Sure, some apps are designed just to help pass the time, but many offer amazing ways for your kid to be creative, to reinforce skills, and to build interests. Since the best apps involve experiences that make the most of the screen, all of these selections give kids what they can't get from less interactive media. In balance with other activities, using apps with learning value can serve as a bridge between a kid's academic life and personal interests.
From art to coding, skill building to problem-solving, and social-emotional learning to endless runners, dive in with this list of 50 standout apps across all age groups. Check out our Essential Apps Guide for even more titles, or find a curated list that fits your kid's specific interests.