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16 educational apps for kids

Sushi Monster
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I am always on the look-out for bargains, discounts, low cost or even free educational items I can share with my readers. You can imagine my delight when I stumbled across these free educational apps for kids. They are mainly for kids aged 3-10 so if you have friends with children in this age range what a perfect gift to share! There is something thrown in for adults too!

I stumbled upon them while reading from the familyeducation website.

Have fun while learning!

Endless Alphabet
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Endless Alphabet

This app comes from the creators of Sesame Street's The Monster at the End of This Book — so you know it's bound to be silly and cute. The monster-themed activities teach children new words and how to spell them. Read more on FamilyEducation

Kids ABC Letters Lite
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Kids ABC Letters Lite

Help your preschooler learn her letters with the collection of fun games included in this app. In one game, children create letters by sliding colorful puzzle pieces into place while in another, kids learn to recognize letters Read more on FamilyEducation

Kids Piano Lite
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Kids Piano Lite

Music apps can be a lifesaver if you have a bored toddler or preschooler on your hands. This eight-tone piano app includes 11 free children's songs and auto-play or manual/learn-to-play music activities Read more on FamilyEducation

PLAY123
PLAY123 Family education website

PLAY123

This fun geometry app for preschoolers won a 2013 Editor's Choice Award from Children's Technology Review. Read more on FamilyEducation

Funbrain Jr.
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Funbrain Jr.

Numbers! Letters! Patterns! Yay! Preschoolers can dive into early learning with five games featuring quirky characters. Read more on FamilyEducation

PicsArt for Kids
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PicsArt for Kids

Your young artist will love this coloring and drawing app that also incorporates learning about animals, shapes, and simple vocabulary. Read more on FamilyEducation

Read Me Stories
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Read Me Stories

If you forgot to pack some children's books for on-the-go, this app is a great option. A new eBook for kids is added every day. Read more on FamilyEducation

Connect the Dots with Dino and Friends
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Connect the Dots with Dino and Friends

Your young dinosaur fan will enjoy learning to count with this simple dot-to-dot app.  With three levels of difficulty and more than 90 unique images to trace,

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Sushi Monster
Sushi Monster Family education website

Sushi Monster

Kids don't have to like sushi to love Sushi Monster! This fun game by Scholastic gets kids hooked on math. The goal is to add or multiply numbers that equal the sum or product that the Sushi Monster seeks.

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SpellingCity
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SpellingCity

Does your child struggle with spelling? This app, which includes 10 word lists and eight different games, will have her spelling like a champ! HangMouse — similar to the game Hangman — is a blast to play.

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The Opposites
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The Opposites

Expand your child's vocabulary with a game that's all about opposites. The game asks kids to match up pairs of opposing words as they float down the screen. Read more on FamilyEducation

News-O-Matic
News-O-Matic Family education website

News-O-Matic

Extra! Extra! This kid-friendly current events app boils down the daily news into simple articles that are appropriate for kids. The app earned five stars from Common Sense Media. Ages 7 & up. For iPad.

BrainPop Featured Movie
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BrainPop Featured Movie

This popular app has been downloaded about 1.5 million times. A free educational movie is added every day. Kids watch the short animated documentary and then take a quick quiz about the topic that was covered Read more on FamilyEducation

NASA App HD
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NASA App HD

Access views of outer space from the palm of your hand! The official NASA App appeals to kids and adults alike with its ever-growing library of images (157,000+), videos, space mission information, tweets from astronauts, Read more on FamilyEducation

Stack the States Lite
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Stack the States Lite

The iPhone Mom — a popular app-review website written by a mom for moms — calls this "a fantastic educational app that's also a hoot!" The quizzes and games help kids learn about state shapes, capitals, abbreviations, bordering states, flags, and more. Read more on FamilyEducation

WWF Together
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WWF Together

This app by the World Wildlife Fund will thrill animal lovers of all ages. It offers in-depth information on scores of species, including elephants, whales, rhinos, giant pandas, and marine turtles. Read more on FamilyEducation