Monday, July 21, 2014

Top 40 Completely FREE Apps on iTunes Kids

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There are some great apps on this list! From apps used to help with early learning, to those that improve fine motor skills or can be used as rewards for completing tasks, here are 40 FREE apps to build your app library. To make this list I go through the top free apps in the kids' section on iTunes and remove any that have in-app purchases or require subscriptions.



** Only the app's developer can control when an app is free/discounted. The prices of apps in this posts are verified to be correct at the time of publishing. We make no guarantees otherwise.**

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1. Barbie® Fashion Design Maker™ (iPad only)
Barbie ® Fashion Design Maker™ allows you to be a real fashion designer. Choose from different photo realistic fabric swatches and patterns to create real outfits that you can put on Barbie®. Use your own photographs as design elements for your fashions. Level up your designer ranking by completing challenges and winning awards!
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2. Little People™ Player
The Little People™ Player lets your child watch and interact with their favorite Little People characters! The child-friendly interface makes it easy for mom and her child to find and select entertaining videos, music, and much more!
Designed for children ages 1-5.
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3. Barbie® I Can Be™ 
When it comes to careers, Barbie® can be anything, and so can you! In one easy-to-play app, you can be the best-ever pizza chef, baker and pet vet, just like Barbie®! It’s pizza time! At the pizza shop, roll out the dough and layer on your favorite sauces and cheeses with just a rub of your finger. Then load it up with a fun mix of toppings, including French fries and pickles!
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4. Astroblast Rocket Rush (US only)
Astroblast! — a new Sprout original series follows the funny adventures of a friendly and irresistible cast of animals in outer space. They show through their friendship how to embrace differences, model positive relationships, and foster healthy habits to be the best good-will ambassadors in the galaxy. Are you ready to ride with the Astroblast!
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5. PBS KIDS Video
Watch videos from your favorite PBS KIDS television series anytime, anywhere (in the USA). “PBS KIDS Video” features thousands of videos from top PBS KIDS television series, including Curious George, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhoods, Wild Kratts, Peg + Cat, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That, Dinosaur Train, SUPER WHY!, Sesame Street and Wild Kratts.
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6. Care Bears Love to Learn (iPad only)
Care Bears Love to Learn is the first early learning app developed by the creators of the iconic classic children’s brand The Care Bears. Your kids will delight in playing along with their favorite Care Bears in a series of fun and educational mini games and puzzles designed to help children learn to count, identify colors, shapes, and letters while sharpening cognitive and motor skills.
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7. LEGO® Friends Story Maker (iPad only)
Designed for creative minds of all ages, LEGO Friends Story Maker offers hours of LEGO fun. Become the author of beautiful multimedia stories using simple tools like drag & drop, stamps, voice recording, backgrounds, frames, and page captions. You can even take pictures of your own amazing creations to capture stories as you build!
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8. Barbie APP-RIFIC Cash Register
Hit the town with Barbie and get ready for the ultimate shopping spree! Together you’ll visit the local Bakery for some sweets, the trendy Boutique for fabulous new accessories, and even find a gift for your furry friend at the Pet Store! Earn VIP Rewards each time you checkout to unlock new items and store decorations for hours of shopping fun!
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9. Disneynature Explore
Disneynature Explore combines an augmented reality experience with fun animal behavior game play that encourages children 4-8 and their caregivers to discover and play in nature. Search your own backyard with the lion to hunt a warthog, view your surroundings through a butterfly’s eyes, follow tracks along with the bear to find its cub, crack a nut like a chimpanzee, and much more!
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10. LEGO® Ninjago REBOOTED
- Use your awesome ninja skills to avoid dangers and defeat enemies.
- Climb up the elevator shaft and run through hallways with both Vertical & Side scrolling action!
- Play as Kai, Cole, Jay or Zane!
- Collect LEGO bricks to unleash awesome power ups that help you in your mission.
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11. Toca Kitchen Monsters
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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12. Bible for Kids
The Bible App for Kids is the newest member of the YouVersion family of apps. Available now for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, the Bible App for Kids is always completely free! 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.
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13. Toca Hair Salon - Christmas Gift
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!
BONUS - Introducing: accessories! When you've finished cutting and color, add eight different accessories to your look. Loads of extra fun!
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14. Laugh & Learn™ Shapes & Colors Music Show for Baby
Babies are encouraged to learn about shapes and colors through interactions with engaging animations, sounds and sing along songs! Baby can tap or tilt the screen to set a learning world in motion! Designed for babies 6 months & up.
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15. Toca Tailor Fairy Tales
Design and style your own clothes! 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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16. LEGO® DUPLO® Train
Driving the colourful LEGO® DUPLO® Train from station to station is a toddler’s dream. Your child will play the role of the train driver - choosing and loading wagons, building bridges, stopping at crossings, refueling and laying new tracks around pesky rocks.
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17. Disney Magic Timer
Bring more fun to your daily brushing routine with Disney Magic Timer by Oral-B, powered by DreamPlay! Featuring sixteen of your favorite Disney and Marvel characters, use this app to seamlessly encourage your kids to brush longer. Collect a new digital sticker after each successful two minutes of brushing; track progress with stars and milestone badges on the Brushing Calendar. Longer, happier brushing for your little one is just a download away!
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18. LEGO® DUPLO® Ice Cream
There’s nothing like delicious ice cream on a hot summer day. Let your child help the DUPLO bunny and his friends get some ice cream by completing a series of fun and varied mini-games designed for toddlers. There are boats to build and sail, hay bales to collect and groceries to deliver before the bunny and his friends finally get to eat their hard-earned ice cream cones.
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19. Mr. Koope the hedgehog - Children's story book (limited time only)
Mr. Koope the Hedgehog hates the rain and decides to soar above the clouds to avoid it. A chronic grumbler, Mr. Koope, how could he climb over the clouds? When he moves over the clouds, an unexpected surprise occurs. This beautiful and fantastic story lets young readers free their imaginations, while reminding adults of their innocent childhood memories.
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20. Laugh & Learn™ Learning Letters Monkey App
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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21. Lazoo: Squiggles!
Pictures come to life with "Squiggles!", a revolutionary new educational drawing app for young children. 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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22. Rosetta Stone® Kids Lingo Letter Sounds - English Reading and Spanish Speaking Ages 3 - 6
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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23. Sago Mini Ocean Swimmer
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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24. LEGO® DUPLO® Food
Get your ice creams, cakes and burgers here! In LEGO® DUPLO Food, your child will build ice creams, cakes and burgers for the store’s friendly customers - and be rewarded for getting the order just right. Through its focus on matching the customer’s order by trial and error, this toddler app puts a fun spin on the early development of your child’s reasoning skills. 

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25. Storybook Rhymes Volume 1
Read and sing along to baby’s favorite nursery rhymes! This interactive app encourages early learning with dynamic characters, engaging music, sung songs, animations and two great classic stories: One, Two, Buckle My Shoe and Itsy Bitsy Spider. While this app is absolutely free on its own, it comes to life with the purchase of the Apptivity Storybook Reader from Fisher-Price.
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26. MarcoPolo Ocean
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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27. NFL PLAY 60
Run, Jump, and PLAY 60! Can you run fast? Jump high? Turn quick? Do you have what it takes to PLAY 60? Collect coins and get football power-ups! 
GET GOING!
Jump into this super cool and fun endless runner game brought to you by the National Football League and the American Heart Association.
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28. Laugh & Learn™ Animal Sounds for Baby 
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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29. Laugh & Learn™ Where's Puppy's Nose? for Baby
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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30. McPlay™
Bring the fun of Happy Meal® with you, anytime and anywhere, with the McPlay™ App! Use McPlay™ Power to scan your Happy Meal toy and unlock an exciting game or activity. You can also earn access to McPlay Power games by playing Happy Ball. Happy Ball is the high-bouncing, quick-thinking puzzle game that makes playing with food – fun! 
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31. 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. Explore how artists use line, shape, and color, discover artists' processes and inspirations, and create your own artwork inspired by MoMA's collection. Artists featured in the MoMA Art Lab app include Henri Matisse, Alexander Calder, Elizabeth Murray, and others. 
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32. Sushi Monster
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. Earn points with each correct answer… but watch out for distractions! 
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33. Toddler Counting 123 Free
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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34. 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. Match Blitz is accessible for kids (and adults!) of all ages.
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35. Storybook Rhymes Volume 2
Read and sing along to baby’s favorite nursery rhymes! This interactive app encourages early learning with dynamic characters, engaging music, sung songs, animations and two great classic stories: Row, Row, Row Your Boat and The Animal Fair. While this app is absolutely free on its own, it comes to life with the purchase of the Apptivity Storybook Reader from Fisher-Price.
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36. Fizzy's Lunch Lab Fresh Pick (iPad only)
ARE YOU THE NEXT LUNCH LABBER?
Professor Fizzy, star of the PBS KIDS web series, "Fizzy's Lunch Lab," is holding a competition to see who has what it take to be the next Lunch Labber! Think it's going to be easy cheesy? Well think again! Take on 8 exciting challenges that will put your math and problem solving skills to the test.
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37. Laugh & Learn™ Learning Letters Puppy
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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38.  Laugh & Learn™ Let's Count Animals for Baby
• Tap or tilt the screen to interact with the animals. The animals will be counted when baby taps or slide across the screen when baby tilts!
• Baby can dance along with two sung songs! 
• Teaches numbers & counting 1-10, animals, first words and action/reaction.
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39. The Big Moving Adventure
Make moving fun with Sesame Street's The Big Moving Adventure! Your young child (ages 2–5) can create his own muppet friend and help him or her through the moving process, including: Hearing the news, packing, saying goodbye, expressing feelings, traveling, exploring the new home, and making new friends.
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40. Sight Words List - Learn to Read Flash Cards & Games
Help Your Child Learn to Read. Sight Words, also known as the Dolch List are an integral part in learning how to read. The Dolch Word list contains 315 words that are broken down into appropriate age groups. It is important for young readers to be able to instantly recognize these high frequency words in order to be proficient and fluent readers.
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In her teenage years Lisa M listened to Rick Dees and the weekly Top 40 show religiously every Friday night.

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