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.
Ways to watch what you want, when you want.
Play these great apps between packets of plane peanuts.
Exploring other languages in an app = bueno!
Hand-picked favorites kids and parents will love.
Great educational apps for tots worth the price.
Harness the power of technology to Zen out.
Kids can explore a variety of people and perspectives.
Who says apps and outdoor adventures don't mix?
These gorgeous book apps offer more than words.
These virtual cuties can teach some good lessons.
Collaboration is a key 21st-century skill, and these titles offer engaging ways to practice.
Engaging resources that offer kids more than ABCs.
Keep the kids occupied in the back seat, or join in!
Social networking is a part of everyday life for teens.
Programming is the new literacy all kids can benefit from.
We keep track of the chart-topping apps.
Digital math marvels for active young minds.
Brush up on your smarty pants words with these apps.
Awesome apps designed for the youngest users.
We waded through all the ABC apps for the best.