10 Free Educational Apps for Kids

The best educational apps for kids that won’t cost you a dollar!

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1. Swift Playgrounds

A one-of-a-kind learning experience, if your child thrives on being challenged then download Swift Playgrounds. It’s a fun way to learn how to code by solving puzzles and requires no coding knowledge. 

2. Wizard School

From science to design, languages, geography and sports, explore more than 3000 videos, maps and content developed by educators who have taught in primary schools.

3. ABC Kids iView

Curated content developed mostly for pre-schoolers, the ABC Kids iView app supports, educates and entertains Aussie children through every stage of growing up. 

4. Endless Reader

For early reading success, the Endless Reader app introduces visuals of commonly used words in schools and children’s books to help achieve fluency. Kids will have so much fun learning “sight words” with interactive word puzzles that come alive, barking dogs, and so much more.

5. Puzzingo Toddler Kids Puzzles

Fun, interactive and animated, if your kid likes puzzles then look no further. Offering endless entertainment, it’ll also challenge their minds and help develop their problem-solving skills.

6. TED

Packed with topics delivered by experts in their field, the TED app is an excellent addition to any teenager’s phone. From Technology to Education, and Design, there’s bound to be educational talks on topics your child can relate to.

7. Babbel – Learn Languages

Featuring 14 languages, you and the whole family can interact together to learn to listen, speak and write in a completely different language. Offering short and useful lessons, you’ll be speaking Spanish, French or Italian in no time! 

8. Khan Academy Kids

With thousands of new interactive activities, your kids can learn math, reading, spelling and more without feeling like they’re doing homework. Adorable characters will guide your children through lessons to help them master varied skills.

9. STEM Kids: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Got a Brainiac in the family? This fun and engaging app feature hundreds of articles, videos and pictures to inspire your kids’ education and introduce them to a world of different sciences.

10. World General Knowledge

The World General Knowledge app includes various categories including facts about animals, the human body, politics, books, authors, famous places, economies, sciences, currencies, rivers, biology, psychology and so much more. It not only helps students prepare for exams, but it’ll also get parents learning a thing or two!

It was only several years ago where we didn’t have access to such technology. Imagine being homebound without the help of interactive technology to assist with your child’s learning during a pandemic. 

Technology provides us with the opportunity to move from good to great.

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So, with that in mind, let’s use the technology we have to our advantage to benefit our children’s education and ongoing learning. 

These learnings apps for kids are free and either available via Google Play Store or the Apple iOS Store.


Further information

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