20 Best Children’ Apps 2016: Best Smartphone Apps for Kids

Children are easily influenced by tech gadgets, online content, and the Internet in general especially while growing up. It’s usually a battle between me and my less than 2year old son for my Infinix phone as he either wants to see a picture, entertain himself with the bright screen or just to fiddle with the touch pads. It is a way of telling me he is not allowed to get bored. You will agree with me that the hardest part of all is to entertain and educate same time, whilst grabbing back a bit of time for yourself. This is where apps for children comes to the rescue.

Kids love playing with good apps, and you can even buy tablets designed specifically for children. Check out these great apps for kids. There are literally thousands of children’ apps for Android, iPhone, smartphone, tablet and iPad. But not all apps are equal. Some will entertain your children for only a short while. Others will push them to make expensive in-app purchases. And there are some children’s apps that aren’t really appropriate for young people.

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Best Children’ apps 2016

We’ve spent time trawling through many popular apps, and present here the best of what we found.

#1. Best children’ apps: Animals for Kids Forest

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Animals for Kids is a funny educational game for all ages. Besides watching beautiful cartoon animals (like beaver, blackbird, sparrow, moose, mole, rabbit, squirrel, hedgehog, boar, owl, bear, racoon, deer, mouse, fox) your task will be to clean the habitats from trash and see how funny animals rewards you.

#2. Best children’ apps: Fish School.

Children will love to learn while playing with colorful schools of fish which magically transform themselves into different letters, numbers, shapes, colors and more. iPhone. (Ages 4 and older; $1.99)

#3. Best children’ apps: Alphabet Flashcards

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Alphabet Flashcards is an educational app to help your child learn the alphabet using flash cards.

#4. Best children’ apps: Math on the Farm

Available for iPhone and iPad here.

Math on the Farm is a creative maths learning tool based on stories.

#5. Best children’ apps: Zoo Alphabet for Kids

Available for iPhone and iPad here.

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Zoo Alphabet for Kids. This app for all platforms is a way to teach toddlers and preschoolers their basic alphabets in an educational yet fun-filled manner.

#6. Best children’ apps: aMath Numbers Eng

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aMath Numbers Eng, a fun maths-learning game that will be familiar to fans of Tetris.

#7. Best children’ apps: What’s The Sound?

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What’s The Sound? is a fun way to get small people identifying animals and more by the noises they make.

#8. Best children’ apps: Colouring Pages for Kids

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Colouring Pages for Kids is a great (and clean) way for your kids to express their creativity. And it won’t require you to redecorate.

#9. Best children’ apps: A Parcel of Courage

Available for iPhone and iPad.

Recommended by an anonymous guest check this beautiful family-friendly book ‘A Parcel of Courage’. This interactive reading adventure loaded with educational activities has four unique learning games enhancing logic, spatial cognition, photographic memory and more.

#10. Best children’ apps: Cartoon Puzzle

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Tomek Milek recommends LapsoBOX Cartoon Puzzle as a great game for kids aged five and over. Featuring amazing jumping puzzles, the app helps to develop brain power in your kids.

#11. Best children’ apps: Dr. Seuss Books

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The book apps feature original text and illustrations combined with realistic sound effects, professional narration (or your own) and custom background audio. In addition, individual words are highlighted as the story is read and words zoom up and are spoken when pictures are touched.  Also available on iPhone. (Ages 3 and older; From $3.99 to $4.99)

#12. Best children’ apps: Heckerty

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This 409-year-old, upside-down-on-her-broomstick witch enchants children 4 and older with stories that teach them to recognize words and develop their vocabulary. Also available on iPhone. (Ages 4 and older; Free)

#13. Best children’ apps: Peekaboo Barn

Voted Best Toddler App Ever at the 2009 MacWorld Expo, Peekaboo Barn helps children learn about animals in English or Spanish and hear the sounds that they make. Your child will love opening the barn doors to discover each animal inside. iPhone. (Ages 3 and older; $1.99, lite version Free)

#14. Best children’ apps: iFish Pond

Feed and catch an interactive school of fish in your very own iFish Pond! Featuring a relaxing forest ambience, this app offers true-to-life effects and pond creatures, such as dragonflies, frogs, turtles and more. iPhone. (All ages; $1.99)

#15. Best children’ apps: Jirbo Match; Child Development Edition

Refine those motor skills with this adorable matching game. This app offers pairs of cute cartoonish animals, such as pandas, chicks and puppies, in a classic learning game. iPhone. (Ages 1–10; Free)

#16. Best children’ apps: Sneezies

Drop sneezing powder into a field of floating “sneezies” and try to rescue as many as you can before they sneeze themselves out of their bubbles! This super-cute app contains 60 levels, relaxing music and fantastic animation. iPhone. (Ages 5 and older; $1.99)

#17. Best children’ apps: Wheels on the Bus

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Named the 2010 Parents’ Choice Gold Award winner by Parents’ Choice Foundation, this app includes the classic children’s song with interactive illustrations, fun new characters, and a variety of music and language capabilities. Also available on iPhone. (Ages 3–6; $0.99)

#18. Best children’ apps: FingerPiano

You don’t have to be an experienced musician to play this tiny piano well! Simply follow the included scrolling guides to play more than 88 well-known, classic songs — with either one or two hands. iPhone. (All ages; $1.99)

#19. Best children’ apps: Toddler Flashcards

Learn basic words — in English, French or Spanish — with these wonderful mobile flashcards for tots. These bilingual cards include sounds and pictures of animals, letters, numbers, foods and more. iPhone. (Ages 1–4; $1.99)

#20. Best children’ apps: Colorama

Spark your creativity with the silly illustrations in this animated coloring book. With more than 500 drawings available, this Seattle-made app is easy for children to use and will be great for plane or road trip entertainment. iPhone. (Ages 3–8; $0.99)

These are hand-picked 20 best children’ apps to keep your kids entertained and educated leaving everybody happy. There are tons of kids apps for iOS and Android not mentioned here. So, which of them have you tried? Is there any other Smartphone apps for children you know? Let us know using the comment box below


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