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.
Cars: Lightning League App Poster Image
Get an adrenaline rush without pulling a trigger.
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You know them, you love them, but how do you choose?
Busy Shapes 2 App Poster Image
Sometimes you can't stay connected, but these apps will let the fun continue!
DragonBox Algebra 12+ App Poster Image
As teens move on to more complex math concepts, they can use these tools to keep pace.
DRAWNIMAL by YATATOY App Poster Image
These apps are bizarre in the best ways -- and they offer learning opportunities.
codeSpark Academy App Poster Image
Though these tools are great for all kids, they have special appeal for kids who need an extra challenge.
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Try these immersive experiences to get a taste of VR.
AR Diorama - Qurious Island App Poster Image
Blur the line between the digital and real worlds with these AR apps.
Daisy Chain App Poster Image
Help kids make a positive impact on the world with apps and sites that encourage giving.
30/30 App Poster Image
When it's time for your kid to apply to college, don't panic! These tech tools can help your kid get in and stay in.
Busy Shapes 2 App Poster Image
Keep kids entertained and occupied for easy family flying.
Barefoot World Atlas App Poster Image
Connect the local to the global.
Heads Up! App Poster Image
These apps can bring you together and provide some teachable moments.
Busy Shapes 2 App Poster Image
Like highly acclaimed movies and books, these apps are just too good to miss.
Sago Mini Friends App Poster Image
These top picks can quell conflict and build teamwork.
Busy Shapes & Colors App Poster Image
Great educational apps for tots worth the price.
My PlayHome App Poster Image
Kids can explore a variety of people and perspectives.
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Discover the next viral hit on one of these sites.
Daniel Tiger's Grr-ific Feelings App Poster Image
Help kids put themselves in the shoes of others.
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Educational goodies that won't break the bank.

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