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.
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From dress-up games to adventure apps, these choices promote creativity and imagination.
Lil Sub ABC - Learn to Spell Sea Animals and Beach Toys App Poster Image
These games encourage early literacy.
Elmo's Monster Maker App Poster Image
A collection of fabulous apps for tons of kid-friendly fun.
Marble Mixer for iPad App Poster Image
Great games to play with friends and family.
Hungry Caterpillar Play School App Poster Image
Open up a world of possibilities and fun for wee ones.
Tetris App Poster Image
The best games make you think.
Chuck Gnome App Poster Image
Not all shooting games are violent.
Alien Assignment App Poster Image
You don't need to spend money for great games.
Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition App Poster Image
The best of the '80s gone mobile.
Finding Nemo: My Puzzle Book App Poster Image
Watch movie, get app? Only the good ones.
Frombie Run App Poster Image
Mix a little humor in with your undead.
Kids Puzzles Puzzingo - Learning Puzzle Games for Toddler App Poster Image
Mind-bending puzzles to make the brain work.
Cars Daredevil Garage App Poster Image
Mix skill with fantasy in these cool games.
Flick Kick Field Goal App Poster Image
When you can't get outside, you can still play sports.
Angry Birds Friends App Poster Image
Our editors' app picks for young teens.
Adventures of Poco Eco - Lost Sounds App Poster Image
Our editors' app picks for tweens.
HangArt: Play Hangman, Draw Pictures, Tell Stories App Poster Image
Build vocabulary and have fun, too.
PBS Kids Go! Video Website Poster Image
Games and more that are sure to entertain young surfers.