Sunday, June 22, 2014

Updated June 22: 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 June 22, 2014. You will find apps for babies, preschoolers, toddlers, students, educators and therapists — that covers 99.9 percent 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.**

Screen Shot 2014-06-21 at 9.30.48 PM1. MarcoPolo Ocean: Limited time only!
iPad/iPhone 
Make dolphins jump. Build a coral reef. Explore the deep sea. Create your own aquarium. These are just some of the fun things you can do with MarcoPolo Ocean, a “digital sandbox” for kids to play in that sparks their interest in the most unexplored part of our planet – the ocean.
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2. 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 or taking Spanish in high school, you now have a valuable tool to help you learn anytime, anywhere.
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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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Screen Shot 2014-06-21 at 9.55.54 PM4. Alien Buddies – Preschool Learning Activities: Limited time only! Rated 4 stars
iPad/iPhone 
Kids, parents and teachers all love Alien Buddies for early learning fundamentals. Packed with four engaging activities with varied difficulty levels and visual and audio modes to reinforce colors, shapes, numbers and letters for ages 3-7.
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 5. 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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6. 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 and Wild Kratts.
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Screen Shot 2014-06-21 at 10.24.46 PM7. Leo's Pad: Preschool Kids Learning Series - Appisode 1 rated 4.5 Stars by Heather H; Appisode 6 rated 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.
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8. 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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Screen Shot 2014-06-21 at 10.03.04 PM9. Preschool! All In One · Basic Skills School: Learning Adventure A to Z 
iPad/iPhone 
Its simple child-friendly interface offers children an engaging way to master essential preschool skills in the total of 14 (!) DIFFERENT EXCITING EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES (twelve educational activities + two creative activities). We sincerely hope your children will enjoy them all!
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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. 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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12. 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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13. 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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14. 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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Screen Shot 2014-06-21 at 10.07.49 PM15. ABC Alphabet Phonics - Preschool Kids Game Free Lite
iPad/iPhone 
Add your own voice - now your toddler can learn everything in mommy's or daddy's voice. Add your own items - take pictures of your child's favorite items to make the game more fun and personal. Learn by sight, sound, and touch.
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16. 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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17. 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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Screen Shot 2014-06-21 at 10.12.35 PM18. Preschool Math · Basic Skills School: Learn Numbers, TeachMe Shapes and Toddler Counting 123
iPad/iPhone 
Its simple child-friendly interface offers children an engaging way to master essential preschool skills in the total of 14 (!) DIFFERENT EXCITING EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES (twelve educational activities + two creative activities). We sincerely hope your children will enjoy them all!
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Screen Shot 2014-06-21 at 10.15.58 PM19. Alphabet Aquarium Early Reading Letters Adventure A to Z. 
iPad/iPhone 
Toddler Aquarium presents the wonderful world of letters in four great games that 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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Screen Shot 2014-06-21 at 10.18.09 PM20. DIY Sun Science
iPad/iPhone 
Includes over a dozen, easy to use, hands-on activities to learn about the Sun. Each activity includes step-by-step instructions that have been tested by educators, kids, and families. The activity materials are widely available and inexpensive—you probably have many of them in your home.
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21. 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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Screen Shot 2014-06-21 at 10.20.24 PM22. Ocean - Animal Adventures for Kids: Limited time only!
iPad/iPhone
"Ocean: Animal Adventures for Kids“ turns kids into sea life experts and will inspire the whole family! Discover over 30 Ocean animals in 3 settings with interesting facts. Tap each animal for amazing animations and sounds. Fully narrated in 12 languages.
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23. 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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Screen Shot 2014-06-21 at 10.27.44 PM24. 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.
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25. 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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26. 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.
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 27. 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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iPad/iPhone 
Our new Phonics: Fun on Farm app with its systematic phonics method of reading instruction uses the best practices for teaching reading. In this comprehensive package for beginning readers, we cover essential reading sub-skills.
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 29. 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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 30. 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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Screen Shot 2014-06-21 at 9.35.04 PM31. Global Shark Tracker
iPad/iPhone 
OCEARCH's Global Shark Tracker lets you observe the navigational pattern of sharks that have been tagged with satellite tracking technology all for the purpose of shark conservation. OCEARCH facilitates unprecedented research by supporting leading researchers and institutions.
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Screen Shot 2014-06-21 at 10.47.15 PM32. Second Grade Reading Comprehension: Limited time only!
iPad/iPhone
Each story has about 150 words. Each story introduces new vocabulary and concepts, and is followed by a set of exercises that measure the student's comprehension.
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33. 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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Screen Shot 2014-06-21 at 10.51.54 PM34. Pixel and Parker - Story Book Adventure with Interactive Board Game - Educational Reading Games for Preschool Kids
iPad/iPhone 
Pixel and Parker is an interactive bedtime storybook app that your children will love. Read along with your children as they follow the story of a boy searching for his lost cat.
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35. 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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36. 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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37. 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!
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 38. 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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Screen Shot 2014-06-21 at 11.00.41 PM39. ChatterPix Kids - by Duck Duck Moose
iPad/iPhone 
Grab your camera! Let’s ChatterPix! Chatterpix Kids can make anything talk -- pets, friends, doodles, and more. Simply take any photo, draw a line to make a mouth, and record your voice. Then share your Pix with friends and family as silly greetings, playful messages, creative cards, or even fancy book reports.
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Screen Shot 2014-06-21 at 11.06.54 PM40. Letter Quiz School Reading, Spelling and Tracing Educational Program.
iPad/iPhone 
Dive into the depths of the ocean to discover letters and alphabet. With its 7 fun games, Letters and Alphabet Adventure is the best way to teach children letter recognition.
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41. 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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Screen Shot 2014-06-21 at 11.12.20 PM42. Dr. Panda’s Hospital - FREE
iPad/iPhone 
What kid doesn't think about being a vet or doctor? Here’s their chance to help Dr. Panda take care of animals at Dr. Panda’s Hospital. Your kid will greet different animals in the waiting room, help them to their hospital beds, discover and treat their ailments - all while learning sequencing!
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Screen Shot 2014-06-21 at 11.14.22 PM43. Timbuktu Pizza
iPad/iPhone
Learn how to make a real Italian pizza and become a real Pizza Chef! Timbuktu Pizza is a beautiful digital toy where you and your kids will learn how to make a real Italian pizza. What goes in a real Margherita? Does Marinara have mozzarella? Why does Eegor the monster throw the pizza at you?
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 44. 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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45. 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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Screen Shot 2014-06-21 at 11.17.15 PM46. TinyHands Raccoon Treehouse, Educational Games for preschool kids, Learning activities apps for Boys & Girls, free version - for iPad
iPad only 
The game consists of 12 beautiful rooms each focused on developing a set of basic concepts such as size, colors, numbers and patterns using everyday objects from the child's world.
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47. 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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48. 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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 49. 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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50. 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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