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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. For more great apps, check out our list of Preschool Apps That Are Worth the Money.

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Busy Shapes App Poster Image
Super-smart playground designed for youngest app users.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
(2014)
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Hungry Caterpillar Play School App Poster Image
Engaging learning games, parent tips via subscription.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
(2018)
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AlphaTots App Poster Image
"E" is for an excellent educational app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2011)
(2011)
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Daniel Tiger's Day and Night App Poster Image
Friendly tiger helps kids with morning, evening routines.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
(2013)
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Dave and Ava Learn and Play App Poster Image
Quality early learning from YouTube; try before you buy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2019)
(2019)
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Dora ABCs Vol 1: Letters & Letter Sounds App Poster Image
Easy-to-play games are great practice for pre-readers.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
(2012)
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Elmo Loves ABCs App Poster Image
Learn the alphabet with tracing, puzzles, videos, and songs.
Devices: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
(2011)
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iTrace - handwriting for kids App Poster Image
Tracing-practice app corrects, assesses, and rewards.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
(2013)
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Khan Academy Kids App Poster Image
Creative early-learning activities engage and inspire.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2018)
(2018)
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Kids ABC Phonics App Poster Image
Build skills with second app in excellent reading series.
Devices: Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
(2011)
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LeapFrog Academy Learning App Poster Image
Excellent educational content from trusted source.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, Kindle Fire
(2019)
(2019)
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Little Digits App Poster Image
Fun way for little fingers to interact with numbers.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
(2012)
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Monty's Backyard Adventure App Poster Image
Darling dog game will delight tots as they learn.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2018)
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Peppy Pals Social Skills App Poster Image
Great pro-social learning content transfers offscreen.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
(2019)
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Reading Raven App Poster Image
Learn-to-read games offer kids solid lessons at own pace.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
(2012)
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Starfall ABCs App Poster Image
Great, in-depth alphabet app with fun pictures and sounds.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
(2016)
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Super Why! ABC Adventures App Poster Image
Nice collection of short mini-games with good feedback.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
(2012)
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Avokiddo Emotions App Poster Image
Hilarious and creative way for little ones to see emotions.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
(2015)
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Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame App Poster Image
Adorable monster de-stresses kids with Sesame Street style.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
(2013)
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Dexteria Jr. App Poster Image
Strengthen fine motor skills with touch-screen games.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
(2013)
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Dr. Panda - Learn & Play App Poster Image
Early learning videos and play-based games for preschoolers.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
(2019)
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Dr. Panda's Carnival App Poster Image
Kids explore carnival attractions in open-world funhouse.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
(2015)
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Elmo Loves 123s App Poster Image
Kids learn numbers with beloved Muppets.
Devices: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
(2015)
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Funexpected Math! App Poster Image
Creative math games go beyond basic to get kids thinking.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
(2019)
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Hopster Coding Safari for Kids App Poster Image
Cute animal puzzles present coding logic that levels up.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2018)
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Jet's Bot Builder: Robot Games App Poster Image
Build robots and more in challenging space puzzler.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2019)
(2019)
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Kiko's Thinking Time - Cognitive Training for Children's Brains App Poster Image
Charming games help little ones build core cognitive skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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HOMER Reading: Learn to Read App Poster Image
Personalized early literacy program chock-full of choices.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2016)
(2019)
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LetterSchool App Poster Image
Step-by-step method, animations make writing letters fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
(2012)
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Lexi's World App Poster Image
Kids create a lovely magical world by spelling simple words.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
(2019)
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Magic Math Academy App Poster Image
Learn math skills through instruction and story-based game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2018)
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Montessori Letter Sounds - Phonics in English, Spanish, French & Italian App Poster Image
Self-directed, fun, simple lessons will engage prereaders.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
(2014)
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Moose Math - by Duck Duck Moose App Poster Image
Early math games cover broad skill range in a fun setting.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
(2016)
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Osmo Tangram App Poster Image
Classic puzzler combines toys and digital play.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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Sid's Science Fair App Poster Image
Engaging app lets kids experiment, explore with TV faves.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
(2011)
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Starfall Learn to Read App Poster Image
Great reading activities fit a range of skill levels.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
(2012)
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Toca Life: World App Poster Image
Unite worlds in virtual creative play; many extras to buy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2018)
(2018)
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Wee Alphas App Poster Image
Whimsical ABC app enraptures with hidden letters, animation.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
(2012)
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Writing Wizard for Kids App Poster Image
Fantastic, customizable tracing practice with fun rewards.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
(2015)
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