Gender-Neutral Apps

We've all been at our local big-box store shopping for a birthday present and had to decide: girl aisle or boy aisle? There's definitely some crossover, but much of our kids' play experiences are still defined by traditional gender roles. Though it's true that boys and girls are different, it's important to acknowledge the commonalities at the same time as challenging the limits of "blue" and "pink" play. These apps embrace the overlap, employ outside-the-box male and female protagonists, and offer fun for all.

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My PlayHome App Poster Image
Virtual dollhouse encourages creative play.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD, Apps for Windows
(2011)
(2013)
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My PlayHome Hospital App Poster Image
Playful visit to the hospital can prep for the real thing.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
(2016)
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My PlayHome School App Poster Image
Magical free-play school appeals to a wide audience.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
(2014)
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My PlayHome Stores App Poster Image
Kids are encouraged to shop at this virtual plaza.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2013)
(2013)
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Team Umizoomi Math: Zoom into Numbers HD App Poster Image
Cheerful preschool math app covers wide range of skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2011)
(2013)
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Toca Kitchen 2 App Poster Image
Open-ended cooking game lets kids play with their food.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
(2014)
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Big Kid Life Vet App Poster Image
Kids help animals by succeeding at simple learning games.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
(2012)
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Toca Hair Salon 2 App Poster Image
More tools, characters, and hair-styling fun in nice sequel.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
(2013)
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Twelve a Dozen App Poster Image
Heroine saves the day with math in lovely, fun platformer.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
(2014)
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Homes by Tinybop App Poster Image
Explore homes around the world in impressive detail.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
(2014)
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One Globe Kids - Friends Around the World App Poster Image
Stories, beautiful photos help kids build global awareness.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Roxie's a-MAZE-ing Vacation Adventure App Poster Image
Challenging and fun labyrinths require logical thinking.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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Daisy the Dinosaur App Poster Image
Cute, free coding game covers the basics.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
(2012)
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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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GoldieBlox and the Movie Machine App Poster Image
Young filmmakers will delight in empowering stop-motion app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
(2014)
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Adventure Time Game Wizard - Draw Your Own Adventure Time Games App Poster Image
Fun mix of platform creation and arcade play.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
(2015)
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Hopscotch: Learn to Code Through Creativity App Poster Image
Easy-to-use visual tool makes programming fun and social.
Devices: iPad
(2016)
(2016)
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Machinarium App Poster Image
Challenging robot adventure surprises with touching story.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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