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. Among 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 more great Android apps, you can also check out some of our other lists, like free apps that foster learning or great apps for travel

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Fabulous - Cuentos y Cantos App Poster Image
Delightful stories and tools in Spanish help social growth.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2020)
(2020)
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Make Way for Books App Poster Image
Resource library empowers parents to support early literacy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2020)
(2020)
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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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Canticos Bilingual Preschool App Poster Image
Games, sing-alongs, and books promote bilingual learning.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2020)
(2020)
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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, 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, Windows app
(2014)
(2014)
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Kinderling Kids Radio App Poster Image
Stellar stories, music, podcasts to fit your daily routine.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2021)
(2021)
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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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Small Wonders (for Families) App Poster Image
Playful prompts encourage co-use and conversations.
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(2021)
(2021)
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Starfall ABCs App Poster Image
Animated alphabet app with fun pictures and sounds.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
(2021)
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Super Simple App Poster Image
Customize playlists of storybooks, fun videos, sing-alongs.
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(2020)
(2020)
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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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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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Molly of Denali: Learning App App Poster Image
Explore Alaska Native culture and more with TV character.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2021)
(2020)
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Moose Math - by Duck Duck Moose App Poster Image
Early math games cover broad skill range in a fun setting.
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(2013)
(2016)
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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, Windows app
(2012)
(2016)
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Fairytalez - Audiobook Stories App Poster Image
Classic fairy, folk tales with cool controls, gritty parts.
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(2021)
(2021)
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Gro Garden App Poster Image
Free play in virtual sustainable garden requires patience.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2015)
(2014)
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Monkey Word School Adventure App Poster Image
Cute monkey guides kids through six early-reading games.
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(2013)
(2013)
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Toca Hair Salon 4 App Poster Image
Free-play styling game grows, now with in-app purchases.
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(2020)
(2020)
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Zigazoo App Poster Image
Creative challenges for kids to do, parents to post.
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(2020)
(2020)
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Homes by Tinybop App Poster Image
Explore homes around the world in impressive detail.
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(2014)
(2014)
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Kinzoo Messenger for Families App Poster Image
Cute communications platform puts safety first.
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(2021)
(2021)
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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, Windows app
(2013)
(2013)
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Toca Lab: Elements App Poster Image
Budding chemists freeze, spin, and explode 118 elements.
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(2014)
(2013)
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Where's My Water? App Poster Image
Puzzler's plot, unique gameplay will captivate young or old.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(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.
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(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, Windows app
(2010)
(2011)
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The Captain Is Dead App Poster Image
Quick thinking and strategy are needed to save the ship.
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(2021)
(2021)
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Flow Free App Poster Image
Color puzzle game grabs grade-schoolers to grown-ups.
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(2012)
(2012)
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Kitty Letter App Poster Image
Refreshingly fun word game with humor from The Oatmeal site.
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(2021)
(2021)
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Minecraft App Poster Image
Worthy spin-off of popular PC game encourages creativity.
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(2011)
(2011)
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Reach: SOS App Poster Image
Challenges mixed with an unfolding, visually evocative plot.
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(2021)
(2020)
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Smash Hit App Poster Image
Beautiful glass-breaking game simply mesmerizes.
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(2014)
(2014)
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Sprinkle Islands App Poster Image
Unpredictable physics make a cute game harder than it looks.
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(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.
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(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, Windows app
(2010)
(2011)
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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.
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(2013)
(2013)
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Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins App Poster Image
Found-phone puzzler with mysterious ties to TV show.
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(2021)
(2021)
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Lightbot : Programming Puzzles App Poster Image
Challenging programming puzzler teaches coding logic.
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(2013)
(2016)
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Machinika Museum App Poster Image
Short but out-of-this-world puzzler tests your brain power.
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(2021)
(2021)
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Plants vs. Zombies FREE App Poster Image
Great strategy game with comic but slightly scary violence.
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(2010)
(2010)
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Sky Map App Poster Image
Excellent tool encourages appreciation of the universe.
Devices: Android, Windows app
(2013)
(2011)
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Google Keep - Notes and lists App Poster Image
Record, save, and share info seamlessly with Google Drive.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook
(2015)
(2014)
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Ingress Prime App Poster Image
Changes to augmented reality game aren't fully for the best.
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(2018)
(2018)
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Autodesk Sketchbook App Poster Image
Impressive creation tool for teens serious about art.
Devices: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows app
(2013)
(2013)
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Evernote App Poster Image
Organization tool helps kids manage their digital lives.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android, Chromebook, Windows app
(2013)
(2019)
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Lirica - Learn Languages App Poster Image
Clever method uses hit pop songs to teach language.
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(2020)
(2020)
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Magisto - Magical Video Editor App Poster Image
Automated video maker is fast and fun but has limits.
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(2013)
(2013)
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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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Friendspire: Movies, TV, Book‪s App Poster Image
Fantastic, friendly media finder with some mature content.
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(2021)
(2021)
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A Starting Point App Poster Image
Conversation starter has balanced views, some mature topics.
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(2020)
(2020)
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