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.
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.
Curiosityville Website Poster Image
From counting to algebra, these Common Core-aligned math products really add up.
Lawrence Hall of Science: 24/7 Science Website Poster Image
Your little detective decides in these games and apps.
Tozzle - Toddler's favorite puzzle App Poster Image
Encourage kids to consider different angles of a problem.
Dora's Christmas Carol Adventure HD App Poster Image
Get into the holiday spirit with these fun seasonal apps.
LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Pet Pals 2: Best of Friends! Game Poster Image
Bank on these favorites for serious money learning.
Tozzle - Toddler's favorite puzzle App Poster Image
These engaging products help kids learn letters and words.
Sketch, doodle, and draft to your heart's content.
CAST UDL Book Builder Website Poster Image
Kids' ideas get a chance to shine with these great digital picks.
Story Dice App Poster Image
Great digital outlets for budding cinema scribes.
BrainPOP Jr. Website Poster Image
Go from debt to surplus with economy picks that really have the goods.
AlphaTots App Poster Image
Common Sense Media's ON for Learning Award is given to the very best in kids' websites, games, and apps.
Giraffe's PreSchool Playground App Poster Image
Enriching, exciting apps for Android phones or tablets.
Active Life: Extreme Challenge Game Poster Image
Fun and physics on two wheels.
Trucks HD App Poster Image
Do you have a kid who can't get enough of trucks? Check out these apps and games.
Busy Shapes App Poster Image
Help your kids build friendships and gain world know-how as they gear up for their first years of school.
Umigo Website Poster Image
When the wacky idea wins.
Picasso - Mirror Draw! App Poster Image
Mobile apps are a fun addition to those long car rides.
Sesame Street: Ready, Set, Grover! Game Poster Image
The very best in kids' apps, games, and websites.
Lipa Theater: Story Maker App Poster Image
Kids can create and share tales with these imaginative apps.