Free Educational Apps, Games, and Websites

You don't always have to pay big bucks for great educational games, apps, and websites: Lots of outstanding free options are only a click away. Since the subjects here range from reading to math skills, kids can find all sorts of fun practice for all kinds of topics. The best part is that kids can check them out and move on if a title isn't a great fit -- and it won't impact your wallet! These resources are either completely free or full of quality free content for kids to explore. Next time your kids are looking for fun, try giving them one of the following picks below -- they'll learn while being entertained!

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Daily Vroom App Poster Image
Parents get great brain-building tips for little kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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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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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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Khan Academy Kids App Poster Image
Creative early-learning activities engage and inspire.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2018)
(2018)
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Play and Learn Science App Poster Image
Preschoolers and parents explore science on- and offscreen.
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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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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Gracie & Friends Jungle Gym App Poster Image
Specialized focus promotes fluency with small numbers.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
(2014)
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Gracie & Friends Treasure Bubbles App Poster Image
Learn early math skills with a buddy; fun but repetitive.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
(2014)
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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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MyBackpack - Waterford Learning App Poster Image
Free games, stories, songs vary in quality and target age.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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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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Khan Academy Website Poster Image
Excellent tutorials on math, humanities, and more, for free.
URL: http://www.khanacademy.org
(2013)
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MyScript Calculator - Handwriting Calculator App Poster Image
Instantly solves handwritten math equations; watch cheating.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2015)
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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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Smiling Mind App Poster Image
Content-rich meditations offer something for everyone.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
(2018)
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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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Tommy the Turtle - Learn to Code App Poster Image
Cutesy coding intro just barely scratches the surface.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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Math Ninja AR App Poster Image
Basic addition practice in a busy AR world.
Devices: iPhone, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Prodigy Math Game App Poster Image
Fantasy game helps kids become math wizards.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook
(2017)
(2017)
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Reading Racer App Poster Image
Cool tech supports independent readers, still has glitches.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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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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Stop, Breathe & Think Kids: Focus, Calm & Sleep App Poster Image
Kids name emotions and go on great, mindful missions.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Science Journal by Google App Poster Image
Nifty tool for gathering data on favorite devices.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook
(2017)
(2017)
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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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NASA App Poster Image
Information-packed tool delivers videos, photos, and more.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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Pixel App Poster Image
Expressive coder is cute but lacks tutorials, support.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
(2017)
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Rookie Maths App Poster Image
Engaging games great for practice; glitchy scoring system.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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Shadow Puppet Edu App Poster Image
Easy-to-use slide show maker wows; watch sharing options.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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Sushi Monster App Poster Image
Clever and challenging addition and multiplication practice.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
(2016)
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Think!Think! App Poster Image
Varied brain training games challenge, adapt, overwhelm.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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TinyTap, Create & Play Educational Games App Poster Image
Play, create, and share interactive games and lessons.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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VocabularySpellingCity App Poster Image
Engaging spelling app is a teacher's dream.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2012)
(2012)
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Wizard School App Poster Image
Get inspired with curated videos and creative challenges.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
(2016)
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Write Ideas App Poster Image
Free templates help kids write; Microsoft email required.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2017)
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Cyberchase: The Quest Game Poster Image
Cyberchase adventure is free online!
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2005)
(2005)
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BrainPOP Featured Movie App Poster Image
Daily films from educational group provide tons of learning.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Apps for Windows
(2010)
(2011)
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Design Squad Global Website Poster Image
Fun PBS site introduces kids to engineering.
URL: http://pbskids.org/designsquad
(2012)
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Food Force Game Poster Image
Free download teaches kids about world hunger.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2005)
(2005)
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Grasshopper by Area 120 App Poster Image
Free coder teaches kids actual programming language.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
(2018)
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Lifeboat to Mars Game Poster Image
Free online ecosystem game makes learning biology fun.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2010)
(2010)
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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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National Geographic Kids Website Poster Image
Lots of educational content, but stuffed with ads, promos.
URL: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com
(2007)
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Science360 for iPad App Poster Image
Amazing free app sparks imagination and learning.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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VoiceThread App Poster Image
Collaborative presentation creator with powerful potential.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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WaterLife: Where Rivers Meet the Sea Game Poster Image
Fun game with strong heroine delivers an eco message.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
(2008)
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Webonauts Internet Academy Game Poster Image
Amusing and informative fable teaches Internet safety.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2010)
(2010)
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Aquation: The Freshwater Access Game App Poster Image
Kids think globally about water resources in empowering sim.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
(2018)
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404Sight Game Poster Image
Fast-paced challenging action tries to teach Net lesson.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
(2015)
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Living Paintings: Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum App Poster Image
Interact with works of fine art in fun, creative ways.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
(2016)
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Wuzzit Trouble App Poster Image
Fun, engaging gear puzzler boosts problem-solving skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
(2014)
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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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Comics Head Lite - Create Your Own Comic App Poster Image
Cool comic creator fosters creativity; better to buy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Fin, Fur and Feather Bureau of Investigation Website Poster Image
It would be a crime to miss this superb Web site.
URL: http://www.fffbi.com/
(2004)
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Jinglow App Poster Image
Create free, personalized playlists for meditation.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2018)
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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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Mission US: Flight to Freedom Game Poster Image
Riveting sim where your choices decide fate of teen slave.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
(2012)
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WWF Free Rivers App Poster Image
Beautiful AR scenes show ugly reality facing global rivers.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2018)
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Duolingo: Learn Languages Free App Poster Image
Plentiful, fun, fantastic, and free language lessons.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook, Kindle Fire, Nook HD, Windows Phone
(2014)
(2014)
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Google Arts & Culture App Poster Image
Fun selfie feature and treasure trove of information.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
(2016)
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iCivics Website Poster Image
Engaging games give kids safe, smart civics lessons.
URL: http://www.icivics.org/
(2012)
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Immune Attack Game Poster Image
Educational adventure makes biology thrilling.
Platforms: Windows
(2009)
(2009)
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My Molecularium App Poster Image
Smart molecule-building game requires patience.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
(2017)
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Tinycards -- Learn with Fun, Free Flashcards App Poster Image
Immersive, playful flash cards help kids memorize concepts.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2017)
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Educreations App Poster Image
Easy app takes the traditional whiteboard to a new level.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
(2017)
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Enercities Game Poster Image
City building game focuses on green communities.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
(2013)
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Evernote App Poster Image
Organization tool helps kids manage their digital lives.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook, Kindle Fire, Nook HD, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2013)
(2013)
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Finding Home - A Refugee's Journey App Poster Image
Incredible interactive story shows teen refugee experience.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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Get the Math Website Poster Image
Real people, real problems, real-world algebra solutions.
URL: http://www.thirteen.org/get-the-math/
(2013)
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Getty Unshuttered App Poster Image
Develop photography skills with teen-friendly lessons.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2018)
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Math Interactive App Poster Image
Solid, mostly text-based math reference materials.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2018)
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Otter Voice Notes App Poster Image
Record, transcribe, and share audio recordings with peers.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2008)
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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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CreativeLive App Poster Image
Great educational video content for teens.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2018)
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