Vocabulary Apps

Though nothing can replace the benefits of good old-fashioned reading, these fun apps and games can help broaden kids' vocabulary. Having a bigger vocabulary can benefit kids in all sorts of ways -- from being able to express themselves more clearly to doing well on all sorts of tests. And it's not just all about learning new words. To keep adding words to your personal word bank, it helps to know word parts, like roots, prefixes, and suffixes, so that you can recognize how words are related to each other and become a better reader and writer. And also be sure to check out our best Reading Comprehension Apps, Games, and Websites.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Friends - First Words App Poster Image
Eric Carle faves teach vocab in English and other languages.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
(2015)
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Endless Alphabet App Poster Image
Cute ABC and vocab app will appeal to a wide range of ages.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2014)
(2014)
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Word SLapPs Vocabulary App Poster Image
Familiar images may help kids expand vocabulary.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
(2012)
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Big Bird's Words...A Sesame Street App App Poster Image
Impressive use of technology great for young readers.
Devices: Android
(2014)
(2014)
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Scene Speak App Poster Image
Useful creation tool can help with vocabulary, expression.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
(2012)
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Wurdle App Poster Image
Challenging word puzzle has good customization options.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
(2009)
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Spelling Bee App Poster Image
Good for general practice, but kids can't enter own lists.
Devices: Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
(2011)
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Ink Blott Underground App Poster Image
Language puzzler is fun and unique but progresses slowly.
Devices: iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Kids' Vocab - Mindsnacks App Poster Image
Fast-paced vocabulary practice with lessons, games.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
(2013)
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Thesaurus Rex by Dictionary.com App Poster Image
Expand and explore vocab with pretty good word-finder.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
(2013)
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Word Sort by Grammaropolis App Poster Image
Fast-paced game reinforces knowledge of parts of speech.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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Word Joust for 6-8 App Poster Image
Brief vocab quests should hold preteen attention.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
(2012)
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IntelliVocab for SAT App Poster Image
Free practice tool is good but has incomplete word list.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
(2012)
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Roots to Words App Poster Image
Focused drills for vocab building; no bells and whistles.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
(2013)
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uVocab - Vocabulary Trainer App Poster Image
Challenging practice app for SAT and ACT prep.
Devices: Android
(2013)
(2012)
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Vocabulary.com App Poster Image
Intense, game-style vocab practice challenges teens.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
(2014)
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SAT Word Slam App Poster Image
A slam dunk for helping teens' vocabulary to ... burgeon.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
(2013)
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Vocabador App Poster Image
Mexican wrestling theme makes vocab engaging.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2012)
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Word A Day Visuals and Audios by VocabAhead App Poster Image
Learn new vocab with cartoons; some content best for teens.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
(2012)
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