Free Apps for Kids

Free apps are great -- but wading through all the terrible free apps in the App Store and the Google Play Store? Not so great. This list features some of our favorite free-to-download apps for kids, and although some of them have optional in-app purchases, we've only included the highest-quality selections that are still fun to play. If you're looking for apps with more learning potential for your kids, check out these awesome educational resources that won't cost you a dime.

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Alien Assignment App Poster Image
Cute storyline for problem solving; great family fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
(2012)
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Daniel Tiger for Parents App Poster Image
Grr-ific songs and videos in two languages.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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Josh & Emma Go to the Beach App Poster Image
Kid-friendly educational stories offers try before buy.
Devices: iPhone, iPad
(2010)
(2010)
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Kanopy App Poster Image
Watch free movies, shows, animated books with library card.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2018)
(2018)
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PBS KIDS Video App Poster Image
TV show clips in easy-to-navigate app for young kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
(2012)
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World of Peppa Pig App Poster Image
Fun, simple, supportive activity sampler for preschoolers.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
(2018)
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Toca Kitchen Monsters App Poster Image
Silly spin-off is more fun for Toca veterans than newbies.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
(2012)
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The Snow Fox App Poster Image
Voice recognition is the star of cute, very short story.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2016)
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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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Leo's Pad Enrichment Program for Preschoolers App Poster Image
Charming stories, interactivity get preschoolers thinking.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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A Parcel of Courage - a free interactive picture book with puzzles App Poster Image
Cute, kid-empowering interactive book and learning games.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
(2016)
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Think & Learn Code-a-pillar App Poster Image
Dancing caterpillar gives young kids easy intro to coding.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
(2016)
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Nature Cat's Great Outdoors App Poster Image
Multitool TV tie-in for capturing outdoor adventures.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
(2016)
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Read with Phonzy: Kids Reading Game App Poster Image
New readers practice fluency with simple exercises.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2017)
(2017)
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Smiling Mind App Poster Image
Content-rich meditations offer something for everyone.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
(2018)
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Renegade Buggies App Poster Image
Financial-literacy endless runner is fun and free, not deep.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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Sonic Dash App Poster Image
Famous hedgehog a perfect fit for the endless runner craze.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
(2013)
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Toontastic 3D App Poster Image
Same great easy animated story creator, new 3D graphics.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook
(2017)
(2017)
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Angry Birds App Poster Image
Popular knock-down-blocks app pits birds against pigs.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
(2011)
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NASA App Poster Image
Information-packed tool delivers videos, photos, and more.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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Sushi Monster App Poster Image
Clever and challenging addition and multiplication practice.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
(2016)
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Drawissimo Kids-Learn to Draw App Poster Image
Creative on-off screen combo takes practice; ads distract.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2016)
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Flow Free App Poster Image
Color puzzle game grabs grade-schoolers to grown-ups.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
(2012)
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iBiome - Ocean Lite App Poster Image
Kids dive into virtual world of aquatic food webs.
Devices: iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Rolling Sky App Poster Image
A simple, challenging, and addictive arcade game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
(2016)
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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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Subway Surfers App Poster Image
Bright, entertaining take on endless-runner genre.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
(2013)
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Bike Race Free App Poster Image
Enjoyable, stunt-filled racer has open chat in multiplayer.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
(2012)
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Booeys: A Ghost's Code App Poster Image
Eerie, cool coding puzzler pushes too hard for contact info.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2017)
(2017)
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Space Science Investigations: Plant Growth App Poster Image
Immersive astronaut sim combines space and life science.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2016)
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Hill Climb Racing App Poster Image
Physics-based driving game not original, but fun and free.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2012)
(2012)
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Plants vs. Zombies 2 App Poster Image
Clever update to popular app, but now with in-app purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
(2013)
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Jetpack Joyride App Poster Image
Fly high on a machine gun while trying not to die.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
(2011)
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Waypoint EDU App Poster Image
Explore outdoors, take custom quizzes with AR experience.
Devices: iPhone, iPad
(2018)
(2018)
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The Sims FreePlay App Poster Image
Freemium sim both enjoyable and playable without spending.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
(2012)
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