We publish expert reviews and Best Picks recommendation lists of children's apps, video games, websites, and tech toys. Our mission is to help parents, grandparents, and teachers find the best tech to use with their kids. We add new content weekly so check back often.
Editor Jinny Gudmundsen (who also writes the Kid-Tech column for USA Today) writes our blog.
She makes recommendations, offers helpful advice, spotlights innovations and trends, and more. Here's what is new:
Apps That Let Kids Create Content
As the "Maker Movement" continues to gain momentum, kids are joining in. This rec list showcases apps that let kids create content either within the app or outside of it.
Best Apps for Toddlers
If you are thinking about introducing your toddler to a smartphone or tablet, download these apps first. Designed for toddlers, these apps entice little fingers to touch and explore.
Preschool Apps To Help Kids Build Routines
With this Best Picks Recommended List, we suggest apps that encourage preschoolers to willingly participate in their daily routines. By building routines into a preschooler's life, most parents find that the day goes more smoothly. Whether it is a bedtime or bathroom routine, or going to the doctor, these apps can help.
Great Puzzle Game Apps
With the right puzzle apps, kids can turn their puzzling prowess into smarts-building success. Each app on this list of puzzle games starts easy and get progressively harder, thus stretching kids’ logical thinking skills.
FREE and Fabulous: Top Apps for Kids
With this recommended list of free apps for kids, parents can know that they aren't downloading apps that have sneaky ways of making money. These are free and fabulous!
Apps for Creating Movies and Comics
Your child might be the next Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, or Charles Schultz. With the right apps, kids can don the director’s hat to create animated short films or personalized comic strips. Who knows what is hiding inside your child’s imagination? Here are some fun apps to help unleash your child’s creative juices.
Fantastic Fairy Tale Apps
The app stores are overflowing with fairy tale apps. If you search iTunes for Cinderella apps, you will find well over a hundred to choose from. We've done the work for you. Here are the ones that are our favorites -- including one about Cinderella.
Digital Playground Apps
The following apps offer open-ended digital playsets, where kids manipulate objects to create their own stories, discover hidden delights, and expand their own creativity as they combine things in novel ways.
Color Zen Kids
Kids solve eye-popping puzzles by paying attention to the layered colors of paintings of animals. The object of the puzzle is to remove all of the colors found in the painting by systematically flooding the background with color you want to make disappear.
Top Parenting Apps
Want reinforcements for wrangling kids at bedtime, teaching them potty training, explaining screen time restrictions, and modeling good behavior? Here's a list of clever apps that are designed to make your parenting job easier.