Kids and Tech
December 6, 2023

The best kids’ apps to spur creativity and learning

Looking to inspire kids’ creativity and ignite a passion for learning? Check out these apps designed and built for younger users.

In the age of technology, leveraging the right apps can be a game-changer in fostering children's development. But, not all apps are created equal. Some are better than others for encouraging children to get creative and discover their next passions. Here, we explore some of the best platforms that entertain while stimulating kids' creativity and learning.

Epic: unleash the power of reading

Platforms: Available on iOS and Android.

Epic is a digital library that brings stories to life for young readers. With a vast collection of books for various age groups, Epic encourages a love for reading by providing an immersive and interactive experience. The app's engaging content is designed to spark curiosity and enhance literacy skills, making it an excellent tool for parents and educators alike. Epic offers a subscription-based model with a free trial. The subscription provides access to an extensive library of digital books, audiobooks and educational videos. It’s not unusual for schools to have a subscription that students can use free of charge, so check in with your kids’ teacher to see if they already have access!

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Minecraft: the building blocks of creativity

Platforms: Available on iOS, Android, PC, consoles and more.

Minecraft is not just a game, it's a virtual playground for creativity and exploration. This sandbox game allows kids to build entire worlds using blocks, fostering imagination and problem-solving skills. Whether constructing elaborate structures or navigating through virtual landscapes, Minecraft provides a unique platform for collaborative play and individual expression. Minecraft requires a one-time purchase, and there is also a subscription service called Minecraft Realms for multiplayer gaming.

Kinzoo Studio: tell the greatest stories ever

Platforms: Available on iOS and Android.

If your kids are interested in animation, Kinzoo Studio is just the platform for them to learn on. With our all-in-one app, users can design their own avatars and customize them with millions of combinations of outfits, hairstyles, skin tones and facial expressions. They can add their custom characters into different backgrounds and add speech bubbles to create unique story lines. With a variety of locations, props and even pets to adopt, the sky is the limit for creativity. And, users can download their creations as video files to easily share with family and friends. Kinoo Studio is free to download, with in-app purchases for virtual items in the mall.

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Roblox: where imagination comes to life

Platform: Available on iOS, Android, PC and Xbox.

Roblox goes beyond traditional gaming by empowering kids to become game creators. The platform allows users to design their own games, fostering coding skills and creativity. With a diverse range of user-generated games, Roblox offers an immersive environment where children can socialize, collaborate and unleash their imaginative potential. Roblox is free to download and play. In-app purchases are available for virtual items.

Pinna: listen and learn

Platforms: Available on iOS and Android.

Pinna takes learning to the next level with its extensive library of age-appropriate content. By providing a variety of engaging audio experiences, including podcasts, audiobooks and music, Pinna supports language development, comprehension and creativity in an audio-first format. Pinna operates on a subscription-based model with a free trial. The subscription provides access to a curated collection of podcasts, audiobooks and music.

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Lingo Kids: fun learning for young minds

Platforms: Available on iOS and Android.

Lingo Kids makes learning an exciting adventure for children. Through games, songs and stories, the app introduces educational activities in a playful and interactive way. Lingo Kids not only builds language skills but also encourages curiosity about the world. Lingo Kids offers a free version with limited content and a subscription-based premium version.

When apps are designed to inspire kids, teach them something new and help them discover the world at their fingertips, they unlock the best of the digital world. With a bit of guidance, apps that are built from the ground up for younger they can offer a great way to explore their creativity, connect with loved ones and cultivate new passions.

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