Tech with Kids' Best Picks Lists

The following recommended lists compile the Best of the Best.

In hopes of bubbling up the top tech products reviewed on this site, we have created recommended lists on a variety of topics. By combining similar products on the same topic or ones appropriate for the same age into a list, we hope to provide you more guidance on how to use tech with kids. We rate products on a five star scale by looking at the following factors: fun, education, ease of use, value, and technical. We give Best Picks Awards to those products that rate at least 4 stars and represent the best products for kids on a specific topic. With the Best Picks Lists, we are even more selective, showcasing only the top tech picks on this site.

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Fun Christmas & Holiday Apps for Kids

Deck your devices with holiday cheer with these Christmas and Hanukkah apps.

Best Simulation Game Apps for Kids

Simulation games are a great way to let kids learn about the world.

App Romps with Monsters, Beasts, and Witches

Have some fun with "things that go bump in the night"!

Best Kids Apps of 2016

Here are the 25 top apps for kids of 2016!

Best Kids Games as Apps

Kids love playing games on mobile devices. But finding the ones that are appropriate for kids can be hard. We make it easy -- choose any from this list.

10 Best First Grade Apps

Here's how to load your device with enticing apps that are just right for your 1st grader!

Fun Word Apps for Kids

Learning new words becomes fun when they are presented within these apps.

Eco Science Games

This list of science games includes both eco apps and "green" websites.

Girl Power in Apps

No damsels in distress here! The following apps present positive female role models for both girls and boys.

Great Puzzle Game Apps

With the right puzzle apps, kids can turn their puzzling prowess into smarts-building success.

Creativity Apps to Inspire Kids

Unleash your child's creativity and imagination with these inspiring apps.

Super City Building Games

Do your kids love building in Minecraft or constructing with LEGOs? If so, they will also enjoy this list of town building apps.

Best Apps for Toddlers

If you are thinking about introducing your toddler to a smartphone or tablet, download these apps first.

Pretend Doctoring Apps for Kids

Say "Ahhh!" Kids get to play doctor with these apps.

Best Multiplayer Apps for Kids

These apps allow kids to create shared experiences over playing apps.

Apps to Promote Logical Thinking

With these apps, your kids can practice logical and analytical thinking, memory skills, and planning ahead.

Top Train Apps for Kids

Here's the best apps for train-loving kids!

Top Tech Toys for Kids

The tech toys on this list have been sprinkled with digital magic to make them sparkle.

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.

Digital Playset Apps

The following apps offer open-ended digital playsets, where kids manipulate objects to create their own stories.