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Apps About Kindness
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Apps About Kindness

2/14/2017
Help your kids to learn about kindness with this set of top-rated apps.

Acts of kindness show up in kids' apps in many ways. From a little bird taking the time to teach a dog to read (How Rocket Learned to Read) to a little boy drawing presents for his friends (Artie's Magic Pencil) to your child doing digital acts of kindness for characters to finish their stories (Wuwu & Co.), the apps on this list all have underlying themes of kindness. By playing these kids' apps, children see others being helpful and kind, and observe that helping others is important.
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Make Me Smile!

0.99

Toddlers learn about compassion by soothing 21 distressed monsters by simply touching them. This app is special because it takes photos of your child as they empathize with the monsters.

But Not the Hippopotamus – Boynton

3.99

A shy hippo overcomes her fears to join in animals' shenanigans.

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.

Gigglebug

2.99

Children cheer up grumpy animals by tickling them in this laughter-inducing gigglefest.

Daniel Tiger's Grr-ific Feelings

2.99

Daniel the Tiger helps kids learn to recognize and respond to different emotions.

Artie's Magic Pencil

FREE

Drawing becomes fun within this creativity adventure where kids help a little boy fix a world by tracing geometric shapes.

Little Fox Animal Doctor

2.99

Kids become the vet for 5 injured or sick animals.

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.

Pajanimals: Light In The Sky

3.99

Kids help Squacky overcome his fear of the dark.

Little Red Riding Hood by Nosy Crow

4.99

A modern version of the classic tale where Little Red is the heroine, and she saves her granny from the wolf. The app lets you choose your own path through the woods, so when you replay it, you can experience several different endings.

How Rocket Learned to Read - by Tad Hills

4.99

Darling story about how a little dog learns to read from a bird.

Even Monsters Are Shy

1.99

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

Even Monsters Get Sick

FREE

An adorable pet monster overcomes its fear of doctors.

Doc McStuffins: Mobile Clinic Rescue

2.99

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

Alien Assignment

FREE

Take real photos to help some aliens in this clever app that combines real world and digital play with parental involvement.

Blaze and the Monster Machines Dinosaur Rescue

3.99 - 6.99

Kids use engineering principles to rescue and hatch cute dinosaur eggs.

The Berenstain Bears: We Love Our Mom!

3.99

A sweet story about how Brother and Sister Bear land on the perfect Mother's Day present.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

1.99 - 2.99

A version of the Rudolph the Red-nosed reindeer story based on a 1964 TV special that is filled with adventure.

Wild About Books

4.99

A madcap story about how a bookmobile librarian accidentally arrives at the zoo and decides to lend the animals books.

The Little Witch at School

3.49 - 3.99

A charming witchy tale that focuses on friendship and being a good person.

Wuwu & Co. - A magical picture book

2.99 - 5.99

Using interactive virtual reality, kids jump into a forest to experience 5 different stories.

The Witch and the Christmas Spirit

FREE

In this fun holiday mashup, a Halloween witch must save Christmas!

GoldieBlox and the Movie Machine (App)

FREE

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

The Unstealer

3.99

A clever thief sneaks into situations rife with negative emotions and steals the prefix "un" off of words to make things more positive.

Tom & Jerry: Santa's Little Helpers Appisode

1.99

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

Van Gogh and the Sunflowers

2.99

Fascinating storybook about Van Gogh's life and work where kids get to paint within and solve mechanical puzzles.

Middle School Confidential 2: Real Friends vs. the Other Kind

2.99

Second in a series of graphic novels for kids, this book app explores friendships and some of the issues that can come up, including eating disorders, disputes, being used, and other important topics.

Twelve a Dozen

FREE

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

Monster Heart Medic

FREE

Free NIH-sponsored game teaches kids about heart health with fantastic monsters, fun mini-games, and more!