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Best apps for 6 year old boys and girls.


What are the best apps for my 6 year old? Here you can find the answer to that question. To create this list, the Appysmarts team selected top applications for older kids (6 year olds and up). Our editors carefully reviewed each app and we are sure that these apps are suitable for kids age 6. So if you have an iPad, iPhone or Android smartphone or tablet, please feel free to install apps from the list and give the device to your 6 year old. You may also like our Pinterest list of Best apps for older kids (6 and up) and our YouTube playlist: Best apps for 6 year olds (video presentations).

If you're looking for apps for other age groups, please see:
Best apps for 1 year olds
Best apps for 2 year olds
Best apps for 3 year olds
Best apps for 4 year olds
Best apps for 5 year olds

open Dinosaur Chess: Learn to Play!

Overall Score
97/100

reviewed: 29/04/2014

0% of our users want or have this app

Dinosaur Chess: Learn to Play!

  • Recommended Age
  • Optimal age level to introduce this the app to your child. Please note that this is just approximation, based on our reviewers' knowledge and experience. Please refer to the General Guidelines page for more details.
  • : 6 years
  • Real Price
  • The price we paid for the app. May include some in-app purchases, that's why a 'free' app (as listed in the app store) can have Real Price of $0.99 or more on Appysmarts.
  • : $4.99
  • download from iTunes

What it is and what you do with it: an interactive chess course for kids.

11 interactive lessons (from basics to simple tactics). 20 mini-games and puzzles. 6 game modes (from simplified with selected pieces to full games).

What we liked: the concept. Excellent range of content divided into easy to follow lessons. Lots of extra features, tips and challenges. Simplified and full play modes. Humor and fun factor. Excellent visuals. Narration and voice instructions. Sound backgrounds and sounds. Many options and settings. Multiple user accounts with progress tracking. Overall quality of the app.

What we didn't like: none.

yes
  • 100%
  • user recommendation
  • 0%
no
  • Interface
  • Is this app easy enough to be used with no or very little parental help? Please refer to the General Guidelines page for more details.
  • : Kid Friendly
  • Ads
  • Does the app contain ads or 'ad-like' buttons easily accessible to a child?
  • : No pop ups/ads
  • In app purchases
  • Does this app have 'in-app purchase options (either required or optional).
  • : no
  • Graphic quality
  • Level of the graphic qualities of this app (in terms of design, graphics, overall artistic feel).
  • :
  • Length of play
  • How long will your child be engaged by this app?
  • :
  • Educational value
  • What are the educational qualities of this app? Please note, that our opinion may vary from the producer's claims!
  • :
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open A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Overall Score
96/100

reviewed: 11/11/2013

0% of our users want or have this app

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

  • Recommended Age
  • Optimal age level to introduce this the app to your child. Please note that this is just approximation, based on our reviewers' knowledge and experience. Please refer to the General Guidelines page for more details.
  • : 6 years
  • Real Price
  • The price we paid for the app. May include some in-app purchases, that's why a 'free' app (as listed in the app store) can have Real Price of $0.99 or more on Appysmarts.
  • : $4.99
  • download from iTunes

What it is and what you do with it: an interactive book based of the TV classic. 20 pages with interactive features.

The reading modes: with narration, read by yourself, autoplay. Touch objects/characters on pages for simple animations and interactions.

What we liked: the story. Illustrations and animations. Sounds and sound backgrounds. Narration and voice acting. Good reading features (including words highlighting and the option to have single words read out by the narrator). Interactions complementing the storyline. Overall quality of the app.

What we didn't like: some of the interactions are very basic (e.g. the character will just bounce when touched).

yes
  • 100%
  • user recommendation
  • 0%
no
  • Interface
  • Is this app easy enough to be used with no or very little parental help? Please refer to the General Guidelines page for more details.
  • : Kid Friendly
  • Ads
  • Does the app contain ads or 'ad-like' buttons easily accessible to a child?
  • : No pop ups/ads
  • In app purchases
  • Does this app have 'in-app purchase options (either required or optional).
  • : no
  • Graphic quality
  • Level of the graphic qualities of this app (in terms of design, graphics, overall artistic feel).
  • :
  • Length of play
  • How long will your child be engaged by this app?
  • :
  • Educational value
  • What are the educational qualities of this app? Please note, that our opinion may vary from the producer's claims!
  • :
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open Alizay, pirate girl

Overall Score
94/100

reviewed: 13/06/2013

0% of our users want or have this app

Alizay, pirate girl

  • Recommended Age
  • Optimal age level to introduce this the app to your child. Please note that this is just approximation, based on our reviewers' knowledge and experience. Please refer to the General Guidelines page for more details.
  • : 6 years
  • Real Price
  • The price we paid for the app. May include some in-app purchases, that's why a 'free' app (as listed in the app store) can have Real Price of $0.99 or more on Appysmarts.
  • : $3.99
  • download from iTunes

What it is: an interactive book (about 25 pages long) with extra activities (mini-games, puzzles etc).

What you do with it: read the book or listen to the narration. Tap characters/objects for interactions. Complete the story by playing mini-games and solving simple puzzles (e.g. cross a river full of crocodiles, repeat sound sequences etc).

What we liked: the story. Beautiful, vibrant illustrations and animations. Interactions and puzzles complementing the storyline. Humor and fun factor. Narration, voice acting, sounds and sound backgrounds. Lot's of tiny fun details. 3 difficulty levels (suitable for various age groups). The challenge to get the surprise activity. Overall quality of the app.

What we didn't like: the reading features could be better (e.g. no words highlighting).

Free preview: if you are not sure see our video preview (below) or try the free/demo version of Alizay the Pirate Girl.

yes
  • 100%
  • user recommendation
  • 0%
no
  • Interface
  • Is this app easy enough to be used with no or very little parental help? Please refer to the General Guidelines page for more details.
  • : Kid Friendly
  • Ads
  • Does the app contain ads or 'ad-like' buttons easily accessible to a child?
  • : Contains `more apps` links
  • In app purchases
  • Does this app have 'in-app purchase options (either required or optional).
  • : no
  • Graphic quality
  • Level of the graphic qualities of this app (in terms of design, graphics, overall artistic feel).
  • :
  • Length of play
  • How long will your child be engaged by this app?
  • :
  • Educational value
  • What are the educational qualities of this app? Please note, that our opinion may vary from the producer's claims!
  • :
>>> click here to rate or comment <<<
open Alizay, pirate girl - Android version

Overall Score
94/100

reviewed: 17/11/2013

0% of our users want or have this app

Alizay, pirate girl - Android version

  • Recommended Age
  • Optimal age level to introduce this the app to your child. Please note that this is just approximation, based on our reviewers' knowledge and experience. Please refer to the General Guidelines page for more details.
  • : 6 years
  • Real Price
  • The price we paid for the app. May include some in-app purchases, that's why a 'free' app (as listed in the app store) can have Real Price of $0.99 or more on Appysmarts.
  • : $3.49
  • download from Google Play

What it is: an interactive book (about 25 pages long) with extra activities (mini-games, puzzles etc).

What you do with it: read the book or listen to the narration. Tap characters/objects for interactions. Complete the story by playing mini-games and solving simple puzzles (e.g. cross a river full of crocodiles, repeat sound sequences etc).

What we liked: the story. Beautiful, vibrant illustrations and animations. Interactions and puzzles complementing the storyline. Humor and fun factor. Narration, voice acting, sounds and sound backgrounds. Lot's of tiny fun details. 3 difficulty levels (suitable for various age groups). The challenge to get the surprise activity. Overall quality of the app.

What we didn't like: the reading features could be better (e.g. no words highlighting).

Free preview: if you are not sure see our video preview (below) or try the free/demo version of Alizay the Pirate Girl.

yes
  • 98%
  • user recommendation
  • 2%
no
  • Interface
  • Is this app easy enough to be used with no or very little parental help? Please refer to the General Guidelines page for more details.
  • : Kid Friendly
  • Ads
  • Does the app contain ads or 'ad-like' buttons easily accessible to a child?
  • : Contains `more apps` links
  • In app purchases
  • Does this app have 'in-app purchase options (either required or optional).
  • : no
  • Graphic quality
  • Level of the graphic qualities of this app (in terms of design, graphics, overall artistic feel).
  • :
  • Length of play
  • How long will your child be engaged by this app?
  • :
  • Educational value
  • What are the educational qualities of this app? Please note, that our opinion may vary from the producer's claims!
  • :
>>> click here to rate or comment <<<

Video / Screens:

open Write to Read

Overall Score
93/100

reviewed: 17/06/2014

0% of our users want or have this app

Write to Read

  • Recommended Age
  • Optimal age level to introduce this the app to your child. Please note that this is just approximation, based on our reviewers' knowledge and experience. Please refer to the General Guidelines page for more details.
  • : 6 years
  • Real Price
  • The price we paid for the app. May include some in-app purchases, that's why a 'free' app (as listed in the app store) can have Real Price of $0.99 or more on Appysmarts.
  • : $6.99
  • download from iTunes

What it is and what you do with it: create your own 'books' by combining photos (from the camera or library on the device) with text.

Created books can saved to a library, shared by e-mail or printed.

What we liked: the concept. Excellent educational value (early literacy, language, creativity). Good set of editing and formatting tools (e.g. speech bubbles, frames). The option to record your own narration. The child/adult text feature (the child tries to type in the text and the adult can provide the 'correct' version of the text). Extra tips for parents + video tutorial.

What we didn't like: no backup option for the books in the library (if you delete the app you'll loose all your books). The app only works in the portrait mode. We wish there were more customization options (background change etc).

yes
  • 100%
  • user recommendation
  • 0%
no
  • Interface
  • Is this app easy enough to be used with no or very little parental help? Please refer to the General Guidelines page for more details.
  • : Parental Assistance
  • Ads
  • Does the app contain ads or 'ad-like' buttons easily accessible to a child?
  • : No pop ups/ads
  • In app purchases
  • Does this app have 'in-app purchase options (either required or optional).
  • : no
  • Graphic quality
  • Level of the graphic qualities of this app (in terms of design, graphics, overall artistic feel).
  • :
  • Length of play
  • How long will your child be engaged by this app?
  • :
  • Educational value
  • What are the educational qualities of this app? Please note, that our opinion may vary from the producer's claims!
  • :
>>> click here to rate or comment <<<

Screens:

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