Monday, May 19, 2014

Top 50 Totally FREE Educational Apps on iTunes (no in-app purchases!)

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Keep up-to-date with what's movin' and shakin' on the App Store with this list of the Top 50 most downloaded completely FREE apps (with no in-app purchases) available on iTunes as of May 19, 2014. You will find apps for babies, preschoolers, toddlers, students, educators and therapists — that covers 99.9% of our readers, so what are you waiting for?

**Some of these apps are free for a limited time only**



** Only the app's developer can control when an app is free. The prices of apps in our post are verified to be correct at the time of this post. We make no guarantees otherwise. Please note: there may be ads and social network links in some of these apps.**

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1. iTunes U
iPad/iPhone 
The iTunes U app gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools — plus the world’s largest digital catalog of free education content. Whether you’re majoring in molecular biology at a university, taking Spanish in high school, or just interested in European history, you now have a valuable tool to help you learn anytime, anywhere.
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2. Leo's Pad: Preschool Kids Learning Series - Appisode 1 rated 4.5 Stars by Heather H
iPad only
Leo’s Pad is an interactive, animated series of “appisodes” designed for preschoolers and kindergarteners, in which your child will join a young Leonardo da Vinci and his friends on big adventures filled with exciting games woven seamlessly into the stories.
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3. Duolingo - Learn Languages for Free
iPad/iPhone 
With Duolingo, you learn a language completely free, without ads or hidden charges. You have fun while you learn, leveling up and competing with friends. You have the opportunity to translate real-world texts in the language you are learning, and in doing so, help us translate the Web into other languages.
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4. Poptropica®
iPad only 
Create a Poptropican, then start exploring the world of Poptropica. Collect gold shards when you first enter Poptropica and earn a prize! Take a ride in your blimp and check out the map to explore the Islands. Travel to each Island to solve the mysteries that await, then collect your gold medallion when you’ve completed the task!
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5. Toca Kitchen Monsters
iPad/iPhone
Ever wanted to play with your food? Now you can! In this Monster edition of the super-hit Toca Kitchen you can cook and play with food for two hungry monsters. Pick any ingredient and prepare it in your own way! Slice, boil, fry, cook, microwave or mix? And wait for the response from the hungry monster...
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6. Hopscotch: Coding for kids, a visual programming language
iPad only
Hopscotch teaches kids to code using simple, intuitive building blocks. Kids can create games, animations and other programs in this colorful, interactive environment. Program your characters to move, draw, and collide with each other, and use shaking, tilting, or even shouting at the iPad to control them.
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7. Sago Mini Ocean Swimmer 
iPad/iPhone
Laugh out loud as you explore a magical underwater world with Fins the fish. Invite Fins out to play and let the adventures begin. Guide Fins through the water and discover dozens of fun surprises. Dive into sunken treasure, meet mysterious monsters and enjoy a treat at an underwater ice cream stand.
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8. PBS KIDS Video
iPad/iPhone
Watch videos from your favorite PBS KIDS television series anytime, anywhere (in the USA). “PBS KIDS Video” features more than 1,000 videos from over a dozen top PBS KIDS television series, including Curious George, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That, Dinosaur Train, SUPER WHY!, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Peg + Cat, Sesame Street and Wild Kratts.
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9. Bible for Kids
iPad/iPhone
Through interactive adventures and beautiful animations, kids explore the big stories of the Bible. The Bible App for Kids is a delight-filled experience designed to encourage kids to return again and again. It’s the beginning of a lifelong love of God’s Word.

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10. Toca Hair Salon - Christmas Gift
iPad/iPhone
Cut, color and style Santa Claus beard and hair! In this Christmas edition of the smash hit Toca Hair Salon, you can choose between styling Santa Claus or a funny Christmas tree! And best of all? It's completely FREE!

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11. Quizlet
iPad/iPhone
Pick from 3 mobile-only study modes to suit your learning style and take advantage of audio in 18 languages to reinforce pronunciation and retention. Plus, with full offline support you can study anywhere — even without an internet connection.

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12. SpeakaZoo
iPad/iPhone 
Welcome to SpeakaZoo, the only zoo where the animals talk with you! From vampire bats to dolphins, talk to and take care of 18 original characters in four habitats ranging from forests to oceans.

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13. Toca Tailor Fairy Tales
iPad/iPhone
Time to get busy with those design skills! With Toca Tailor Fairy Tales, you can create, combine and style fun outfits for two characters in a beautiful Fairy Tale setting! Choose between lots of clothing designs, then tailor them by adjusting hems and lengthening sleeves.
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14. Math 42
iPad/iPhone
Mathematics and expensive tutoring are the Nr. 1 problem of parents and students. MATH 42 is the answer to this problem by basically eliminating the need for an expensive tutor. It is always close at hand and accessible thanks to its offline operation.

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15. Lazoo: Squiggles!
iPad only 
A child’s simple hand-drawn squiggle can become a bird’s nest, rocket smoke, cotton candy, sheep’s wool, a curly beard, and more! Simply squiggle away to complete Lazoo’s internationally award-winning art. Then hit the GO button and watch drawings soar, pulsate, move, twirl, and multiply.
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16. Lipa Eggs
iPad/iPhone
A dash of blue here, a splash of green there--let your creativity run wild as you help color eggs in an array of exciting designs! In this game, kids will utilize and refine their natural creativity skills while having all tons of chirping fun.

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17. Rosetta Stone® Kids Lingo Letter Sounds - English Reading and Spanish Speaking Ages 3 - 6
iPad/iPhone
Practice early reading skills and speak Spanish to control the action! Tons of toys are trapped in bubbles! Can you rescue them before they float away? Match the correct starting letter sound to release each toy and collect it. Speak Spanish words and phrases aloud to really get the party started!
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18. Khan Academy
iPad/iPhone
Khan Academy allows you to learn almost anything for free.Our iOS app is the best way to view Khan Academy’s complete library of over 4,200 videos and articles. We cover a massive number of topics, including K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even the humanities with playlists on art history, civics, and finance.
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19. ABCmouse.com Zoo Set 1
iPad/iPhone
This zoo app is an amazing new way to explore animals for kids. With unique features, realistic animals and setting, engaging art, and high quality narration and music, this app will be a favorite for kids of all ages.

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20. Educreations Interactive Whiteboard
iPad only 
Educreations turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. Creating a great video tutorial is as simple as touching, tapping and talking. Explain a math formula... Create an animated lesson... Add commentary to your photos... Diagram a sports play...
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21. Toothsavers Brushing Game
iPad/iPhone
An evil sorceress has cast a wicked spell, leaving everyone’s mouths to rot and be overrun by cavities. Now it’s up to you to help Toothy and the Toothsavers save everyone’s teeth! You’ll have two minutes to brush and scrub away the spell for each of the kingdom’s quirky inhabitants.
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22. ClassDojo
iPad/iPhone 
ClassDojo helps teachers improve behavior in their classrooms quickly and easily. It captures and generates data on behavior that teachers can share with parents and administrators. Teachers can use this app to give their students positive behavior feedback and manage their classes, while parents can check on their child's progress at school.

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23. ClassDojo for Students
iPad/iPhone
ClassDojo helps students develop the behaviors and character strengths they need for lifelong success.
Students: Log into your existing accounts, or just ask your teacher for your student account code! Enhance your class with some dojo!

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24. Laugh & Learn™ Learning Letters Monkey App
iPad/iPhone
A fun-filled learning app that features baby’s favorite Laugh & Learn™ characters! Babies are encouraged to interact with engaging animations, sing-along songs & sound effects. While this app is absolutely free and fun on its own, the app comes to life with the purchase of the Apptivity Monkey.
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25. Match Blitz
iPad only
In Match Blitz, players need to visually scan an array of images and symbols to find the single repeated symbol as quickly as possible. This task puts visual perceptual, memory and concentration skills to the test; all competencies vital for the development of reading and writing skills, as well as other academic tasks.
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26. Sushi Monster
iPad/iPhone
Meet Sushi Monster! Scholastic’s new game to practice, reinforce, and extend math fact fluency is completely engaging and appropriately challenging. Strengthen reasoning strategies for whole number addition and multiplication by helping monsters make a target sum or product.
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27. Sprout Games & Videos
iPad/iPhone
Sprout is the 24-hour preschool channel that parents and kids share together — for shows, activities, and adventures! Now enjoy even more on-the-go SproutOnline.com playtime with the new, updated Games & Videos app.

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28. Alphabet Aquarium Early Reading Letters Adventure A to Z 
iPad/iPhone
Toddler Aquarium presents the wonderful world of letters in four great games that besides knowledge of letter shapes and names also help toddlers in the areas of matching and learning several representative words of certain initial letter for each letter of the alphabet.
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29. Edmodo
iPad/iPhone
Edmodo makes a teacher’s daily life easier by providing a safe and easy way for teachers and students to engage and collaborate for free, anytime, anywhere.


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30. My Math Flash Cards App
iPad/iPhone
My Math Flash Card App is for mastering basic elementary math facts. Its an easy to use and customizable application to enable focused learning.



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31. Laugh & Learn™ Animal Sounds for Baby for iPad
iPad only 
Babies are encouraged to learn animal names and the sounds animals make through interacting with engaging animations and sound effects! Baby can tap or tilt the screen to set a learning world in motion! There are two levels of play to grow with baby. Designed for babies 6 mos. & up.
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32. PBS Parents Play & Learn HD
iPad/iPhone
PBS’ first app designed specifically for parents, PBS Parents Play & Learn provides more than a dozen games parents can play with their kids, each themed around a familiar location – including at the grocery store, at home, in the kitchen, and many more.

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33. SkyView® Free - Explore the Universe
iPad/iPhone
SkyView® Free brings stargazing to everyone, and it's totally free! Simply point your iPhone, iPad, or iPod at the sky to identify stars, constellations, satellites, and more! Over 5 million downloads. App Store Rewind 2011 -- Best Education App

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34. ABCmouse.com Zoo Set 3 
iPad/iPhone
This zoo app is an amazing new way to explore animals for kids. With unique features, realistic animals and setting, engaging art, and high quality narration and music, this app will be a favorite for kids of all ages.

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35. Laugh & Learn™ Where's Puppy's Nose? for Baby for iPad
iPad only
Babies are immersed in an animated learning environment where their little finger taps & screen tilts teach all about body parts with two fun characters & music! Puppy and Kitty will teach baby about nose, ear, eyes, mouth, foot, tummy, hand & head! There are two levels of play to grow with baby. Designed for babies 6 mos. & up.
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36. Curious Ruler
iPad/iPhone
With Curious Ruler, children can explore and measure objects around them and learn about sizes, units of measure, and proportions.
Curious Ruler is both a useful utility and a great educational tool that supports Measurement and Data Core Standards.
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37. Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame
iPad/iPhone
Laugh and learn as you help a Sesame Street monster friend calm down and solve everyday challenges. This bilingual (English and Spanish), research-based app helps your child learn Sesame’s “Breathe, Think, Do” strategy for problem-solving. Tap and touch to help the monster friend take deep breaths, think of plans, and try them out!
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38. Leafsnap
iPad/iPhone
Leafsnap is the first in a series of electronic field guides being developed by researchers from Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution. This free mobile app uses visual recognition software to help identify tree species from photographs of their leaves.
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39. Laugh & Learn™ Learning Letters Puppy
iPad/iPhone
A fun-filled learning app that features baby’s favorite Laugh & Learn Puppy character! Babies are encouraged to interact with engaging animations, sing-along songs & sound effects. While this app is absolutely free and fun on its own, the app comes to life with the purchase of the Apptivity Puppy.
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40. Laugh & Learn™ Let's Count Animals for Baby for iPad
iPad only
Babies are encouraged to learn about numbers and animals through interaction with engaging animations and sound effects! Baby can tap or tilt the screen to set a learning world in motion! Designed for babies 6 mos. & up.
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41. How to Draw - Free Drawing Lessons
iPad/iPhone
It’s free and fun. Simple instructions for beginner kid drawings as well as more advanced tips for teens and adults. Download and start drawing now!



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42. SpellingCity
iPad/iPhone
VocabularySpellingCity is a fun way to learn spelling and vocabulary words by playing engaging learning games using any word list. The free app includes ten of our most popular word lists and eight of our most popular learning games and activities.

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43. Toddler Counting 123 Free
iPad/iPhone
Learning to count is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Watch your toddler discover the simple joy of learning as they tap and count along. Designed for young minds and tiny fingers, the gameplay is simple and without fuss - filled with heaps of lighthearted fun and even more room to grow!
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44. MoMA Art Lab
iPad only
Get creative and use the MoMA Art Lab app to make a sound composition, a shape poem, a group drawing, and more, then save and share your artwork (parental setting available). Explore how artists use line, shape, and color, discover artists' processes and inspirations, and create your own artwork inspired by MoMA's collection.
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45. Codecademy: Hour of Code
iPad/iPhone
Learn how to build amazing things online by programming with Codecademy - all for free. Our app gets you started by introducing you to the basic concepts behind the apps on your phone and the websites you visit. You’ll learn to understand the basic structure of code when you see it.
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46. ABCmouse.com The Lion and the Mouse
iPad/iPhone
The all new version of this exciting adaptation of the classic fable. This book is part of the Aesop's Fables book series from ABCmouse.com. This book is the next generation of mobile books for kids. With unique features, engaging art, and high quality narration and music, this book will be a favorite for kids of all ages.
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47. Little Writer - The Tracing App for Kids
iPad/iPhone
Little Writer is a tracing app that's done just right. Little Writer is super fun and so easy to use that your kids will think letter tracing is a game vs. a boring chore.


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48. ABCmouse.com Zoo Set 2
iPad/iPhone
This zoo app is an amazing new way to explore animals for kids. With unique features, realistic animals and setting, engaging art, and high quality narration and music, this app will be a favorite for kids of all ages. Universal for both iPad and iPhone with beautiful full resolution animations of the animals.
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49. Mathmateer™ Free
iPad/iPhone
Math can be fun! Build your very own rockets and fly them to the stars with Mathmateer! While your rocket is floating weightlessly in space, the real fun begins! Play one of the many fun math missions. Each mission has touchable objects floating in space, including stars, coins, 3D shapes and more!
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50. ABCmouse.com Grand Canyon
iPad/iPhone
This book is part of the next generation of interactive mobile books for kids. With unique features, engaging art, and high quality narration and music, this book will be a favorite for kids of all ages.


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