10 Great Apps for Kids - dummies

By Nancy C. Muir

Finding apps for kids is easy at Amazon. It offers apps suitable for the very young through teens. Note that you can make many games for younger children available through FreeTime, but here are a few more to check out.

Just search for these games in the Amazon Appstore.

Preschool All-in-One Learning: Bubble School Adventure A to Z

Manufacturer: 22Learn, LLC

Price: Free

This fun game teaches younger kids to recognize a wide variety of everyday items including letters, numbers, shapes, colors, animals, and food.

Kids Puzzles Puzzingo: Learning Puzzles for Toddlers

Manufacturer: 77SPARX Studio, Inc.

Price: Free

This app offers colorful animated puzzles that have interactive elements. The music that plays is fun, and your kids will gain vocabulary as they play.

Super Why!

Manufacturer: PBS Kids

Price: $2.99

This app helps improve users’ literacy by building reading skills using interactive games. And this app is optimized for Fire tablets.

Cars, Trucks, and Community Vehicles

Manufacturer: Pixel Envision

Price: Free

With puzzles tailored for those ranging from 1 to 6 years old, this game is great for kids who like to play with cartoon vehicles, from cars to construction vehicles.

The Electric Company Party Game: Lost on Prankster Planet

Manufacturer: PBS Kids

Price: Free

Kids get physical challenges as well as brainstorming and math challenges in this fun-to-play game in which they have to rescue two kids lost on a far-off planet.

Picasso Kids Paint Magic

Manufacturer: DPs World

Price: Free

To encourage the artist in your child, get this free game that offers a variety of Magic Paint tools, such as Rainbow paint, Glow paint, and Mystery Magic paint to get creative with.

Dolphins of the Caribbean: Adventure of the Pirates Treasure

Manufacturer: Tivola Publishing GmbH

Price: $2.99

This is a pirate-themed adventure game with 3-D animation. Your kids get to protect the dolphins while finding the pirates’ treasure.

Medieval Math Battle

Manufacturer: Spin Fall

Price: Free

Defeat dragons, goblins, and more to learn essential math facts. Subtraction, multiplication, and division cost $0.99 each; you can get all three for $1.99.

Teen Celebrity Quiz

Manufacturer: Fun Apps Only

Price: Free

If your teenager is into guessing games and celebrities, he or she will probably enjoy this free game with celebrity look-alike games and the focus on fame.

Style Me Girl 3-D Fashion Dressup

Manufacturer: Frenzoo

Price: Free

If your teen or tween is into fashion, this app could be the one. Users act as stylists to virtual models. They can choose from a variety of fashion styles, pose the model, and even take snapshots.