Best Android Apps for Kids

With over a million choices in the Google Play Store, it can be tough to decide which apps are really worth downloading for your Android phone or tablet. We've made it easy for you to decide what's right for your family with this list of our favorite Android titles for kids. Amid the challenging puzzlers, arcade games, and fun apps for learning, you're bound to find an age-appropriate, affordable, and awesome app that fits your kid's needs. For even more ideas, check out our Essential Apps Guide.

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Kids Puzzles Puzzingo - Learning Puzzle Games for Toddler App Poster Image
Well-done app engages tots learning animals, ABCs, and 123s.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
(2011)
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Peekaboo Barn App Poster Image
Cute toddler app teaches barnyard animal names.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
(2012)
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AlphaTots App Poster Image
"E" is for an excellent educational app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2011)
(2011)
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Beck and Bo App Poster Image
Beautiful discovery app combines logic and creativity.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
(2012)
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Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Play at Home with Daniel App Poster Image
Simple game gets kids talking about everyday activities.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2012)
(2012)
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Endless Alphabet App Poster Image
Cute ABC and vocab app will appeal to a wide range of ages.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2014)
(2014)
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Kids ABC Phonics App Poster Image
Build skills with second app in excellent reading series.
Devices: Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
(2011)
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My PlayHome Stores App Poster Image
Kids are encouraged to shop at this virtual plaza.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2013)
(2013)
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Starfall ABCs App Poster Image
Great, in-depth alphabet app with fun pictures and sounds.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
(2016)
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TallyTots App Poster Image
Great interactive tool for toddlers learning to count.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2011)
(2012)
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Blaze and the Monster Machines App Poster Image
STEM concepts ride along with racing fun.
Devices: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2015)
(2015)
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Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame App Poster Image
Adorable monster de-stresses kids with Sesame Street style.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
(2013)
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Disney Princess Palace Pets App Poster Image
Pet-primping game is precious; hogs camera roll and storage.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
(2014)
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Dr. Panda's Hospital App Poster Image
Easy, intuitive app teaches young kids medical care basics.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
(2012)
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Drawing Pad App Poster Image
Great drawing app is a window to self-expression.
Devices: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
(2010)
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Moose Math - by Duck Duck Moose App Poster Image
Early math games cover broad skill range in a fun setting.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
(2016)
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Shape Builder - The Preschool Learning Puzzle Game App Poster Image
Rewarding jigsaw puzzles teach ABCs and 123s.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
(2009)
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Starfall All About Me App Poster Image
Familiar themes boost learning for new readers.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
(2012)
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Starfall Learn to Read App Poster Image
Great reading activities fit a range of skill levels.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
(2012)
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Color & Draw for kids HD App Poster Image
Creative app full of choices, plus letter, number practice.
Devices: Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
(2011)
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DragonBox Algebra 5+ App Poster Image
Kids learn concepts of algebra in stellar game app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2012)
(2016)
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Gro Garden App Poster Image
Free play in virtual sustainable garden requires patience.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
(2014)
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Monkey Word School Adventure App Poster Image
Cute monkey guides kids through six early-reading games.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
(2013)
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Toca Hair Salon 2 App Poster Image
More tools, characters, and hair-styling fun in nice sequel.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
(2013)
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The Electric Company Party Game: Lost on Prankster Planet App Poster Image
Silly tasks promote real-life interaction in fun board game.
Devices: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2013)
(2013)
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Kids Numbers and Math App Poster Image
Fun games teach and reinforce numbers for young kids.
Devices: Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
(2011)
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Odd Squad: Blob Chase App Poster Image
Capture blobs and problem-solve in fun, leveled games.
Devices: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2015)
(2015)
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Sonic Dash App Poster Image
Famous hedgehog a perfect fit for the endless runner craze.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
(2013)
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Toca Builders App Poster Image
Well-done Minecraft-style app great for younger kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2013)
(2013)
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Toca Lab: Elements App Poster Image
Budding chemists freeze, spin, and explode 118 elements.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
(2013)
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Where's My Water? App Poster Image
Puzzler's plot, unique gameplay will captivate young or old.
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(2011)
(2011)
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Angry Birds Space App Poster Image
Sequel introduces new levels that have gravitational pull.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
(2012)
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Bad Piggies App Poster Image
Angry Birds pigs star in challenging, captivating puzzles.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
(2012)
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Cut the Rope App Poster Image
Fun physics-based puzzler with adorable mascot.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
(2010)
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Cut the Rope: Experiments App Poster Image
Fantastic follow-up to excellent puzzle app with new levels.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
(2011)
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Fruit Ninja App Poster Image
Simple, fun chopping-flying fruit game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
(2010)
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NASA App Poster Image
Information-packed tool delivers videos, photos, and more.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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BrainPOP Featured Movie App Poster Image
Daily films from educational group provide tons of learning.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Apps for Windows
(2010)
(2011)
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Flow Free App Poster Image
Color puzzle game grabs grade-schoolers to grown-ups.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
(2012)
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Minecraft - Pocket Edition App Poster Image
Worthy spin-off of popular PC game encourages creativity.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone
(2011)
(2011)
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Smash Hit App Poster Image
Beautiful glass-breaking game simply mesmerizes.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
(2014)
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Sprinkle Islands App Poster Image
Unpredictable physics make a cute game harder than it looks.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
(2013)
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Star Chart App Poster Image
A great way to explore the skies -- just point your phone.
Devices: Android
(2011)
(2011)
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Threes! App Poster Image
Terrifically addictive math-based puzzle game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
(2014)
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World of Goo App Poster Image
Great physics puzzler works well with touch interface.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Nook HD, Apps for Windows
(2010)
(2011)
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Dictionary.com App Poster Image
Comprehensive tool with voice search, fun daily features.
Devices: Android, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2013)
(2012)
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Subway Surfers App Poster Image
Bright, entertaining take on endless-runner genre.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
(2013)
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Temple Run 2 App Poster Image
Well-done sequel even better than original phenomenon.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
(2013)
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Adventure Time Game Wizard - Draw Your Own Adventure Time Games App Poster Image
Fun mix of platform creation and arcade play.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
(2015)
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Lightbot : Programming Puzzles App Poster Image
Challenging programming puzzler teaches coding logic.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
(2016)
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Paper Camera App Poster Image
Hip photo and video tool has cool, creative features.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
(2013)
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Plants vs. Zombies FREE App Poster Image
Great strategy game with comic but slightly scary violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
(2010)
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Sky Map App Poster Image
Excellent tool encourages appreciation of the universe.
Devices: Android, Apps for Windows
(2013)
(2011)
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Plants vs. Zombies 2 App Poster Image
Clever update to popular app, but now with in-app purchases.
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(2013)
(2013)
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Terraria App Poster Image
Well-done Minecraft-like game, with action twist.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone
(2015)
(2014)
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Google Keep App Poster Image
Record, save, and share info seamlessly with Google Drive.
Devices: Android, Chromebook
(2015)
(2014)
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Mobile Observatory App Poster Image
Impressive tool for stargazing, learning about astronomy.
Devices: Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
(2012)
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Angry Birds Friends App Poster Image
Clever social version of mobile favorite requires Facebook.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
(2013)
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Animoto Video Slideshow Maker App Poster Image
Freemium slideshow tool better on privacy than similar apps.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook
(2012)
(2017)
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Evernote App Poster Image
Organization tool helps kids manage their digital lives.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook, Kindle Fire, Nook HD, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2013)
(2013)
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Jetpack Joyride App Poster Image
Fly high on a machine gun while trying not to die.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
(2011)
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Magisto - Magical Video Editor App Poster Image
Automated video maker is fast and fun but has limits.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
(2013)
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Scrabble App Poster Image
Fantastic version of board classic with lots of tools.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2010)
(2010)
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Autodesk Sketchbook App Poster Image
Impressive creation tool for teens serious about art.
Devices: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2013)
(2013)
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Ingress App Poster Image
Augmented reality game involves exercise, but iffy safety.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
(2015)
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Pandora  - Free Music & Radio App Poster Image
Popular Internet radio app great for discovering new music.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
(2011)
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Instagram App Poster Image
Great app makes sharing pretty, private photos all too easy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Windows Phone
(2012)
(2012)
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