Best educational android apps for children

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Android Market is packed with apps, hundreds and thousands of them, and finding a good quality app can be a tedious and frustrating process.
In the Education segment alone there are over 3,000 free educational apps available for you to download.
Here we dig deep and uncover ten of the best free Android apps for kids.


1. AniWorld Lite

AniWorld Lite is an excellent app for kids aged one to five. It teaches kids the names of different animals and gives them a chance to feed and pet them. While the app itself is very basic, it’s the “Hey, pet me” feature that will have you and your kids rolling on the floor.

2. HomeWork
HomeWork is not a fun app, it’s a helpful one and aimed at the older kids. Using this free app they can schedule homework and lessons, set reminders, plan for exam revision, and manage their time more effectively. It works well on a tablet, supporting both screen angles, and is extremely intuitive to use.

3. Famigo Sandbox
Famigo Sandbox is a brilliant, and free, way of making your Android device safe for your kids. It includes a free app of its own for kids to play as well as listing certified safe apps for parents to browse and choose from. There are no ads or in-app purchases and you get shown games and activities that are platform and child specific.

4. iStory Books
Free books complete with voice-over, pictures and alternative languages. Fancy teaching your tot Spanish? There’s a Cinderella for that… iStory Books is a simple but sweet app that’s good for entertaining the kids. Eleven free books are included from the get go with new ones added every two weeks.

5. Ant Smasher
Ant Smasher is a free app kids and adults can enjoy with vicarious murderous intent. Smash the ants with your finger, don’t smash the bees, try not to die. Sound easy? It isn’t. Addictive fun for kids aged four and up, and ideal for building their reflexes.

6. 0-10 Numbers
0-10 Numbers is all about overachiever baby having fun with numbers and it is excellent for what it does. Bright colours, anthropomorphised characters, careful enunciation, it’s a learning resource that works well for kids aged two to four.

7. Kids Numbers and Math
A clever and sweet title, Kids Numbers and Math offers your kids the basic stepping stones into the world of numbers. The app is hugely entertaining and kids will enjoy learning the numbers 1-20 with the variety of exercises on offer. The paid version allows for more customisation but the free version is just fine for number learning fun.

8. Kids Alphabet. Learning the alphabet will be a snap with this educational app! Walking you through the pronunciation and spelling of the alphabet letters, Kids Alphabet features adorable graphics and fun accompanying sounds. Words are written in both print and cursive. $1.49; lite version is free.

9. Preschool Basics. Strengthen those early motor skills with the Preschool Basics flashcards. Your child can choose from five different flashcard decks, including alphabet letters, numbers, colors, shapes and words — all in one app! Shuffle the cards for increased difficulty or sit back and listen as the voice explains and pronounces each object. $1.99

10. CardDroid Math. More in math fun! Kids will love earning gold stars for accomplishing addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems. This app features large buttons for small hands, a timer for testing your speed, fun narration and various levels of difficulty. $0.99

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