Best Kids Apps that Work Without WiFi

Are you planning on traveling this holiday season? If so, you will probably be bringing along and iPad or other tablet to help keep your child occupied during your travel day. Whether you’re traveling by plane, train or car there is most likely be times when you don’t have access to WiFi. While some devices have cell service other don’t so you’ll need some kid friendly apps that will keep your little ones entertained while you travel.

Here are a few of our favorites:

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netflix

Netflix App

Download shows or movies to your device from the Netflix app. If you already pay for a subscription you won’t incur any additional costs.

Age: 3 and up

Platforms: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Price: FREE (with paid subscription)

youtube premium

YouTube Premium

Download your child’s favorite videos to watch without WiFi. Additionally, YouTube Premium doesn’t show any advertisements while watching videos.

Age: 3 and up

Platforms: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Price: Free (paid subscription – $11.99/month)

stack the states

Stack the States

Stack the States makes learning about the 50 states fun! Watch the states actually come to life in this colorful and dynamic game!

Age: 8 and up

Platforms: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Price: $2.99

 

Toca Boca

Toca Boca offers a wide range of fun and educational apps that kids will love. Some of our favorites are Toca Pet Doctor, Toca Nature, Toca Life: School, Toca Blocks and Toca Hair Salon.

Age: 4 and up

Platforms: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Price: Free – $3.99

dr panda

Dr. Panda Games

Dr. Panda is a kids educational app developer that encourages children to imagine and think creatively while they discover the joy of learning through play.  Some of our favorite Dr. Panda games are: Dr. Panda World, Dr. Panda Restaurant, Dr. Panda Home, and Dr. Panda Space.

Age: 4 and up

Platforms: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Price: Free – $3.99 (some apps may require a monthly subscription – $5.99)

sago mini

Sago Mini

Sago Mini apps are designed to encourage kids to explore, imagine and discover.

Age: 3 and up

Platforms: iPad

Price: Free (some apps may require a monthly subscription – $5.99)

tiny tower

Tiny Tower

Have you always dreamt of having your own skyscraper? Well build one with Tiny Tower in a unique pixel art world! This one and only idle building simulation lets you build different floors and manage businesses and bitizens that inhabit it.

Age: 8 and up

Platforms: iPad, Android

Price: Free (in-app purchases available)

angry birds

Angry Birds

Use the slingshot to fling birds at the piggies’ towers and bring them crashing down – all to save the precious eggs.

Age: 7 and up

Platforms: iPad, Android

Price: Free (in-app purchases available)

cut the rope

Cut the Rope

Cut the rope to feed candy to the green monster! Om Nom is hungry for large pieces of candy. Your mission is to feed him as quickly as possible.

Age: 7 and up

Platforms: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Price: $0.99 – $1.99 (depending on version)

minecraft

Minecraft

Explore infinite worlds and build everything from the simplest of homes to the grandest of castles.

Age: 8 and up

Platforms: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Price: Free

lego duplo world

LEGO Duplo World

LEGO DUPLO WORLD is packed with open-ended play experiences featuring animals, buildings, exciting vehicles, and trains to inspire your child’s imagination and creativity through learning.

Age: 2 and up

Platforms: iPad, Android

Price: Free (in-app purchases available)

codespark academy

codeSpark Academy

codeSpark Academy is the #1 learn-to-code app for kids ages 5-10. With 100’s of code games, activities, & kids learning games designed to teach the fundamentals of computer science. Introduce them to the world of coding for kids & STEM.

Age: 5 and up

Platforms: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Price: Free (monthly subscription)

heads up

Heads Up!

Heads Up is a word guessing game perfect fro parties or to play with our family. Just guess the word on the card that’s on your head from your friends’ clues before the timer runs out!

Age: 7 and up

Platforms: iPad, Android

Price: $1.99 (in-app purchases available)

crossy road

Crossy Road

Crossy Road is the 8-bit endless arcade hopper that started it all. Collect custom characters and navigate freeways, railroads, rivers and much more.

Age: 8 and up

Platforms: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Price: Free (in-app purchases available)

elmo loves abcs

Elmo Loves ABCs

Elmo Lives ABCs utilizes coloring, tracing, games, songs and videos to teach letter identification, sounds, art and more.

Age: 3 and up

Platforms: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Price: $4.99 (in app purchases available)

crazy gears

Crazy Gears

Crazy Gears is a new-aged digital puzzle game, designed with a real mechanical engine and with children’s critical thinking skills in mind!

Age: 5 and up

Platforms: iPad, iPhone

Price: $2.99

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