YOU NEED A BREAK TOO
Looking for something to entertain your kid while you get some things done? These fun apps will keep your kid engaged and free up a few minutes for you. We broke them down by age group so you know which apps are better suited for your kid.
Toddler and Pre-K
Wheels on the Bus
The Wheels on the Bus app allows your kid to do many activities that will keep them entertained for hours. Some of these include singing, playing instruments on the app, listening to songs, and much more. This app is free with no subscription needed. Available on iOS and Android.
The Nick Jr. app allows your kid the flexibility to watch full episodes of their favorite shows while also playing games that include their favorite characters. There are many interactive games and preschool learning games. This app is free with a cable subscription. Available on iOS and Android.
Monkey Preschool Lunchbox
The Monkey Preschool Lunchbox app teaches your kid preschool curriculum while playing fun, interactive games. The app offers many different games which include colors, letters, puzzles, and counting in a format that is easy to understand for your Pre-K kid. A one-time payment is required. Available on iOS and Android.
PBS KIDS Video
The PBS KIDS Video app gives your kid access to free cartoons and entertainment, while also being able to watch what is happening live on your local PBS channel. This app provides a safe, child-friendly environment for viewing their favorite shows and is free. Available on iOS and Android.
Children and Pre-Teens
Cut the Rope 2
The Cut the Rope app is a fun game your kid can both play and learn with at the same time. Om Nom needs help solving puzzles in five new locations: Forest, Sandy Dam, Junkyard, City Park and Underground. This game offers hours of entertainment and critical thinking skills for a $1.99 one-time price. Available on iOS and Android.
Toca Hair Salon Me
The Toca Hair Salon Me app lets your kid be the customer and the stylist. It enables creativity and allows kids the freedom to do what they want with their own pictures. They can even share their designs and pictures with family as well and with the easy-to-use kid-friendly interface. It’s a one-time price of $3.99. Available on iOS and Android.
The Monster Physics app is a fun, interactive learning experience for your kid with colorful graphics. This science-based game has many missions that scale from beginner to advanced as you learn more about physics. It’s free-to-try then $1.99 for then full version. Available on iOS.
Adventures of Poco Eco - Lost Sounds
The Adventures of Poco Eco - Lost Sounds app is built around sound and music and allows your kid to navigate through a world with electronic music, fine art, and design. Many puzzles will challenge your kid’s critical thinking and help them explore this audio-visual experience. It’s a one-time purchase of $3.99. Available on iOS Only.
VIDEO STREAMING SERVICES FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES
Video streaming is a major form of entertainment for both kids and adults. Some of the biggest streaming services provide kids age-appropriate content.
Netflix for Kids
The Netflix app offers a kids-only section that contains video content and streaming appropriate for kids 12 and younger. Since it is a part of Netflix, subscribing will give your kid access to these kid-friendly shows while still allowing you to stream all your favorites as well. A Netflix membership is required. Available on iOS and Android.
Amazon Video for Kids
The Amazon Video app offers a kids-only section that has movies and shows free to watch with an Amazon Prime membership. The content offered ranges from toddler to Pre-Teen and is all available on the same Amazon Video app. An Amazon Prime membership is required. Available on iOS and Android.
The YouTube Kids app gives your kid the ability to explore YouTube videos and content without worry of finding other inappropriate videos on YouTube. It gives parents peace of mind and ease of use in helping their kids discover new interests and things they enjoy. This app is free to enjoy. Available on iOS and Android.
The Hulu app allows your kid to explore content based on what they find enjoyable for their own age range. With access to some of the most popular kid shows, there will be no shortage of videos and episodes to keep them entertained. Hulu offers a free trial, then is $5.99 monthly subscription. Available on iOS and Android.