Preschool Apps That Are Worth the Money

Your preschooler wants an app, but you don't want to drop $2.99 on a throwaway game that won't even get you through the line at the grocery store. The good news is that there are great apps out there for little ones that are not only worth the price of a latte but also have some educational value. The best apps for preschoolers have few rules and objectives and really make the most of your preschooler's creativity, curiosity, and silliness. Some of these apps are completely open-ended, some involve numbers, and some develop a love of reading. Find the apps that fit your kid!

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Busy Shapes & Colors App Poster Image
Smart sorting series adds colorful layer.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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Cookie Monster's Challenge App Poster Image
Clever mini-games help preschoolers practice key skills.
Devices: iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2014)
(2014)
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Daniel Tiger's Grr-ific Feelings App Poster Image
Express feelings in safe, healthy ways with Daniel's lead.
Devices: iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2014)
(2014)
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Duckie Deck Trash Toys App Poster Image
Discarded and found items inspire creativity, "upcycling."
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
(2014)
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Doodle Math: Shapes App Poster Image
Well-rounded, fun activities thoroughly cover shapes.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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Metamorphabet App Poster Image
Learn letters and words through amazing animations.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
(2015)
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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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Preschool Puzzle Town App Poster Image
Delightful puzzles for preschool players.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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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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Homer: Kids Learn to Read App App Poster Image
Personalized early literacy program chock-full of choices.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2017)
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LeVar Burton Kids Skybrary App Poster Image
Classic reborn as fee-based e-library with great selection.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
(2012)
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Montessori Preschool App Poster Image
Play mini-games for coins in multifaceted classroom.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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Toca Nature App Poster Image
Create and interact with mesmerizing natural landscape.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2014)
(2014)
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