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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Alien Assignment App Poster Image
Cute storyline for problem solving; great family fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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LumiKids Park by Lumosity, Early Learning Play for Kids App Poster Image
Practice core cognitive skills with fun, playful critters.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
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LumiKids Snow, Early Learning Play for Kids App Poster Image
Free fun in snowy wonderland with cognitive skills practice.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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PBS KIDS Video App Poster Image
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TV show clips in easy-to-navigate app for young kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Kindle Fire
(2011)
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Adorable monster de-stresses kids with Sesame Street style.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
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Gracie & Friends Jungle Gym App Poster Image
Specialized focus promotes fluency with small numbers.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
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Gracie & Friends Treasure Bubbles App Poster Image
Learn early math skills with a buddy; fun but repetitive.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
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Leo's Pad Enrichment Program for Preschoolers App Poster Image
Charming stories, interactivity get preschoolers thinking.
Devices: iPad
(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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PBS KIDS PLAY! Website Poster Image
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Educational site entertains and teaches.
URL: http://www.pbskidsplay.org
(2008)
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Dancing caterpillar gives young kids easy intro to coding.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
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Multitool TV tie-in for capturing outdoor adventures.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
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MyScript Calculator - Handwriting calculator App Poster Image
Instantly solves handwritten math equations; watch cheating.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(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)
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New readers practice fluency with simple exercises.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2017)
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Math Ninja AR App Poster Image
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Basic addition practice in a busy AR world.
Devices: iPhone, iPad
(2017)
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Prodigy Math Game App Poster Image
Fantasy game helps kids become math wizards.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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Reading Racer App Poster Image
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Cool tech supports independent readers, still has glitches.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(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
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Same great easy animated story creator, new 3D graphics.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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NASA App App Poster Image
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Information-packed tool delivers videos, photos, and more.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
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Rookie Maths App Poster Image
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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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Engaging spelling app is a teacher's dream.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2012)
(2012)
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Sushi Monster App Poster Image
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Clever and challenging addition and multiplication practice.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
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Think!Think! App Poster Image
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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)
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Wizard School App Poster Image
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Get inspired with curated videos and creative challenges.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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Daily films from educational group provide tons of learning.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Apps for Windows
(2010)
(2011)
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Cyberchase: The Quest Game Poster Image
Cyberchase adventure is free online!
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2005)
(2005)
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Design Squad Nation Website Poster Image
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Fun PBS site introduces kids to engineering.
URL: http://pbskids.org/designsquad
(2012)
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Food Force Game Poster Image
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Free download teaches kids about world hunger.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2005)
(2005)
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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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Lifeboat to Mars Game Poster Image
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Free online ecosystem game makes learning biology fun.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2010)
(2010)
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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
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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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Wuzzit Trouble App Poster Image
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Fun, engaging gear puzzler boosts problem-solving skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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404Sight Game Poster Image
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Fast-paced challenging action tries to teach Net lesson.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
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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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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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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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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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iCivics Website Poster Image
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Engaging games give kids safe, smart civics lessons.
URL: http://www.icivics.org/
(2012)
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Immune Attack Game Poster Image
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Educational adventure makes biology thrilling.
Platforms: Windows
(2009)
(2009)
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Khan Academy Website Poster Image
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Excellent tutorials on math, humanities, and more, for free.
URL: http://www.khanacademy.org
(2013)
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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)
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Educreations App Poster Image
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Easy app takes the traditional whiteboard to a new level.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
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Enercities Game Poster Image
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City building game focuses on green communities.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
(2013)
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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
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Real people, real problems, real-world algebra solutions.
URL: http://www.thirteen.org/get-the-math/
(2013)
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