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.
These top picks can quell conflict and build teamwork.
Keep kids entertained and occupied for easy family flying.
Exploring other languages in an app = bueno!
Bridging the gap between blue and pink, these apps offer fun and open-ended gender roles for everyone.
Great educational apps for tots worth the price.
Harness the power of technology to Zen out.
These gorgeous book apps offer more than words.
Collaboration is a key 21st-century skill, and these titles offer engaging ways to practice.
Engaging resources that offer kids more than ABCs.
Engaging tools for everything from letter basics to keeping a daily journal.
Help kids put themselves in the shoes of others.
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.
Painting products perfect for the next Picasso.
Snappy picks for shutterbugs and photography lovers.
Digital math marvels for active young minds.
Brush up on your smarty pants words with these apps.
Whimsical rhymes encourage early literacy.
Awesome apps designed for the youngest users.