With the affordability of modern tablet computers, they have become very popular in households around the world. One of the growing segments of users are not the adults that purchase these devices, instead it is their children, your children, that are experiencing these portable device. Amazon even makes a tablet specifically for kids that has a no questions asked replacement policy. It’s inevitable with all of these tablets that kids are going to want to play games on them.
You may not want your kids to sit there playing pointless games, nor did the developers of our list of educational children’s games and apps today. Let’s look at our list of the top 20 educational apps and games for Android tablets.
Petting Zoo is a great app to introduce your kids to animals. There is a total of 21 hand drawn animals that are animated in quirky ways and each animal has its own musical soundtrack. As animals don’t speak here, this app is great for anyone regardless of what language they speak.
The Artist who sketched all of the artwork is Christopher Niemann who is a highly acclaimed author and illustrator. This is a highly rated app, one we are sure will educate and entertain your little ones.
Paper flash cards have been common place for teaching students for years. Now with the easy access to technology they have been brought to the computer and to toddlers. SoundTouch Interactive has developed a series of apps such as Video Touch – Wildlife.
These apps use pictures of animals to teach toddlers the sounds that various animals make. SoundTouch Interactive also makes an app that encompasses a wide variety of sound correlation options such as animals, vehicles, musical instruments, and household items.
We all grew up learning the ABC song, now kids who need a little extra help or just want to be a step ahead can learn their ABCs with Endless Alphabet. Endless Alphabet uses colored letters to help with the ABCs. Endless Alphabet goes beyond that though and also helps kids learn words letter by letter using the same cool colored letters and adding in drawn pictures of the word to help them associate the spelling with the concept of the word.
The app is built for learning with no high scores, leaderboards, or any other competitive features. This allows kids to learn at their own pace without having to worry about what their friends are achieving. It also makes it simpler for those who are just learning to write and read.
Baby’s Musical Hands is a simple Android (and other device) game for your toddlers and younger kids to learn to touch and explore sounds. Baby’s Musical Hands is built with a very simple interface, so once it is opened any kid can figure out the different notes. Different musical notes are represented by different shades of various colors. As your kids touch the different colors the app will produce different sounds.
Does your little one love animals? Do you want to help them learn what each animal is called? Peekaboo Barn helps your kids learn the names of a wide variety of animals as they jump out to surprise your kids in a playful manner. One of the outstanding features of this game is that you can choose from an adults voice or a child’s voice to make your kid more comfortable with the narrator.
English and Spanish narration come with the game but a selection of other languages can be purchased to help your kid learn to be bilingual.
Another game from Peekaboo provides kids with hours of fun with the Sesame Street characters. Kids will walk down the famous Sesame Street and stop at the stoop where the characters sit. The door will shake and kids will have to guess who is going to come out next. The game creators boast that it develops cause and effect relations in toddlers.
The game offers a story mode to help keep your kids hooked but also a looped mode to keep the playability after your kids have finished the story mode.
Do your kids love Sesame Street? Do you want to introduce them to Sesame Street while helping them learn? Achieve it with Sesame Street helps your kids learn everyday knowledge in a fun way, with the characters from Sesame Street. Elmo and friends will help your kids learn things like how to wait for the things that you want, people work to make money, and making choices every day.
Your kids will learn alongside the wonderful characters of Sesame Street in a variety of different challenges that are designed to be fun while at the same time provide them with some of the knowledge they need to succeed as they start off their lives.
There are two main things that Toddler Kids Puzzles Puzzingo aims for, learning while playing and having fun while playing. Puzzingo contains a variety of puzzles that are interspersed so that your kids never get bored of repeating the same puzzle over and over again. Upon completing the puzzle your kids will received a reward of getting to engage in a variety of mini-games that will help reinforce positive feedback. Don’t worry, Puzzingo never contains advertisements!
Dino the Dinosaur needs your kids help in connecting the dots to outline his favorite dinosaurs and animals. Dino Dots Connect for Kids features over 140 puzzles at three different difficulty levels.
These interesting and fun animals which appear when the dots are connected are sure to make your kids happy. Not only that, the positive feedback that Dino Dots provides to your kids while they progress insures that they are always encouraged and not discouraged. Each puzzle is drawn by real people, not computers so the illustrations are wonderful!
Dino Maze will help insure that your kid’s new best friend is Dino. Your kids will help Dino the Dinosaur navigate his way through a maze. With 30 mazes and three different difficulty levels it is hard for your kid to not be entertained for quite a while. For kids that are a little bit older they can design their own mazes so that they can keep their friends puzzle solving for a bit. Now help those Dinos get ready for pool time!
TribePlay brings you Dr. Panda’s Swimming Pool, a game aimed towards younger kids and getting to them to learn how to solve problems. It features five animals, dozens of clothes, and three pools that your kids can use to test their ability with animals. Treasures are hidden throughout the game for your kids to find and enjoy. Dr. Panda games are great for your kids because they feature no in game advertisements and no in-app purchases.
Another app featuring Dr. Panda, Dr. Panda’s Handyman is a great tool for teaching your toddlers and kids about tools and problem solving. With this app your toddlers help Dr. Panda do the handyman work around the house. Toddlers will see different household problems in each room with an animal asking for help.
The app does more than just help kids associate different tools and repair tasks but also helps teach them safety while using tools. The most amazing part about Dr. Panda’s Handyman is that it teaches with a very fun atmosphere.
So maybe it is a little too early for some of your children to start learning the alphabet. That isn’t a problem, Originator Inc. also has an app that will help your kids learn numbers. Some say that numbers are the easiest form of communication because they are more logic based than a language.
Endless Numbers starts off with introducing users to numbers then moves into sequences and even basic arithmetic. Interactive number based puzzles help reinforce what your kids learn in an even more fun way! No matter what mode you are in though the wonderful animations help make the game feel natural.
Yo Gabba Gabba! Babies is based on a set of characters from Nick Jr. The characters are adorable babies which your kids will learn to care for. The screens have very basic interfaces that are very similar to activities your kids complete daily such as taking a bath or eating. With this app your kids will learn to care for others and learn to associate different objects with different actions.
There are 5 activities that kids can conduct with each of the interactive babies. For those kids that love to be artistic the app includes a coloring book which allows your kids to express themselves however they want.
Kids Doodle – Color & Draw is a great app to allow your kids to express themselves. Don’t worry, it allows your kids to doodle and paint without having to make a mess at home! Users have the choice of creating their art on either a canvas or a photo. There are over 20 wonderful brushes of various colors and designs that will allow your kids more options than the traditional crayons or paint.
Intellijoy has really knocked it out of the ballpark with this app pack. It contains tons of fun games that will continue to be fun for kids for quite a while. It currently includes 17 apps total and will include any future apps released by Intellijoy. Some of the apps are more learning based such as Kids ABC Letters and Kids Shapes and Colors.
These learning based apps allow your kids to learn about the world around them in a fun digital environment. The app pack also contains apps that are a little more game based such as Kids Painting, Kids Connect The Dots, and Kids Professions Dressing Game. No matter which app they decide to use though your kids are sure to enjoy themselves.
Shape Builder Preschool Puzzle is a great app to both get your kids thinking about puzzles and introduce them to the names of objects and letters. As your kids solve the puzzles they are instructed on what each end result is. The professional voicing is complimented by a great soundtrack and exciting sound effects that will keep your kid entertained for hours at a time. The easier shapes form letters and as you progress they start to form images like animals.
Bob’s Books Reading Magic is a great option for kids who are just starting to learn how to read words. The app includes 12 scenes with simple words. When you first open a scene you will be greeted with an illustration with a very easy letter game that will allow you to arrange the letters in the right order. For instance cat with a picture of a cat. Once you spell the word right the cat gets filled in with color.
Kids Song Machine allows kids to listen to some of the classic kids’ songs that you grew up listening to. It takes it one step further. During the songs there are interactive animations that work with the music so that your kids can learn about music. The app works by stimulating your auditory system as one interacts with the app. While playing the app is also highly encouraging of performing actions like clapping along or tapping your foot. It’s never too early to learn to keep a beat.
Animatch is a classic tile matching game for your kids where they match different pictures of animals. Every time you tap on a tile it makes the sound of an animal as it reveals what animal is on that tile. The app helps with developing one’s memory, cognitive skills, and concentration. Adorable graphics, high scores, best times, and developing animal recognition all in a game that will keep your kids, and maybe even you, entertained for hours.