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5 Fun AND Educational Apps for Kids

5 Fun AND Educational Apps for Kids

Common Sense Media shares its picks for the best five educational and fun apps for kids to play on their smartphones and tablets.

Who says smartphone and tablet games that kids love can't be educational? Common Sense Media, a nonprofit that helps families make smart media choices, shares its top five picks for the best educational and fun apps that your kids won't be able to stop using—and since they're educational, that's okay with us!

Doodle Math: Shapes ($2.99)

five of five stars
Recommended Age: 3+
Offer well-rounded, fun activities that thoroughly cover shapes.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad


The Earth by Tinybop ($2.99)

four of five stars
Recommended Age: 6+
Ignites curiosity and investigates geology hands-on.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad


WonderBox: Explore and Learn Science, Geography, Music, and Design (Free)

five of five stars
Recommended Age: 7+
Get inspired with curated videos and creative challenges.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad


The Room 3 ($4.99)

five of five stars
Recommended Age: 11+
This is the third in an amazing puzzle-solving series, even bigger than before.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android


Canva (Free with in-app purchases)

four of five stars
Recommended Age: 13+
Create snazzy images in seconds with cool design tool.
Device: iPad


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