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Best free Android apps for kids.

There are tons of free apps for kids on Google Play but it's difficult to choose only top high quality ones. To help you, we picked the best and most educational kids free apps for Android devices reviewed by our editors and ranked by our users. These Android apps your kids will love and, what's also important, they're free!
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ABCmouse.com - Android version

ABCmouse.com - Android version
by Age of Learning, Inc.

Price: free
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Android

Overall Score: 67/100

version reviewed: 2.3.14

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Best for: Education, Attention & concentration, Early math, Eye-hand coordination, Language, Thinking & problem solving, Understanding of the world

What it is/what you do with it: tablet/smartphone access to games and activities available in the ABCmouse.com learning program.

Over 5000 activities (reading, math, music, art, early science), including lessons puzzles, games, books, songs, printables and more.

What we liked: the concept. Excellent set of quality kid-friendly activities and games with narration and and spoken instructions. Excellent set of features, including stats & progress report and a simple rewards system. Excellent educational value.

What we didn't like: some features could be more responsive.

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Sketch-a-Song Kids

Sketch-a-Song Kids
by 09 Line Development

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Android

Overall Score: 67/100

version reviewed: 1.0.1

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Best for: Music & rhythm, Attention & concentration, Creativity, Music & art

What is it/what do you do with it: create music tracks by 'sketching' them using visual interface. Over 40 instruments in 5 categories.

What we liked: the concept. Excellent visual interface. Number of free instruments/samples and patterns (grooves). Ease of use (including a short tutorial). Overall quality of the app.

What we didn't like: no option to export or share created songs.

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Sparky’s Birthday Surprise

Sparky’s Birthday Surprise
by Cupcake Digital

Price: free
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Overall Score: 66/100

version reviewed: 1.1

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Best for: Interactive books, Attention & concentration, Interaction, Language, Personal & social

What it is and what you do with it: an interactive storybook (about 18 pages long). Extra activities include: 3 educational minigames (shapes,counting and addition), 1 video and a coloring activity. 'Read to me', 'read & play', 'just a book' (simple version with no interactions) reading modes.

What we liked: the story with many interactive elements complementing the storyline. Original illustrations and animations. Sounds and sound backgrounds. Ease of use. Good reading options (words are highlighted, touch a word to have it read out). Extra tips for parents. Overall quality of the app.

What we didn't like: we wish the mini-games offered more variety.

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Kid Awesome Kindergarten English - Android Version

Kid Awesome Kindergarten English - Android Version
by Kid Awesome

Price: free
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Android

Overall Score: 60/100

version reviewed: 1.4.11

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Best for: Education, Attention & concentration, Language

What it is and what you do with it: a set of games and activities for English practice (Kindergarten level). 17 skills with 80 levels including phonics, vowel sounds and use, letter and word identification, sight words, rhymes, blends, pronunciations, upper/lower case,capitalization,punctuation, nouns, verbs and adjectives and opposites.

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Prehistoric Mystery Lite - Android Version

Prehistoric Mystery Lite - Android Version
by Slim Cricket

Price: free
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Lite or Demo version
Android

Overall Score: 60/100

version reviewed: 3.4.0

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Best for: Interactive books, Attention & concentration, Early literacy, Language, Memory, Thinking & problem solving

Please note: this is a demo version of the book. The ratings and score are based on the full (paid) version of the app.

What it is/what you do with it: an interactive book (about 25 pages/scenes) with extra activities.

Read the book or listen to the narration. Tap characters/objects for interactions. Solve simple puzzles (seek-and-find, puzzles etc) to complete the book (and get a surprise).

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. Overall quality of the app.

What we didn't like: the reading features could be better (words are not highlighted).

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