Apps for Kids Ages 5 & Under

Apps for Kids Ages 5 & Under

Top Apps for Kids Ages 5 & Under

Top Apps for Kids Ages 5 & UnderOur team of moms locked themselves in a room for six months until they unearthed their recommended list of apps for children under five years of age. That’s right folks, even for the really young ones, there are apps that can be educational and can help the under five’s develop some great skills. 

The reality is that children this young are like sponges. They soak up a lot and learn very fast if you can keep them engaged and exploring. Our favorite apps for kids ages 5 and under are perfect for the little ones who are just starting to interact with the world in new and exciting ways. 

The toddler apps we chose have a nice mix between games and learning apps all designed with engagement in mind. These apps have been tested by our children so we can confirm that they’re good enough to hold a child’s attention. 

From music apps where simply tapping the screen creates sounds that the really young can react to, all the way to educational games that will keep your five year old challenged and learning while having fun, we think we have the best apps for kids ages 5 and under. 

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Really Young Children’s Apps

Baby’s Musical Hands

Baby’s Musical Hands is an award-winning musical toy for babies and toddlers for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. iTunes Google Play


Bogga MagicBogga Magic kids app

Give your kids a touch of magic and appetite for wonder! Magic tricks are not only fun – they also spark creativity. iTunes Google Play


Animal Soundsanimal sound kids app

Learn together with your baby or toddler, or let them discover a world of farmyard fun themselves. Simple, endlessly enjoyable iTunes Google Play


Busy Shapes kids appBusy Shapes

Busy Shapes helps children improve their ability to handle simple objects through a series of puzzles. iTunes


Duckie Deck kids appDuckie Deck

This cheerful collection from Duckie Deck includes six fun and friendly games for kids aged 2-5 years. iTunes Google Play


EndlessEndless Numbers app Numbers

Kids will have a blast learning number recognition, sequences, quantity, numerical patterns, and addition with adorable monsters. iTunes Google Play  


Endless Endless Alphabet appAlphabet

Kids will have a blast learning their ABC’s and building vocabulary with the adorable monsters in Endless Alphabet. So much fun. iTunes Google Play Read Review 

Sago Mini FriendsSago Mini Friends

Go on a play date with your favourite Sago Mini friends! Take a walk to a friend’s house and let the fun begin. Help Robin the bird fix a birdhouse. iTunes Google Play Read Review

cookie monster appCookie Monster’s Challenge

Cookie Monster’s Challenge gives young children a healthy treat as they play with one of their favorite characters. Great app. iTunes Google Play Read Review

Avokiddo ABC RideAvokiddo ABC Ride

Have you ever seen the letter E hatched from an egg? How about a K popping out of a kangaroo’s pouch? Bike with characters. iTunes Google Play Read Review


Nursery School Age Children’s Apps

Grandma’s Grandma's PreschoolPreschool

Grandma’s Preschool is a great virtual learning app with lots of fun, interactive learning games and activities for children to explore iTunes Read A Review


Monkey Preschool ExplorersMonkey Preschool Explorers

Lead the way by learning the fundamentals of early education: numbers, upper and lower case letters, colors, shapes and more. iTunes Google Play Read Review


Fun tool for helping children learn the alphabet. Filled with creative and clever interactive activities, the app reinforces letters. iTunes Google Play Read Review

Curious George and the FirefightersCurious George and the Firefighters

Based on the children’s book and TV series, this animated story features Curious George. Fosters language development. iTunes Read Review


Beck and Bo by AvokiddoBeck and Bo by Avokiddo

Beck and Bo is a fun educational app that is sure to engage your little kids in a creative way, while helping them build their vocabulary. iTunes Google Play Read Review

Bubble Puppy: Bubble Puppy- Play & LearnPlay & Learn

Send your child swimming into a fin-tastic play date with Bubble Puppy! Kids can dress him up in fun outfits, feed him all kinds of treats and groom him. iTunes Google Play

Dr. Panda & Dr. Panda & Toto's TreehouseToto’s Treehouse

I live in a big treehouse all by myself, and I need you to help me make food, wash up, and of course play together! We can play basketball or go on the tire swing. iTunes Google Play

Daniel Tiger’s Day & NightDaniel Tiger’s Day & Night

Learn about morning and bedtime routines with PBS KIDS’ Daniel Tiger. Help Daniel get ready for school in the morning and for bed at night through imaginative play. iTunes Google Play

LEGO® Juniors Create & CruiseLEGO® Juniors Create & Cruise

Create & Cruise provides plenty of inspiration for real-life LEGO® builds and imaginative play scenarios you can talk to your child about – why princess is driving. iTunes Google Play

Super Why! from PBS KIDSSuper Why! from PBS KIDS

Your child can play along with each of the four main characters from the TV series while practicing the alphabet, rhyming, spelling, writing and reading. Super. iTunes Google Play

Endless Reader

This app introduces “sight words”, the most commonly used words in school, library, and children’s books. Kids need to recognize these words by sight in order to achieve reading fluency. iTunes Google Play

The Great Cookie Thief The Great Cookie Thief

There’s a cookie crook in town—who could it be? Little sleuths will thrill in tracking down the crumb-y feller, building visual identification and observation skills in the process. Create Wanted Posters. iTunes

Laugh & Learn™ Let’s Count Animals Laugh & Learn™ Let's Count Animals

Babies are encouraged to learn about numbers and animals through interaction with engaging animations and sound effects! Tap or tilt the screen to set a learning world in motion! iTunes Google Play

ABC's- Alphabet Learning GameABC’s: Alphabet Learning Game

Toddlers and tots will love learning about reading and writing with the ABC’s: Alphabet Learning Game. Designed to introduce your little ones to the wonderful world words. iTunes Google Play

Doodle Critter Math: ShapesDoodle Critter Math- Shapes

Interact and play with basic shapes such as ‘triangle, rectangle, square, pentagon, hexagon, and circle’! Various motivational activities will inspire your children to learn more about shapes. iTunes




Kindergarten Aged Kids Apps

Elmo Loves ABCsElmo Loves ABCs

Elmo loves this app! It has songs and videos about letters. It has coloring pages and games about letters. It has all the letters from A to Z! Elmo even made a new alphabet song for it. Elmo thinks it’s the best ABC app ever!  iTunes Google Play


Kids will have a blast navigating their Thinkrolls through a series of obstacles in brightly patterned mazes. Each chapter introduces a new object with unique physical properties which kids discover. iTunes Google Play

Intro to Math

Intro to Math, by Montessorium offers an important comprehensive look at foundational number concepts, including comparison, sequencing, units and wholes, even and odd, and symbols.  iTunes

My Play

My PlayHome is a doll house for the iGeneration. Imagine a doll house where your child can use everything, even the closets, TV and shower. Where you can fry an egg and feed the family pizza.  iTunes Google Play


LEGO® Movie

Simple tools and guides make it easy to shoot, edit, and even score your movie with music. Add one of the customizable title cards then share it online and, who knows, you may have the next summer blockbuster.  iTunes

Starfall Learn to Read

Your child will hear, touch, read and eventually master this sound-spelling through a variety of engaging activities, movies, and songs. Play and explore! iTunes Google Play


Reading Rainbow

Children ages 3-9 explore worlds of reading to discover storybooks and learn about such topics as animals, friends, family, science, space, music, and more. iTunes Google Play



Sentence Builder

Helps students develop word recognition, listening, and sentence skills. It presents words in random order & asks to drag them make the narrated sentence. iTunes Google Play


Bob Books Reading Magic Sight Words

Presents ten stories about characters from the Bob Books series. Learners arrange letters to spell common sight words, tracing and spelling the words. iTunes

ABC GurusABC Gurus

Provides endless creative fun with the letters of the alphabet as kids color and accessorize each letter. They listen to the letter names and sounds as they play. iTunes 


Winky Think Logic PuzzlesWinky Think Logic Puzzles

Winky Think Logic Puzzles offer a ton of fun that is so engaging that users won’t even realize just how important the skills are to learning. Each puzzle provides a mental challenge that requires problem solving, logic, memory, eye-hand coordination and other skills. iTunes

MiniChess by KasparovMiniChess by Kasparov

MiniChess by Kasparov is designed to help introduce young children to the game of chess through an engaging, interactive story. The game is loaded with dozens of puzzles and activities that teach the prerequisite skills for the game, and also sharpen spatial skills, math skills. iTunes Google Play

TeachMe- KindergartenTeachMe: Kindergarten

An educational app which teaches six different age appropriate subjects to Kindergarten aged children: sight words, addition, subtraction, spelling and writing letters and numbers. Parents can select which subjects they want, set different difficulty levels, and even choose questions iTunes

AlphaTots AlphabetAlphaTots Alphabet

Alphatots is an unusual alphabet app that uses verbs instead of nouns for key words. This means that each letter has an associated action that kids can do instead of just look at. There is an opportunity to play and interact with each letter! A high quality app with some very creative ideas. iTunes Google Play

Wheels on the BusWheels on the Bus

Wheels on the Bus is a fun, interactive musical book, based on the popular children’s song. Come aboard the bus to spin the wheels, open and close the doors, swish the wipers, pop some bubbles, make a dog bark, and much more! Parents’ Choice Gold Award. iTunes Google Play



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