Vocabulary Apps

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. These fun apps are vocabulary games that can broaden kids' verbal collection (though nothing can replace the benefits of good old-fashioned reading).

Browse Vocabulary Apps

AGE
2
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Eric Carle faves teach vocab in English and other languages.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Cute ABC and vocab app will appeal to a wide range of ages.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Apps for Windows
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Familiar images may help kids expand vocabulary.
csm_app
Devices: iPad
(2012)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Impressive use of technology great for young readers.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Useful creation tool can help with vocabulary, expression.
csm_app
Devices: iPad
(2013)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Clever tapping game helps spelling and vocabulary.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fast-paced word game teaches wide range of vocabulary.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Challenging word puzzle has good customization options.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Egg-tertaining game builds young vocabularies.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2010)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Good for general practice, but kids can't enter own lists.
csm_app
Devices: Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Excellent searchable dictionary includes word lists, games.
csm_app
Devices: iPad
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fast-paced vocabulary practice with lessons, games.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Expand and explore vocab with pretty good word-finder.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fast-paced game reinforces knowledge of parts of speech.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Brief vocab quests should hold preteen attention.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Free practice tool is good but has incomplete word list.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Focused drills for vocab building; no bells and whistles.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Challenging practice app for SAT and ACT prep.
csm_app
Devices: Android
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
No-frills app helps build vocabulary by focusing on roots.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Effective approach to expanding vocab with 40 free words.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Intense, game-style vocab practice challenges teens.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
A slam dunk for helping teens' vocabulary to ... burgeon.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Mexican wrestling theme makes vocab engaging.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Learn new vocab with cartoons; some content best for teens.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)