Best Preschool Apps

Apps for preschoolers can open up a world of possibilities and fun (not to mention keep them occupied in waiting rooms, traffic jams, and long lines). But how do you decide which apps to download? Our reviews will guide you toward the best apps out there so you don't waste your time on the stinkers. These quality educational preschool apps teach the ABCs, 123s, colors, shapes, and generally offer experiences that kids can't easily have offscreen. Remember: Getting your little ones to use them is easy, but getting them to stop might be a challenge. And playing with them or helping them make connections offscreen will help the experience be more educational. Check out our app tips for more advice.

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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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Hungry Caterpillar Play School

age 2+

Engaging learning games, parent tips via subscription.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2018)
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ReadAskChat for Children 0-6

age 2+

Simple stories, convo starters for parents to use with kids.

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

age 3+

"E" is for an excellent educational app.

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Another Monster at the End of This Book...Starring Grover & Elmo!

age 3+

Great sequel keeps the spirit of the original book and app.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Kindle Fire (2011)
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Artie's World

age 3+

Connect-the-dot drawing fun; free content limited.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2016)
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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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Busy Shapes & Colors

age 3+

Smart sorting series adds colorful layer.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2017)
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Canticos Bilingual Preschool

age 3+

Games, sing-alongs, and books promote bilingual learning.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2020)
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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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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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Daniel Tiger's Grr-ific Feelings

age 3+

Express feelings in safe, healthy ways with Daniel's lead.

Devices: iPad, Kindle Fire (2014)
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Daniel Tiger's Storybooks

age 3+

Learn little life lessons with beloved friends.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2017)
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DRAWNIMAL by YATATOY

age 3+

Innovative combo of paper, app, and ABCs.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2014)
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Dr. Panda & Toto's Treehouse

age 3+

Delightful tree house feels like a kid's dream house.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2014)
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Duolingo ABC - Learn to Read

age 3+

Enjoyable drills thoroughly cover ABC basics, step by step.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2020)
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Elmo Loves ABCs

age 3+

Learn the alphabet with tracing, puzzles, videos, and songs.

Devices: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2011)
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Endless Alphabet

age 3+

Cute ABC and vocab app will appeal to a wide range of ages.

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Fiete - A day on a farm

age 3+

Adorable day-in-the-life teaches importance of daily tasks.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2014)
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Grandma's Preschool

age 3+

Explore cute classroom for basic intro to preschool themes.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2015)
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