Free multiple subject Apps
Fish School-123 ABC for Kids. Ages 2+
Reinforces letters, numbers, shapes and colors. Children make matches and identify differences.
Funbrain Preschool and Kindergarten
Toddler Learning Games: Tappity. Ages: 3+
Learn ABCs, shapes, numbers, colors, and more. Play pre-downloaded games offline. New games are added monthly.
PBS Games Ages: 2+
Allows a full collection of educational games based on PBS shows. Games cover all subjects
Kids Academy Ages: 3+
Games, quizzes, songs, books, videos and more focusing on letters, numbers, words, fairy tales, nursery rhymes, and more.
Khan Kids (app and site) Ages: 4+
Has reading, social emotional, writing practice, and math.
Brainpop Jr. Movie of The Week (App and site) Ages: 6+
Easy to understand educational videos on everything from Mozart to allergies. Free version gets the movie of the week.
Toontastic. Ages: 6+
Create stories and science reports with characters and narration.
Khan Academy Ages: 9+
Has Reading, Math, Coding, Science, and Social Studies at various levels.
Free Math Apps
123 Learning Games. Ages 2+
Learning 1-20 for kids
Endless 123. Ages 2+
Learn early math through manipulating numbers and symbols.
Counting Dots: Number Practice. Ages 2+
Tap the dots in order from biggest to smallest
PrestoBingo Shapes. Ages 3+
Artwork filled with shapes to teach shapes in real world images. Brief mini-lesson about shapes. Counting from 1 to 20 is also reinforced.
Friendly Math Monsters Ages: 3+
Teaches numbers, addition, subtraction and sorting while building on learning and retaining a game based environment.
Fetch Lunch Rush. Ages 3+
Integrates team play and physical movement. Print off "augmented reality" mat pdfs. Place mats around house and run to take pictures .
Zearn (website or app) Ages: 4+
Lessons takes about 30 minutes. After mastering each lesson, kids automatically move onto the next. Lessons include short videos, interactive math models, math problems, and encouraging feedback throughout work. Created by teachers. Materials are free and ad-free. 800+ digital lessons.
Gracie & Friends City Skate. Ages 4+
Ride a skateboard through the city and jump to catch the groups that represent a specific number.
Gracie & Friends Birthday Cafe. Ages: 4+
Kids arrange friends at tables and distribute items equally. Simple interface and repetitive nature.
Moose Math- Duck Duck Moose. Ages 4+
Counting, Adding, Subtracting, Sorting, and Geometry.
Park Math HD- Duck Duck Moose. Ages 4+
Practice counting, addition, subtraction, sequencing, patterning, and comparing.
Intro to Math, by Montessorium. Ages 4+
Ties in best practices of instruction with meaningful learning activities. Activities are voiced with simple directions. Has simple warm-ups that enable math connections.
Math Tappers: Find Sums. Ages 5+
Uses 10 frames and part whole models to increase addition fluency. Two levels of play build from 5 to 100. Track player progress and email reports.
Pet Bingo by Duck Duck Moose. Ages: 6+
Master addition, subtraction, and multiplication. Math problems are answered by identifying correct answers on a bingo board. Once the student correctly answers five questions in a row, they earn a prize in order to care for their pretend pet. Instructors can check the report card section.
Math Stretch. Ages: 6+
A variety of math questions on different topics.
Sushi Monster. Ages 6+
Strengthens addition and multiplication fluency. The sushi monster gives a number and kids build an equation from numbered pieces. Strengthens understanding of number relations.
Market Bay. Ages: 7+
Use money to buy and sell items through town.
Chicken Coop Fraction Games. Ages 9+
Kids learn and practice simplifying, adding, comparing and estimating fractions with this chicken-themed game.
Crafty Cut. Ages: 9+
Teaches spatial reasoning with 3-D shapes.
Math Champ Challenge. Ages: 10+
Answer questions in a competitive or practice environment. Questions are based on core curriculum standards.
CoolMath games. Ages: 13+
Math activities and games with fundamental math skills and concepts.
Khan Academy (website or app) Ages: 9+
Has Reading, Math, Coding, Science, and Social Studies at various levels.
Free Science Apps
Ready Jet Go
The Cat in the Hat Builds That
Arctic. Ages: 3+
Create and learn about animals in different habitats.
Play and Learn Science Ages: 4+
Focuses on science including water, motion, shadows, and weather. It gets progressively harder as you move up in levels.
WWF Explore. Ages: 6+
Pick country to explore. Watch and learn about wildlife there.
Bug Zoo. Ages 7+
Explore facts about 7 bugs. Vivid imagery and spoken text.
K-5 Science for Kids-Tappity Ages 9+
Teaches 100+ science topics with experiments, stories, and games. Students go on adventures to science topics.
Biome Viewer. Ages: 10+
Pick a biome to learn about animals, habitat, and other traits.
3D Brain. Ages: 11+
Teaches the human brain with a 3D look at the structure and parts of the brain.
Free Social Studies Apps
Speed Geo Lite. Ages: 8+
Identify continents and countries in a speed based race.
Presidents Vs. Aliens. Ages: 8+
Trivia about presidents in a limited game format.
Intro to Geo WE. Ages: 8+
A Montessori based app that teaches world geography.
Intro to US WE. Ages: 8+
A Montessori based app that teaches US state information and geography.
free foreign language apps
Helps users expand vocabulary. Also offers an offline mode to continue learning without internet connection.
Kids Learn Mandarin. Ages: 2+
Learn Chinese symbols and vocabulary. Fun characters, bright colors, and playful activities.
Spanish School Bus for Kids. Ages: 3+
Over 60 levels and 300 of the most commonly used Spanish words broken down by themes.
Pilli pop Espanol. Ages: 5+
Teaches vocabulary through speaking and matching exercises.
Duolingo (App and Website) Ages: 10+
Practice through audio, word identification, and oral exercises for over 30 languages.
Other Free Apps
Kids listen while matching colored buttons to correct spaces on a given picture. The app provides 5 pictures for free. You can set up the app to turn off in-app purchases.
Mask Jumble Animals Ages 2+
The app uses the device's camera to get kids listening and matching body parts together into a complete mask. A fun app for kids to playfully listen, experiment and engage with their own face.
Explore elements of music and children's songs as you kids about rhythm, instruments, pitch, and musical notes.
Puzzle Pop Ages 2+
Solve increasingly difficult puzzles.
Animal Puzzle- Kids and Toddlers
Presto Bingo Colors
Sesame Street Go. Ages: 3+
Contains video clips of Sesame Street. Parents can choose specific subjects to focus on. Also includes educational games.
Pepi Wonder World. Ages: 3+
Fairy tale-themed islands introduce kids to dragons, gnomes, and other characters for creative free play.
Molly of Denali: Learning App Ages: 4+
By PBS Kids. To learn and read about Alaska and Nature.
PlayART. Ages 5+
For kids to begin exploring famous art. Contains many of the works from 5 famous painters with embedded videos and pictures. Create and adapt famous works.
Brainpop Jr. Movie of The Week. Ages: 6+
In-depth and easy to understand educational videos ranging from Mozart to food allergies. Free version gets movie of the week.
Musical Me HD
PBS KIDS Video
Draw with different markers on pictures or other backgrounds.
free Reading apps
Starfall ABC. Ages 3+
Brings the alphabet to life with pictures, animation, games, songs, and stories. Each letter is identified by name, sound, and words. Children tap, slide, sort, and drag objects.
Endless Wordplay Ages: 3+
Reconstruct words from scrambled letters. Letter sounds are made when the letters are touched and the word is read once the reconstructed.
Intro to words by Montessorium. 3+
Strengthen language abilities wIth clearly articulated letter sounds and slow "sounding out" of images.
Word Wagon HD- Duck Duck Moose. Ages: 4+
Four levels of phonics instruction are practiced with 7 groups of themed words. Children learn letters, sounds, and spelling.
Duck Duck Moose Reading. Ages: 4+
Learn about letter sounds, phonics, and other reading fundamentals.
Nick JR Books
The Land of Me. Ages 5+
Story develops and changes based on choices made. Short tales are told in rhyme. Questions are provided in the upper right corner so parents can easily engage with their child.
Starfall Learn To Read (App and Website) Ages: 5+
Isolate sounds, identify patterns in word families, and learn about phonics rules. Phonics skills are modeled in short stories and explicit activities.
uKloo. Ages 6+
Teaches sentence structure and high frequency words. reading the clue. Parents can adjust level to make sentence structure more difficult and less repetitive.
Animal Train- First Word FREE. Ages: 6+
Uses memory, listening, and reading skills. Hear or read animal names and fill the wagons with the correct words.
News-O-Matic. Ages 8+
Magazine with interactive activities and videos. Features 5 daily stories with news, sports, arts, science and more. The content is designed for young readers. Features complete playback of the articles. Definitions and pronunciations are provided for difficult words within articles. A few games are featured as they relate to the news of the day.
Free writing Apps
Touch & Write. Ages 3+
Draw and Tell HD Ages: 3+
Choose from a blank page, photos, or one of the app's backgrounds and start creating. Tools like crayons, stickers, paint and erasers can be used while the app records singing, talking, and moving stickers.
Puppet Pals HD. Ages 4+
Open-ended app for creating and sharing stories. Choose from puppets and backgrounds or add your own. Record yourself retelling and acting out stories. Export or play from the app.
Superhero Comic Book Maker Ages 5+
Choose from a blank page, your photos or one of the apps backgrounds and start creating. Drag, drop and order your images to create custom story sequences.
Princess Fairy Tale Maker Ages 5+
Draw and tell a story starting from a blank page, your photos, or one of the app backgrounds. Try out the coloring pages to decorate a pre-made image. Simply drag and drop images.
Punc rules. Ages: 8+
Teaches lesson, offers practice, and gives a quiz on punctuation topics. No games. Gives scores after each quiz.
Scribblenauts. Ages: 8+
Solve puzzles by typing words that appear into story.
Shake a phrase. Ages 8+
Identify parts of speech in stories of different themes. Also gives story starters.
Free language Apps
Old Macdonald Had a Farm HD. Ages: 2+
Wheels on the Bus HD Ages: 2+
Baa Baa Black Sheep HD Ages: 2+
Itsy Bitsy Spider- Easter Egg HD Ages: 2+
Listen and interact with these favorite childhood songs. Bright colors, upbeat music, and silly animations keep children entertained in a meaningful way. Enjoy tapping to discover interactive surprises.
Little Finder. Ages: 2+
Learn and identify new vocabulary words for items around the home, food, and animals in a 1 and 2 player game. Hints are helpful for decreasing frustration.
WWP Vocab. Ages: 9+
Use vocabulary knowledge to manipulate Snargle through obstacles. Quiz format gives answers when incorrect.
Free Social Emotional Apps
Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame Street
A Parcel of Courage
A free interactive picture book with puzzles
SuperStretch. Ages 3+
Provides kid-friendly animations and modeling for learning 12 yoga poses.
FREE CODING APPS
Hopster Coding Safari. Ages: 3+
Create a path so woodland creatures can get from one spot to another. The path gets more complex with more levels.
Lightbot: Code Hour. Ages: 8+
Introduces kids to basic coding. Kids use basic concepts of coding to create a path from pieces with different twists and turns so that robot can advance levels.
Fix the Factory. Ages: 8+
Use basic concepts of coding to create a path from pieces with different twists and turns so that robot can advance levels.
Booeys. Ages 8+
Use basic concepts of coding to solve puzzles.
Swift Playgrounds. Ages: 9+
Learn the basics of coding through puzzles, targeted lessons, and dynamic visuals. Works best on iPads.
Sprite Box. Ages 10+
Practice coding language through game world.
AlgoRun. Ages: 10+
Challenges kids to solve puzzles while learning programming basics. 30 levels that teach using game mechanics. Uses conditionals and loops without making the child memorize.
Knowin. Ages: 10+
Virtual Zoo\Aquarium Visits
Monterey Bay Aquarium Watch the animals LIVE
Vitamin Z taped lessons
The San Diego Zoo Watch the animals LIVE
The Smithsonian National Zoo Watch the animals LIVE
Reid Park Zoo Watch the animals LIVE
Save a Species Educational Videos
Giraffe and Eagle Cameras controlled by YOU
Chamberlain Studios of Self-Defense is offering FREE live streaming classes to the public during the COVID-19 quarantine crisis over Zoom (see schedule).
Walt Disney World
Anne Frank House and Video Diary
The Great Wall of China
Holidays around the world
PBS: Rick Steves holidays in Europe. Includes Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy and others. On Prime and YouTube.
Lunch Doodles video series weekdays at 1 p.m. Eastern, in which Mo Willems, Artist-in-Residence at The Kennedy Center, gives quick drawing lessons.
Math practice that checks and adapts to student levels. Includes review games, videos, and assessment. Has game based programming for kindergarteners.
Musical Explorers (Website)
Connects students in grades K–2 to musical communities as they build fundamental music skills through listening, singing, and moving to songs from all over the world. A free online curriculum available worldwide.
Xtra Math (website and PAID app)
Drills students on addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Daily drills take a total of about 15 minutes. Some students get frustrated with this program. No games.
Ages: 6+ (may frustrate)
Teaches grammar and writing skills through short exercises.
Read Theory (website)
Gives reading passages with short quizzes including open ended responses.
No Red Ink (Website)
Teaches grammar and writing skills through short exercises and longer essays. Further learning requires subscription.
National Geographic Kids (Website)
Has games, articles, and videos for all ages.
Old Farmers Almanac (Website)
Browse TED-Ed Animations and TED Talks to spark curiosity. Find video-based lessons organized by age-level and subject.