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Best Kindergarten Apps 2019

Best Kindergarten Apps

Kindergarten is a class or school that prepares children for the first year of formal education. It’s an exciting transition as young learners blend the playing, singing, and craft-making from preschool with more writing, reading, and math lessons.

Apps are more than just fun for a kindergarten - they also help with physical development and early learning. Find educational apps in areas such as arts and crafts, cooking, music and dance, and basic academic skills for your child around 5 years of age.

Kindergarten classrooms are typically organized by different subjects and various types of play. For example, a typical classroom may have areas for reading, arts and crafts, building and math toys, and "pretend play."

By laying the right foundation for your child’s success in kindergarten, you can prime them for accomplishing great academic strides for years to come. Make sure children are prepared for kindergarten and excels throughout the year with this list of kindergarten apps to success.

There are many free apps for kindergarten available, with in-app purchases to buy new levels or expansion packs. Check out our list of toddler apps and preschool apps that have been selected to pose a challenge to little ones who are naturally curious and enjoy playing games.

Looking for the best kindergarten apps? Check out this huge list of the best kindergarten apps with easy-click links.


Kids Academy Talented & Gifted

Kids Academy is one of the most innovative and engaging programs for young learners. Their unique learn-through-play program combines the most advanced in adaptive technology, artificial intelligence, personalized learning, and gamification to help kids put their best foot forward and get the education they deserve.

Kids Academy has now over 5000 learning activities that include educational games and videos, interactive and printable worksheets, songs, puzzles and flashcards. They cover the key subject areas of Math, Reading, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies.

Parents will be able to keep track of children's progress, identify and develop their child's talents and work on the topics that need improvement.

Available on iPhone, iPad and Android


Epic! - Kids Books and Videos

Epic! is a digital library of children’s books to read them online or offline, on the web, or on mobile devices. Kids can choose their interests, browse by category, and see eye-catching book covers. Epic! makes listening to and reading books incredibly appealing.

Users can search books by subject, genre, and age, and some are audio or read-to-me versions where kids can follow along with highlighted words.

Available on iPhone, iPad, Android


Dela Kids - Learn English

This is an app that helps to young children who are just starting their journey into learning the English language. The apps aim is to aid children in knowing the letters of the alphabet, being able to form the letters correctly and to gain confidence in their first steps into the English language. The app executes all of this perfectly and is aided by the excellent graphics and sounds that add to the overall functionality of the app and therefore aid learning rather than detracting from it.

Available on iPhone, iPad and Android


ABCmouse.com

ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy’s kindergarten curriculum focuses on important basics in the four main curriculum subjects of Reading, Math, World Around Us (beginning science and social studies), as well as Art & Colors, establishing a foundation of knowledge for young children that they can build upon with confidence and success.

ABCmouse.com features hundreds of interactive and fun games, each designed to teach a specific concept. Their preschool games help children ages 3+ to learn sounds, numbers, shapes with the kindergarten alphabet games, kindergarten art games, kindergarten number games and kindergarten shapes games.

All of the games include voiced instructions, so even very young children will find it easy to learn and play.

Available only for users from the United States.

Available on iPhone, iPad and Android


Reading Eggs - Learn to Read

Reading Eggs is the multi-award winning learning programme that helps children learn to read. Based on scientific research and designed by literacy experts, it’s proven to help kids learn to read using interactive reading games, guided reading lessons, fun activities and over 2,000 digital storybooks. Reading Eggs has already helped over 10 million children worldwide learn to read.

Toddlers build pre-reading skills such as phonemic awareness and alphabet knowledge with fun activities, games, videos and read-aloud books.

Available on iPhone, iPad and Android


Zap Zap Kindergarten Math

Zap Zap Kindergarten Math is the perfect games-based learning platform to accompany children throughout their early mathematical education. With a variety of mathematical concepts covered through a range of unique games.

Perfect for children aged 3-6, Zap Zap Kindergarten Math is a fast-paced math game that introduces them to the essential foundations of mathematics, namely addition and subtraction, place value, measurement and data, and so much more!

Available on iPhone, iPad and Android


Who's Hiding There?

Who's Hiding There? is a delightful interactive storybook designed for young readers. With its interactive elements and optional narrator, it is great for shared bedtimes and independent constructive entertainment.

Available on iPhone, iPad and Android


Pepi Wonder World

Pepi Wonder World puts a toybox of colourful characters, worlds, and objects in your mobile device. Together they form the keys to a world of discovery and imagination for your young child.

Pretending, imagining, and creating are important aspects of a child's play. Pepi Wonder World provides a vivid and fun pretend-play toy box that can be accessed within the convenience of a mobile device.

Available on iPhone, iPad and Android


LetterSchool - learn to write letters and numbers

LetterSchool is a beautifully designed handwriting app that will teach your children how to write letters (both upper and lower case) and numbers (from 1 to 10) in an animated and fun way. Using a set of four activities, LetterSchool can enchant your children to play with the app for a long time.

LetterSchool app is the #1 alphabet tracing and words spelling app for toddlers & pre-schoolers. It is recommended and used by parents, teachers, and occupational therapists. LetterSchool app is loved & played by more than 2 million toddlers and used at more than 5,000 schools.

Available on iPhone, iPad and Android


ABCya Games

ABCya provides over 400 fun and educational games for grades PreK through 6. Their activities are designed by parents and educators, who understand that children learn better if they are having fun. Games are categorized by grade and subject, and cover topics such as multiplication, parts of speech, typing, pattern recognition, and more. They even have games that are just plain fun (and safe) to play! With so much variety, there is sure to be something for kids at all learning levels and styles.

Available on iPhone, iPad and Android


Lingokids - English for children

Lingokids - English for Kids app is used by 9 million children for learning English. The app has over 3,000 words to learn in a fun and exciting way. It features content from Oxford University Press.

Children will discover thousands of fun and exciting activities where they will learn over 3,000 words such as everyday vocabulary, commonly used verbs, and adjectives. New educational activities added every week that suit all learning styles: games, songs, audiobooks, traceables, and more!

Available on iPhone, iPad and Android


My Very Hungry Caterpillar

My Very Hungry Caterpillar is an interactive pop-up app, featuring characters from the book. It consists of many games and puzzles, which can help young children practise counting, sorting, and memory skills. The app can also help them discover facts about caterpillars and other animals, and learn about healthy eating. The beautiful illustrations and reward badges will motivate children to keep on playing.

Available on iPhone, iPad and Android


Kindergarten Math

Kindergarten Kids Math is a game based app developed for young children to enhance their skills in mathematics each game is designed to help the child in the key areas of attention, coordination, memory, perception and reasoning. Interesting graphics and background music let the child work their way through the games across three different levels.

Available on iPhone, iPad and Android


Toontastic

Toontastic is a storytelling and creative learning tool that enables kids to draw, animate, and share their own cartoons with friends and family around the world through simple and fun imaginative play! With over 2 million cartoons created in over 150 countries, parents and teachers rave about the app and kids can't stop creating!

Available on iPhone and iPad


Friendly Math Monsters for Kindergarten

Friendly Math Monsters for Kindergarten is more than just a drag & drop math game with cute, interactive characters - it’s a fun and challenging way for kids, ages 6 and under, to learn and play. This app will help kindergarten and first grade children to do this with a step by step approach to building maths skills, reported back to the parent so that they know where a child needs support.


Kindergarten Kids Word Play

Kindergarten Kids Word Play is a collection of 4 mini-games designed to develop children’s fluency in reading and improve their spelling skills. It includes 200+ interactive activities including matching words to images; playing a memory game to learn sight words; completing words using phonic knowledge and rearranging letters to support spelling.

Available on iPhone and iPad


Endless Alphabet

Endless Alphabet app is one of the best educational apps for 4 years old and above to teach letter sounds and new vocabulary. The child drags the correct letter into a word and the letter takes on a personality and makes the sound as the child drags it to it correct place in the word. The child can choose the word to build. The words are in alphabetical order and can be flipped through or chosen by beginning letter. After the child builds the word, there is a short animation and audio description of the meaning of the word. The app starts with a set of words and then others are added automatically as the app is played.

Available on iPhone, iPad and Android


Kindergarten Sight Words Free

Kindergarten Sight Words Free features multiple interactive activities to introduce and practice use of high frequency words critical for reading. High frequency words or sight words are the building blocks for children learning to read. The full version of the application includes 100 of the most common words found in reading materials for kindergarten age children.

Available on iPhone, iPad and Android


Toca Tea Party

Toca Tea Party is like having a traditional tea party for kids but without the breakable, spillable teacups. The on-screen party includes a variety of pretty mini-cakes and cookies, drinks, tablecloths, plates, and cups kids can choose from, and more. Once kids get a tea party for three set up on the iPad's screen (which becomes the table), they can invite their friends around the table to pretend to eat and drink -- and even "clean up" an imaginary spill -- at their custom soiree.

Available on iPhone, iPad and Android


Artie's World

Artie's World is a playful app to provide drawing experience for young kids with a dot-to-dot system. Artie sets out in his village and draws a picture for each friend he meets. Kids help out by tracing the shapes with their finger and connecting all of the dots to draw toys, vehicles and animals. Once the lines are drawn, the whole picture is colored in automatically and the app says the name of the object/animal.

Our teachers have selected some great kids’ drawing apps, whether you want them to create a finished painting or artwork or just sketch a rough drawing to finish later, you'll find the right art app for the kids here.

Available on iPhone, iPad and Android


abc PocketPhonics: letter sounds & writing + first words

abc PocketPhonics covers learning to write letters with learning the sounds that letters make. This app uses the Phonics method, as taught in UK schools, to develop reading skills. It also closely matches the order in which schools will usually teach different sounds, as defined in the National Curriculum.

Available on iPhone and iPad


Homer Reading: Learn to Read

This top-rated, research-backed app motivates kids ages 2 to 8 to love reading by building on what they already know and tapping into the topics that most interest them. Even though a Simpsons early education app would be more fun, Learn With Homer will do a better job teaching your kid how to sound out words. (Doh!) Unleash your kid’s reading abilities using Homer’s speak-and-spell animation and voice recordings that give them feedback on pronunciation.

Available on iPhone, iPad and Android


Marble Math

Marble Math is super fun and easy for kids to use. It includes features that parents and teachers will love, like the ability to replay games so students build confidence as they work up to the correct answer. This learning app is so much like a game that kids will forget they are doing math! There are obstacles and rewards as they move their marble through the maze, urging users on. This app is a definite yes for older elementary students!

Available on iPhone and iPad


Todo Math

Kids can learn numbers, counting, and addition and subtraction to 99 as well as multiplication using Todo Math app. They can learn 1-to-1 correspondence and practice correctly writing numerals by tracing. It is a wonderfully easy-to-use math app designed to help kids of all abilities practice math. It uses visuals, auditory prompts and purposeful touch.

Available on iPhone, iPad and Android


Monkey Preschool Lunchbox

Monkey Preschool Lunchbox is a fun, simple to use app. It consists of 5 mini educational games, for children aged 2 to 5. The games can help children learn about colours, letters, counting, differences, and matching. Children must help the monkey to complete the activities, which are presented in a cyclical manner to promote repetition and reinforcement. They are rewarded throughout the game with stickers, which motivate them to keep on playing.

Available on iPhone, iPad and Android


Daisy the Dinosaur

Daisy the Dinosaur is a free app that introduces the basics for coding to children of 5 to 7 years old. The app has simple but cute graphics with limited instructions encouraging students to explore the coding applications themselves. The app provides basic to complex coding with simple steps such as move, spin, jump and roll. Further advanced coding is featured using when and repeat commands.

Available on iPhone, iPad


Reading Raven HD

This app builds reading and spelling skills through a sequence of carefully designed games. This ranges from identifying, matching and tracing letters, to writing, reading and recording words, sentences and very short stories. There are three levels of activities, and five lessons with different themes, which give children lots of opportunities to practice skills while maintaining a high level of interest.

Available on iPad