presents Kids’ App Recommendations
Great Individual Apps (updated April 2018)
Marco Polo Weather
Create characters based on the weather. IOS and Android. In app purchases. Free PS
Great for grades 5th and up, this Smithsonian Institution app creates a world in which you must help a town predict and prepare for natural disasters. FREE
Other Great Apps!
PBS Plum Landing: Photo creation, creature creation, and more nature related apps
Quizlet: Grade 4th and up. Create flashcards for studying. Use ones already loaded.FREE
duoLingo: Language learning for K and up with multiple languages
Biblionasium: Online book recommending. Like Goodreads for kids!
Endless Alphabet $ Phonics and simple words with monsters!
Barefoot World Atlas $ Best app for the money. Explore the world with this app that has real pictures and facts all over the globe. PS – 4th grade
Felt Board: $ Create stories and scenes from huge amount of choices and then save them. PS can use but also great for elementary grades.
Library apps (access content with your library card)
Companies with more than one (often many) great apps
(search for the company in the app store)
Note: PS = Preschool Aged
A variety of apps that range for 2 years old up to 10 years old. Hair cutting, cooking, creating clothes and more $
PS – 2nd Amazing science related apps with awesome graphics and sound effects $
Produces a variety of award winning, high quality educational apps for PS-High School
Fiete has great games for toddlers with matching, logic and others. Award winning for graphics! IOS
Milo the monkey and his friends have a number of engaging games that encourage preschool and early learning. PS IOS and Android $
Resources for app reviews and recommendations:
Association of School Librarians best apps yearly
Little Elit with reviews and recommendations
Digital Storytime: Reviews and apps divided by ages
Moms With Apps: Recommendations each Friday
The Guardian Reviews music apps
(has regular lists that come out in Childrens Tech section)
Kids Technology Review
(one of the best review sources with monthly new recommended apps need subscription to see it all, but can see which apps are reviewed with paying)
Top Best Apps For Kids Youtube Channel
Review quality varies, but a great way to preview an app through video
Teachers with Apps
Continually reviews new apps for all ages that are good for education.
Common Sense Education
Resources for teachers and lists of great app on different topics
New apps are reviewed quarterly by the Children’s Librarian. If you have questions, an app recommendation, or want more information, please contact
Clare Dombrowski at firstname.lastname@example.org