Top 10 Best Educational Apps For Android

Android games are for more than just driving, shooting, hacking, and slashing, as they can be used for educational purposes as well, and we’ve rounded up some of the best apps for that. There are tons of games out there that are targeted at grades k-12 to help them learn.

But which ones are the best out there? It can be tough finding the apps that will actually have a positive impact on your child’s education. Here’s a list of 10 of the best educational apps on the Google Play Store.

Game Download Cost In-app cost (per item)
PBS Games Free Free
Khan Academy Kids Free Free
Sago Mini School Kids 2-5 Free $7.99 – $59.99
Lingo Kids Free $.99 – $139.99
Kidzooly Preschool Games Free $2.49
Kiddopia Free $.99 – $99.99
ABC Mouse Free $9.95 – $79.99
Adventure Academy Free $9.99 – $79.99
Montessori Preschool Free $.99 – $59.99
Animal Preschool Free $.99 – $3.99

PBS Games

Everyone should be familiar with PBS Kids and its collection of popular educational shows. The company developed its own app, and it comes with a slew of educational and kid-safe games to keep your toddler entertained.

It has an easy-to-navigate interface with large pictures representing your kids’ favorite shows. Right now, there are 29 shows that your kids can choose from, each with its own selection of games. Each show has a thumbnail of the show’s lead character, so kids can navigate them easily.

As an added treat, everything in the app is free of charge. There are no subscriptions, in-app purchases, or ads. There’s a “grownup; section where you can donate money to PBS if you please.

Khan Academy Kids

Khan Academy has been around since 2008, and it’s become a popular nonprofit educational organization. Khan Academy Kids brings this same mentality, only in app form. This app contains a plethora of different educational activities that kids are sure to enjoy.

This app is definitely for younger kids; most of the activities are really basic. They are meant to focus on developmental skills like motor skills, color identification, and basic phonics. There are also some fun interactive music videos, and the kids are led around the app by a cast of fun animated animals.

Since Khan Academy is a nonprofit organization, you won’t have to pay for any of the activities or features. It’s free to download and there are no in-app purchases.

Sago Mini School For Kids 2-5

  • Download Cost: Free
  • In-App Cost: $7.99 – $59.99
  • Install: Google Play

Sago Mini School takes a different approach to its educational material. Instead of subjects, kids navigate themes like trash and recycling, plant life, snow, birds, firefighters, bicycles, and a bunch more. Each theme has several different educational activities for kids to play.

There’s enough music, animated characters, and voice acting to keep children entertained for a long time. Like most educational games, the UI is divided into large and easily identifiable pictures and icons.

Sago Mini School is free to download, but if you want the full experience, it’ll cost you $7.99/month with the option to pay $59.99/year. If you have Google Play Pass, you will automatically have a yearly subscription.

Lingokids

  • Download Cost: Free
  • In-App Cost: $.99 – $139.99
  • Install: Google Play

Lingokids is one of the more advanced apps on this list as it’s an entire suite of games, activities, music videos, and animations. As your kid progresses through the content, they’ll unlock more content.

Linogkids stands out among most educational apps with its use of fully animated videos and live-action videos as well. Not only that, but the company has its own cast of recognizable characters that populate all of the activities and videos.

In order to get the full experience, parents will have to pay $14.99/month. The amount of content you get is definitely worth the high price tag.  If you want a yearly subscription, you can pay $139.99/year.

Kidzooley Preschool Games

Kidzooly Logo

  • Download Cost: Free
  • In-App Cost: $2.49
  • Install: Google Play

Kidzooley Preschool games is relatively simple compared to the other apps, but it’s still really useful. This is definitely for those in early education, and it shows. There are activities like simple puzzles, letter tracing, simple spelling games, and more.

As with all of the educational apps, the UI is really easy to navigate with large and colorful buttons. They’re all animated GIFs that give you some idea of what the activity is. There’s also some cheery music playing in the background. What’s neat is that you can play these games offline.

The only downside to this game is that there are ads. When you complete some activities, you’ll get a short video ad. Fortunately, if you want to unlock all of the activities and remove the ads, it’s only a one-time payment of $2.49

Kiddopia

  • Download Cost: Free
  • In-App Cost: $.99 – $99.99
  • Install: Google Play

Kiddopia, like most other educational apps, hits you hard with playful music and colorful visuals. The interface is divided into 16 different subjects, and each subject has a plethora of different types of activities. Plainly put, there’s a ton of content with this app.

There’s a cast of animal characters that your child can interact with, and these animals are part of every activity. Along with games, there are animated music videos that also teach your kids.

If you want access to all of the content, you will need to pay $7.99/month with a one-week free trial. That’s more than decent of a price for all of the content you’re getting

ABCmouse

  • Download Cost: Free
  • In-App Cost: $9.95 – $89.99
  • Install: Google Play

ABCmouse has been a popular brand in education for some years now. The app brings a similar learning experience to the website with a wide range of educational activities. The interface isn’t as straightforward and easy to read as most educational apps out there, so younger kids may need their parents to navigate for them.

You have the typical array of games, activities, and animated shows that you can choose from. Your child has the option to pick and choose what they want to do at random or they can try the “Learning Path” with activities presented in order.

In order to access the educational content, you’ll be paying $12.99/month. That’s a decent price for such a complete suite of content. There’s also the option to pay $59.99/year.

Adventure Academy

  • Download Cost:
  • In-App Cost: $9.99 – $79.99
  • Install: Google Play

Adventure Academy is an app that’s in the same vein as ACBmouse. It’s from the same company, and it has much of the same approach to learning. There is an ocean of educational content to keep your child busy; this includes videos, games, cartoons, and activities.

What makes this different from ABCmouse and other educational apps is the 3D rendered interface. You play as an avatar, and you roam the halls of this huge educational academy. There, you meet a bunch of different professors that you interact with and complete tasks for. Along with the professors, there are kiosks that you can go to if you want to access all of the content.

If you’re interested in Adventure Academy, it will cost you $12.99/month to access everything. If you want to pay yearly, it will cost you $59.99/year.

 

Montessori Preschool

  • Download Cost: Free
  • In-App Cost: $ – $
  • Install: Google Play

Montessori Preschool is, unsurprisingly, for preschoolers. It’s chock-full of fun and simple activities to help develop young minds. It’s pretty simple in its nature; no music or flashy animations. It does, however, have a good selection of games to choose from.

You get the typical array of subjects like math, colors, code and logic, literacy, music, and plenty more. The interface is pretty straightforward with all of the subjects represented as tiles on the bottom of the screen.

You get a pretty limited amount of content for free, but to unlock everything, it will cost you $9.99/month. There’s also the option to pay $59.99/year.

Animal Preschool

  • Download Cost: Free
  • In-App Cost: $.99 – $3.99
  • Install: Google Play

Animal Preschool is about as straightforward as an educational app can get. The interface centers around large and bubbly cartoon animals. You scroll through the animal icons to select which subject you want to play. Navigating this way should make it easy for a child to find their favorite subject.

This game is a bit different from the other games in that each activity you choose gives you a succession of activities rather than letting you choose which one to play. You see the animal on one side of the screen, and they’re trying to make it to the other side. Each question you answer correctly gets the animal a step closer to its goal.

Animal Preschool is one of the more inexpensive apps on this list. You get a pretty good amount of content for free, but you can pay $3.99 to unlock the rest of the animals.