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      Sai Chavan
      Written on October 23, 2017
      "Toca Lab is a great series for young children to learn about science. STEM education is always in demand, and apps like these are a great way for our kids to get ahead in school - or to receive supplementary tutoring in a fun and inviting way. My daughter struggled in science class, and I found the way the public school taught science was something she just found very dense and confusing and discouraging. With apps in this series, she actively engages in the learning and shows understanding and the ability to apply knowledge. A lifesaver!"
    2. 12
      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

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      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..."
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      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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      Rakesh Venkatesan
      Written on October 29, 2017
      "The app was so much fun when I used it with my girls. it was enjoyable and educative. the children got to use their imagination and creativity to come up with several designs."
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      Austin Silva
      Written on October 24, 2017
      "This seems like a decent educational app. If you need one of your kid check it out."
    3. 10
      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

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      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,..."
      RV
      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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      Joshua Watkins
      Written on November 4, 2017
      "Educational apps are very useful especially during the holiday seasons. I found them very useful."
    1. 9
      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

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      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..."
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      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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      Justin Chapman
      Written on October 25, 2017
      "This is a nice app for kids. I think it's great to learn and have fun at the same time."
    2. 9
      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

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      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..."
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      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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      Heather Watkins
      Written on October 15, 2017
      "Learning can be fun! This app helps parents encourage their kids to learn about mathematics and algebra. DragonBox Algebra makes algebra more approachable as you play a game, the fun game is designed for students as young as five, but really anyone can benefit and it goes at your pace."
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      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

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      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..."
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      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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      Andrew James
      Written on October 25, 2017
      "probably not the best"
    4. 5
      Minecraft
      Minecraft is a 2009 sandbox indie and arcade video game. The game involves players creating and destroying various types of blocks in a three-dimensional environment, and it is available in many different gaming platforms.
      Games

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

      $26.95

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      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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      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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      Toca Hair Salon 2

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

      Apps

      iOS, Android

      $2.99

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      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..."
      DC
      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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      Carl Arnold
      Written on October 19, 2017
      "This solution is not good because it doesn't teach children anything. It doesn't provide any education value to a child."
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      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

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      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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      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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      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

      DF
      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..."
      DF
      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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      Daniel Morales
      Written on November 7, 2017
      "Since I do not have any kid I do have limited knowledge on this issue. But based on the reviews and ratings the app is doing a nice job. The updates are so frequent that the kids will never get bored with this app."
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      Mary Estrada
      Written on November 6, 2017
      "I found this to be a reasonably good app for my kids. They enjoyed the games. I think the games can also be quite educational."

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    Summary

    Best educational apps for kids
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Toca Lab: Elements Apps 17 Paid
    2 Toca Builders Apps 12 Paid
    3 Stack the States Apps 10 Paid
    4 Angry Birds Space Apps 9 Free
    5 DragonBox Algebra 5+ Games 9 Paid
    6 Petting Zoo Games 6 Paid
    7 Minecraft Games 5 Paid
    8 Toca Hair Salon 2 Apps 5 Paid
    9 Preschool Zoo Puzzles Zoolingo Apps 2 Free
    10 PBS KIDS Games Games 0 Free
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