PBS Parents Play and Learn 4+


    • 3.8 • 141 Ratings
    • Free



*Parents' Choice Silver Award Winning App!*

PBS’ first app designed specifically for parents, PBS Parents Play & Learn provides more than a dozen games parents can play with their kids, each themed around a familiar location – including the garden, the grocery store, a restaurant, the kitchen, and many more.

The bilingual (English/Spanish) PBS Parents Play & Learn app makes it easy for parents to seize upon those daily “teachable moments” through theme-based interactive games and simple hands-on activities that connect math and literacy skills to everyday experiences.

The app is designed to build on a child’s natural curiosity about his or her everyday world and to encourage dialogue between kids and parents. Each game comes with a parent note that provides information about the math and literacy skills woven into the game and suggestions for effective ways to interact with a child while playing the game to maximize the learning experience.

Key Features
-13 interactive games that automatically adjust to a child’s level
- A variety of proven methods used to build early math and literacy skills
- Completely bilingual (English/Spanish)
- Over 100 everyday and seasonal stickers in free-play area
- Parent ‘teachable moments’ tips associated with each game
- Easy hands-on activities and game-related resources updated regularly
- New activities and resources added weekly
- Social sharing feature

For more parent resources, tips and information visit pbs.org/parents.
For more apps from PBS KIDS, visit http://pbskids.org/apps.

PBS Parents Play and Learn is part of PBS KIDS’ ongoing commitment to helping kids build the skills they need to succeed in school and in life. PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and digital media, as well as community-based programs.

Across all media platforms, PBS KIDS is committed to creating a safe and secure environment for children and families and being transparent about what information is collected from users. To learn more about PBS KIDS’ privacy policy, visit pbskids.org/privacy.

Ready To Learn
The contents of this app were developed under a cooperative agreement #PRU295A100025, from the U.S. Department of Education. However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

What’s New

Version 3.8.1

Technical updates & bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
141 Ratings

141 Ratings

speechinbuffalo ,


I am a speech language pathologist and have been using your app for years. This new version of ‘Playground’ only shows and tells the child player of spatial directions. In the earlier version of this app, the child was able to take a balloon and place it under , over, inside, etc. The earlier version provided more learning opportunities to identify and actually express directions. I’m disappointed you changed this part of the game.

Trainer Fabri ,

The Spanish version is a little glitchy

The game is basic and it seems to have potential but the Spanish is glitchy. For example when feeding the monkey it says i am feeding the Prairie dog or when finding Dell it mentions Dee instead. But it randomly does this Thats why i am saying it’s a glitch. I am trying to get my kid to learn Spanish so if these small glitches could be fix it would be great.

dog in the game snak io ,

It's ok

I've had this game as a two in a half year old but I got bored of doing the same thing over again updates can be bad mostly because they can be dumb so hopefully it is good 🙂it's an old game tho so please make update good AND FUN bye!🤗what did the update do?I just checked 😡you made me update that for no reason!

App Privacy

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