Best apps: Our Recommendations for Families

If it seems like the world of apps is overwhelming, that's because it is! But never fear -- our editors have combed through the thousands of apps out there to pick the best. Whether you want to teach your preschooler the ABCs or read a great interactive story, yes, there's an app for that.
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We keep track of the chart-topping apps.
This Is My Story (And I'm Sticking To It) App Poster Image
Engaging tools for everything from letter basics to keeping a daily journal.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Friends - First Words App Poster Image
Brush up on your smarty pants words with these apps.
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Out-of-this-world astronomy apps.
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Hands-on hits for crafty kids.
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Keep kids entertained and occupied for easy family flying. Website Poster Image
Digital math marvels for active young minds.
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See what's out there besides Facebook and Twitter.
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These top picks can quell conflict and build teamwork.
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Exploring other languages in an app = bueno!
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Bridging the gap between blue and pink, these apps offer fun and open-ended gender roles for everyone.
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Great educational apps for tots worth the price.
Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame App Poster Image
Harness the power of technology to Zen out.
Moo, Baa, La La La! App Poster Image
These gorgeous book apps offer more than words.
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Collaboration is a key 21st-century skill, and these titles offer engaging ways to practice.
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Engaging resources that offer kids more than ABCs.
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Help kids put themselves in the shoes of others.
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Social networking is a part of everyday life for teens.
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Programming is the new literacy all kids can benefit from.
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Learning what happy, sad, and confused feelings and faces are are crucial skills for kids.