Great iPad Apps for Kids

We've combed through our reviews to find fun, engaging iPad apps for kids of all ages. So whether your kids like book apps, puzzle apps, games, or adventures, you'll find something they'll love on this list.

Browse Great iPad Apps for Kids

Bandimal App Poster Image
Animals get their groove on as kids make music.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
Continue reading
Elmo Loves ABCs App Poster Image
Learn the alphabet with tracing, puzzles, videos, and songs.
Devices: iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2011)
(2011)
Continue reading
The Monster at the End of This Book...Starring Grover! App Poster Image
A fun adaptation of the classic Sesame Street book.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2011)
(2013)
Continue reading
Sago Mini Farm App Poster Image
Digital farm provides space for imaginative free play.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2017)
(2017)
Continue reading
Bord App Poster Image
Nearly flawless chalkboard app with some clever surprises.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
(2011)
Continue reading
Drawing Pad App Poster Image
Great drawing app is a window to self-expression.
Devices: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
(2010)
Continue reading
Eddy's Number Party! HD App Poster Image
Fun, engaging preschool and kindergarten math practice.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
(2011)
Continue reading
Toca Life: After School App Poster Image
Explore extracurriculars from art to sports via free play.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2018)
(2018)
Continue reading
Ansel and Clair's Adventures in Africa App Poster Image
Stunning interactive geography and animal-science game.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
(2013)
Continue reading
Thinkrolls: Kings & Queens App Poster Image
Fairy tales inspire fun, challenging puzzler.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
(2016)
Continue reading
Alto's Odyssey App Poster Image
Simple but clever, addictive, relaxing sports game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2018)
Continue reading
Arkanoid vs Space Invaders App Poster Image
Addictive, clever mash-up of two classic arcade games.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
Continue reading
Bartleby's Book of Buttons Vol. 2: The Button at the Bottom of the Sea App Poster Image
Half story, half game. Very fun and uniquely different.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2011)
Continue reading
Roxie's a-MAZE-ing Vacation Adventure App Poster Image
Challenging and fun labyrinths require logical thinking.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
(2011)
Continue reading
Toontastic 3D App Poster Image
Same great easy animated story creator, new 3D graphics.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook
(2017)
(2017)
Continue reading
the Town Musicians of Bremen - Interactive eBook & Story Creator App Poster Image
Interactive pages, puzzles allow almost endless exploration.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2011)
Continue reading
Bobo Explores Light App Poster Image
Thorough, and thoroughly entertaining, interactive science.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
(2011)
Continue reading
Max and the Magic Marker App Poster Image
Great strategy adventure with physics lessons built in.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2011)
Continue reading
Bejeweled App Poster Image
Spiffy update breathes new life into match-3 puzzle classic.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
(2011)
Continue reading
Hands-on Equations 1 App Poster Image
Learning method "balances" fun with basic algebra concepts.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2018)
(2018)
Continue reading
Monument Valley 2 App Poster Image
Visually stunning sequel is another meditative puzzler.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2017)
(2017)
Continue reading
World of Goo App Poster Image
Great physics puzzler works well with touch interface.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Nook HD, Windows app
(2010)
(2011)
Continue reading
SoundForest App Poster Image
Cool music loop composer best without pay wall, ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
Continue reading
Notability App Poster Image
Creative tool lets kids jazz up notes with audio, photos.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac
(2013)
(2013)
Continue reading
Osmos App Poster Image
Unique, Zen-like puzzler requires patience to appreciate.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2010)
(2013)
Continue reading
Swift Playgrounds App Poster Image
Learning feels like play in sleek, approachable coder.
Devices: iPad
(2016)
(2018)
Continue reading
Scribblenauts Remix App Poster Image
Vocabulary-building word puzzle game shines on iOS.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows app, Windows Phone
(2011)
(2011)
Continue reading
Sid Meier's Civilization VI App Poster Image
Steep price, but adaptation of PC classic is incredible.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2017)
Continue reading
Lily - Playful Music Creation App Poster Image
Compose pretty, rhythmic tunes, then save and share.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2018)
(2017)
Continue reading
Procreate App Poster Image
Awesome professional-level tool for digital artists.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
(2016)
Continue reading
Words With Friends App Poster Image
Superb Scrabble clone; open chat makes it for teens and up.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
(2010)
Continue reading