Parents are always on the lookout for apps that are beneficial to their kids. Especially ones that combine entertainment with education in an easy to use format. The following list takes a look at apps that have been created for a variety of age groups of kids. You’ll find plenty of fun characters, different themes, bright graphics, kid-friendly controls, and instructions that are easy to follow. Thanks to this list, you’ll actually feel good about giving your child a mobile device to play with.
The best iPhone apps for kids
17 Apr 2020, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
Epic - the leading digital library for kids, where kids can explore their interests and learn with instant, unlimited access to 40,000 high-quality ebooks, audiobooks, learning videos, and quizzes for kids 12 and under.
- There are 2 versions of Epic, both accessible through this app: EPIC FOR THE HOME +EPIC FOR EDUCATORS.
- For families, Epic offers unlimited access to 35,000 of the best children's books and learning videos so your child can read and learn anytime, anywhere.
- Epic is free for elementary school teachers and school librarians worldwide.
Lingokids teaches kids essential English language skills through games, designed for kids ages 2-8. They’ll have Lisa the Cat, Billy the Chick, and other furry friends. You’ll have access to Progress Reports, can see all the units and topics in the Curriculum section, and can stay up to date on your child’s learning activity in the Timeline.
- Your child will practice over 3000 English vocabulary words and can learn about 60 different topics!
- Children will practice the English alphabet (ABC), listen to audiobooks and sing songs in English.
- 100s of games, activities, songs, audiobooks, videos, and more. Our content has been developed by educational experts and approved by our partners at Oxford University Press.
- It’s totally free, forever. You get access to 3 games a day without special features.
- Lingokids has no ads and is 100% kids safe
Your child is never too young to start doodling and drawing which is exactly why the Kids Doodle app has been created. This is a child-friendly painting app that makes it possible for them to be as creative as they want. There are a wide variety of brushes to choose from that range in color and size. Each one will have its own unique result. In movie mode, kids will be able to create and then watch a playback of their creation. Another fun option is the fact you can import photos and then draw right on the photos. Their pictures will be stored to the gallery so they can admire their work any time.
- Create beautiful paintings
- Choose from a variety of brushes
- Creations are saved to the gallery
- Import photos to draw on
- There is a movie mode which animates the creation
With the new Minions movie opening soon now is the time to download the Despicable Me: Minion Rush app and start getting the kids excited. This app features all the lovable minions who are being faced with a challenge. This is a fast-paced, hilarious, and lively game with hundreds of missions to complete. You'll be visiting some of the scenes straight from the Despicable Me movies, there are fun animations, there are bonus gameplay modes, and power-ups to make use of. As an added layer of fun, kids will even be able to customize their own Minion using weapons and costumes.
- This game is fast-paced, filled with challenges, offers 3D animations, and non-stop fun
- Kids can customize their Minion with weapons and costumes
- Visit familiar movie locations/scenes
- The game controls are all kid-friendly
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Kids will love the pairing in the Sonic Dash: Angry Birds Epic Takeover app. This app combines the very best elements of Sonic Dash with the Angry Birds. Kids will love racing through this game as an Angry Bird. Everything moves in high speed through the 3D locations. The app uses touch functionality to make it easy for users and you will start to learn about your special abilities pretty quickly. There are a variety of characters to play as and you won't just be racing you will also battle bosses. You will be rewarded each time you play, which is what helps you level up.
- Race through the levels as an Angry Bird
- Battle bosses
- Enjoy all the 3D locations
- The app uses touch functionality
- Earn rewards each time you play
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You've heard the joke a million times - why did the chicken cross the road - now is your chance to figure out the reason. The Crossy Road - Endless Arcade Hopper app is a hilarious endless game where you will be working to cross the road safely. This isn't as easy as you may think thanks to the fact that there are always obstacles in the way such as trucks and cars. This one features all kinds of cute characters and the game controls couldn’t be smoother. The graphics make it feel as though you’ve stepped into a retro arcade-style game.
- This is an endless play style game
- Enjoy arcade style gameplay and graphics
- The controls are simple and user-friendly
- There are a number of obstacles to watch for
- Check out all the fun characters
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Get ready for some serious action in the Plants vs. Zombies™ 2 app. This is a sequel to the popular Plants vs. Zombies game and requires strategic thinking if you hope to succeed. You will be working to put together a massive army of plants, plants so powerful that they can take on the zombies that are roaming the land. Be prepared to encounter all kinds of hilarious characters here but always stay on the alert because this one features non-stop action. There are plenty of levels to work your way through, there are unlockables, power-ups, and even mini games.
- Put together a powerful army of plants
- This one offers non-stop action and challenge
- Hilarious characters are found throughout
- This is the sequel to Plants vs. Zombies
- There are unlockables, power-ups, and mini games
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Isn't it funny how young kids just love phones and are completely mesmerized by them? The Phone for Kids app gives toddlers a safe way to play with the phone and also provides them with all kinds of engaging and educational activities. In fact there are 32 different activities to be found in just this one app. These include such things as learning about the seasons, learning about how to dial the phone, the alphabet, working on the numbers one through 20, and so much more. The app has more than six million downloads as parents catch on to all the fun it offers.
- This is an activity center with 32 different games to play
- All the activities are child-friendly
- Each activity is engaging and fun but also has an educational aspect to it
- The app has more than six million downloads
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How many times have you downloaded a game for your child only to find yourself playing it non-stop and fighting over whose turn it is? That's the case with the Sky Burger - Build & Match Food Free app which can be enjoyed by kids but don't find yourself surprised when you too play it. The goal of this game is to stack burgers, simple right? Not at all because your ingredients will be falling from the sky so you need to move fast and accurately. Each time you complete a burger the next one will be taller making it more and more difficult as you go. You are awarded with cash when you complete the burger which is how you'll be able to climb the corporate ladder.
- Build burgers from ingredients that fall from the sky
- Earn “cash” for completing a burger
- Climb the corporate ranks
- The game increases in difficulty as you play
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Calling all fans of Flappy Bird, here's a chance to feed into your obsession with the Cookie Bird in Flappy City FREE app. This app can be played by all ages thanks to its simple and responsive controls. Simply tap on the screen to make your bird fly, be sure to avoid all the obstacles, and completely your mission. There are plenty of levels to enjoy giving players hours’ worth of fun. Players will love the cute graphics and scenery as you fly around but keep in mind this game is fast-paced so there's no time for sightseeing.
- The game is fast-paced and addictive
- The game controls are smooth and responsive
- Any age can play the game
- Avoid the obstacles and complete your mission
- There are plenty of levels
- Enjoy the cute graphics and fun sounds