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.
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From little kid to teen, all kids get distracted (adults, too!), so consider using some tech to keep them on track.
These apps are bizarre in the best ways -- and they offer learning opportunities.
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Though these tools are great for all kids, they have special appeal for kids who need an extra challenge.
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If your kids need extra practice or help with middle school math, check out this list of tools.
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Middle school is all about changes -- including in math class -- and these tools can help ease any tough math transitions.
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Use these tools to help your kid master new math skills.
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Whether your kid needs extra practice or a fun way to pass the time, these apps are sure to please.
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Give your kid's math skills a boost with these fun games.
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Keep your kid's love of numbers alive with these super-fun tools.
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Plus and minus equal new math skills for your first-grader, and these apps can help reinforce their learning.
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Help your kid start math with a strong foundation using these great tools.
Find out which Lego movies, TV shows, games, and apps are appropriate for every age.
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Instead of being isolating, digital media can bring some family fun.
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Blur the line between the digital and real worlds with these AR apps.
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Gotta catch 'em all!
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Help kids make a positive impact on the world with apps and sites that encourage giving.
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These test-prep tech tools can help your kid master exams.
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Rock out in the privacy of your living room.
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These great picks won't weigh kids down with the boring stuff.
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Must-have resources for mechanical minds.