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.
The only way to fit a piano in your pocket.
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?
Great digital tools for kids just starting to speak.
These virtual cuties can teach some good lessons.
Apps and sites to capture special family memories.
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!
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.
Brush up on your smarty pants words with these apps.
Engaging resources that offer kids more than ABCs.
Awesome apps designed for the youngest users.