You love free apps that have no in-app purchases and so does the staff at Smartappsforkids.com. So here's a list of the current Top 30 most downloaded completely free apps (with no in-app purchases) on iTunes as of December 30th, 2016.
You will find apps for babies, preschoolers, toddlers, students, educators and therapists — that covers 99.9% of our readers, so what are you waiting for?
1. Nick Jr.
The Nick Jr. App brings your kids' favorite Nick Jr. characters to life in new interactive ways. Watch full Nick Jr. episodes for free and play fun educational games and activities with their favorite characters.
The app is easy for preschoolers to navigate, so kids are just a fingertip away from all their Nick Jr. friends: PAW Patrol, Dora, Shimmer and Shine, Bubble Guppies, Team Umizoomi, Blaze, and more!
Build your own video games with Bloxels! The innovative video game creation platform makes concepting and execution easy. Watch your game world come to life as you create and animate play spaces, characters and objects because you are the artist, game designer, storyteller, programmer, publisher AND player!
The app provides a safe, child-friendly viewing experience for all ages. Kids can easily browse and watch videos at home, on the road, or anywhere with a 3G or WiFi connection. Every week, the app will introduce your child to a new “Weekly Pick,” a set of fun educational videos that will engage him or her in reading, science, math and more. The app also includes features that parents can access by sliding the “i-bar” to the right.
Cut, color and style Santa Claus beard and hair! In this Christmas edition of the smash hit Toca Hair Salon, you can choose between styling Santa Claus or a funny Christmas tree! And best of all? It's completely FREE!
BONUS - Introducing: accessories! When you've finished cutting and color, add eight different accessories to your look. Loads of extra fun!
Ever wanted to play with your food?
Now you can! In this Monster edition of the super-hit Toca Kitchen you can cook and play with food for two hungry monsters. Pick any ingredient and prepare it in your own way! Slice, boil, fry, cook, microwave or mix? And wait for the response from the hungry monster...
The Kids A-Z mobile app delivers interactive learning content for Raz-Kids and Science A-Z anytime, anywhere. Kids can choose from a library of eBooks, eQuizzes, and other eResources to access on their own, or complete assignments scheduled by their teacher or parent. With the Kids A-Z app, personalized learning goes wherever the student does!
Khan Academy allows you to learn almost anything for free.
- You can learn anything — for free: Over 10,000 videos and explanations at your fingertips in math, science, economics, history, and much, much more
- Quickly find what you need: Redesigned navigation and search make it faster to find what you want
- Keep learning even when you’re offline: Bookmark your favorite content to “Your List” for easy access, and download it to keep learning even when you’re not connected to the internet.
The Bible App for Kids is the newest member of the YouVersion family of apps. Available now for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, the Bible App for Kids is always completely free!
Through interactive adventures and beautiful animations, kids explore the big stories of the Bible. The Bible App for Kids is a delight-filled experience designed to encourage kids to return again and again. It’s the beginning of a lifelong love of God’s Word.
GoNoodle Kids is the only app that gets kids MOVING along with crazy cool songs like Kitty High Five, Pop See Ko, Don’t Read Like a Robot, and so many more GoNoodle favs! Plus, GoNoodle Kids has simple mindfulness and yoga activities to help kids chill out, dude. Teachers in over 75% of US elementary schools love and trust GoNoodle to bring more movement and mindfulness to their school days. Now, GoNoodle Kids brings the same benefits home: controlled energy, focus, and positivity!
A fun-filled learning app that features baby’s favorite Laugh & Learn™ characters! Babies are encouraged to interact with engaging animations, sing-along songs & sound effects. While this app is absolutely free and fun on its own, the app comes to life with the purchase of the Apptivity Monkey. Place your Apple device in the Monkey and press his paws to interact with the content on screen.
Design and style your own clothes!
Time to get busy with those design skills! With Toca Tailor Fairy Tales, you can create, combine and style fun outfits for two characters in a beautiful Fairy Tale setting! Choose between lots of clothing designs, then tailor them by adjusting hems and lengthening sleeves.
Dr. Panda Restaurant Asia is open for business! Explore a beautiful new Asian-themed restaurant while making sushi, stir fry and more—absolutely free! Kids can take charge in their own kitchen in the brand new Dr. Panda Restaurant Asia! Future fine chefs have the freedom to choose what they want to prepare and exactly how they’d like to prepare it! Chop, grate, blend, fry and more with over 20 ingredients and create the perfect dish!
Take the wheel and step on the gas as you head down snowy roads in Dr. Panda’s Bus Driver: Christmas! Dr. Panda has decorated his bus for the season, and it’s up to you to drive around picking up passengers and take them to where they want to go! With its intuitive and easy to use controls, even the youngest drivers will be able to enjoy the Christmas sights as they cruise around the wintery and wonderful world of Dr. Panda’s Bus Driver: Christmas!
Grasshopper Apps = Top Educational Apps for Kids :-) Warning: Your child will keep begging for your iPhone or iPad after they try this app. Photo Touch is an exciting educational game that helps your child rapidly learn the ABC by sight, sound, and touch. The interface is so easy to use that even a 9 month old baby will delight in using this app. Ideal for ages 0 to 6.
15. Toca Doctor HD Lite
Let your kids be a doctor for a day! Examine a patient and solve fun puzzles and mini-games that take place in the human body. Beautiful artwork and fun sounds guides your kids through 5 different puzzles! Toca Doctor is a fun and puzzling digital toy for kids. Examine the patients and play puzzles and mini-games that take place in the human body. There are no timers or stress elements so that kids can play in their own time. If they can't finish any certain game it still continues so that they never get stuck. It always works and it's always fun!
Feed your curiosity and expand your world with TED Talks. Explore more than 2,000 TED Talks from remarkable people, by topic and mood, from tech and science to the surprises of your own psychology.
・Browse the entire TED Talks video library, with subtitles in over 90 languages.
・Play on your device or send to your home entertainment system via AirPlay or Chromecast.
・Discover inspiring, funny, or jaw-dropping talks.
No in-app purchases or third-party advertising, so you and your child are free to discover without interruptions! Go on a playdate with your favourite Sago Mini friends! Take a walk to a friend’s house and let the fun begin. Help Robin the bird fix a birdhouse, play dress-up with Jinja the cat or enjoy a snack with Harvey the dog. With five friends and more than ten activities, there’s a lot to explore.
Swift Playgrounds is a revolutionary new app for iPad that makes it fun to learn and experiment with code. You solve interactive puzzles in the guided “Learn to Code” lessons to master the basics of coding, while additional challenges let you explore code and create programs that are engaging and unique. Swift Playgrounds requires no coding knowledge, so it’s perfect for students just starting out, from twelve to one-hundred-and-twelve.
Play fun, social learning games for any subject, for free.
1. Join games instantly and easily, no account needed.
2. Look up and play together so you can share and celebrate learning.
3. Get personal and group feedback during gameplay for increased engagement and learning outcomes.
The Starfall ABCs FREE app is made possible by the member supporters of Starfall.com, a publicly supported charity. The activities at Starfall.com motivate through exploration, positive reinforcement, and play. Children delight as they see, hear, and interact with letters and sounds in words, sentences, and games. They learn to recognize letters while developing the skills they need to become confident readers. All children, especially English language learners, benefit.
Create your own dance routines with the free version of Toca Dance!
Become the choreographer and create moves with three fun characters: Sahar, Märta and K-Boy. Jump, shake and strike a pose — this is Toca Dance Free! Take on the role of the choreographer and have your dancers mirror your every move. Once you’re ready and you’ve got the moves down pat, it’s time to send your team to the stage!
Get the best e-learning experience available on your iPad with Articulate Mobile Player. Featuring an elegant, intuitive user interface, Articulate Mobile Player beautifully displays interactive e-learning content created in Articulate Storyline and Articulate Studio software. Tap, swipe, and pinch to interact with rich content, including full-motion video and software simulations.
FREE for a limited time! Build a giant snow fort with trucks and diggers! Pile up mountains of fresh snow with dump trucks, cranes and bulldozers. Decorate your fort with dozens of Holiday items to celebrate the season. Choose from six mighty machines and have fun in the snow all day!
Welcome to the cutest store in town! Kiki, our little panda, his mom and some of his friends are waiting for your help! Visit the store to buy groceries with them! In our Supermarket there are things hidden everywhere, find all the products we have ready for you. Bread, cakes, fruits, vegetables, snacks, dairy products, toys, clothes, drinks and even a pet! Our animals have to do the grocery shopping today!
iTunes U provides everything an instructor needs to bring the classroom together on iPad—build lessons with apps and your own materials, collect and grade assignments from students, discuss one-on-one or in groups, and annotate PDF assignments. iTunes U also allows anyone with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to learn from the world’s largest collection of free education content—including public courses and collections from leading schools, universities, museums, and cultural institutions.
With PBS KIDS ScratchJr, kids can create their own interactive stories and games featuring their favorite characters from Odd Squad, Wild Kratts, Nature Cat, Arthur, WordGirl, Peg + Cat, and Ready Jet Go! The storytelling possibilities are endless with this creative coding app for children ages 5-8.
With ScratchJr, young children (ages 5-7) learn important new skills as they program their own interactive stories and games. By snapping together graphical programming blocks, children can make characters move, jump, dance, and sing. In the process, children learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively on the computer.
Caring for a baby requires a good amount of patience and hard work, and the thought of changing shoes and switching roles must have crossed your mind. Well, here is the chance! We are giving your children the role of caring for another baby, a cute little baby panda. You might be surprised to find how much your children will enjoy this exercise!
Meet Sushi Monster! A game to practice, reinforce, and extend math fact fluency is completely engaging and appropriately challenging. Strengthen reasoning strategies for whole number addition and multiplication by helping monsters make a target sum or product. Earn points with each correct answer… but watch out for distractions! To be successful, plan ahead and strategically select numbers from the sushi counter.
Do you feel like you can’t get enough of fun every time you go to the carnival? Does your allowance run out before the fun runs out? Download Baby Panda’s Carnival today and play popular carnival games in the comfort of your home. No more lines to wait in, no more deciding on what to play while there is still money left, and no more waiting for the carnival to come to town!
Lisa M lives in Australia with her four kids.