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.
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.
These gorgeous book apps offer more than words.
We waded through all the ABC apps for the best.
The only way to fit a piano in your pocket.
Exploring other languages in an app = bueno!
Hand-picked favorites kids and parents will love.
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.
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.
Kids can develop and refine skills from media creation to digital literacy.
Fast-paced strategy games and timer apps keep players on their toes.
Engaging tools for everything from letter basics to keeping a daily journal.