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.
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.
Duckie Deck Trash Toys 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.
Pictello App Poster Image
Apps and sites to capture special family memories.
Sago Mini Friends App Poster Image
Collaboration is a key 21st-century skill, and these titles offer engaging ways to practice.
Make Way for Books 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.
OK Play - Learning Activities App Poster Image
Help kids put themselves in the shoes of others.
Daily Vroom App Poster Image
Educational goodies that won't break the bank.
Pinterest Website Poster Image
Though none are perfect, these social platforms have potential for connection.
HOMER Learn & Grow App Poster Image
From spelling games to kid-friendly news, meet key ELA learning goals in unique and engaging ways.
Bugs and Numbers App Poster Image
From counting to algebra, these Common Core-aligned math products really add up.
Code Karts - Pre-school Programming Preparation App Poster Image
Programming is the new literacy all kids can benefit from.
Tozzle - Toddler's favorite puzzle App Poster Image
Encourage kids to consider problems from many angles.