18 Apps to Help Kids Stay Focused

So much of the time, our technology is a way to escape -- and get off-task. We catch ourselves checking our phones at work, and our kids check them during homework time. If Daniel Tiger is on, there's no getting a little kid out the door. But instead of distraction, we can use devices to work for us and help us get things done. Need help organizing your kid's chores? There's an app for that. Creating good habits? Got you covered. There's even an app to help you not use other apps! So check out these fantastic tools to help keep you focused.

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BFT - Bear Focus Timer

age 5+

Simple timer breaks tasks into chunks, doesn't distract.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2018)
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KazuTime

age 5+

Puppies help kids master tasks, visualize time passing.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2016)
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Stop, Breathe & Think Kids: Focus, Calm & Sleep

age 6+

Kids name emotions and go on great, mindful missions.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2017)
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Chore Pad

age 7+

Productivity app lets families set own tasks and rewards.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2012)
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unGlue Kids

age 7+

Limiting screen time second to learning healthy balance.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2017)
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Choiceworks Calendar

age 8+

Empowering calendar tool helps alleviate anxiety.

Devices: iPad (2014)
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Focus Keeper Pro

age 8+

Customizable timer helps kids stay focused on tasks longer.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2014)
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Purp To-Do List & Goal Tracker

age 9+

Simple goal-setting app helps kids learn accountability.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2017)
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Bear in Mind App: To Do list, reminder, tasks

age 10+

Cool tool keeps kids on task via lists, alarms, VIP list.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2017)
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Forest: Stay focused, be present

age 12+

Watch focus grow, have real-world impact with visual tool.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2016)
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Google Keep - Notes and lists

age 12+

Record, save, and share info seamlessly with Google Drive.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook (2014)
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Streaks

age 12+

Form or break habits, track progress daily with sleek tool.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2016)
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Flipd - Keep Focused

age 13+

Fun tool for wellness, productivity, and tech-life balance.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2019)
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Habitica: Gamified Task Manager

age 13+

Better habits only a game away; has purchases, messages.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2015)
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Hatch - Stay Focused

age 13+

Cute creature-hatching focus timer lacks fun incentives.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2018)
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iHomework 2

age 13+

Planner features ultra-detailed, flexible homework tracking.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac (2018)
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Moment - Screen Time Tracker

age 13+

Slick app needs full access to track device use, set limits.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2016)
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Opal - Save Time Dail‪y

age 13+

Disable distractions, set screen-use intentions with VPN.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch (2021)
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