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7 educational Android apps for your kid

Whether you're a parent, an aunt, an older sibling, or a grandparent, your smartphone is probably in a kid's possession 70 percent of your time and 90 percent of theirs. That means unlimited access to the Play Store, YouTube, and the rest of the internet in the hands of a tiny child. And while we give our phones away willingly, it isn't easy to find content for kids, especially young ones. So we compiled a list of seven kids' apps that are fun, imaginative, and educational at the same time.

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PBS Kids Video

American broadcasting network PBS brings their renowned educational content free of charge to your smartphones with PBS Kids Video. All of the content is designed to be educational so parents can feel safe leaving their kids alone with this app. Featuring well-known cartoon characters like Arthur the Aardvark and Elmo, kids probably won't mind watching it either.

Moose Math

In Moose Math, your child is placed in a mathematical adventure that teachers counting, adding, subtracting, sorting, geometry, and more through familiar games like connect the dots and bingo. With beautiful artwork and a loveable group of characters, The Dust Funnies, Moose Math is a brilliant educational tool for children aged three to seven years.

Endless Alphabet

In this educational word game, kids have to unjumble adorable, talking letters to figure out a word. Once they've solved, an animation teaches them what the word means. The creators claim that, “Before you know it, your child will be using words like gargantuan and cooperate!” You can download Endless Alphabet for free for the first seven puzzles.

Explorium: Ocean for Kids

Explorium combines a quest, mini-games, and facts about marine life so that kids never lose interest while learning. Developed with professional educators for children aged four to eight, it comes with an in-built ocean encyclopaedia and has a two-player mode so parents can play together with their kids. There's both a free and paid, full version on the Play Store, as well as a space-themed version called Explorium: Space for Kids.

Toca Kitchen 1 & 2

There are no rules in Toca Kitchen. In this super cute and creative game, your children can juice tomatoes, boil the salad or microwave the watermelon for their guests. Guests have preferences and kids can pick up on those by watching their reactions to different dishes. While Toca Bocas games may seem more fun and games than educational, their products are designed to empower kids to be playful, to be creative, and to be who they want to be.

Papumba

Papumba has just under a dozen free games designed for young children to learn and play. Ad-free, children can navigate colourful farms and parks without the help of parents and learn the alphabet, numbers, English, and how to colour with their adorable animal friends.

Pocket Code

Pocket Code might be the only game on this list that's more suitable for older children. Employing a visual learning style, Pocket Code teaches kids how to programme, how programming works, and some basic programming logic. But it's less complicated than that. Kids can drag and drop game elements to see what happens in a range of mini-games. If your child likes technology and LEGO, get them Pocket Code so that they can start creating, editing, executing, sharing and remixing their own programmes with Catrobat, the visual programming language in Pocket Code.

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