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.
Cute counting fun for little learners.
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Super cool learning tools for starry-eyed kids.
Accessible entry points to algebraic thinking.
All-star picks that add up to fun learning.
Common Sense Media's ON for Learning Award is given to the very best in kids' websites, games, and apps.
Enriching, exciting apps for Android phones or tablets.
Take learning on the go with these mind-activating mobile apps.
Fun foundations for functions learning.
Fun and physics on two wheels.
Do you have a kid who can't get enough of trucks? Check out these apps and games.
Mobile devices make great instruments.
Help your kids build friendships and gain world know-how as they gear up for their first years of school.
Get into the holiday spirit with these fun seasonal apps.
Mobile apps are a fun addition to those long car rides.
Whimsical rhymes encourage early literacy.
Find out what's hot in the world of Android apps.
Kids can create and share tales with these imaginative apps.
Fun and educational picks for the dino lover in your family.
Kids will love learning pre-reading skills and more.