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Best Kids Apps 2020: Top Android & iPhone Apps for Children

Best Kids Apps for 2020: Android, iPhone, iPad apps

What you see here are fine examples of the most inventive, illuminating, and engaging children's apps you can find on the Android and App Stores.

It's that time of the year again where we round up our favorite apps for kids for the last six months! So far this year we saw developers push the boundaries of what an app can contribute to a child's education and development.

Teachers can find best kids apps for almost any subjects like Math, English, Science, History, Geography, Languages, Arts, Music and Coding that will be of great help in the classroom.

As we are about to say goodbye to 2019, you can celebrate this new year with our new selection of the best apps, games and educational titles for toddlers to early teens.

So without further ado, here are 25 of the Best Apps for Kids.

Reading Eggs - Learn to Read

Reading Eggs is the multi-award winning learning programme that helps children learn to read. They will learn how to read using interactive reading games, guided reading lessons, fun activities and over 2,000 digital story books.

Reading Eggs - Learn to Read

Reading Eggs is a complete learn to read system for children aged 2-13 and covers the five essential components of reading: phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. Parents can see instant results in their dashboard and receive detailed progress reports, which shows exactly where their child is improving and where extra attention is needed.

Available on iPhone, iPad and Android


Endless Numbers

Endless Numbers is one of the best math apps to introduce basic math concepts such as counting, ordering and addition to pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. Designed to be be fun and stress free, the game presents numbers 1 through 100. Animated Endless Monsters help visualize counting and add a dose of humor to the app. Kids love Endless Numbers and there aren't any quizzes.

Available on iPhone, iPad and Android


Kids Academy Talented & Gifted

Kids Academy Talented & Gifted is one of the most innovative and engaging program 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 includes 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.

Available on iPhone, iPad and Android


ABCmouse.com

ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy’s preschool 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 preschool alphabet games, preschool art games, preschool number games and preschool shapes games.

Available on iPhone, iPad and Android


Mazaam - The Musical Genius

Mazaam is an engaging and animated app for children to develop their understanding of music through a range of games and levels. It is ideal for parents to work alongside their child, play games with them, and check their understanding.

The audio is excellent, the animations are exciting and engaging, and the sharing collaborations with parents or teachers is an excellent opportunity. The games are full of fun and colour, and children wouldn’t be able to recognize that they are learning, as they will be having a lot of fun!

Available on iPhone, iPad and Android


Hit the Button Maths

Hit the Button an interactive maths game from the Top Marks website, are useful in the early stages of learning on multiplication (e.g. times tables)  and division facts. Hit the Button Math is available as an app for iPad, iPhone and Android devices.


Endless Alphabet

Endless Alphabet is an app designed 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. 

Available on iPhone, iPad and Android


Teach Your Monster to Read

The Teach your Monster to Read is an award winning app that teaches children to read in a fun and simplistic manner. The app covers the first two years of reading, from matching letters and sounds to enjoying books. The app has been designed in collaboration with academics at Roehampton university and Complements Phases 2-5 of UK Government-approved Letters and Sounds and other major systematic synthetic phonics programmes. 

Available on iPhone, iPad and Android


BrainPOP® creates cross curricular animated, educational content that captivates students, supports teachers, and adds excitement to lessons. In primary and secondary classrooms, on mobile devices, and at home, BrainPOP’s award winning resources explain the world using animated videos, educational games, interactive quizzes, and online activities.

Available on iPhone, iPad and Android


Mussila Music School

Mussila Music School is a music learning app for kids. It teaches kids music through gamified and joyful exercises and classical music courses that keep kids motivated to learn more. At the end of each session, the children will be able to play a song from a great classical piece and know the theory basics behind it.

Available on iPhone, iPad and Android


Epic! - Kids Books and Videos

With access to more than 35,000 children’s books, audiobooks, educational videos and quizzes, Epic is a monthly subscription service that’s basically the Neflix of education. Epic allows kids to explore a vast library of child-safe content, with material designed for kindergarten up to 7th grade reading levels, with personalized reading recommendations helping you find new material. An Epic for Educators version aimed at librarians and educators is available for free.

Available on iPhone, iPad and Android


Color Quest AR

Color Quest combines three quite distinct concepts to deliver its player experience. Its main educational thrust is health and healthy eating. It then has two interactive elements: colouring in and manipulating the resulting artwork in an augmented reality environment. The colouring and the AR activities work together extremely well and are very entertaining.

Available on iPhone, iPad and Android


PicoToONs - Colouring Book

Colouring in is calming, enjoyable and prompts creative thinking. PicoToONs brings the experience of physical colouring books to electronic devices and adds some extra graphical flourishes to distinguish it from the paper versions. It provides good creative fun that will distract children from playing only games on their devices. The app has over 120 beautiful toon-like colouring pages in 5 themes: Animals, Occupations, Fairies and Friends, Robots, Creatures.

Available on iPhone, iPad and Android


Otsimo | Special Education ABA

Otsimo is an educational game application developed for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or learning difficulties. The AAC features are similar to Proloquo2go, which is high praise indeed, quick to use and super responsive. Teachers can quickly switch between games and model language in the communication area.

Available on iPhone, iPad and Android


Cosmic-Watch

Cosmic Watch is an app that uses mesmerising and realistic 3D graphics to help illustrate the relative positions and movements of a variety of components in Space. The app exemplifies the views of the earth, sun, planets and more, all in real time. Cosmic Watch also allows users to manipulate the position of these celestial bodies, create and personalise their view points and caters each experience to the individual to help them gain insight into the ever-changing nature of the universe.

Available on iPhone, iPad and Android


Pixton EDU

‘Pixton EDU’ is an interactive platform for creating comic book storyboards using avatars, backgrounds, text and themes to be shared within the classroom. Children can explore topics in Math, Science, Social Studies, History, English or Art. Choose images from popular content, books and movies like The Hunger Games or The Outsiders, plus other topics like the solar system, black history or the environment – all Common Core aligned.

Available on Web