Best Apps: Our Recommendations for Families

If it seems like the world of apps is overwhelming, that's because it is! But never fear -- our editors have combed through the thousands of apps out there to pick the best. Whether you want to teach your preschooler the ABCs or read a great interactive story, yes, there's an app for that.

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Best Apps of the Year: 2021

Check out which apps our editors are raving about.

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Great Apps to Play with Your Kids

Take some time to strategize, play, and laugh together with these fun apps.

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Watch-Together Apps and Websites

Watch the same movies and videos together from different devices.

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Educational Apps and Sites with Solid Privacy Policies

Fantastic tools that track kids' learning, not their data.

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Educational Apps That Don't Need Wi-Fi or Data

No need for internet to use these great learning apps.

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Top 10 Paid iPhone Apps on the App Store

We keep track of the chart-topping apps.

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The Best Kids' Apps of the Decade (2010–2019)

The 10 most game-changing apps from the past 10 years.

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Dora the Explorer Movies, Games, and More

Play, sing, and learn with kids' favorite bilingual explorer.

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The Best of Sesame Street

All of the games, apps, movies, TV, and more from the iconic 50-year-old show.

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Best Kids' Digital Libraries

There's no substitute for the library, but these apps offer some great ebook options -- all in one place.

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Digital Game Changers of the Last 15 Years

These 15 apps and websites changed everything.

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Podcasts and Audio Apps for Kids

Podcasts aren't just for grown-ups, so find one your whole family can enjoy.

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Apps to Help with Mental Health

Though not a replacement for professional help, these apps might help with common mental health issues.

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Cool Online Museums for Curious Kids

Explore art, science, and history from around the world.

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Gun-Free Action Game Apps

Get an adrenaline rush without pulling a trigger.

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Best Toca Boca Apps

You know them, you love them, but how do you choose?

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Apps That Act Like Math and Science Tutors for Homework Help

When homework has everyone stumped, these apps can help.

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Fun Apps That Don't Need Wi-Fi or Data

Sometimes you can't stay connected, but these apps will let the fun continue!

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Teen Math Apps

As teens move on to more complex math concepts, they can use these tools to keep pace.

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20 Apps and Sites for Kids Who Hate Math

Things just don't add up when your kid can't stand math, but these tools can help.