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 Very Hungry Caterpillar & Friends - First Words App Poster Image
These terrific tools can make kids fluent in no time.
Index Card Board App Poster Image
Great digital tools to keep kids and teens on track.
Beck and Bo by Avokiddo App Poster Image
Channel creative energy with these artistic apps.
My PlayHome App Poster Image
Kids can explore a variety of people and perspectives.
Sesame Street Family Play App Poster Image
Who says apps and outdoor adventures don't mix?
StoryBuilder App Poster Image
Brainstorming becomes fun and freeing with these fabulous sites and apps.
Lazoo Art Box App Poster Image
Creative and convenient fun on the go.
Superhero Comic Book Maker - by Duck Duck Moose App Poster Image
Help kids take their love of reading comics to the next level.
Bubble Guppies: Animal School Day App Poster Image
Interactive tools that help kids explore our world.
Curiosityville Website Poster Image
Read, write, study literature, practice grammar, and more.
Toca Pet Doctor App Poster Image
These virtual cuties can teach some good lessons.
Tapikeo HD App Poster Image
Apps and sites to capture special family memories.
Alien Assignment App Poster Image
Kids can develop and refine skills from media creation to digital literacy.
Sago Mini Road Trip App Poster Image
Keep the kids occupied in the back seat, or join in!
Happy Timer - Handy Timer App Poster Image
Fast-paced strategy games and timer apps keep players on their toes.
Sonic Dash App Poster Image
You'll need quick reflexes and perseverance for these fun games.
Bedtime Math Website Poster Image
Quality games and apps make practicing math fun.
Clifford the Big Red Dog: A Really Big Musical Tribute Music Poster Image
The lovable canine comes to life in all forms of media.
Alien Assignment App Poster Image
Educational goodies that won't break the bank.
Rosetta Stone Kids Lingo Word Builder - English Reading and Spanish Speaking Ages 3 - 6 App Poster Image
From spelling games to kid-friendly news, meet key ELA learning goals in unique and engaging ways.