The 7 Best Educational Apps for Kids

Curating the “best of” anything is a tough job and educational apps for kids are no different. To make this great selection, we used our own experience AND we tested each app with the intended audience: very tough, discerning kids!

So parents: here’s a selection for your kids to learn basic concepts of math, reading, geography and developing self expression and creativity. But if we missed one of your favorites, would you add it here in the comments section for us? We will then do a follow up blog post with a revised list based on your feedback and the super valuable: collective wisdom.


  • Moose Math 1 of 7
    Moose Math by Duck Duck Moose

    When in search of new apps, start with this awesome math app that will make the activities (and the subject) fun!

    Download on the App Store

  • Superhero Comic Book Maker 2 of 7
    Superhero Comic Book Maker app by Duck Duck Moose

    I was caught playing with this one a little too long! Create your own animated comic book!

    Download on the App Store

  • Duck Duck Moose Reading 3 of 7
    Duck Duck Moose Reading app

    One of the best phonics apps I've tested! Learn by feeding animals and more.
    Download on the App Store

  • Princess Fairy Tale Maker 4 of 7
    Princess Fairy Tale Maker app by Duck Duck Moose

    Like superheroes, our princesses can create their own tales and the results are beautiful! 

    Download on the App Store

  • Ocean 5 of 7
    Ocean app

    A true ocean adventure for kids to learn language skills, vocabulary, and  listening comprehension with underwater animals.

    Available on a variety of platforms

  • Dora’s Great Big World 6 of 7
    Dora's Great Big World app

    If your child is a Dora fan, this is a great app to learn an early appreciation for the world; Dora's World, that is!

     Download on the App Store

  • Bill Nye the Science Guy 7 of 7
    Bill Nye the Science Guy Disney collection

    This Disney collection rocks and is based on the Emmy winning series (start with Water Cycle or Atoms.) Kids will love them.

    Learn more here


All pictures were taken from developers websites. Monica Vila is TheOnlineMom -a community devoted to promoting a healthy understanding and appreciation for the positive role technology can play in a child’s life. She’s constantly chatting on Facebook here or on Twitter @TheOnlineMom where you are more than welcome to join the conversation.

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