The Best Learning Apps for Your Child
Education apps and games for students from pre-K to high school.
These superlative education apps cover an incredible range of subjects for students at any grade level.
Endless Learning Academy
Set in a delightful theme park populated by curious little monsters, Endless Learning Academy is full of games for improving literacy and numeracy. Kids will learn letters and numbers, then move on to phonics and arithmetic. The app also offers Spanish and music activities.
Endless Learning Academy
Early Learning for Kids 2-5
Inspired by Montessori’s learn-by-doing pedagogy, the games in this comprehensive app cover fundamentals like recognizing numbers, shapes, and colors, as well as music, logic, and basic coding skills.
Montessori Preschool, Kids 3-7
Learn to read, count and code!
Hopster Saturday Club for Kids
Created to foster social and emotional development in children under 5, this app’s mini-games teach kids to recognize and express the emotions they’re feeling, match facial expressions with different emotions, and build real-life empathy skills.
Hopster Saturday Club for kids
Game to help identify emotions
Used by over 390,000 schools, IXL has standards-based lessons in literacy and math. The app covers 6,000 different skills, with in-depth explanations (and fun quizzes) for each.
IXL - Math, English, & More
K-12 learning on the go
MathTango has a novel idea for teaching math: Mix it with monsters, space stations, and deserted islands. Designed for ages 5 to 10, the app has two worlds: MathTango Island, where kids dive into addition and subtraction, and Starbase MathTango, for multiplication and division.
Math Made Fun for Kids 5-10
An adventure game that teaches STEM subjects, social studies, and world history, TABI Learning has students help a brother-and-sister duo as they travel to Atlantis and outer space on a learning journey.
TABI Learning, Kids STEM Games
3rd - 5th grade math, science
This app puts over 40,000 high-quality ebooks and audiobooks at your fingertips. Hundreds of titles are added weekly, with content available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.
Epic - Kids' Books & Reading
Children’s Learning & eBooks
With more than 10,000 educational videos, this is one of the richest and most accessible educational resources available anywhere. The app covers pretty much every middle school subject: math, science, history, English, and more.
With its quick lessons and gamified approach to learning, Duolingo makes mastering a language feel less like studying and more like playing. There are lessons in more than 30 languages, including Spanish, French, German, Japanese, and Mandarin Chinese.
Duolingo - Language Lessons
Learn Spanish, French, German
With a vast library of video tutorials and music theory lessons, Yousician is an enjoyable way to learn guitar, bass, piano, ukulele, and singing at your own pace.
Yousician - Your Music Teacher
Learn Guitar, Ukulele & Bass
The iPad and Mac app turns coding into a game, presenting each lesson as a fun-to-solve puzzle. Learn the basic concepts of programming and become versed in the Swift programming language.
Learn real coding the fun way
In addition to in-depth courses on chemistry, U.S. and world history, calculus, and more (including AP options), Khan Academy offers excellent prep courses for the SATs, ACTs, and other standardized tests. All are free.
Stuck on a math problem? Point your iPhone camera at it and this app will solve it and walk you through the solution step by step. The app understands integers, fractions, decimals, and logarithms—and can even work its magic with calculus and trigonometry.
Math explained, step-by-step
Whether you want to understand the fundamentals of coding, dig into chemical reactions, or brush up on calculus, Brilliant has a course for you. Bite-size exercises and quizzes help you understand a range of key STEM concepts.
Brilliant – solve, learn, grow
Math and science done right
Coursera has partnered with more than 200 universities (including Duke, Stanford, and Yale) to offer nearly 3,000 courses in art, business, science, humanities, and more. Classes are offered in multiple languages and many are free if you don’t require a certificate.