Thursday, January 1, 2015

Top 100 Apps for 2014, Part 3 (Early Education, Math, and Science Apps)

We are half way through our top 100! This section covers great apps that teach early education concepts as well as math and science apps. Many of our top picks have other fantastic apps within the series, so make sure to click on those links to find even more great choices.

Early Education Apps:

50. TeachMe Toddler by 24x7digital
5 Stars from Heather S
A wonderful learning app for toddlers that teaches numbers, letters, shapes, colors, phonics and counting.

*Be sure to check out the other apps available in the TeachMe Series

51. Grandma loves bugs by Fairlady Media
4.5 stars by Heather H 
This adventurous Grandma needs help identifying bugs, coloring butterflies, catching fireflies, spelling buggy words, matching letters on bees and flowers, building a spider web, and even finding a bug in her hair!

$1.99, iPad/iPhone

*Don't miss the other great apps in the Grandma and Grandpa series!

52. Zuzu's Bananas: A Monkey Preschool Game by THUP games
Over 50 unique games designed to involve creative thinking, working memory and expose little ones to basic logic and time management challenges.

$2.99, iPad/iPhone

*Go see the rest of the great Monkey Preschool Apps from THUP Games

53. MiniSchool by Divine ApS
4.5 stars from Rachel H 
Offers a collection of six educational activities with varying levels of difficulty to help teach and reinforce several academic skills.

$2.99, iPad/iPhone or FREE Lite Version

54. Bug Mazing - Adventures in Learning by Little Bit Studios 
$1.99, iPad/iPhone
This app is designed for early learning skills, including alphabetical order, counting, recognizing colors, patterns, and tracing. The interface is, as expected, beautifully designed.

*Check the rest of the amazing apps from this developer

55. Leo's Pad Enrichment Program for Preschoolers by Kidaptive
An award-winning adaptive-learning series in which your child will join a young Leonardo da Vinci and his friends on big adventures filled with exciting games woven into the stories.

FREE, iPad only

56. PBS KIDS Video by PBS KIDS
Watch videos from your favorite PBS KIDS television series anytime, anywhere (in the USA). Features thousands of videos from top PBS KIDS television series.

FREE, iPad/iPhone


Math Apps:

57. TeachMe Math Facts by 24x7digital
Designed to help grade school students memorize math facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Being able to recall simple math facts quickly is essential when doing more complex math.

$1.99, iPad/iPhone

58. Mickey's Magical Math World by Disney Imagicademy 
Join Mickey and friends on an amazing space adventure for an endlessly engaging and interactive way to do math!

FREE, iPad/iPhone

*Be sure to check out our list of 100+ FREE Disney apps!

59. Universal Zoom: All About Sizes and Distances by Gamify It 
Discovering the scale of the Universe has never been more beautiful, exciting and easy to use. Universal Zoom offers you a wonderful journey through the Universe presenting objects to scale from an electron to the observable Universe and everything in between.

$0.99, iPad/iPhone

60. Todo Math : Kindergarten to 2nd Grade Math Games for Daily Practice by Locomotive Labs
The award-winning and beloved early elementary math app that offers an unsurpassed 300+ days of math activities, 20+ multi-level games, and 40+ engaging mathematical missions!

FREE, iPad only

61. Preschool Genius Math Booster Zoo by One Monk Clapping
12 richly rendered games. Play with your zoo animal friends while learning basic math skills.

$3.99, iPad/iPhone or FREE Lite Version

62. Slice Fractions by Ululab 
4.5 stars from Rachel H
Slice through ice and lava to clear the mammoth’s path, unraveling the mystery of fractions!

$2.99, iPad/iPhone

63. Dollar Up by pkclSoft
Dollar Up is the perfect app for children learning to handle money, kids, teens and adults with developmental disabilities.

$4.99, iPad only

64. Sushi Monster by Scholastic
Strengthen reasoning strategies for whole number addition and multiplication by helping monsters make a target sum or product.

FREE, iPad/iPhone

65. Tiggly Chef: Preschool Math Cooking Game by Tiggly
Tiggly Town’s greatest, most mustachioed Chef tells you what he needs to prepare his preposterously silly recipes, and you help by adding the exact number of ingredients Chef asks for to get the recipe right.

FREE, iPad only

Be sure to check out our Top 10 Apps to Help Learn Numbers as well as Math apps for teens working at a lower level
Science Apps:

66. Space Place Prime by NASA
Space Place Prime is a content presentation app that gathers some of the best and most recent offerings from NASA. A spinoff of NASA’s popular kids’ Space Place website ( or

FREE, iPad/iPhone

67. There’s No Place Like Space! (Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat) by Oceanhouse Media
Join the Cat in the Hat as he teaches Dick and Sally all about outer space! Explore pictures and diagrams, learn new vocabulary words, and personalize the story with your own narration.

$5.99, iPad/iPhone

Tour the Milky Way, travel through galaxy clusters, and engage in hands-on activities, such as making your own constellation and working a high-tech telescope.

FREE, iPad only

69. Marine Missions by National Geographic Society
Explore with Jacques the hermit crab and learn that a healthy ocean is a healthy world!

FREE, iPad only

70. Classify It! by American Association for the Advancement of Science
Classify It! is a new game from AAAS Science NetLinks, to test your knowledge of how various organisms can be sorted and grouped.

FREE, iPad/iPhone

71. DIY Sun Science by NASA
The DIY Sun Science app, funded by NASA, allows families and educators to investigate and learn about the Sun at home, at school, or anywhere you go!

FREE, iPad/iPhone

Continue on to Part 4 for Reading, Writing, eBook, Exercise, and Relaxations apps

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