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

When you're somewhere where the internet is not, it's hard to know if your kids' apps will work. And while many apps -- once downloaded -- don't require Wi-Fi or data, some do, and it's hard to tell which is which. There's something for everyone here: puzzles, math, games, and creativity. So if you want to be sure to stay out of a potentially sticky situation, check out this list of apps that don't require connectivity to play. 

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Busy Shapes 2 App Poster Image
Simply brilliant puzzler develops critical thinking.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Fiete Math - for 1st grade and preschool App Poster Image
Manipulate numbers with fun and ease; best in small doses.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
(2016)
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Kids Listen: Podcasts for Kids App Poster Image
Great collection of audio content for kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2018)
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Tales Untold App Poster Image
Fun, well-crafted audio stories entertain parents and kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2015)
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codeSpark Academy App Poster Image
Visual code meets story-based game; kids learn by doing.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone
(2015)
(2014)
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Thinkrolls: Kings & Queens App Poster Image
Fairy tales inspire fun, challenging puzzler.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
(2016)
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Toca Dance App Poster Image
Break it down and boogie in silly, open-ended routines.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2016)
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Jump! A Game of Numbers App Poster Image
Save the Snortles! Learn multiplication along the way.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2016)
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The Robot Factory by Tinybop App Poster Image
Stellar sandbox tool drives kids to improve designs.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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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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Fruit Ninja App Poster Image
Simple, fun chopping-flying fruit game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
(2010)
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Heads Up! App Poster Image
Guessing game is family fun with real-world interaction.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
(2013)
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Monument Valley App Poster Image
Beautiful, brain-twisting puzzle game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
(2014)
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Professor Astro Cat's Solar System App Poster Image
Blast off into outer space with lots to read and explore.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
(2016)
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Seedling Comic Studio App Poster Image
Photo effects enhance cool comic-maker.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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Crossy Road - Endless Arcade Hopper App Poster Image
Fun, familiar formula; gameplay can jump into purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone
(2015)
(2015)
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Minecraft - Pocket Edition App Poster Image
Worthy spin-off of popular PC game encourages creativity.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone
(2011)
(2011)
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Motion Math: Cupcake! App Poster Image
Sweet bakery sim serves up adaptive learning, lots of fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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Zoombinis App Poster Image
Save cute creatures with fun, complex puzzles.
Devices: iPad, Mac, Android, Kindle Fire, Apps for Windows
(2015)
(2015)
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Color Switch App Poster Image
Absorbing obstacle game is more fun than frustrating.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
(2016)
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The Room App Poster Image
Gorgeous, captivating puzzle game will draw you in.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
(2012)
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DEVICE 6 App Poster Image
Inventive, interactive story puzzler has thrills and chills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2013)
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Lifeline... App Poster Image
Choose Your Own Adventure grows up, goes tech, is great.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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