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Free Kids App News – July 2020

Welcome to Summer – at least in the Northern hemisphere! Here is our round up for free kids apps for July starting off with some wonderful 4th of July apps for kids. Some stay free longer than others, so it’s always worth scrolling alllll the way down to the bottom and check out the archives too. As always, please feel free to share :) Learn more about the free apps we feature

Free Kids App News

July 31, 2020

With 170 levels (!) this cute logic puzzle will keep the kiddos entertained as they solve problems to help Marvin find his place in the universe.

Alice Trapped in Wonderland is a classic story-based puzzle game. Kids of all ages will enjoy looking for clues and finding puzles left by the White Rabbit. Best for kids aged 8+

Free Kids App News

July 30, 2020

Today, check out MathEdge Division for free for a very limited time only (reg. $2.99). This math app helps students solve division problems step-by-step, while encouraging speed. Something that is often emphasized as part of math education.

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July 23rd, 2020 – Free Kids App News

Free Kids App News

July 23rd, 2020

Today we took a different approach to our app search and we have found an app that helps train children with Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) with simple vision exercises. Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) is a very common vision problem in children. We have also included an app to help better understand eye anatomy. Note: as with any health condition, please check with your healthcare provider before starting any new treatment or exercise.

July 22nd, 2020 – Free Kids App News

July 22nd, 2020

Today we have 5 free kids apps. ABC Kids is a great app for kids to learn about the alphabet with fun activities such as tracing, matching, memory games, etc. Duolingo teaches kids the alphabet, letting them progress through the levels as they learn how to write words and sentences. The 12 dancing princesses is a fun interactive book for kids to read, despite its low rating. All these apps are worth a free download.

July 20, 2020 – Free Kids App News

July 20th, 2020

Today we have 6 free kids apps: 3 for Android, 3 for Apple devices, including a couple of favorites from Toca Boca. Toca Boca apps are perfect for the youngest kiddos through preschool to early elementary (~0 to 7). Toca Kitchen is a fun interactive app for kids that allows them to experiment with virtual cooking. Sight Words is a very unique educational app that helps kids learn different words with interactivity.

July 17th, 2020 – Free Kids App News

July 17th, 2020

Today we have 3 wonderful free apps! The Lonely Beast 123 is a very simple and beautifully designed app for toddlers and preschool aged kids. Rhythm Cat 2 includes new songs to help children learn music by ear. Finally, Knots 3D teaches people of all ages the art of tying a knot. All worth a free download!

July 16th, 2020 – Free Kids App News

Free Kids App News

July 16th, 2020

July 13th, 2020 – Free Kids App News

Free Kids App News

July 13th, 2020

Sally & Friends by Cambrian Labs is a cute book app for toddlers, preschool, and kindergarten aged kiddos (~1-5 years). It also includes a reading comprehension quiz and parent/teacher controls to turn off sound, narration, and/or text. Worth a free download!

July 9th, 2020 – – Free Kids App News

Free Kids App News

July 9th, 2020

Today we have 3 great free apps. We especially like Ear Cat, an app that helps kids learn music by ear. Also, Cursive Writing as good for free (although it’s more basic than some other practice writing apps.

Editor’s Pick: Ear Cat

July 8th, 2020 – Free Kids App News

Free Kids App News

July 8th, 2020

Today we have 2 highly rated math apps for elementary aged kids and another delightful app for toddlers and preschoolers from Peep and the Big Wide World.

July 6th, 2020 – Free Kids App News

Free Kids App News

July 6, 2020

Today we have 3 free for kids, including 2 game apps that will appeal to kids of all ages :) No codes needed, just click on the download button and get it for free!

July 4, 2020 – Free Kids App News

Free Kids App News

July 4th, 2020

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About Free Kids Apps

At the time we publish, these apps:

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  • Do not contain ads
  • Unlock a paid app or in-app purchases
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Peep & The Big Wide World Paint Splat

Very, very simple color mixing app. Fun for the youngest learrners, toddler to preschool aged (1-4 years old). Learn more about this app

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Peep & The Big Wide World Paint Splat

Ready, Set, Splat! In this Paint Splat app, which features the hilariously quirky duck, Quack and his plucky robin friend, Chirp, kids make Quack jump on paint tubes to mix colors on the fence. Watch out for the hose!

Paint Splat offers kids the opportunity to experiment with mixing colors or match a color Chirp holds up a on a card. If the color orange, purple or green (which make up the secondary color group) is successfully created, Chirp offers some of the harder-to-mix tertiary colors. Like many of our games, this one gets harder only if the player is succeeding.

By tapping on the paint tubes, players can make Quack squirt up to two blobs of blue, yellow, and red paint onto a fence. Tapping on the hose washes the paint off, enabling kids to have a fresh start.

Kids can experiment with mixing whatever colors they like or they can try to match the color Chirp holds up.

The PEEP and the Big Wide World Paint Splat app from WGBH was produced by WGBH, the producers of PEEP and the Big Wide World, with additional development work by CloudKid. The animated series PEEP and the Big Wide World gives wings to the innovative idea of teaching science to preschoolers. Wry and distinctive visual humor, charming plotlines, and lovable characters combine with a comprehensive science curriculum to attract and engage kids three to five years old.

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Free Kids App News – June 2020

Here are free kids apps that we have featured over time. Some stay free longer than others, so it’s always worth checking out the archives. These apps are full version of the app. We only feature apps that we recommend.

Free Kids App News

June 27, 2020

Well, it is the weekend, so let’s have a little fun. Both of today’s free apps with delight both kids and adults. Just be aware that both contain in-app purchases for tokens or power ups, which are not ideal in kids apps. Unless you are also teaching your kiddos patience and/or delayed gratification. Yes, that’s the marshmallow test. And, yes, I do that sometimes :)

Free Kids App News

June 25, 2020

Free Kids App News

June 24, 2020

Editor’s Pick: Peppa Pig

Free Kids App News

June 21, 2020

Editor’s Pick: StoryToys Pirate Princess

Free Kids App News: June 20, 2020

Editors’ Pick: NodeBeat

Editor’s Pick: Cardinal Land

Free App News: June 17, 2020

Editor’s Pick: Breathe, Think, Do

Free Kids App News
June 16, 2020

Editor’s Pick: Insecta

Free Kids App News: June 15, 2020

Free Kids App News: June 11, 2020

Editor’s Pick: Fresh Reversi

Free Kids App News: June 9, 2020

Editor’s Pick: Goodnight Mo

Free Kids Apps News: June 2, 2020

Editor’s Pick: Care for our World

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Free Apps for Kids: April & May 2020

Here are free kids apps that we have featured over time. Some stay free longer than others, so it’s always worth checking out the archives. These apps are full version of the app.

Free Kids Apps News: May 18, 2020

Free Kids Apps News: April 30, 2020

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Care for Our World

Why we like it

This beatifully illustrated book app gently shares the meaningful message about caring for the world and all who live in it. Perfect for toddlers through early elementary. The app also includes activites, like coloring pages and creating habitats. Perfect for babies (read to me) through early elementary (~0-8 years old).

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About Care for Our World

Take an interactive journey around the world, discovering diverse environments and the animals that call them home, in this animated adaptation of the award-winning children’s book, Care for Our World. Additional creative activities are included, like Coloring Book pages, Creating custom habitats, and even Learning facts, sounds, and photo galleries in the Animal Encyclopedia.

“Care for our world, for you and for me, for all living things from mountain to sea.”

Author Karen Robbins’ delightful words and illustrator Alexandra Ball’s captivating images combine to inspire children to care for the earth they call home: a timely reminder of the responsibility every generation shares to nurture and respect life in all its many forms.

FEATURES
• Listen to the animated story, with narration, music, and sounds.
• Touch characters to see and hear them react, and practice their words.
• Color select pages from the book.
• Create custom habitats with select animals and backgrounds.
• Save images of your creations to the Gallery.
• Learn more with facts, sounds, and photos in the Animal Encyclopedia.

Recommended for ages 3-8. English language only.

PRESS & AWARDS
• Winner of a Parents’ Choice Approved Award
• 5/5 stars : “…sets the bar high for the quality digital experiences parents should expect for their kids. ” – Common Sense Media
• BEST PICK APP Award: “A great book app to introduce children to the animals of our world” – Tech with Kids
• “lovely, and has a great deal of replay value for children.” – The Mommy Gamers

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Lupa Entertainment

Lupa Entertainment creates the Hip Hop Kangaroo & Friends series of apps, books, and music. Set in Australia, their apps encourage young children to learn through music, singing, and fun! To learn more, visit their WEBSITE. Oceanhouse Media is part of the Tech4Good: Home School Project and has donated approximately $300 in apps.

Hip Hop Kangaroo & Friends apps

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About Hip Hop Kangaroo & Friends

Learn with Hip Hop Kangaroo®, Poppy Platypus® and Kula Koala® as they explore the world around them through fun songs and music videos filmed in Australia.

▸ 12 songs! ▸ Safe for kids! ▸ No ads! ▸ No subscriptions!

Hip Hop Kangaroo & Friends was produced by Lupa Entertainment and a team of qualified teachers and early years educators.

▸ Learn to count up to 10 with Hip Hop Kangaroo® at the zoo!

▸ Learn the English alphabet in 3 different musical styles!

▸ Explore different colors with Poppy Platypus® as she looks around!

▸ Join Kula Koala® up a lighthouse as you explore Kangaroo Island!

▸ See yourself next to each character, as you sing along with them about opposites, fat cats and eating worms!

▸ Control your favorite character and make them talk!

▸ Professionally translated subtitles in multiple languages assist children in their learning of English!

It is a safe and entertaining music-based educational experience for preschool and early years school children which is advertisement-free, subscription-free and requires no personal information to use.

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Brushes Redux

[Platform: iOS] Simple art app for all ages. It does not have all the features of paid art apps, but it’s a good place to start.

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About Scribbaloo Paint

Scribbaloo Paint is a very simple, beautifully designed first painting app for younger kids.

Key features:

– Very simple layout and design

– Easy-to-use intuitive buttons for younger children

– Perfect first painting app for toddlers and preschoolers

– Beautiful watercolor effect

– Freeform painting – excellent for creative expression, practicing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination

– Great for learning colors

– Take a photo, save to your library and email to friends and family

or print to make lovely pictures for the wall and greeting cards

– no in-app purchasing

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Scribbaloo Paint

[Platform: iOS] Simple art app for toddlers that also helps them learn about colors.

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About Scribbaloo Paint

Scribbaloo Paint is a very simple, beautifully designed first painting app for younger kids.

Key features:

– Very simple layout and design

– Easy-to-use intuitive buttons for younger children

– Perfect first painting app for toddlers and preschoolers

– Beautiful watercolor effect

– Freeform painting – excellent for creative expression, practicing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination

– Great for learning colors

– Take a photo, save to your library and email to friends and family

or print to make lovely pictures for the wall and greeting cards

– no in-app purchasing

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Zen Studio meditation

[Platform: Android, iOS] Kids can create art and music while they relax with Zen Studio.

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About Zen Studio

Zen studio is a unique geometric finger painting app designed to help children relax and focus.

It may be the simplest painting app ever published! Tap once for a new canvas, tap again to pick a color, and then draw with your finger. What’s more, a calm, soothing music algorithm accompanies every swipe of a finger making it a very zen experience!

This intuitive drawing tool will allow children to produce an endless number of artistic creations. Children can save each piece of artwork to their own personal gallery to view or edit at any time! 

Recommended Ages 3+

Our fabulous tutorial mode is there to instruct your child if they wish to learn how to create specific creatures and characters with Zen Studio. The app also provides a great opportunity to get your child thinking about space, shape, color, and symmetry in their artwork. Our free printable Parent and Teacher Guide will help grown-ups facilitate these discussions.

FEATURES (in the free version)

-Relax as generative music accompanies your every swipe

-Enjoy 18 free tutorials

-Make your own creations using the grid size of your choice

-Stay Zen with the sleek design and easy navigation

-Print the free Parents and Teachers Handbook

-Create up to 4 drawings

ADDITIONAL FEATURES (in in-App purchase)

-More than 90 tutorials

-White paint

-Save/delete an unlimited number of drawings

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Hopster Saturday Club

Why we like it

Cartoon characters help kids identify a range of emotions. Although targeted towards preschool aged children, it may benefit older kids with difficulty identifying emotions. More about this app

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About Hopster Saturday Club for Kid

Understanding emotions can be a difficult concept for young kids to fully grasp, whether it’s their own feelings or the emotional state of others.

‘Hopster Saturday Club: Empathy’ is a fantastic game designed to develop kid’s fundamental social and emotional literacy skills. As they play the mini-games they will begin to recognize and understand different emotions and learn lots of new ‘feelings words’ to describe how they and the characters are feeling.

Developed with the support of EmpathyLab, a UK not-for-profit organization that inspires children to understand empathy and put it into action, the game builds on primary school activities designed to build real-life empathy skills.

Your child will learn to:

  • Recognize facial expressions
  • Use emotional vocabulary
  • Match feelings and expressions
  • Understand their own emotions
  • Feel and show empathy for others

Game features:

  • Match emotions to character expressions
  • Create your own expressions with Saturday Club characters
  • Keep track of feelings with the emotions calendar

With this game and Hopster’s Saturday Club show, we want to help promote overall emotional literacy in kids, so they can express how they feel and recognize feelings in others more readily.

‘Saturday Club’ is Hopster’s animated show that explores emotions & empathy for preschoolers. The cartoon follows the adventures of 4 friends – Tian, Jo, Suzie, Jamie – as they act out situations and put themselves in others’ shoes to better understand how others feel.

The importance of preschool kids learning empathy:

  • Children with a strong sense of empathy are more likely to be resilient, patient, and tolerant of difference
  • Make better decisions and are more likely to reject negative peer pressure and bullying
  • They develop strong social bonds with others
  • Linked to achieving success in school and beyond

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Estudi Kalimba

Estudi Kalimba is the developer of Dic-Dic: Multilingual, an app that helps children learn their first language or multiple languages. Dic-Dic: Multilingual is available in British English, American English, Spanish, Russian, French and Catalan. To learn more, visit their WEBSITE.

Estudi Kalimba is part of Tech4Good: Virtual & Home School Coronavirus Project. This project hopes to help children, parents, guardians, and educators adapt to virtual school and homeschool by providing free apps, giveaways, and other resources.

Estudi Kalimba is doing the following as part of Tech4Good:

  • Dic-dic: Multilingual is free for the foreseeable future (reg. $2.99)
  • Approximate total value donated: $300

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AppBlit

AppBlit is the developer of several apps including early education apps that help kids learn math concepts and how to spell. To learn more, visit their WEBSITE. AppBlit donated approximately $200 for Tech4Good: Home School Project.

PopMath Lite (free)

This fun math fact game allows kiddos to practice addition problems by popping bubbles. It’s quite fun, even for adults. One word of caution, links to subtraction, multiplication, and division practice go directly to the store without any parent gating. This may result in children accidentally downloading the full app. Despite this, we recommend the lite app as a free download and the paid app if you want more to practive more advanced math facts.

PopSpell Lite (free)

This cute and simple app allows kids to practice spelling the names of animals. The free version allows you to spell the names of animals by popping bubbles. The paid version unlocks the full app of over 500 words in categories such as nature, school, sport, and vehicles. A word of caution: links to other categories go directly to the App Store without any parent gating. This may result in children accidentally downloading the full app. Despite this, we recommend the lite app as a free download and the paid app if you want more spelling words.

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