Educational Apps That Don't Need Wi-Fi or Data

Having internet access shouldn't be a requirement for kids to use great learning apps. Even if you don't have broadband access at home or you're worried about data limits on the go, these excellent educational tools are always ready when you are. From coding games to apps that encourage creative thinking, everything on this list provides high learning potential. Plus, they're so much fun that kids might not even realize they're learning. For more fun apps that are great for offline use, try one of these Fun Apps That Don't Need Wi-Fi or Data. Many of the apps on this list of PBS titles are also usable without Wi-Fi!

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Busy Shapes

age 2+

Super-smart playground designed for youngest app users.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2014)
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Khan Academy Kids

age 3+

Creative early-learning activities engage and inspire.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2021)
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Photo Play (for Families)

age 3+

Family photo fun to encourage caregiver-kid interactions.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2021)
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Small Wonders (for Families)

age 3+

Playful prompts encourage co-use and conversations.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2021)
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Animal Antics (for Families)

age 4+

Fun storytelling encourages kid, caregiver co-play.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2021)
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Fiete Math - for 1st grade and preschool

age 4+

Manipulate numbers with fun and ease; best in small doses.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2016)
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codeSpark Academy

age 5+

Code, create, and collaborate with cute characters.

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Thinkrolls

age 5+

Adorable physics platformer creates little problem-solvers.

Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2014)
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Jump Numbers

age 6+

Save the Snortles! Learn multiplication along the way.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2016)
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The Robot Factory by Tinybop

age 6+

Stellar sandbox tool drives kids to improve designs.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2015)
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Toontastic 3D

age 6+

Same great easy animated story creator, new 3D graphics.

Devices: Android, Chromebook (2017)
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Professor Astro Cat's Solar System

age 7+

Blast off into outer space with lots to read and explore.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2016)
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Zoombinis

age 8+

Save cute creatures with fun, complex puzzles.

Devices: iPad, Mac, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows app (2015)
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Booeys: A Ghost's Code

age 10+

Eerie, cool coding puzzler pushes too hard for contact info.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2017)
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DEVICE 6

age 12+

Inventive, interactive story puzzler has thrills and chills.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2013)
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