If you caught our editor Liz talking with the TODAY show this morning about four of our favorite new apps for kids, here’s a little more about them and how to get them. And there’s more where that came from: check our entire list of educational apps for kids and fun apps for kids for the best of the best on iOS, Android and Windows phones.
And don’t forget to lock down your in-app purchases before handing over your device to your kids! Trust us on that one.
Human Body App:
This is a beautiful iOS app that lets kids simply explore the inner workings of the human body without instructions, guidance or narration. It’s free play at its best and not surprising, it’s a reader favorite and our editors named it among our top kids apps of 2013. ($2.99, iOS)
Math Racer App from Storybots
The newest app from the growing Storybots series, kids can navigate 30 levels of race courses by answering math problems at a difficulty level you set, then get rewarded with power boosts and trophies. Our kids love the fact that it’s their very own faces on the cartoon bodies in the driver’s seat. (Some versions free; or $4.99/month for a subscription to the entire library with a new book added each month. iOS and PC)
Shadow Puppet App:
One of our newest finds, our kids are captivated with this basic video editing app which easily allows them to choose photos from your iPhone or iPad, then string them together to create a short montage accompanied by their own narration. Even preschoolers can figure this one out–but warning, you may never get your phone back. ($2.99, iOS)