Best Educational Preschool Apps

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Today I decided to list the apps that showed the biggest improvement in my son’s learning ability. I was surprised at just how many educational preschool apps we’ve actually tried out. A lot of them were duds, but below are the ones that actually worked.

These are the preschool apps that I have my son use on a regular basis that get the best results.

I hope this helps your child. If you would like to know additional tools that can help your child, then you absolutely must check out our post on the best educational tools for young children.

Special Notes:

  1. To give you some idea of the potential available – my son knows basic Spanish words, can count to 10 in three different languages, and is speaking on a level a full year above him.
  2. It is not just about sitting an app in front of your kid just to give you a moment to yourself. Kids are interested in what their parents are interested in, so be present with your toddler when he or she is learning.
The apps featured are linked to iTunes but many are also available on Google Apps. Some of the prices and content may have changed since this list was compiled. If you notice any changes or have some apps that need to be included on this list, please comment below!

Check out the TOP PRESCHOOL APPS listed below. I have already tested out many preschool apps on my son so I can tell you of the ones NOT to get as well, if you’re interested.

To Our Children’s Continued Success,


20 Absolutely Amazing Educational Preschool Apps

1Abby Phonics: Kindergarten Reading Adventure22learn, LLCFreePhonetic Letter Sounds
2Cookie Monster's ChallengePBS KIDS$2.99Self-Control, Focus, Memory, Following Directions,Problem Solving
3Disney Junior AppisodesDisneyFree (includes 1 appisode), then $4.99 per appisode.Language, Reading, Thinking, Reasoning
4Elmo Loves ABCsSesame Street$4.99Letter Identification (Uppercase & Lowercase), Letter Sounds, Letter Tracing, Art & Creativity, Music Appreciation
5Endless AlphabetOriginator Inc.$6.99ABCs, Building Vocabulary
6Endless NumbersOriginator Inc.FreeNumber Recognition, Sequences, Quantity, Numerical Patterns, Simple Addition
7Endless WordplayOriginator Inc.FreeSpelling, Word Building, Rhymes
8Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Wildlife Count AlongDisney$2.99Math, Science, Counting, Matching
9Mickey's Magic Math WorldDisneyFreeColors, Shapes, Counting, Addition, Subtraction, Reasoning, Logic, Sorting
10Old Macdonald Had a FarmTabTale LTDFreeAnimal Names & Sounds
11PlayKidsMovile Internet Movel S.A.1 Week Free Trial
$6.99 monthly
$39.99 6-monthly
$69.99 yearly
Various through Videos,
Books, Educational Activities, Songs with New Content Every Week
12Pre-K Letters and Numbers SpanishBrightStart LLCFree. $1.99 for FullIntroduction to Spanish Words, Number, & More
13Preschool EduPaintCubic Frog Apps$3.99Colors, Letters, Numbers, Shapes, & More
14Preschool Memory Match and LearnTabTale LTDFreeColors, Shapes, Numbers, Fruits, ABC’s, Vegetables, Nature
15Rosetta Stone® Kids Lingo Letter Sounds - English Reading and Spanish Speaking Ages 3 - 6Rosetta Stone, Ltd.FreeIdentifying Beginning Letter Sounds of Words, Distinguishing Different Starting Letter Sounds in Word Families, Recognizing Upper & Lower Case Letters, Exploring Active Spanish Vocabulary, Refining Spanish Pronunciation, Building Confidence Speaking Spanish Aloud
16Sesame Street eBooks for iPadSesame StreetFreeVarious Subjects through Sesame Street Ebook Subscription ($3.99 per month or $39.99 per year)
17Sid the Science Kid Read & PlayPBS KIDS$2.99Science
18SUPER WHY ABC Adventures: Alphabet for iPadPBS KIDS$3.99Uppercase & Lowercase Letters, Order of the Alphabet, Letter Sounds, Writing Letters
19The Wheels On The BusKids Games Club by TabTaleFreeColoring, Spelling, Vocabulary, Music
20TinyHands Sorting 3, Educational puzzle GamesTINYHANDS APPSFreeSorting & Classifying, Hand-Eye Coordination, Concentration, Visual Perception, Vocabulary

If you’re looking for just math apps for kids, check out SimplyKinder’s math app list.

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TJ using educational preschool apps Just to show you the power of these preschool apps, this is my son learning as a 1 year-old.

The Longer You’re Not Taking Action, The Longer for Your Child’s Mind to Develop

The biggest mistake parents make is relying solely on educational videos, apps, books, songs, etc. For the best results, find the tools that you and your child can use together that are fun.

If you want your child to learn quickly and easily, check out these educational preschool songs!

To Our Children’s Continued Success,

Troy Washington

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