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The coolest apps for kids

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The coolest apps for kids

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The coolest apps for kids

Lulu in the Amazon

Adventure into the rainforest by exploring life in the Brazilian Amazon.
$4, play.google.com

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Meet the Insects: Water & Grass Edition

Examine different creepy-crawlies by making them twist and turn.
$4, iTunes

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WWF Together

View photos and videos, and learn about endangered animals like pandas and polar bears.
Free, iTunes

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Color Band

Kids can create and play their own instruments while learning about colours and sounds.
Free, iTunes

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Little Fox Music Box

Preschoolers will love this singalong book with more than 100 interactive elements.
$4, play.google.com

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Teach Me Phonics

Introduce kids to basic reading concepts through video clips and short lessons.
$5, apps.microsoft.com

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BeBop Blox

Children build fun shapes from puzzle blocks to make the Bops sing and dance

iTunes

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The King's Stilts - Dr. Suess

This storybook app works for various skill levels. Kids can read the story or listen along.

play.google.com

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Scribble My Story

Kids can draw their own stories with virtual markers, then record their voices for extra fun.

iTunes

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Elmo

This creative app lets your child play narrator while tuning up their reading skills.

$4, iTunes

The coolest apps for kidsElmo the Musical - Storyteller

Animals

Tap on each picture to hear the word, then play the match-up game.

$2, iTunes

The coolest apps for kidsABC Animal vs. Veggie Flash Cards

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Toddler

Teach babies six months and up simple words using fun graphics and sounds.

$2, play.google.com

The coolest apps for kids100 Words for Babies & Toddlers

Caillou House of Puzzles

Explore rooms in Caillou's house, dragging and dropping puzzle pieces to complete the scenes.
Where to Buy?Free, iTunes

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Drawnimal

Fill in the missing details on 26 animals, including their paws, tails, noses and ears.
Where to Buy?$2, iTunes

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More Trucks HD

Tots will love building, driving and racing fire trucks, monster trucks and two trucks.
Where to Buy?$2, iTunes

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Echograph

Shoot a video, choose a still, then magically reveal parts of the video through the image with a swipe.
Where to Buy?Free, iTunes

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Garden Pro HD

A guide to what's growing in the garden, with diary-like features to track each plant's progress.
Where to Buy?$4, iTunes

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Haze

A customizable weather app to track the five-day forecast or look up the UV Index.
Where to Buy?$3, iTunes

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GeoDash: Wild Animal Adventure

Explore different habitats as Geo collects fun animal facts and adopts their traits.
Where to Buy?Free, iTunes

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The Math Tree

With a trophy by adding and subtracting the animals and the fruit in the tree.
Where to Buy?$1, iTunes

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The Elephant Show

Sing, record and remix your favourite songs with Sharon, Lois and Bram.
Where to Buy?$1, iTunes

The coolest apps for kids

Dr. Panda's Daycare

Run a daycare for baby animals, where you must feed, entertain and put the critters to bed.
Where to Buy?Free, Google Play
Free, iTunes


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Play and Learn with Wallace

Count ducks, match letters and guess sounds with Wallace the dog in this preschool app series.
Where to Buy?Free, iTunes

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When I Grow Up

Learn words, practise spelling and discover careers in this '60s-styled interactive book.
Where to Buy?$2, iTunes

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Kapu Tickle Toy Camera

Tickle and play with characters while using the camera to transform yourself into a cute creature.
Where to Buy?$1, iTunes

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What's Up Creatures?

Kids engage visually compelling and memorable poems featuring fun, unique animals.
Where to Buy?Free, iTunes

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Fancy Nancy Ballet School

With the help of Fancy Nancy, learn to create, perform and record your very own ballet routines.

Where to Buy?$2, iTunes

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Tizzy Seasons

Take part in exciting activities (like building a snowman) while learning about the four seasons.
Where to Buy?$2, Google Play
$2, iTunes

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Peekaboo Fridge

Learn about a new vegetable, fruit or other healthy treat as they entertain when you open the fridge.
Where to Buy?$2, iTunes

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Kandoobi

Play along with more than 100 fun characters as you colour, match shapes and practise spelling.


Where to Buy?$3, iTunes

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Reading Rainbow

Buy e-books and view video field trips that will introduce your kid to new people and places.
Where to Buy?Free, iTunes.com

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Ribbit, Frog, Ribbit

Copy the notes that the frogs croak in a new TVO app proven to strengthen a kid's memory.
Where to Buy?Free, Google Play
Free, iTunes.com

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Fish Heroes

Soar through the ocean and conquer the Shark Mafia using seven different fish in a game of strategy.
Where to Buy?Free, Google Play
$1, iTunes.com

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The Singing Alphabet

Children can experiment with letters, sounds and words with these adorable alphabet characters.

$1, iTunes

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Mega Run ? Redford's Adventure

Help Redford save his siblings by following the trail of forest gems and stolen coins.

Free, iTunes

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Tiny Plane

Take flight with a captivating canine! Collect points and dodge obstacles as you chase your feline foe.

$1.30, iTunes

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Burger Cat

Guide Burger Cat through 60 levels using tools (like a magic wand) to collect cheeseburgers.
$1, iTunes.com

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Shark Dash

Help sharks save Sally by launching them at sneaky rubber ducks.


Where to Buy?$1, Google Play
$1, iTunes.com

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Octopus Rescue

Feed the octopus, but avoid the dangerous cramp-fishes and jellyfish.
$1, iTunes.com

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Locomaster: Lucas' Crazy Machine

Use Lucas' Locomaster to transform him into weird creatures, like the Sillphant.

Free, Google Play
$3, iTunes.com

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D.W.'s Unicorn Adventure

Help D.W. choose nutritious snacks to maintain energy as she guides a friend back to Unicorns.

$2, iTunes.com

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Madcoaster

Control the coaster, collect coins and navigate tricky tracks using power-ups.

Free, Appszoom
$1, iTunes.com

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Play-Doll

The stage is yours in this creative app: Dress the characters, choose the setting and direct your play!
Where to Buy?Free, iTunes.com

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Cocoons and Caterpillars

Set off on an adventure with Stella and Sam in this interactive story where you can play games and explore nature.
Where to Buy?$2, iTunes.com

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Munch Time

Watch Munch the chameleon change colours as you guide him through more than 60 levels in his search for lunch.
Where to Buy?$1, Google Play
$1, iTunes.com

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PixStop

Lights, camera, action! Make your directorial debut with stop-motion movies sourced from your own photo library.

Compatible with iPad
Where to Buy?Free; iTunes.com

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Doodlecast for Kids

This app records your voice as you draw so you can create and play back illustrated stories.


Compatible with Android, iPhone & iPad
Where to Buy?$2, Ollapp
$2, iTunes.com

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Run Roo Run

Hop your way across the Australian outback to save your joey from greedy zookeepers.


Compatible with Android, iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad
Where to Buy?Free, Androidpit
$1, iTunes.com

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What Did Snakey Eat?

Help Sammy the Skunk find out what his friend swallowed by matching silly objects.

Where to Buy?$1, Google Play
iTunes

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Raiders of the Lost Aardvark

Go on a wild adventure across Africa tracking down the thieves of a rare mummified aardvark.
Where to Buy?iTunes

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Click the Birdie

Test your photography skills as you explore wild habitats in search of feathered friends.
Where to Buy?$1, Google Play
iTunes

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This article was originally published on Oct 01, 2013

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