Best Kids Apps


Monkey Math School Sunshine

An educational app that your child will actually WANT to play.
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  • Age: 3+ |

  • $0.99


Monkey Math School Sunshine (from the creators of the bestselling app Monkey Preschool Lunchbox) partners your child with a frisky monkey as they tackle fun, beach-themed math activities.

There’s simple addition, counting, tracing, and pattern recognition, plus plenty of clams, star fish, crabs, jellyfish and shells.

Why we like it:
Great graphics, varied activities, and a swinging calypso soundtrack?  Check.

This fun app has rewards too.  Every time your child successfully completes a few levels, she’ll be rewarded with a prize (sea creatures to add to her aquarium).

We also like the way the monkey hoots and flips at correct answers and says “Uh oh!” and shakes his head at wrong ones — it’s gentle, but effective.

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Grandma’s Garden

Vegetables, counting, matching, and coloring
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  • Age: 1+ |

  • $0.99


Grandma’s Garden is a sweet educational game for toddlers and preschoolers.  It’s got counting games, matching games, letter games, shape games and coloring.

Oh, and it’s also got a spunky grandma with a purple beehive hairdo who tells you to “Give Granny a kiss!” between games.  Cute!

Why we like it:
One thing we love about this game is the fact that the tasks are on an endless loop.  Kids automatically move through the activities without having to choose them…it just happens.

Also, there is absolutely no negative feedback whatsoever.  If kids get something wrong (which almost isn’t even possible), Grandma wisely withholds comment until they choose again.

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Kids Socks

Match the socks! Count the socks! Find the socks!
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  • Age: 2+ |

  • $0.99


Kids Socks is a sweet counting, matching, memory app for very young children.  Kids aged 2-5 will love the bright colors and bold designs — it’s a great first app.

What we like:
In the easiest of the games (matching) a sock comes sailing across the line and stops at the center of the screen.   Kids select its match from the eight socks below and keep playing until the laundry is sorted.

There are also simple number recognition and memory matching games which are — you guessed it! — sock themed.

Great graphics, great sound effects, great buy.

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We tested Kids Socks on the Kindle Fire.  Developer: Mimoteo.  Read our disclosure policy.