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.
Bedtime Math Website Poster Image
Help your kid start math with a strong foundation using these great tools.
LEGO App4+ App Poster Image
Find out which Lego movies, TV shows, games, and apps are appropriate for every age.
ReadAskChat for Children 0-4 App Poster Image
Instead of being isolating, digital media can bring some family fun.
Pokémon Playhouse App Poster Image
Gotta catch 'em all!
Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame App Poster Image
When a kid struggles with overstimulation, these tools can help teach strategies and create calm.
Animal Band ~ 3D Interactive Music Toy App Poster Image
Rock out in the privacy of your living room.
Hovercraft - Build Fly Retry App Poster Image
These great picks won't weigh kids down with the boring stuff.
PBS KIDS Website Poster Image
Software must-haves for mechanical minds.
This Is My Story (And I'm Sticking To It) App Poster Image
Engaging tools for everything from letter basics to keeping a daily journal.
Bedtime Math Website Poster Image
Count these winning numbers titles among your favorites.
JumpStart 3D Virtual World Game Poster Image
These digital tools are great for homework help.
Alien Assignment App Poster Image
Work through tricky problems with these digital tools.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Friends - First Words App Poster Image
Brush up on your smarty-pants words with these apps.
Solar Family Planets Stars Games Solar System Kids App Poster Image
Out-of-this-world astronomy apps.
Count TV App Poster Image
Cute counting fun for little learners.
Build With Grandpa App Poster Image
Hands-on hits for crafty kids.
SweetLand - Family Board Game App Poster Image
Tabletop classics, reimagined for the digital generation.
Eli Explorer App Poster Image
Great digital tools for kids just starting to speak.
Arty Mouse Numbers App Poster Image
Digital math marvels for active young minds.
Puzzle Shapes: Toddler's App App Poster Image
Shape up geometry knowledge with these show-stoppers.