Apps and Games with Diverse Characters

These apps and games help kids experience a variety of diverse characters and perspectives. Kids can choose from multicultural avatars, get to know families unlike their own, or explore different parts of the world through gameplay and learning apps. These games are available on a wide variety of platforms and devices, so there's something for all kinds of gamers. For more winning picks for kids that celebrate diversity, check out Books with Characters of Color and Cultural Appreciation Apps, Games, and Websites.

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APP

My PlayHome

age 3+

Virtual dollhouse encourages creative play.

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APP

Wee You-Things

age 3+

Colorful, interactive book lets kids celebrate diversity.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2013)
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APP

Molly of Denali: Learning App

age 4+

Explore Alaska Native culture and more with TV character.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2020)
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APP

Pickle's Paper Dolls

age 4+

Sweet, colorful representation of beauty in six cultures.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2012)
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APP

Dora and Friends

age 5+

Put yourself in Dora's world, tell stories with fun app.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2014)
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APP

Issa's Edible Adventures

age 5+

Real recipes are highlights in this imaginary adventure.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2018)
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APP

Who Am I? Race Awareness Game

age 5+

Discussion starter for kids and parents to play together.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2013)
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APP

Barefoot World Atlas

age 6+

Delightful way to learn about animals, people, and more.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2012)
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APP

One Globe Kids - Friends Around the World

age 6+

Stories, beautiful photos help kids build global awareness.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2017)
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APP

This is my Weather - Meteorology for Kids

age 6+

Rainbows, seasons, strong chance of informative fun.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2015)
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APP

Heart Street Market

age 9+

Global girls' game has cultural info, needs more context.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2017)
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GAME

Undertale

age 10+

Satirical tale endorses peaceful conflict resolution.

Platforms: Windows, Mac (2015)
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APP

Women Who Changed the World

age 9+

Engaging intro to some great women; could use more depth.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2019)
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GAME

Assassin's Creed Odyssey – Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece

age 10+

Education-focused historical tours without mature content.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One (2019)
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GAME

Dead in Vinland

age 10+

Great Viking tale of perseverance, survival; mild violence.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2018)
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APP

Flat Stanley

age 10+

Fun way to explore world cultures; use privacy options.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2012)
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GAME

Neo Atlas 1469

age 10+

16th century exploration sim uncovers new world of strategy.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Windows (2019)
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GAME

The Sims 4

age 12+

Complex, realistic life simulator includes sexuality, death.

Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows, Mac (2014)
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APP

We Read Too

age 12+

Resource to find diverse books for kids makes search easier.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2018)
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GAME

Falcon Age

age 13+

Take flight with cultural tale of friendship, rebellion.

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