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Top Android Apps for Kids Ages 5 & Under (2015)
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Top Android Apps for Kids Ages 5 & Under (2015)

10/1/2015
For Android users, here's our rec list of the best of the best kid apps.

The Android apps on this list are arranged from toddler apps to preschool apps to those best for kindergartners. Some, such as Peekaboo Barn, Farm 123, Petting Zoo, and Wheels on the Bus are perfect as starter apps, because they teach young children about cause-and-effect. Others, such as The Going to Bed Book, Nighty Night, The Adventures of Ash & Ollie, and Bo's Bedtime Adventure are great to explore right before taking a nap or at bedtime.

Try Dr. Panda's Hospital, Alph and Betty's Topsy Turvy World, and Toca Life: City for kids who are ready to play games and go on adventures. For lots of giggles, download Balloonimals, Little Fox Music Box, and any of the Sandra Boynton book apps, including Barnyard Dance; Moo, Baa, La La La; and Blue Hat, Green Hat.

If you want to start kids down the road to learning, check out Endless Alphabet, AlphaTots, Endless Reader, Avokiddo Emotions, and Beck and Bo.
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Farm 123 ~ StoryToys Jr

2.99

Kids learn to count by helping Farmer Jo with her animals in this charming pop-up book.

Peekaboo Barn

1.99

Playing peek-a-boo goes digital with this fun toddler app about guessing which animal is hiding behind the rattling barn doors.

Barnyard Dance! - Boynton

2.99

Sandra Boynton's board book comes alive as an app. Kids help the silly animals dance and party to fun banjo music.

Moo, Baa, La La La! - by Sandra Boynton

3.99

Toddlers interact with animals in this Sandra Boynton classic that is darling, whimsical, and hilarious!

Blue Hat, Green Hat - Boynton

3.99

This gleeful app is a madcap adventure about getting dressed. It stars four animals donning colorful clothing, but the turkey can't seem to figure out what goes where. Merriment ensues!

The Going to Bed Book

3.99

Adapted from Sandra Boynton's beloved board book, this charming app about 10 animals going to bed captivates kids by including them in the silly late-night shenanigans.

IDEOko Balloonimals

1.99 - 2.99

Young kids help to create balloon animals and then get to play with them by tapping. The adorable balloonimals reward kids' touches with hilarious animations.

Wheels on the Bus

FREE

The classic children's song gets a facelift in this app as it adds zany, original stanzas. With rich interactivity, this is a must-download for families with toddlers.

Beck and Bo by Avokiddo

1.99

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.

Nighty Night! HD

2.99

This lovely book app tells the story of seven animals going to bed in and around a farmhouse. As you visit each animal, you can interact with it to help it settle in for the night.

Avokiddo Emotions

2.99

Three goofy animals are waiting for your kids to drag objects to them for approval or disdain. This is a hilarious way to teach children about emotions.

AlphaTots

1.99 - 2.99

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

Dr. Panda's Hospital

2.99

Preschoolers start to learn the routines involving going to the doctor by helping Dr. Panda cure his sick animal patients.

Little Fox Music Box - Kids songs - Sing along

2.99

Featuring three interactive songs and a music creation area, this app is a delightful way to introduce young children to music.

Bo's Bedtime Story

1.99

This book app, starring a charming baby giraffe, engages preschoolers in a going-to-bed routine.

The Adventures of Ash & Ollie: ScreenTime - A Fingerprint Network App

2.99

Are your kids whining about your screen time limits? This fun book app might help.

Alph and Betty's Topsy Turvy World

2.99

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.

Petting Zoo - Animal Animations

2.99

21 animals await your touching. Their responses to your touch, tap, or swipe are magical, endearing, and hilarious.

Endless Alphabet

FREE

Letters comes alive -- wiggling, blinking, and saying sounds -- while monsters juggle, bellow, and nose around in this madcap alphabet adventure.

Endless Reader

FREE

Adorable monsters introduce kids to a set of hilariously animated words in this free, try-before-you-buy reading app. This app is a sequel to Endless Alphabet, but it stands on its own.

Toca Life: City

2.99

Kids become urban explorers, joining cool characters from their favorite Toca apps to discover diverse delights in the big city.

Monster Mingle

3.99

Enter a world where monsters cavort as they swap out body parts in order to fly, swim, and stomp.

Kalley's Machine Plus Cats

2.99

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