Preschool Learning Games

Starting school can be difficult -- both kids and parents can be unsure of what to expect. Sure, it's great if your kids can identify their shapes and colors. But getting by in preschool involves so much more. These terrific apps, games, and websites can help kids build friendships and learn everyday life skills, too -- such as observing the weather, understanding the importance of moving around, and expressing their feelings.

Browse Preschool Learning Games

csm_app
 
LEARNING
Super-smart playground designed for youngest app users.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
 
LEARNING
Personalized help preps kids for preschool success.
URL: http://beyondthebackpack.nickjr.com/
(2015)
 
LEARNING
Nice guide to childhood milestone, but needs more Elmo.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Kindle Fire
(2012)
 
LEARNING
Drag-and-drop shape puzzles made especially for toddlers.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
csm_app
 
LEARNING
"E" is for an excellent educational app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2011)
 
LEARNING
Friendly Tiger helps kids with morning, evening routines.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
 
LEARNING
Easy-to-play games are great practice for pre-readers.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
csm_app
 
LEARNING
Learn the alphabet with tracing, puzzles, videos, and songs.
Devices: iPad, Kindle Fire
(2011)
csm_app
 
LEARNING
Learn basic ABCs and 123s with colorful fun fish pals.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
 
LEARNING
Tracing-practice app corrects, assesses, and rewards.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
 
LEARNING
Build skills with second app in excellent reading series.
Devices: Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
 
LEARNING
Excellent example of educational interactive television.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
csm_app
 
LEARNING
Fun way for little fingers to interact with numbers.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
csm_website
 
LEARNING
Virtual world preschoolers can enjoy with adult help.
URL: http://www.pocoyo.com/
(2010)
csm_app
 
LEARNING
Learn-to-read games offer kids solid lessons at own pace.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
 
LEARNING
Good selection of letter-themed mini-games for preschoolers.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
 
LEARNING
Health and fitness are the focus in this cute, active game.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
csm_app
 
LEARNING
Great, in-depth alphabet app with fun pictures and sounds.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
 
LEARNING
Nice collection of short mini-games with good feedback.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
csm_website
 
LEARNING
Ad-free pay site helps little ones get ready for school.
URL: http://abcmouse.com
(2012)
 
LEARNING
Hilarious and creative way for little ones to see emotions.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
 
LEARNING
Adorable monster de-stresses kids with Sesame Street style.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
csm_app
 
LEARNING
Strengthen fine motor skills with touch-screen games.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
 
LEARNING
Magical preschool adventure is perfect starter game for Wii.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2
(2009)
csm_website
 
LEARNING
Fun, simple phonics games hosted by Word World character.
URL: http://wordworld.com/ducksalphabet.php
(2010)
 
LEARNING
Kids learn numbers with beloved Muppets.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
 
LEARNING
Innovative way to learn about gray matter.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
csm_game
 
LEARNING
Exciting learn-to-read game incorporates your drawings.
Platforms: Windows
(2009)
 
LEARNING
Online learning game set in a big open world is a cut above.
Platforms: Windows
(2009)
 
LEARNING
Charming games help little ones build core cognitive skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
 
LEARNING
Learn tricks, make friends, and shop with a virtual puppy.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, Leapster Explorer
(2011)
 
LEARNING
Beautiful app promotes skills and a love of reading.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
csm_app
 
LEARNING
Step-by-step method, animations make writing letters fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
 
LEARNING
Charming stories, interactivity get preschoolers thinking.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
 
LEARNING
Lessons and activities help preschoolers learn life skills.
URL: http://pbskids.org/rogers/
(2009)
 
LEARNING
Self-directed, fun, simple lessons will engage prereaders.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
 
LEARNING
Early math games cover broad skill range in a fun setting.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
csm_website
 
LEARNING
Animation and big visuals help preschoolers learn to spell.
URL: http://pbskids.org/wordworld/
(2009)
 
LEARNING
Cute story and animation surround educational mini-games.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
 
LEARNING
A gentle introduction to the science world for young kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
 
LEARNING
Rewarding jigsaw puzzles teach ABCs and 123s.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
 
LEARNING
Engaging app lets kids experiment, explore with TV faves.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
csm_website
 
LEARNING
Outstanding learn-to-read site sure to engage little ones.
URL: http://www.starfall.com/
(2011)
 
LEARNING
Great reading activities fit a range of skill levels.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
csm_app
 
LEARNING
Whimsical ABC app enraptures with hidden letters, animation.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
 
LEARNING
Fantastic, customizable tracing practice with fun rewards.
Devices: iPad
(2013)