Great apps for children combine entertainment and education. Check out the following ones, which all are popular with younger kids.Apple Elmo Calls ($0.99)* With Elmo Calls, kids can receive audio and video calls from Elmo. Parents also can program the app to call kids and encourage them on special days. (Mobilewalla score: 99/100) Preschool EduKidsRoom (Free) This app allows the player to spend time in a virtual child’s room with a variety of educational activities and challenges. (Score: 98/100) Monkey Preschool Lunchbox ($1.99)* This app features some very special lunchbox contents: games to teach colors, letters, counting, shapes, sizes and matching. (Score: 97/100) Tozzle — Toddler’s Favorite Puzzle ($1.99) Tozzle allows your child to choose from 44 colorful puzzles to build while helping him or her improve his or her understanding of shapes. (Score: 95/100) Flutter: Butterfly Sanctuary (Free)* This app features a selection of butterflies that your child can virtually raise, feed and collect. (Score: 90/100)Android Kids Animal Piano Free (Free) The nine-tone piano featured in this app can either make traditional musical sounds or replace each tone with an animal sound. (Mobilewalla score: 98/100) How to Draw - Easy Lessons (Free)* This app takes users young and old through a step-by-step process to teach them to draw a variety of objects. (Score: 95/100) Kids ABC Letters ($2.99)* Kids ABC Letters teaches kids their ABCs and helps them identify letters in context. (Score: 90/100) Kids Math (Free) This app teaches very basic math skills that become more challenging as your child masters each level. (Score: 90/100) Starfall Learn to Read ($2.99)* It helps children slowly grasp the relationship between sounds, letters and reading. (Score: 72/100) *Available on Apple and Android.
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