Parents Magazine names best apps for kids in 2020
Updated: Oct 20, 2020
The list is available on Parents.com/bestapps and in the November issue of PARENTS magazine, available now.
"These days, parents turn to their tablets not only to entertain their kids, but to provide ad-hoc childcare and educational enrichment. But finding quality apps isn't easy: The marketplace is flooded with options, and it's hard to figure out which apps are worth your time and money. PARENTS embarked on this giant app road test to help clear the digital clutter for our readers, and upgrade their kids' screen time experience. I'm thrilled with the list of winners," says Julia Edelstein, PARENTS magazine Editor-in-Chief.
PARENTS editors tapped tech and education experts for their picks in the crowded kids' app space and then gave a panel of junior testers permission to play. The 23 winners were named based on the following criteria: ad-free, limited or no in-app purchases, clear learning goals, fun factor, representation, and games kids can't easily play in real life.
The complete PARENTS' list of The Best Apps for Kids is listed below by category and on Parents.com/bestapps.
MATH Best for Counting: Moose Math Best for Learning Shapes: Little 10 Robot: Goodness Shapes Best for Logic Building: Dragonbox Numbers Best for Math Facts: Number Run Best for Telling Time: Tic Toc Time
MULTIPLE SUBJECTS Best Educational Videos: BrainPOP Jr. Best for Skill Building: Khan Academy Kids Best for Toddlers: Hungry Caterpillar Play School
MUSIC Best Intro to Instruments: Melody Jams Best Musical Basics: Mazaam
READING AND WRITING Best for Creative Writing: Write About This Best for E-Books: Epic! Best for Learning to Read: Read Along by Google Best for Spelling: Montessori Crosswords for Kids Best for Storytime: Audible
SCIENCE Best for Beginner Coders: ScratchJr Best Intro to Animals: Peekaboo Barn Best for Nature Walks: Seek by iNaturalist Best Intro to Science: PBS Kids Play and Learn Science Best Intro to Space: What's in Space?
SOCIAL STUDIES Best Atlas: Barefoot World Atlas Best for Presidential Trivia: Presidents vs. Aliens Best for U.S. Geography: Stack the States
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