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Best Free Apps for Kids

Wow! 48 (and counting) free apps for kids from toddler to teen. No ads. No in-app purchases. Many apps come from well-known educational brands like Khan Academy, PBS Kids, National Science Foundation, NASA, and Duck Duck Moose. Although the following apps are *usually* free, developers can make apps paid at any time without notice, so always check the app store before downloading.

We have organized free apps by category so apps are easy to find. If you want to recommend a free app, please contact us. Enjoy!


General Education: Best Free Apps for Kids

Khan Academy Kids

Tinycards – Fun Flashcards


Math – Best Free Apps for Kids

Khan Academy

‎Moose Math – Duck Duck Moose

Pet Bingo – by Duck Duck Moose

Park Math HD – Duck Duck Moose

Prodigy: Kids Math Game

Science – Best Free Apps for Kids

The Universe (Lite

Solar System (Lite)


NSF Science Zone

Play and Learn Science

Little Alchemy

Play and Learn Science

The Kelp Forest: My Aquarium

DIY Lake Science

Art & Creativity – Best Free Apps for Kids

Princess Fairy Tale Maker

Superhero Comic Book Maker

Finger Paint With Sounds

Draw and Tell HD

Kids Paint

Coloring Games: Painting, Glow

Fireworks Lab

ChatterPix Kids

Build A Truck

English Language Arts & Reading – Best Free Apps for Kids

Duolingo ABC – Learn to Read

Duck Duck Moose Reading

Word Wagon by Duck Duck Moose

‎Libby, by OverDrive

Toddler & Preschool – Best Free Apps for Kids

PEEP and the Big Wide World Quack’s Apples

Fish School – 123 ABC for Kids

Itsy Bitsy Spider – Easter Egg

‎Trucks – by Duck Duck Moose

‎Musical Me! – Kids Songs Music

Wheels on the Bus

Peek-a-Zoo by Duck Duck Moose

‎Old MacDonald Had a Farm Book

Baa Baa Black Sheep – Song

More Trucks by Duck Duck Moose

Toddler & Preschool – Best Free Apps for Kids
History & Social Sciences – Best Free Apps for Kids

The Revolution: Interactive Guide

Statue of Liberty

NPS Independence Junior Ranger

Health & Wellbeing – Best Free Apps for Kids

Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame: This cute app teaches young children important emotional skills that they can practice while helping the Seasame Street monster calm down (e.g. deep breathing, planning). The app also includes a parent resource section that helps familes learn how to deal with everyday challenges. Bonus: this app is available in Spanish & English. Perfect for kids 4 and older.

GoNoodle – Kids Videos

Super Stretch Yoga

Fun & Games – Best Free Apps for Kids

Puzzle Pop – Duck Duck Moose

Plum’s Creaturizer

Learning Language & Bilingual – Best Free Apps for Kids

Duolingo – Language Lessons

Coding – Best Free Apps for Kids


Videos – Best Free Apps for Kids



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About Free Kids Apps

At the time we publish, these apps:

  • Are usually free, but developers may change apps to paid without notice. Please check price before downloading
  • *Usually* have a minimum 4 star rating on Apple’s App Store
  • Do not contain ads
  • We base our decision to include free apps on a variety of factors, including app store ratings, app store reviews, and team member recommendations
  • Developers: want to have your app featured? Submit your app here!

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