The Best Educational Apps for Preschool

Make screen time education with these educational apps specifically designed with preschool kids in mind. This collection of apps help with early reading skills, math concepts, social skills and critical thinking. Education apps are great way to introduce new concepts and learning strategies to children in fun and engaging ways.

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Khan Academy Kids

Khan Academy takes learners on a delightful journey through key skills in math, reading, phonics, writing, social-emotional development, and more.

Age: 3 and up

Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Price: Free

Read our Parent Guide to Khan Academy Kids

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Metamorphabet

Metamorphabet is a playful, interactive alphabet for all ages. Poke, prod, drag, and spin each of the 26 letters of the alphabet to reveal surprising and luminous transformations.

Age: 3 and up

Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android

Price: Free

Read our Parent Guide to Metamorphabet

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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)

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Alphatots

26 fun preschool puzzles and mini-games that help kids learn the alphabet!

Age: 3 and up

Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook

Price: $2.99

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PBS Kids Games

PBS KIDS Games makes learning fun and safe with 200+ educational games based off your child’s favorite shows. Games with Daniel Tiger, Donkey Hodie, Wild Kratts & more!

Age: 3 and up

Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Price: Free

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HOMER Fun Learning for Kids

Personalized to your child’s age, learning level, and unique interests, HOMER includes activities across subjects like reading, math, social-emotional learning, creativity, thinking skills, and more.

Age: 3 and up

Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Price: Free (30-day trial) Membership Required – $9.99

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Starfall ABCs

Starfall ABCs teaches letters in a variety of ways including; visually, audibly, and within words and sentences.

Age: 3 and up

Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Price: Free

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Bugs and Numbers

Bugs and Numbers is a creative and fun way to teach basic math skills.

Age: 4 and up

Platforms: iPhone, iPad

Price: $2.99

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Busy Shapes

An exploratory app for toddlers that helps improve children move objects through simple puzzles.

Age: 2 and up

Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android

Price: $2.99

Another Monster at the End of This Book...Starring Grover & Elmo!

Another Monster at the End of This Book…Starring Grover & Elmo!

An animated storybook app that helps teach children learning and logic.

Age: 3 and up

Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire

Price: $3.99

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Toca Nature

Toca Nature allows children to plant and explore natural elements through creative expression.

Age: 4 and up

Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook

Price: $3.99

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Daniel Tiger’s Day and Night

Help Daniel get ready for school in the morning and for bed at night through imaginative play and songs.

Age: 3 and up

Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Price: $2.99