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20 Best Kids Apps of 2014

20 Best Kids Apps of 2014

Full of innovation and wonder, the apps on this recommended list represent the best of the best in 2014.

To be considered for this list, apps had to be released in 2014 or have a substantial update in that year. Downloading these apps is a great way to start a top-notch apps library for your kids.
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Elmo Loves You!

2.99 - 3.99

Snuggle up with Elmo to learn about the meaning of love.

Busy Shapes


This digital playground filled with geometric shapes and corresponding holes invites exploration by the toddler and preschooler set. It cleverly sets forth logical thinking challenges that get progressively harder.

The Little Bug


In a world where grasshoppers make music, bees produce honey, and spiders spin webs, a little caterpillar seeks to find out what makes him special.

Nighty Night Circus - Bedtime story for kids


Seven circus animals need your child's help in settling down for bed.

Kalley's Machine Plus Cats


Bang bashers, crank handles, and explode food with this little girl's fantastical machine filled with gears and gizmos galore!

Jack and the Beanstalk by Nosy Crow


This classic fairy tale is presented in an innovative way that blends gaming and reading so that reluctant readers will be intrigued.


2.99 - 3.99

18 animated balls with charming personalities roll through vertical mazes to create rollicking fun and teach logical thinking.

Alph and Betty's Topsy Turvy World


This unique story about inventors Alph and Betty weaves together aspects of reading a book, playing a game, and watching a cartoon. It's magical.

Even Monsters Are Shy


Monster Gurk learns to overcome his shyness with the help of a caring little boy.

Disney Karaoke: Frozen

6.99 - 7.99

Kids record their voices singing and watch the film clips with themselves as the Disney princesses, trolls, princes, ice gatherers, or snowmen!

GoldieBlox and the Movie Machine (App)


Kids make and direct their own stop-motion animated shorts.

Hoopa City


With just a tap of the finger, kids can design and build a city of their dreams.

Winky Think Logic Puzzles


Expand kids' minds with this set of fascinating logic puzzles filled with zing and zip!

Toca Nature


The land is your canvas and the trees your paint in this fascinating nature simulation where kids create a wilderness in which to explore, watch, and interact.



Programming code becomes a game in this series of puzzles featuring adorable balls of energy from outer space.

The Land of Venn - Geometric Defense


This clever game makes using math fun by having kids draw geometric shapes to defeat monsters.



Don't just watch TV -- create it! Now budding actors can record videos and (safely) share their talents with the world!

Heads Up!


A variation of Charades where the group acts out words, trying to help the designated player figure out what is on the hidden screen of his/her smartphone or tablet.

DragonBox Elements

2.99 - 5.99

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

Monument Valley

1.99 - 3.99

A visually arresting puzzle game filled with landscapes that would have made M.C. Escher proud.