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.
Great educational apps for tots worth the price.
Kids can explore a variety of people and perspectives.
Who says apps and outdoor adventures don't mix?
Great digital tools for kids just starting to speak.
These virtual cuties can teach some good lessons.
Interactive references at your fingertips.
Collaboration is a key 21st-century skill, and these titles offer engaging ways to practice.
Keep the kids occupied in the back seat, or join in!
Fast-paced strategy games and timer apps keep players on their toes.
Educational goodies that won't break the bank.
Social networking is a part of everyday life for teens.
From spelling games to kid-friendly news, meet key ELA learning goals in unique and engaging ways.
Programming is the new literacy all kids can benefit from.
Encourage kids to consider different angles of a problem.
We keep track of the chart-topping apps.
Super cool learning tools for starry-eyed kids.
Brush up on your smarty pants words with these apps.
Fun and physics on two wheels.
Awesome apps designed for the youngest users.
These gorgeous book apps offer more than words.