Best Apps for Kids on Google Play

All of the app stores have tons of choices for kids and families, and finding the best stuff can be a real challenge. Families with Android devices have to sort through sections of the Google Play store for something their kids will like, but we've hand-picked favorites including puzzle games, creativity tools, and even math apps. While not all of these apps are designed with education in mind, many of them have learning potential -- especially if you talk with your kid about their app experience. Better yet, take a minute and let them show you the highlights! If you're looking for more educational apps, try some of these free titles. Or if you want to find apps that target a specific subject or skill, take a peek at some of our other lists!

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Fabulous - Cuentos y Cantos

age 2+

Delightful stories and tools in Spanish help social growth.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2020)
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AlphaTots

age 3+

"E" is for an excellent educational app.

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Beck and Bo

age 3+

Beautiful discovery app combines logic and creativity.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2012)
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Super Simple

age 3+

Customize playlists of storybooks, fun videos, sing-alongs.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2020)
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TallyTots

age 3+

Great interactive tool for toddlers learning to count.

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Blaze and the Monster Machines

age 4+

STEM concepts ride along with racing fun.

Devices: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2015)
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Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame

age 4+

Adorable monster de-stresses kids with Sesame Street style.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2013)
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Molly of Denali: Learning App

age 4+

Explore Alaska Native culture and more with TV character.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2020)
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Starfall All About Me

age 4+

Familiar themes boost learning for new readers.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2012)
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Kahoot! Algebra by DragonBox

age 5+

Kids learn concepts of algebra in stellar game app.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2021)
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Monkey Word School Adventure

age 5+

Cute monkey guides kids through six early-reading games.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2013)
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Kinzoo Messenger for Families

age 6+

Cute communications platform puts safety first.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2021)
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Odd Squad: Blob Chase

age 6+

Capture blobs and problem-solve in fun, leveled games.

Devices: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2015)
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Toca Lab: Elements

age 6+

Budding chemists freeze, spin, and explode 118 elements.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2013)
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Where's My Water?

age 6+

Puzzler's plot, unique gameplay will captivate young or old.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2011)
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Angry Birds Space

age 7+

Sequel introduces new levels that have gravitational pull.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2012)
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Cut the Rope

age 7+

Fun physics-based puzzler with adorable mascot.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2010)
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BrainPOP Featured Movie

age 8+

Daily films from educational group provide tons of learning.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Windows app (2011)
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The Captain Is Dead

age 8+

Quick thinking and strategy are needed to save the ship.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2021)
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Minecraft

age 8+

Worthy spin-off of popular PC game encourages creativity.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2011)
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