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The Best Educational Apps for Kids

The Best Educational Apps for Kids
The Best Educational Apps for Kids

Elmo Loves 123s app

Elmo Loves 123s

Help your child identify and count numbers from 1 to 20, do simple addition and subtraction, and trace numbers that also open surprises, such as Sesame Street videos, puzzles, and coloring pages. Along the way, everyone's favorite furry character, Elmo, and Abby Cadabby guide kids through learning math. (ages 5 and under, $2.99; iPad) -- Written by Cheryl Lock

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Cookie Monster's Challenge

PBS Kids and Sesame Workshop have teamed up for Cookie Monster's Challenge, an app that teaches self-control, focus, and following directions to prepare young children for school. Nine different levels of mini games keep your preschooler busy -- and as he progresses, he'll earn more pieces of a cookie-making machine. (3 years+, $2.99; iPad, Android)

-- Written by Chrisanne Grise

Disney Story Central

Bedtime just got a lot less painful, thanks to Disney Story Central. The large selection of e-books staring Disney characters -- such as Mickey Mouse, the princesses, and Doc McStuffins -- offer read-along narration and personalized book recommendations. Plus, your bookworm will earn trophies and awards as she progresses. (2 years+, free for iPad for first 4 books, with additional purchase packages starting at $4) -- Written by Chrisanne Grise

As your child learns state shapes, capitals, and abbreviations, she'll build a stack of cartoonish states to reach the finish line and pass to the next level, eventually creating a full map of the United States. Kids can tap the location of selected states to complete the whole country, slide states around to put them together like a puzzle, or match states with their capitals in a fast-paced bonus games (five total). (ages 9 to 11 $1.99; iPhone, iPad, Android)

-- Written by Christen Brandt

Ansel, a friendly intergalactic travel photographer, and Clair, a brilliant robot, will guide your child through animations, quests, puzzles, and games located in exotic places such as the Nile Valley, Sahara Desert, and Serengeti Plains. Instill a sense of adventure and exploration in your kid with Ansel and Clair's engaging gameplace and immersive experiences. (ages 6-8; $4.99; iPad)

-- Written by Cheryl Lock

Teach your kid to care for the environment with Habitat the Game. Players adopt a virtual polar bear and must complete real-world actions -- such as turning lights off and conserving water -- to keep the creature healthy. Little ones will take pride in making an actual difference in the world with these exciting games. (4 years+, Free; iPhone, iPad, Android) -- Written by Chrisanne Grise

Ahoy! Jump onboard with ShipAntics: The Legend of the Kiki Beast. Help Amanda and Otto the Octopus solve mysteries by completing educational puzzles and riddles. And if your little one isn't in the mood for a game, the Appisodes feature lets him just watch the app's cartoon content. (6 years+, Free; iPhone, iPad, Android) -- Written by Chrisanne Grise

Crayola Color, Draw & Sing

Real Scary Spiders

If your child loves creepy crawlers, Animal Planet's Real Scary Spiders app is a must. Augmented-reality technology lets the player see a pet spider "brought to life" onscreen when he points the camera at an object. Be warned: the graphics are awfully realistic, so the squeamish will want to look away! (6 years+, Free; iPhone, iPad, Android) -- Written by Chrisanne Grise

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