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TV-based Apps for Kids

TV-based Apps for Kids

Here are the best TV-based apps showcasing your children's favorite characters.

When your children fall in love with a TV show, they want to play with the show's characters. That is why companies like Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, PBS Kids, Warner Bros, and Sesame Street create apps featuring the stars of these popular shows. But not all TV-based apps are great.

We research and play the TV-based apps to determine which are worthy of your kids' time. Here are our recommendations of the best kids apps based on popular TV shows. This rec list includes apps from the television shows of Adventure Time, Peg + Cat, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Doc McStuffins, Dora and Friends, Sesame Street, Odd Squad, Pajanimals, WordWorld, and others. These top TV apps charm kids with digital play.
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Elmo Loves You!

2.99 - 3.99

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

Elmo Loves ABCs for iPad


Furry, red monster Elmo uses his considerable charm to teach your kids about the ABCs.

Peg + Cat: The Tree Problem


Kids become cat-rescuing geniuses as they devise clever solutions to get Peg's pet Cat out of the top a tree.

Pajanimals: Light In The Sky


Kids help Squacky overcome his fear of the dark.

Elmo Loves 123s


Elmo teams up with Abby to teach kids about the numbers 1 to 20.

PlaySquare presents WordWorld's Happy Birthday Dog


Marketed as "touchable TV," this free app presents the "Happy Birthday Dog" episode from the PBS television show WordWorld but adds interactive games into the cute animated video story.

Blaze and the Monster Machines

3.99 - 6.99

Kids design racetracks for Monster Truck Blaze in this racing app based on a Nick Jr. TV show.

Big Bird's Words... A Sesame Street App


Kids get up and move to look for words on Big Bird's list in this fun app that combines learning with being active.

Doc McStuffins: Mobile Clinic Rescue


Join Doc McStuffins on a bicycle race to rescue broken toys where players perform the doctoring and the driving.

WordWorld Tales: A Christmas Present for Dog Appisode


Kids join a group of animal friends on Christmas Day to learn the true meaning of giving in this "Touchable TV" appisode.

Dora and Friends

2.99 - 4.99

Girls create and direct their own video stories with as assist from Dora and her friends Kate, Naiya, Emma, Alana, and Pablo.

Tom & Jerry: Santa's Little Helpers Appisode


A madcap Christmas adventure starring Tom Cat and Jerry Mouse where the dueling duo must put aside their antagonism to help Santa.

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.

Adventure Time Game Wizard


Jake and Finn from Adventure Time invite you to join them in making your own video games!

My Friend Scooby-Doo!


Zoinks! Scooby-Doo wants to romp with you in this virtual pet sim filled with mysteries!

Charlie Brown's All-Stars!

3.99 - 5.99

Filled with bells and whistles only possible in an app, kids experience this classic story about Charlie Brown leading his gang of unsupportive underdogs in a baseball game.