Here’s a list of the top 20 iOS and android games for kids. From games to educational apps, this list includes everything. Take a look here:
Tynker Coding for Kids
Tynker is an educational app which teaches kids the basics of programming. With the help of blocks and missiles, your child can learn to code. The app works with connected toys including Sphero, Lego WeDo2.0, and the Philips Hue and Lux lighting systems. The app is available for free and has some features that can be unlocked only after paying for them. These features include 18 online courses, access to mobile courses, a private Minecraft server, more than 350 puzzle levels, and over 100 guided tutorials.
Nancy Drew Codes and Clues Mystery Coding Game
This app develops the thinking of a programmer while teaching children different aspects of programming through a mystery game. Instead of using coding commands, children are asked to solve a mystery game which consists of different patterns and algorithms. The first level of the game is free and if you really find it that much helpful, you can buy it for $4.
Think & Learn Code-a-pillar
This game consists of a caterpillar which needs your help to get through a maze. While learning things like sequences and number-recognition, children are provided with different obstacles that get tougher through each level.
The Bee-Bot is another educational app that helps children to develop skills in programming and directional language. The game is based on four arrows corresponding to left, right, up, and down. Children have to pass each level and the faster they pass it the more stars they earn.
Kodable – Coding for kids
Math, Science, and Language Games
Shapes Toddler Preschool
This one is a pre-school app. In other words, it will make your child ready for school through different games involving shapes, numbers, colors, symbols, and much more. The app is designed in such a way that the child cannot get out of the game or end up on a menu screen. With four different categories, the game is designed to educate the child in every way so that he can be ready for school in no time.
This game helps kid build their vocabulary and learn the ABC. The app uses different colorful characters to teach kids ABC. It also consists of 50 different words along with pictures and animations to make learning even easier and fun.
Rosetta Stone Kids
The Rosetta Stone Kids app teaches children how to read and speak different languages. If you’re looking for an app that will teach your child a different language, then give this one a shot. The app teaches English and Spanish. Kids have to speak Spanish in order to interact with the game. The game consists of toys that are trapped and the kid has to rescue them through speaking the language. It’s quite an interactive app and helps learn new languages easier.
BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week
This is suitable for children between ages of 6 and 8. Every week, quizzes related to different movies are published and children have to answer questions related to them. These movies cover different topics such as Math, Language, Science, etc. It enables children to develop critical thinking skills and to establish connections. A $3 per month subscription can also be received which includes access to movie of the week and unlimited access to all movies and bonus features. A $7 per month Full Access subscription is also available.
An advanced version of the Teddy Ruxpin, Ubooly is designed to interact with kids. You can insert your iOS device in the Ubooly plush toy which can be purchased for $30. It consists of hundreds of games that will teach your child different skills. Children can enter math problems which the Ubooly app will solve with them step by step. The app consists of different experiments that children can perform at their home to learn science relate things. The toy consists of everything that a child should learn and has a teaching method that suits children of all ages.
In this game, characters from the PBS show have been featured with the same names as they had in the show. The game helps children to develop reading and writing skills. 3 different characters with 3 different types of games are used in the app. The Alpha Pig can be selected to follow the alphabet path to create words, the Princess Presto that lays out words so kids can trace them with their fingers, or the Wonder Red which teaches the children how to rhyme. It is a very interesting game and also includes a version where kids are provided with a story with missing words. The appropriate missing words are then inserted by the children.
Monkey Preschool Lunchbox
This app teaches children how to count and identify different shapes and colors. A new lesson is unlocked every time the child opens his lunchbox. The lesson consists of instructions such as grabbing a green item, or grabbing a number of items to help the child learn counting. The game is an encouraging one as you don’t lose points on wrong guesses. The game also features a mode where children have to identify the right starting letter for a word.
This game might sound a bit silly as all it does is let children catch fireflies. However, that is not the case as it features four different colors of fireflies each of which children can catch and add to their collection. The fireflies also interact with the child as every time he taps the screen a rhythmic sound is played.
Cut the Rope
This is by far the best educational and fun game out there for kids. Cut the rope consists of an alien who wants to eat candy. Children have to cut the rope in ways through which they can send the candy to his mouth while collecting all the stars. It enhances problem solving skills in children as every level becomes harder and harder. The game has different sequels including Cut the rope 2, Cut the Rope: Experiments, and Cut the Rope: Time Travel all of which are fun to play.
Angry birds is another strategic game to develop problem solving skills. The aim of the game is to hit the pigs with ‘angry birds’ by launching them through a slingshot. Each level gets harder as the pigs get more and more intelligent in their defense building. All you need to do is find ways to destroy the building and the pigs through a limited number of shots.
As the name suggests, the app encourages children to draw animals. However, the choice of the animal is based on the choice of the letter you choose. In this way, children can learn drawing while learning the alphabets too. The app comes in five different languages including English, Spanish, Italian, French, and German.
Artkive lets you share your children’s drawing and artwork to the outside world. It consists of an editor with easy controls so you can edit the artwork. It also lets you create a plaque which consists of your child’s name, age, and date the artwork was created on.
Little Fox Music Box
The app is designed to encourage children who already love to sing and dance. Children can sing along with the fox and his mates to different classics such as the Old McDonald and London Bridge. An animation of these songs is also available in the app so your kid doesn’t get bored.
Musical Me is an advanced app which teaches children the basics of singing including rhythm, pitch, and notes. The Musical Me is an award winning app where children join Mozerella the Mouse in a musical world. They listen to notes and memorize them while copying their patterns. Short notes, rhythm, and long notes are taught to children. Moreover, the game teaches children how to read notes and even compose one of their own! A number of classical poems and songs are also incorporated in the game.
Art of Glow
Art of Glow is a free drawing game which starts off with a blank black screen. Different kinds of brush strokes such as stars, hearts, and circles are available to choose from. Once the brush stroke is chosen, children are asked to choose from a range of colors. All of the colors are neon colors. Once selected, user can draw to their hearts content. Some of the shapes even have animations which makes drawing more interesting. Once you have completed your drawing, you can save it or start a new drawing altogether!