10 Educational Game Apps for Kids

Educational App Store is the preeminent destination for educational games for children of all ages. Set children loose in wondrous worlds designed especially for them. From cute puzzlers to inviting tower-defense games, these selections are perfect for a wide range of skill levels and interests.

Fun and educational learning games helps kids to learn in an easy way. If you’re going to download apps there’s a strong chance that you’ll be including some educational games to your list. But how do you know where to find the best ones? 

Here is our handpicked collection of the best educational game apps for kids that will delight and entertain.

Toca Blocks

( iPad - £3.99 )

Toca Block is an open-ended creative play app designed to nurture a child’s imagination and analytical skills. They can also get silly as they use blocks to build worlds that stretch their imaginations and add infinite personal touches that express their unique sense of creativity. Any stories kids tell about the world they create or the characters who explore that world takes learning even further. Toca Blocks features open-ended exploration that lets kids practice using technology to build and create.
 
Learning Benefits: Brainstorming, imagination, innovation, making new creations

Toddler Learning Games

( iPad - Free )

Toddler Learning Games is one of the best iPad educational game app designed to appeal to young children with its vibrant appearance and to parents with its fun mini games suitable for toddlers.  The app features popular award-winning games by 22learn. 
 
These educational games are designed by educational experts and parents that encourages creativity and pretend play. New games are added every month and are perfect for independent learning and exploration. The games offer a number of different learning opportunities. Some, such as numbers, ABC and shapes can be directly linked to the lessons that toddlers will soon be attending.
 
Learning Benefits: Creativity and Pretend Play


Did you know that nurturing your child’s curiosity is one of the best ways to help them become a lifelong learner? Curious World is designed to develop imagination and curiosity in preschoolers. Bringing together 100s of games, books and videos, this award-winning platform focusses not only on science, math and literacy, but also on the key life skills kids will need for their future success. 
 
From videos to sit back and watch, to suggested craft activities that require rolled up sleeves and a bit of mess,  this app provides a great source of inspiration and learning for children. Curious World brings your children more than 100 replayable kids games created by learning experts. 
 
Learning Benefits: Creativity, thinking and reasoning


The Very Hungry Caterpillar

( Android - £2.99 , iPad - £3.99 )

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is an interactive pretend play game app for children, featuring much-loved characters from the book. It consists of a number of 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. The app has wide range of interactive activities that encourages non-competitive individualized play.

Learning Benefits: Creativity, concentration and memory skills

Silly Street Learn & Play is an onscreen version of the board games made by the same developer. The game aims to build character skills while engaging kids in fun and silly activities. 
 
Silly Street Learn & Play is an educational app based on a physical game that aims to build character through play. Kids can play solo or with up to 6 players and either read the directions or turn on the sound for narration. The free game includes six card packs that target empathy, curiosity, adaptability, and other character skills through entertaining tasks. The prompts on the cards encourage kids to express themselves and explore their creative side through jokes, movement, storytelling, and song.
 
Emotional Development, Responsibility and Ethics, Communication

Addition and Subtraction Games

( Android - Free , iPad - Free )

Kids Addition & Subtraction is a huge collection of mini-games designed to help children practice their early maths skills.  It has a flexibility that makes it useful both at home and in the classroom. In essence, most of the mini-games are based on multiple choice, drag-and-drop or selection styles of questions but these are dressed up in entertaining game-like mechanics.   These are not just about adding fun but in many cases also promote a suitable thinking process for solving the current problem.
 
Kids Addition & Subtraction is a polished app and children will enjoy playing it for independent learning. 

My PlayHome Doll House

( Android - £2.99 , iPad - £3.99 )

My PlayHome is a highly interactive, dollhouse-style app for kids. Kids can choose from five "types" of family members in generic white, Asian, and African-American skin tones; the characters include moms, dads, boys, girls, and babies. 
 
Toddlers and preschoolers can explore the home, discovering surprises and letting their imaginations soar. My PlayHome is a good outlet for imaginative play as kids follow their imaginations and tell their own stories.

Learning Benefits:Creativity


Draw it

( Android - Free , iPad - Free )

Draw it is a fun and addictive drawing game where you compete against others to climb to 1st place by sketching what you see. 
 
Draw it is a creative game for children and is a great way to improve their art skills while having fun. This entertaining game allows you to draw, color, paint, decorate and embellish in a very simple way, in the same way as on a paper, book or magazine, using different options to paint as brushes, crayons or pencils. It is an application for all ages that encourages and helps to learn, develop creativity in an intelligent and fun way.
 
Learning Benefits: Creativity

 


Pictoword is a fun and possibly addictive word puzzle game that is sure to provide hours of problem-solving fun. The app includes brain training games with mind teasers and puzzles for all ages. Young learners can test their word puzzle skills with their word games.
 
The developers have done a great job making Pictoword easy to use for both children and adults. The game is self explanatory as it provides two pictures that are set up to create one word that players can spell using a letter bank within each puzzle. 
 
Learning Benefits: Logic and problem solving skills

Explorium - Space for Kids

( iPad - £1.99 )

Explorium - Space for Kids is an app that will make a budding astronaut of your child, as they take on interplanetary adventures full of games, facts and surprises. Children play and learn their way across the solar system at their own place, creating their own path. The gaming element comes in the form of nine mini-games accessed upon the discovery of a new planet, as well as the app’s ‘journey’ element, which sees you travel in your spaceship collecting parts to fix a broken space machine.
 
Mini-games can be accessed separately on the home screen once initially unlocked. These also have four levels of difficulty to continuously challenge the child playing. 
 
Learning benefits: Memory and logical thinking through problem solving mini-games, Flexible and individualised access to information about the solar system, nurtures imagination

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