Searching for educational apps to help your little one learn as you try to work from home? We rounded up several that are designed to meet your child’s developmental needs while keeping them entertained.

 

1. Homer

  • Cost: Free for 30 days, then $7.95 per month
  • Target Age: 2–8 years
  • Description: The Homer Learn-to-Read Program was awarded the Teacher’s Choice #1 Award as the most reliable and effective program for teaching your child to read. Homer cultivates a love of reading in your child and is shown to boost early reading scores by 74%.
  • Current deals: For a limited time, try the Homer Learn-to-Read Program for 30 days free of charge. This curriculum is designed for children ages two through eight and is proven to increase early reading scores by 74%. It includes over 1,000 lessons on phonics, sight words and ABCs, plus lots of stories and songs.

2. Baby Piano

  • Cost: Free (Lite Version); $0.99 (Full Version)
  • Target Age: 9–36 months
  • Description: Baby Piano offers an eight-key piano complete with notes and animal sounds to keep your little one amused while learning to enjoy and explore music.

Download on iOS

 

3. Coloring Farm Animal Coloring Book for Kids

  • Cost: Free
  • Target Age: Babies and toddlers
  • Description: Discover cows, pigs, ducks, chickens, and all of your toddler’s favorite barnyard buddies as they fill the farm with color.

Download on iOS

Download on Android

 

4. Puzzingo

  • Cost:
  • Target Age: Ages 8 and under
  • Description: These puzzles help toddlers and kids develop spatial recognition and fine-motor skills. Visual and audio cues throughout the app are also designed to make the game accessible for children with autism, kids in speech therapy, and children with special needs.

Download on iOS

Download on Android

 

5. Baby Rattle

  • Cost: Free
  • Target Age: Newborns and up
  • Description: With Baby Rattle, you can calm or amuse your baby with your iPhone or iPad. The app makes rattling sounds as various cute objects dance on the screen. Tapping the object triggers an animation and sound effect that your baby will love. This app also includes a high-contrast black and white pattern style as a visual stimulant for newborns.

Download on iOS

 

6. Baby’s Musical Hands

  • Cost: $0.99
  • Target Age: Babies and toddlers
  • Description: Baby’s Musical Hands features 15 brightly colored squares that your baby can touch. Red squares make drum sounds, yellow squares play piano notes, and blue squares play guitar notes. Every time your baby touches the screen, colorful stars will burst from their fingers for a combination of audio and visual feedback.

Download on iOS

Download on Android

 

7. Joy Doodle

  • Cost: Free
  • Target Age: All ages, but best for 4+
  • Description: This handy painting game for kids comes with over 20 magical brushes to help little ones unleash their imagination and creativity.

Download on iOS

 

8. Fisher-Price Learning Letters Puppy

  • Cost: Free
  • Target Age: Ages 5 and under
  • Description: This fun-filled app features baby’s favorite Laugh & Learn character, Puppy. Babies are encouraged to interact with engaging animations, sing-along songs, and sound effects.

Download on iOS

Download on Android

 

9. Toddler Flashcards

  • Cost: Free
  • Target Age: Babies and toddlers
  • Description: This colorful flashcard app helps your little one learn their ABCs.

Download on Android

 

10. Popping Bubbles

  • Cost: Free
  • Target Age: Babies and toddlers
  • Description: Popping Bubbles lets your kids have fun bursting bubbles while improving their hand-eye coordination.

Download on iOS

Download on Android

 

11. Tozzle Lite

  • Cost: Free
  • Target Age: 2 and up
  • Description: This puzzle app keeps toddlers entertained while helping them learn shapes and improving their fine motor skills.

Download on iOS

 

12. Baby Sign and Learn Lite

  • Cost: Free
  • Target Age: Babies and toddlers
  • Description: Take the guesswork out of parenting and discover the joy of knowing what your baby has to say before she can talk. This app helps you and your baby learn sign language together with 40 real-life signing video demonstrations.

Download on iOS

Download on Android

 

13. Sesame Street Go

  • Cost: Free
  • Target Age: Newborns and up
  • Description: Come spend time on Sesame Street with video clips and games featuring Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, and more of your favorite furry friends. Sing along with Sesame Street music videos, learn your ABCs and 123s, and just have fun with educational videos and games designed to teach your child school readiness skills while delivering on Sesame Workshop’s mission to help kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.

Download on iOS

Download on Android

 

14. Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Animal Sounds

  • Cost: Free
  • Target Age: 6 months – 5 years
  • Description: Babies are encouraged to learn animal names and the sounds animals make through engaging animations and sound effects, and there are two levels of play to accommodate your baby’s growth.

Download on iOS

Download on Android

 

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