What are the best free educational apps for kids?

The Android market is a great place to find really fun games and apps for your kids to play, but most of these apps are just for keeping yours kids occupied while you do your chores around the house. But if you do your research, you can find lots of apps that are both fun and educational for your kids so that they won’t just be wasting their time, but they will be learning at the same time. Below is a list of our favorite free educational apps that your kids will enjoy playing and hopefully they will learn a thing or two in the process!

1. LEGO Juniors Create & Cruise for Boys

LEGO Juniors Create & Cruise is a great game for your boys and kids from ages 4 to 7, but really anyone who enjoys building will like playing this Lego’s game. It’s essentially a virtual building game where you can use the Lego bricks to create and play with things like cars and race them down the road. How is this an educational app for young ones? Well building with blocks helps develop lots of skills such as engineering and mathematics. It also works on your children’s imagination and being able to put their ideas and thoughts towards something they can see and play with.

free kids game LEGO Juniors Create & Cruise for Boys

This game got a 3.9 rating from 150,000+ ratings. The reviews were great however and almost everyone loved the game saying things like “it’s just really good” and “this game is epic!”

2. My Boo – Your Virtual Pet Game

Here’s one for both girls and boys. My Boo is a virtual pet game (if your couldn’t tell from the title) and lets your kids play with and raise their own pet named Boo, who is a friendly blue, round blob. You can also play with other characters like cats, dogs and even a sheep. It’s a really fun and interactive app and lets you dress, feed, clean, teach and of course pet your new friend. If that sounds a bit boring, the developers also threw in 16 cool mini-games that are free to play.

My Boo - Your Virtual Pet Game for children

My Boo Virtual Pet Game got 4.2 stars in ratings and lots of great reviews from real people playing the app. We only saw one four star review who was annoyed by the frequent reminders (outside the game) to feed, play with and pet your little friend. If you’re worried about being annoyed however, you can simply turn off notifications and reminders in the app settings of your phone.

3. Kids Math Educational App

Kids Math isn’t the most popular game on the Google play store, but it’s certainly a very educational one. There are lots of math style games for you to download like Kid’s Numbers and Games and another one called Math Practice Flash Cards. We choose this app because it’s got a great look that will keep your kids excited about learning math. It keeps their brain stimulated, helping them remember numbers and learn how to use them in an interactive way.

This app got 3.8 stars from users, but many people found it very useful and their kids loved it as well. The bad reviews simply were giving advice to silence the app because it gives comments out loud like “be attentive” and “you are wrong,” which probably is just going to be distracting for your kids when they are thinking about what the correct answer is.

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