Can mobile apps really help preschoolers learn? Couldn't hurt to try, right? As long as you don't overdo it, iPhone apps for preschoolers can open up a world of possibilities and fun. (Not to mention, keep them occupied in waiting rooms, traffic jams, or long lines!) Our app reviews for preschoolers will guide you toward the best apps out there, so you don't waste time on the stinkers. Here are some great educational preschool apps that teach ABCs, 123s, colors, shapes, and much more. Review our app tips for more advice.
Learn ABCs by listening and seeing musical instruments.
Fun tool for learning ABCs with sports videos, images.
"E" is for an excellent educational app.
Great sequel keeps the spirit of the original book and app.
Scavenger hunt for toddlers -- with great sense of humor.
Sweet friends help preschoolers learn about animals.
Classic Sesame Street skits and point-and-count interaction.
Simple game gets kids talking about everyday activities.
Easy-to-play games are great practice for pre-readers.
Learning letter sounds with Dora is fun and systematic.
Learn the alphabet with tracing, puzzles, videos, and songs.
Art is the focus of clever preschool alphabet app.
Amazing learning game lets kids feed answer to a monster.
Great for pre-readers to early spellers, but can get spendy.
Useful tool helps kids study facial expressions, spell.
Learn basic ABCs and 123s with colorful fun fish pals.
Cute games best for kids who already know shapes.
Early general education app promotes reading and play.
Cheerful multi-game pack teaches ABCs and 123s.
Kids count and play in fun -- and funny -- Sesame game.
Kids learn letters and sounds through interactive play.
Build skills with second app in excellent reading series.
Great tracing practice, OK games in classic story format.
Fun way for little fingers to interact with numbers.
Kids play interactive role in well-done show/app hybrid.
Narrated photos a valuable tool for building social skills.
Innovative music app gets young kids composing.
Playful app uses fruit to teach toddlers and preschoolers.
Kids pick up knowledge about tone and rhythm as they play.
Virtual dollhouse encourages creative play.
TV show clips in easy-to-navigate app for young kids.
Learn-to-read games offer kids solid lessons at own pace.
LeapFrog toy character guides kids through numbers 1 to 20.
Very basic alphabet learning with cute interactive scenes.
Delightful skill-building app teaches first, next, and last.
Cute mouse helps action words come alive for youngest kids.
Great, in-depth alphabet app with fun pictures and sounds.
Nice collection of short mini-games with good feedback.
Great audiobook service offers a ton of content, for a fee.
Great interactive tool for toddlers learning to count.
New version of classic book has kids solve the mystery.
Some bug-popping and blood appear in fun and silly puzzles.
Easy, creative hairstyling for very young kids to tweens.
More tools, characters, and hair-styling fun in nice sequel.
Imaginative cooking game with no rules is just right.
Fun way to learn about vehicles in everyday situations.
Colorful, interactive book lets kids celebrate diversity.
Simple image quiz game with a lot of potential uses.
Cute book has an anti-materialism message, unique modes.
Great road safety app for tots; tilt control can be tricky.
Excellent interactive early phonics storybook.
Spelling games offer fab way to learn to read.
Engaging math games span preschool through early elementary.
Fee-based library of no-frills ebooks offers wide variety.
Creative way to build kids' confidence in spelling.
Birthday-themed literacy games good for emerging readers.
Terrific early math practice with captivating graphics.
Good hand, finger exercises for kids needing extra practice.
Preschool fun in Jurassic, Triassic, and Cretaceous eras.
Pretty pink app entertains tots with a bit of learning fun.
Puzzles to learn letters and math adapt for different ages.
Cool coloring app has science themes, unique tools.
Easy-to-use story creator is also a fun art app.
Kids learn numbers with beloved Muppets.
A gentle introduction to the science world for young kids.
Step-by-step instructions great for guiding young artists.
Digital sandpaper letters and sounds for preschool practice.
Early math presented in varied and interesting ways.
Fun examples, catchy songs help kids remember routines.
Learn tracing with a cute crab and hand-drawn reward pics.
Great educational games on iPad for young kids.
Customization options give simple flashcard-like app boost.
Charming stories, interactivity get preschoolers thinking.
Step-by-step method, animations make writing letters fun.
Bright colors and cute characters create a fun spelling app.
Colorful games engage as kids learn early math concepts.
Learning tool for kids to practice phonetics and literacy.
Self-directed, fun, simple lessons will engage pre-readers.
Learn first 10 digits by counting, writing, and playing.
Great math tool for motivated kids to explore.
Great combo of reading and outdoor activity; some crashes.
Early math concepts taught in a fun, interactive way.
Classic reborn as fee-based e-library with great selection.
Trusted teaching tool; setup takes time and a little money.
Rewarding jigsaw puzzles teach ABCs and 123s.
Fun app offers just enough challenge for young learners.
Engaging app lets kids experiment, explore with TV faves.
Creativity makes this engaging learning app a favorite.
Familiar themes boost learning for new readers.
Great reading activities fit a range of skill levels.
Can doing the laundry be fun? On this app, yes!
Customizable learning app encourages parental involvement.
Build (and hear) simple stories by filling in the blanks.
Kids learn storytelling basics as they create cartoons.
Free app builds emotional awareness; best with adult input.
Whimsical ABC app enraptures with hidden letters, animation.
Learn science and health along with bathroom humor.
Colorful spelling game with lots of ways to customize.