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25 Terrific Back to School Apps for Kids

25 Terrific Back to School Apps for Kids

This recommended list pulls together 25 outstanding educational apps for kids.

The apps on this Back to School Apps list were hand-picked by our Editors as must-have apps for learning. These learning apps span a wide range of academic subjects as well as ages. They are all top-rated, educationally deep, and best because they are fun-filled!
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Beck and Bo by Avokiddo


Offering exciting adventures with charming kids Beck and Bo, this app is a great way to introduce kids to digital play. Toddlers and preschoolers will learn to drag-and-drop objects as they increase their vocabularies.

Shape Gurus


Toddlers and preschoolers make objects come alive by combining geometric shapes.


1.99 - 2.99

AlphaTots combines the 26 letters of the alphabet with 26 fun mini-games.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Shapes & Colors


Romp with the literary caterpillar to learn shapes and colors!



Dazzle your kids' senses with this alphabetic journey into creativity.

Reading Raven

2.99 - 3.99

A book-loving raven inspires kids to read.

DragonBox Numbers


Kids solve fun puzzles where numbers are adorable characters that speak, wiggle, join together, and divide.

Thinkrolls 2

2.99 - 3.99

Kids roll 32 round, spunky characters through vertical mazes as they explore logical thinking and science.

Ansel & Clair's Adventures in Africa


This highly engaging learning adventure features a friendly alien and his robotic sidekick. As they learn about Africa, so does your child.

Professor Astro Cat's Solar System


Kids zoom into outer space on missions to learn about the solar system.

Numbers League


POW! WHAM! BANG! Kids use their superpower of doing math to defeat comic bad guys.

codeSpark Academy with The Foos - coding for kids


Coding becomes child's play in this fun app about helping adorable characters solve problems.



Kids tinker with everyday objects to create Rube Goldberg-like machines in this series of puzzles.

Ansel and Clair: Little Green Island HD


An eco-simulation game where kids are in charge of designing and protecting their own island from environmental disasters.

Odd Squad: Blob Chase


Odd Squad headquarters is suffering from a mini-blob invasion! Kids use math and logic to wrangle the balls of goo back into containers.

Mystery Word Town - Sight Word Spelling


Kids capture a gang of outlaws in this rootin'-tootin' spelling game.

Wizard School


Kids rev up their curiosity and learn about the world by taking on DIY challenges, watching curated videos, and sharing creations.

DragonBox Algebra 5+

2.99 - 5.99

An ingenious set of 200 puzzles where kids think they are just playing but then they discover that they are learning algebra.

Bobo Explores Light


Little robot Bobo teaches kids all about light as they play within the book app's hands-on science museum.

Geography Drive


An engaging geography app has kids driving over the 50 states.

Twelve a Dozen


Kids join the numeric hero 'Twelve' as she runs, jumps, and solves math equations to save her world!

Water Bears


50 water pipes puzzles dripping with logic and spatial reasoning challenges.

DragonBox Elements

2.99 - 5.99

Become a geometry genius by solving intriguing puzzles where different shapes become characters.

Smashing Grammar


Learning grammar becomes fun by playing these six mini-games.

SAT Word Slam


By using humor, rhyming poems, and clever mnemonic clues, this app makes learning 400 of the most used SAT words a breeze.