Top Educational Apps for Kids

By Casey Johnson


Available on Apple App Store and Google Play Duolingo is a foreign language learning app that’s great for adults and children alike. This app teaches you to read, write, listen, and speak using quick games. You can choose from over 30 languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, and German—they even have fictional languages like Klingon and High Valyrian available.

COST: Free for the basic app; DuoLingo Plus is $6.99 per month


Available on Apple App Store, Google Play, and Microsoft Epic! is a digital reading library for kids aged 12 and under with access to over 35,000 of the best books, learning videos, quizzes, and more. Parents can set up to 4 different profiles within the app customized to each child. The app supports offline reading so your kid can enjoy learning even without an internet connection.

COST: Free 30 day trial, then $7.99 per month. Free for teachers and educators!

IXL Math & English

Available on Apple App Store, Google Play, and Kindle Fire Discover a world of learning with interactive questions related to over 5,700 skills for math and English language arts. Take on exciting new challenges, explore personalized recommendations, and earn virtual awards. As a bonus, you can feel good about your screen time as you keep skills sharp anytime, anywhere. The app is great for grades PK-12, and parents can build a full curriculum for their kids by becoming an IXL member starting at $9.95 per month via the online platform. The IXL online platform offers a complete curriculum in math, English, science, social studies, and Spanish.

COST: Free with in-app purchases; IXL membership starts at $9.95 per month

Khan Academy

Available on Apple App Store and Google Play Whether you’re a student, teacher, homeschooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien trying to get a leg up in earthly biology, Khan Academy’s learning library is available to you for free. Spend an afternoon brushing up on statistics. Discover how the Krebs cycle works. Learn about the fundamentals of music notation. Get a head start on next semester’s geometry fundamentals. Prepare for the SAT, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, or NCLEX-RN. Or, if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, learn how fire-stick farming changes the landscape of Australia.

COST: Free


Available on Apple App Store and Google Play Quizlet is the easiest way to study, practice, and master what you’re learning. Create your own flashcards or choose from millions created by other students. From foreign language, history, and science classes to standardized test prep, Quizlet can help you get ready for your exams. Quizlet even offers study guides for tests such as MCAT, SAT, Nursing, EMS, and more!

COST: Free with in-app purchases