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 January 19, 2018.
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?
Classroom is a free service for schools, non-profits, and anyone with a personal Google account. Classroom makes it easy for learners and instructors to connect—inside and outside of schools. Classroom saves time and paper, and makes it easy to create classes, distribute assignments, communicate, and stay organized.
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!
Play with shadows, control the weather, roll and slide objects down a ramp, choose the best materials for an umbrella – all while building science inquiry skills and learning core science concepts. The games in the app encourage kids to see the science in their world. They are intentionally designed to serve as catalysts for real-world exploration by modeling real-world locations and experiences. The related hands-on activities and parent notes prompt families to “try it” at home and provide tips for engaging in conversations.
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.
Simply point your camera toward a math problem and Photomath will magically show the result with a detailed step-by-step instructions. Photomath supports arithmetics, integers, fractions, decimal numbers, roots, algebraic expressions, linear equations/inequations, quadratic equations/inequations, absolute equations/inequations, systems of equations, logarithms, trigonometry, exponential and logarithmic functions, derivatives and integrals.
Play over 90 free learning games with your favorite PBS KIDS characters anytime, anywhere. PBS KIDS Games features top shows, including Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Wild Kratts, Sesame Street, Super Why, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, Dinosaur Train and more. FREE games for kids 2-8 will be added all the time, encouraging your child to engage in skills related to science, math, creativity and more in gameplay alongside their favorite characters!
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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!
Babies are immersed in an animated learning environment where their little finger taps, swipes, tilts & shakes teach all about body parts with two fun characters & music! Puppy and Kitty will teach baby about nose, ear, eyes, mouth, foot, tummy, hand & head! Designed for babies 6 mos. & up. Tap, tilt or shake the screen to interact with the animals. They’ll giggle or slide across the screen to delight baby!
Explore the fascinating world of weather! Create rainbows, thunderstorms, blizzards, and more as you learn about 9 major weather types. Have fun while learning – our “digital sandbox” design seamlessly blends education with engaging play.
Weather controls allow you to change atmospheric conditions such as temperature, wind speed, precipitation, cloud coverage and so much more. Every choice and combination creates a new weather experience!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Memorize anything while playing a game! Tinycards is a brand new app from the team behind Duolingo, the most downloaded education app in the world. Have fun unlocking new levels and keeping your memory strength bar full while you learn. Tinycards uses spaced repetition and other smart learning techniques to help you remember new material.
The Great Kindness Challenge (GKC) App allows students, kindergarten through high school,to participate in the annualglobal kindness initiative calledThe Great Kindness Challenge. The Great Kindness Challenge is one week devoted to performing as many acts of kindnessas possible on campus. Join millions of students in promoting compassion, unity, acceptance, and respect. Let’s show the world that KINDNESS MATTERS!
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.
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!
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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.
Lay the basics of your child’s literacy skills with this colorful, mysterious island full of phonics sounds. Children learn and have fun tracing letters, recognizing letter sounds, matching letters, and identifying beginning sounds. Embark on the adventure with adorable Abby the Monkey and her train to discover the secret of this island! The best introduction to phonics reading system!
Have you always wished you could draw better but never found the time? Can you only draw stick figures? ShadowDraw is the easiest way to learn how to draw with your iPad and Apple Pencil. Rediscover your creativity and learn to draw great art in minutes. Designed to work best with the Apple Pencil and iPad Pro. It's perfect for beginners and coloring book lovers! Improve Your Drawing Skills - Beginners Welcome!
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!
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.
My Math Flash Card App is for mastering basic elementary math facts. Its an easy to use and customizable application to enable focused learning. Some of the salient features are -
- Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division Cards
- Randomly generated Flash Cards
-Customize to focus mastering a particular fact like Addition by 2 or subtracting by 2.
- Simple sound effects to provide feedback
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. They also use math and language in a meaningful and motivating context, supporting the development of early-childhood numeracy and literacy. With ScratchJr, children don’t just learn to code, they code to learn.
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.
Moose Math engages kids in a mathematical adventure and teaches counting, addition, subtraction, sorting, geometry and more. While playing 5 multi-level activities in the Moose Juice Store, Puck’s Pet Shop and Lost & Found, kids can earn rewards to help build their own city and decorate buildings. Moose Math introduces a new whimsical group of Duck Duck Moose characters, The Dust Funnies, who help with mastering math skills.
Running for the presidency isn't easy! In Win the White House, manage your very own presidential campaign by debating your opponents, strategically raising funds, polling voters, launching media campaigns, and making personal appearances. Keep a close eye on the map as you battle for electoral votes. Played 3.5 million+ times on iCivics.org, this NEW and IMPROVED version of Win the White House includes all new ways to put your stamp on your campaign.
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!
Come spend time on Sesame Street with video clips and games featuring Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, and more of your favorite, furry friends. Sing along with Sesame Street music videos, learn your ABCs and 123s, and just have fun! Instantly watch Sesame Street clips and play fun, educational games all for FREE anytime, anywhere.
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!
Words With Friends EDU builds off of the engaging gameplay of Words With Friends, with new educational features to help students learn high value academic words – words that are used frequently in required reading, textbook and assessments. For students, there are new vocabulary bonuses, badges, and avatars that make learning fun. For teachers, there’s a new suite of tools that track what students are learning as they play.
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.
Lite Version Features:
1) Choose from the following operators: +, -, x, ÷
2) Set the top and bottom addends for addition
3) Set the top and bottom numbers for subtraction
4) Set the top and bottom factors for multiplication
Lisa M lives in Australia with her four kids.