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.
My PlayHome App Poster Image
Kids can explore a variety of people and perspectives.
Out-A-Bout 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.
Moo, Baa, La La La! App Poster Image
These gorgeous book apps offer more than words.
Art Class with Dr. Panda App Poster Image
Creative and convenient fun on the go.
Superhero Comic Book Maker App Poster Image
Help kids take their love of reading comics to the next level.
PBS Kids Video Website Poster Image
Discover the next viral hit on one of these sites.
Bubble Guppies: Animal School Day App Poster Image
Interactive tools that help kids explore our world.
Elmo Loves ABCs App 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.
Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame App Poster Image
Kids can develop and refine skills from media creation to digital literacy.
Sago Mini Friends App Poster Image
Collaboration is a key 21st-century skill, and these titles offer engaging ways to practice.
ReadAskChat for Children 0-4 App Poster Image
Engaging resources that offer kids more than ABCs.
Busy Shapes 2 App Poster Image
Keep the kids occupied in the back seat, or join in!
Tico Timer - your fun timer for children! App Poster Image
Fast-paced strategy games and timer apps keep players on their toes.
SHINE - Journey of Light 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.
Daniel Tiger's Grr-ific Feelings App Poster Image
Help kids put themselves in the shoes of others.
Clifford the Big Red Dog: A Really Big Musical Tribute Music Poster Image
The lovable canine comes to life in all forms of media.