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.
Bunch Group Video Chat & Games App Poster Image
Watch the same movies and videos together from different devices.
HOMER Reading: Learn to Read App Poster Image
Fantastic tools that track kids' learning, not their data.
Busy Shapes App Poster Image
No need for internet to use these great learning apps.
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We keep track of the chart-topping apps.
HOMER Reading: Learn to Read App Poster Image
The 10 most game-changing apps from the past 10 years.
Dora the Explorer TV Poster Image
Play, sing, and learn with kids' favorite bilingual explorer.
Sesame Street TV Poster Image
All of the games, apps, movies, TV, and more from the iconic 50 year old show.
ReadAskChat for Children 0-4 App Poster Image
There's no substitute for the library, but these apps offer some great ebook options -- all in one place.
YouTube Website Poster Image
These 15 apps and websites changed everything.
Fruit Punch Music App Poster Image
Podcasts aren't just for grown-ups, so find one your whole family can enjoy.
Calm App Poster Image
Though not a replacement for professional help, these apps might help with common mental health issues.
Civilisations AR App Poster Image
Explore art, science, and history from around the world.
Cars: Lightning League App Poster Image
Get an adrenaline rush without pulling a trigger.
Toca Doctor App Poster Image
You know them, you love them, but how do you choose?
Khan Academy Website Poster Image
When homework has everyone stumped, these apps can help.
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.
Bedtime Math Website Poster Image
Things just don't add up when your kid can't stand math, but these tools can help.
HOMER Reading: Learn to Read App Poster Image
For some kids, picking up a book is like torture. Take the sting out of text and find a fun inroad with these apps.
BFT - Bear Focus Timer App Poster Image
From little kid to teen, all kids get distracted (adults, too!), so consider using some tech to keep them on track.

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