Top 10 educational apps for kids

By Hannah   — November 18, 2016
  • Dragon Brush
    1 / 10 Dragon Brush

    $4.48

    A beautiful and engaging storybook app based on a traditional Chinese folktale, featuring narration and music from members of the acclaimed  band The National. Follow the irresistible adventures of Bing-Wen, a young boy who loves to paint. When given a magical brush that makes drawings come to life, Bing-Wen must use his art and wits to outsmart the greedy Emperor.

    Available for iOS only.

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  • Art Gurus
    2 / 10 Art Gurus

    Free

    An original and quirky drawing game that will capture your child’s imagination. Designed for kids aged 2-6 years, the game is a digital toy where players explore and interactive claassrom and let their imagination run wild personalising the teacher’s hair, the backpack, the clock and many more.

    Available for iOS only.

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  • Brain Dots
    3 / 10 Brain Dots

    Free

    A brain-training game that everyone from children to grown-ups will be able to enjoy. Make the blue and red balls bump: draw lines and shapes freely to move and roll the balls. Flexible thinking is the key to victory.

    Available on iOS and Android

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  • Math 42
    4 / 10 Math 42

    Free

    Helps primary, secondary and polytechnic students to understand mathematics better. It also helps them with homework ahead of tests and during studies with (1) intelligent approaches to the solution, (2) Step-by-Step solutions and (3) a training-and-test-mode. Exercises and solutions can be posted on Facebook and sent by email.

    Available for iOS and Android

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  • Warp Shift
    5 / 10 Warp Shift

    $4.48

    A unique puzzle game set in a mysterious world. It takes you on a marvelous journey that challenges your mind and stimulates your senses. Experience beautiful visuals, chalennging puzzles and intriguing sound design.

    Available for iOS and Android

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  • Chameleon Run
    6 / 10 Chameleon Run

    $2.98 for iOS and $2.69 for Android

    Chameleon Run is a unique, fast and challenging autorunner with a colourful twist. Your goal is to switch your colour to match the ground as you run and jump from platform to platform.

    Related: 6 year old drowns while dad busy on phone 

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  • Lists for Writers
    7 / 10 Lists for Writers

    $4.48

    Helpful to both novice and expert writers alike, this app delivers list after list of prompts and ideas for your brainstorming sessions: character traints, plot lines, occupations, obsessions, action verbs and much more.

    Available for iOS.

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  • Toca Dance
    8 / 10 Toca Dance

    $2.98

    Whether you’re a dance master or you have two left feet, with Toca Dance you’re a star choreographer ready to create routines for your dancers.  In this full version of Toca Dance you get more characters, more costues, more songs and more fun.

    Available for iOS and Android.

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  • INKS
    9 / 10 INKS

    $2.98

    INKS updates pinball for a new generation. It combines the joy of pinball with skilful tactical challenges, and allows you to create wonderous works of art as the ball smashes around the canvas. Blocks of colour burst like beautiful fireworks across the surface, building up in vivid layers and recording a visual history of your game as you perfect your score.

    Available for iOS only.

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  • Prune
    10 / 10 Prune

    $5.98

    A game about the beauty and joy of cultivation. With a swipe of a fingerm frow and shape your tree into the sunlight while avoiding the dangers of a hostile world. Bring to life a forgotten landscape and uncover a story hidden deep beneath the soil.

    Available for iOS and Android.

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