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.
Out of this world astronomy apps.
The only way to fit a piano in your pocket.
These terrific tools can make kids fluent in no time.
Bridging the gap between blue and pink, these apps offer fun and open-ended gender roles for everyone.
Great digital tools to keep kids and teens on track.
Brainstorming becomes fun and freeing with these fabulous sites and apps
Creative and convenient fun on the go.
Help kids take their love of reading comics to the next level.
We keep track of the chart-topping iPad apps.
Here are some of our top-rated Android apps for kids.
Interactive tools that help kids explore our world.
Read, write, study literature, practice grammar, and more.
Great digital tools for kids just starting to speak.
Apps and sites to capture special family memories.
Kids can develop and refine skills from media creation to digital literacy.
Interactive references at your fingertips.
Fast-paced strategy games and timer apps keep players on their toes.
Engaging tools for everything from letter basics to keeping a daily journal.
These apps, games, and websites are great for homework help.
Tabletop classics, reimagined for the digital generation.