Best PBS Kids Apps and Websites

PBS products are the gold standard when it comes to kids' content, and their apps and websites are no different. Not only do they feature characters your kids love, but they also contain learning experiences that are fun -- and safe. With so many iffy, not-so-educational apps out there, it's great to be able to choose from these excellent -- and often free -- apps and sites. Even better, once you download many of the app, you don't need wi-fi for your kid to play them! Whether they're learning the ABCs and 123s or the basics of coding, kids will have a blast playing these educational picks with their favorite TV friends.

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PBS Kids Go! Video

age 2+

PBS puts preschool shows online.

URL: http://pbskids.org/go/video/ (2009)
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APP

Daniel Tiger's Day and Night

age 3+

Friendly tiger helps kids with morning, evening routines.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2013)
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APP

Daniel Tiger for Parents

age 3+

Grr-ific songs and videos in two languages.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2017)
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APP

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Play at Home with Daniel

age 3+

Simple game gets kids talking about everyday activities.

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

Daniel Tiger's Storybooks

age 3+

Learn little life lessons with beloved friends.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2017)
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APP

PBS Parents Play & Learn

age 2+

Parent app offers great ideas for interacting with tots.

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APP

PBS Kids Games

age 3+

Free fun with familiar characters and learning games.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2018)
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APP

PBS KIDS Video

age 3+

TV show clips in easy-to-navigate app for young kids.

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

Play and Learn Engineering

age 3+

Super-simplified STEM games are best for young kids.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2020)
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APP

Play and Learn Science

age 3+

Preschoolers and parents explore science on- and offscreen.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2018)
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APP

Super Why! ABC Adventures

age 3+

Nice collection of short mini-games with good feedback.

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

The Cat in the Hat Builds That

age 4+

Upbeat feline offers fun STEM exploration on- and offscreen.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2018)
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The Cat in the Hat Invents

age 4+

Try out basic STEM skills with notoriously wacky cat.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2020)
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Dinosaur Train Classic in the Jurassic, Jr.!

age 4+

Three fun games get show's fans thinking mathematically.

Devices: iPad (2013)
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APP

Jet's Bot Builder: Robot Games

age 4+

Build robots and more in challenging space puzzler.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2019)
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APP

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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WEBSITE

PBS Kids

age 4+

Simple and safe; a great first site for preschoolers.

URL: http://www.pbskids.org (2007)
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WEBSITE

Arthur

age 5+

One of the internet's best offerings for kids.

URL: http://pbskids.org/arthur/index.html (2004)
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APP

Nature Cat's Great Outdoors

age 5+

Multitool TV tie-in for capturing outdoor adventures.

Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2016)
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APP

Wild Kratts Creature Power

age 5+

Cool facts, easy games best suited for younger Kratts fans.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2014)
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