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The #1 trusted source for the best in educational apps.
We’re here to help you find the best educational apps available. Educational apps have shown to be beneficial to:
- increasing literacy;
- improving skills and knowledge in a subject;
- prepare children to start school and give them a head start;
- learn new skills or languages;
- increase engagement in education;
- plus so much more!
We know there are tens of thousands of apps available in today’s marketplace. It can be overwhelming trying to choose the best app for your needs. That’s why Smart Bubble Gum was founded – to give you a reliable source of data about each app.
Our team of teachers, educational specialists, parent reviewers, and kid testers search high and low for the best apps in each subject, and then we evaluate them for their usability, reliability, educational merit and, of course, safety. We sort out the junky apps filled with ads or inappropriate content, saving you valuable time and helping you avoid “uh-oh” moments from unreliable apps.
You can trust the recommended apps from ABCapps, as we’ve done all the sorting, playing, and reviewing for you to ensure the app you’ll be using is best in class. We don’t earn any money from app developers or app stores, so our reviews are unbiased and factual. Members get even more benefits with the ability to create wishlists, get instant access to apps, and more.
Weekly new additions to hundreds of the Best Educational Apps in our Library
When I became a parent, resources for any parenting help were limited and mostly restricted to in-person or whatever I could find in the black hole of Google. These days, with the ever-growing technological advances, parents have access to apps that serve as “pocket tools.” This makes it convenient and easy to tap into an expansive list of resources to relieve some of the pressure of parenting.
The first thing that struck me about this app was its ease of use and simplicity. There are so many amazing, colorful, game-like apps that do a great job of entertaining while also teaching. Math Drills is a stripped-down, basic version of one of those apps and provides excellent tools to practice and memorize fundamental math facts and equations.
If you are looking for a game that will inadvertently develop quick-thinking math skills without feeling like you’re actually doing math, stop what you’re doing right now and go download 2048.
This straightforward math fact app offers a simple way to practice math. There is an element of competition but only in the sense of pushing yourself to do better against your previous scores. Meaning, a graph will track your progress and provide a visual to see your growth or setbacks.
The music, alone, in this app, is enough to excite even the oldest of kids (aka adults!). Upon startup, famous Christmas jingles will fill your speaker, making it impossible not to bob your head along.
As soon as December 1st comes around, my kids start anxiously counting down the days until Christmas. What better way to pass the time than by playing some fun, Christmas-themed apps?! Not only will it help fuel the holiday spirit, but this game will also challenge reading and fine motor skills and help with focus and recognition skills.
I love coloring page apps. I find them relaxing and stress-relieving, just as I would feel by taking a colored pencil to a paper coloring page. This Christmas coloring page app is the best I’ve found.
This lovely Thanksgiving-themed storybook app tells the story of Thanksgiving in a sweet, relatable way. The Berenstain Bear stories have always done a wonderful job of presenting real-life scenarios and situations in a way that makes it easy for kids to grasp.
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“We haven’t seen anything like this before. I am always skeptical when it comes to kids apps and try to limit my kids’ screen time but this one blew us all away. Exploring this pop up dynamic world is an amazing motivator to read in complete sentences instead of words or fragments. It was like a moving playground in our space where we could all explore. My son was standing, walking and even jumping (along with reading) while using this app unlike some other games where he is in some sedentary trance. Highly recommend to parents who may prefer to keep their kids engaged with their actual environment and reading instead of engrossed in a screen fantasy.” – L.T.
“An Absolute Must-Have. What makes this app amazing is Mr. Gray’s fantastic descriptions of each and every element. Concise, accurate, and most of all, interesting. I directly attribute my son’s love of science to this app. I have purchased over 500 apps since I bought my first iPhone, but The Elements stands out as my single favorite purchase.” – A.M.
“GREAT app! My 3 yr old loves trucks so needless to say, this app was an instant hit. Not only does he get to see the many types of trucks, he is also learning the jobs that the trucks and their drivers perform, great educational value! As a parent of a budding reader, I appreciate the word-highlighting, along with tapping on the paragraph to hear it read again. This is a wonderful, fun, educational app that I would HIGHLY recommend!” – A.K.
The Lonely Beast 123
“Brilliant. Hysterical, charming, instructive and fun for all ages! Like a good Disney movie, the beast abc and 123 apps have something for the parents/grandparents too. My grandkids love the beast, and so do all the many friends and their toddlers that I’ve told about the apps. Wish there were more!” – A.K.
Thinkrolls Kings & Queens
“This game is perfect. It’s puzzles are challenging (but not impossible) and low-pressure. The characters are customizable and funny, and the soundtrack is pleasant with silly sound effects. It develops critiical thinking and problem-solving skills in a fun way. My 5 year old loves it, and I do too. A+! Please make more of these games.” – M.H.
“Best kid app we have found. Hands down this is the best kids app that we’ve come across to date. Our 3.5 year old started playing with this around age 2. It’s amazingly intuitive and the designs respond to almost any type of interaction from the user. As such, it’s far less frustrating than other “games” which won’t function correctly unless the child is taught what to touch and when. Can not recommend this highly enough. Wish Vectorpark would come out with more like this!” – A.J.
How to improve your study? The #1 tool is a good dictionary!
Have you ever wondered why some students are better at learning than others? Well the tools exist to turn anyone into a better student! There are a number of factors that go into becoming a smart student. These factors will guarantee that you can become proficient at whatever field you choose.
The first is making sure you understand what you are reading. This is done foremost through the use of a dictionary. Extensive research has proven that the dictionary is the greatest tool for mastering any subject!
There are a lot of dictionaries available in the English language. Some of the best are Websters, Oxford, Collins and Longman. Many of these are also available as apps on the iPhone and iPad and we have listed the best on our site. This is one of our favorites – Merriam-Webster Dictionary+. You can read the report we wrote about it too.
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“Math has always been the most problematic area for me in the realm of study. It has been the only subject I ever faltered in which was more frustrating then I can explain. But when I first started community college I was forced to confront it and actually do something about my confusion. I started looking up Algebra apps and practicing hours a day. I worked hard through the summer and came out the other side actually understanding math for the first time in my life. I just recently finished my last calculus class and am now done with all of my math, and that never would have been possible if I didn’t find such amazing help from these ingenious apps.”
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