10 Apps for Learning and Fun

   
Common Sense Media shares 10 apps for kids to have fun while learning.

 

Puffin Rock Music

4 out of 5 stars

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Chromebook
Recommended Age: 3+ 
This gentle music-maker won’t overwhelm the senses.
    

Homer—#1 Learn to Read Program: Educational Games, Stories and Songs

5 out of 5 stars

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Recommended Age: 4+  
This beautiful app promotes skills and a love of reading.
    

Crazy Gears

4 out of 5 stars

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Recommended Age: 5+
Fun STEM-themed free play with easy off-screen connections.
 

Thinkrolls

5 out of 5 stars

Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
Recommended Age: 5+
Adorable physics platformer creates little problem-solvers.
   

Toontastic

5 our of 5 stars

Device: iPad
Recommended Age: 6+
Create amazing multi-scene cartoons with musical scores.
 

Geo Walk HD – 3D World Fact Book

5 out of 5 stars

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Recommended Age: 8+
Brilliantly designed app about Earth’s people, places, more.
  

Isoland

4 out of 5 stars

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Recommended Age: 9+  
An artistic, atmospheric, tough puzzle adventure
   

TinkerBox

5 out of 5 stars

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Recommended Age: 10+
Superb physics puzzler challenges kids, inspires creativity.
   

Mimo: Learn How To Code Through Interactive Tutorials and Quizzes!

4 out of 5 stars

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Recommended Age: 12+  
Mini-lessons build big coding know-how for tweens to adults.
    

SkySafari

5 ouf of 5 stars

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
Recommended Age: 12+
Beautiful astronomy resource is rich with information.

   

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