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 be sure to also 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, Windows app
(2014)
(2014)
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HangArt: Play Hangman, Draw Pictures, Tell Stories App Poster Image
New twist on old game makes learning fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2016)
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Planet Lettra Word Building Playground App Poster Image
Open-ended word builder takes time to master.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2016)
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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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Puku: Learn New Words App Poster Image
Cute vocab builder with custom lists, some limits.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
(2019)
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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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Word Runners - Touch Press Games App Poster Image
Words come alive, kids foil obstacles in fun story puzzles.
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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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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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
(2014)
(2014)
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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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