Parents' Guide to

Curious - the game of lifelong learning

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Learn stuff, earn smarty points in only a few minutes a day.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad Free to try Education
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There's a lot to learn on this app, with more than 25,000 lessons on topics such as cooking, history, second languages, and guitar lessons. Curious - the game of lifelong learning is a terrific way to learn a little about a lot of things in only a few minutes each day. Although there's some stuff here that will appeal to kids and others just looking to find some fun info, far more material is geared toward highly motivated teens and adults. There's excellent content, such as NPR's radio broadcast Science Friday, while other content is less engaging (some videos are grainy, and other audio is not well produced). Some of the best content on Curious is in the "Curious Conversations," in which's CEO talks with experts in various fields. If your teen loves to learn or might need a spark to get interested, this app's free trial will let you see if it's a good fit.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad
  • Subjects: Language & Reading : presenting to others, storytelling, vocabulary, Math : algebra, Science : animals, engineering, astronomy, biology, physics, plants, Social Studies : cultural understanding, global awareness, historical figures, history, Arts : dance, drawing, music, painting, photography, singing, Hobbies : cooking, fashion, gardening, pets, sports
  • Skills: Self-Direction : academic development, goal-setting, motivation, personal growth, set objectives, work to achieve goals, Tech Skills : coding, digital creation, social media, using and applying technology, Health & Fitness : balanced diet, exercise, fitness, meditation
  • Pricing structure: Free to try ($9.99/mo. (with 7-day free trial); $69.99/year (with 30-day free trial))
  • Release date: January 6, 2017
  • Category: Education
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  • Version: 4.1.3
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.0 or later
  • Last updated: September 9, 2021

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