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 40 most downloaded completely free apps (with no in-app purchases) on iTunes as of March 10th, 2017.
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?
Welcome to Kart Kingdom, where you can customize your own kart, create your own adventure through a variety of new worlds and collaborate with other kids to complete community challenges and unlock rewards! Includes curriculum-based games with favorite PBS KIDS’ characters designed to help kids think strategically and solve problems about how things are structured.
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.
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.
4. A more stable connection to games.
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!
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.
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.
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!
VocabularySpellingCity is a fun way to learn spelling and vocabulary words by playing engaging games using any word list. The free app includes ten of our most popular learning activities and ten of our most popular word lists:
Spelling TestMe, HangMouse, Missing Letter, Alphabetize, Spelling TeachMe, Sentence Unscramble, Word Unscramble, Read-A-Word, Test-N-Teach.
Daniel Tiger for Parents empowers parents and caregivers with songs and videos from the hit PBS KIDS series Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Is your child learning about sharing? Struggling with trying a new food? Working on what to do with mad feelings? Daniel Tiger for Parents has a song for these important social-emotional skills – and many more of life’s little lessons!
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 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.
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.
Remind, formerly Remind101, is a free text messaging app that helps teachers, students, and parents communicate quickly and efficiently. By connecting school communities, Remind makes it easy for everyone to succeed together. Remind is based in San Francisco, CA and is used by more than 35 million people in 3 out of 4 U.S. school districts.
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.
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.
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.
Explore math with Desmos! Plot functions, create tables, add sliders, animate your graphs, and more -- all for free. At Desmos, we imagine a world of universal math literacy and envision a world where math is accessible and enjoyable for all students. We believe the key is learning by doing. To achieve this vision, we’ve started by building the next generation of the graphing calculator. Using our powerful and blazingly-fast math engine, the calculator can instantly plot any equation, from lines and parabolas up through derivatives and Fourier series.
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!
Grab your camera! Let’s ChatterPix! Chatterpix Kids can make anything talk -- pets, friends, doodles, and more.
Simply take any photo, draw a line to make a mouth, and record your voice. Then share your Pix with friends and family as silly greetings, playful messages, creative cards, or even fancy book reports. And best of all, it’s FREE!
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.
Get ready for your 2017 car, motorcycle, or CDL learner's permit test or driver's license test with questions that are based on your state’s official driver’s manual. Our users swear that most of the questions are very similar (in fact, often identical) to those on the real test. You’ll know exactly what to expect since our DMV practice tests have the same passing score as the actual test.
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.
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!
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.
Geology of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is a glossary of volcanic products and features found on Kīlauea and Mauna Loa, two of the world's most active volcanoes. The app features an array of astounding geologic features and terms; from 'a'a and pāhoehoe lava to cinder cones, tephra and xenolith.
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.
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!
Developed for the SPICE program at The University of Western Australia, the Food Web app lets you play with feeding relationships between unique plants and animals found in Western Australia.
Your goal is to create a complete food web using sets of organism disks that represent producers, herbivores and carnivores in an ecosystem. Learn about these species and their roles by flipping the disks to view photos and diet information.
Our Reading Comprehension series was designed for the classroom, as well as the student and family looking for an advantage in solidifying their reading and understanding skills:
• This sampler contains 12 original stories for grades 3, 4, and 5
• Choose between fiction, non-fiction, or a mix of both fiction and non-fiction selections
• Read and test your comprehension with a variety of questions about the selected passages
Kodable – Programming Curriculum for Elementary
Puffin Academy is a wicked fast Mobile Flash Browser for K-12 students, parents, and teachers. Puffin Academy enables Adobe Flash based educational websites on the iOS platform.
• Free to all users and content providers
– Free app to all users on iPhone and iPad (rated 4+)
– Free of charge to all educational content providers
Travel the world over from Bessie's Farm to the plains of Africa to the deepest reaches of outer space as you join math-explorer Emma through more than 100 fun math games on a quest to help her animal friends find a way home! Playable by kids of all ages with lots of positive encouragement, professional narration and catchy music. Cute characters include cows, chickens, lions, giraffes, kittens, puppies, robots and monsters!
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.
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!
Geoboard is a tool for exploring a variety of mathematical topics introduced in the elementary and middle grades. Learners stretch bands around the pegs to form line segments and polygons and make discoveries about perimeter, area, angles, congruence, fractions, and more.
This virtual version of the manipulative is an open-ended educational tool, ideal for elementary classrooms and other learning environments that use iPod Touches, iPhones, or iPads.
3… 2… 1… ACTION! With Toontastic 3D you can draw, animate, and narrate your own cartoons. It’s as easy as play. Just move your characters around onscreen, tell your story, and Toontastic records your voice and animations and stores it on your device as a 3D video. Toontastic is a powerful and playful way to create interstellar adventures, breaking news reports, video game designs, family photo albums, and anything else you might imagine!
My Math Flash Card App is for mastering basic elementary math facts. Its an easy to use and customizable application to enable focused learning.
Though kids can use it with minimal parent supervision, but some supervision and encouragement always helps them gain confidence and motivation.
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.
Math Cards ! ! is a great way to learn and practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Customize your own problem sets to focus on your needs. Set the top numbers and bottom numbers for each operator.
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