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Free Apps for Kids

Who doesn't love a free app? Free is great -- but wading through all the terrible free apps is not so great. This list features some of our favorite free-to-download apps for kids, and, although some have in-app purchases, we've only included apps that are still fun to play without paying.

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AGE
3
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Cute storyline for problem solving; great family fun.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
TV show clips in easy-to-navigate app for young kids.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Kindle Fire
(2011)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Silly spin-off is more fun for Toca veterans than newbies.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Adorable monster de-stresses kids with Sesame Street style.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Charming stories, interactivity get preschoolers thinking.
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Devices: iPad
(2012)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Preschoolers build, explore, and play in colorful ocean app.
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Devices: iPad
(2014)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Electric Company app helps kids learn to express emotions.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Easy-to-use multimedia story creator with focus on girls.
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Devices: iPad, Android
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Famous hedgehog a perfect fit for the endless runner craze.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Create amazing multi-scene cartoons with musical scores.
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Devices: iPad
(2011)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Popular knock-down-blocks app pits birds against pigs.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Information-packed tool delivers videos, photos, and more.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Clever and challenging addition and multiplication practice.
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Devices: iPad
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Color puzzle game grabs grade-schoolers to grown-ups.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Beautiful glass-breaking game simply mesmerizes.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Bright, entertaining take on endless-runner genre.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Enjoyable, stunt-filled racer has open chat in multiplayer.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Physics-based driving game not original, but fun and free.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2012)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Clever update to popular app, but now with in-app purchases.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fly high on a machine gun while trying not to die.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Freemium sim both enjoyable and playable without spending.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)

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