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 App Poster Image
Delightful stories and tools in Spanish help social growth.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2020)
(2020)
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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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Super Simple App Poster Image
Customize playlists of storybooks, fun videos, sing-alongs.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(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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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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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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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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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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Kinzoo Messenger for Families App Poster Image
Cute communications platform puts safety first.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(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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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.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook, Kindle Fire, Nook HD, Windows app
(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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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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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.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2021)
(2021)
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Minecraft App Poster Image
Worthy spin-off of popular PC game encourages creativity.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
(2011)
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Reach: SOS App Poster Image
Challenges mixed with an unfolding, visually evocative plot.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2021)
(2020)
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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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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, Windows app
(2010)
(2011)
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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, Windows app
(2013)
(2011)
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Chipper: College Daily Planner App Poster Image
User-friendly digital planner streamlines organization.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2021)
(2020)
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ThatHelps App Poster Image
Pinpoint some positive actions with do-good social network.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2021)
(2020)
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The Jump App App Poster Image
Customizable social media offers control over friends, feed.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2020)
(2020)
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