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.
Story Dice App Poster Image
Great digital outlets for budding cinema scribes.
NRICH Website Poster Image
Stats standouts that far exceed the average.
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.
Auditorium: The Online Experience Game Poster Image
When the wacky idea wins.
Picasso - Mirror Draw! App Poster Image
Mobile apps are a fun addition to those long car rides.
There's a Wocket in My Pocket App Poster Image
Whimsical rhymes encourage early literacy.
Sesame Street: Ready, Set, Grover! Game Poster Image
The very best in kids' apps, games, and websites.
Bedtime Stories - read & tell App Poster Image
Kids can create and share tales with these imaginative apps.
Dinosaur Train A to Z App Poster Image
Fun and educational picks for the dino lover in your family.
Kids ABC Letters App Poster Image
Kids will love learning pre-reading skills and more.
Battleheart App Poster Image
No need to stay on the couch with these RPGs.
Baby's Musical Hands App Poster Image
Awesome apps designed for the youngest users.
Gigglebug's Face Race App Poster Image
These playful apps will keep kids in stitches.
Angry Birds Rio App Poster Image
Aim for victory in these fun trajectory games.