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5 Free Apps for Kids

 

With the long summer holidays on their way, it’s a great time to stock up on free apps for the kids. Quick, easy entertainment at your fingertips, they’re really useful for downtime at home, babysitting, and particularly for car journeys. Never hear the words “are we there yet?” again!

 

 

Pokémon Go
Not for couch potatoes

Not new but this simple and brilliant idea is still loved by millions of kids and adults. And it’s the perfect app game for the summer. Why? Because it gets your kids off the sofa and into the fresh air to catch Pokémon and collect things from PokéStops, as well as battle in gyms. They’ll walk miles without even noticing 

4.1 star rating
Free on iOS and Android

 

BBC iPlayer Kids
TV for tots to teens

BBC iPlayer is a great free app and now there’s one for kids, too. It only shows CBeebies and CBBC with all the shows they love. There are no ads and it’s simple, fast and safe. It’s child’s play. 
4 star rating
Free on iOS and Android

 

Magic Piano
A great introduction to music

Your kids don't need a piano to explore their musical talent - check out Magic Piano. They It’s a virtual piano that warps into magical shapes and allows you to practice all the latest hits.

4.1 star rating
Free on iOS and Android

 

The Sims FreePlay
A world of their own

This popular app allows your kids to create a virtual world of their very own. It’s pretty addictive - so don’t expect to see you kids in the real world anytime soon.

4 star rating
Free on iOS and Android

 

Peek-a-Zoo
Fun and learning for kids under 5

Simple, friendly and colourful, this is a great little app to help the little ones learn. In each mini game, a sweet cast of animal characters ask questions like ‘Who is winking?’ and ‘Who is dressed up?’. They’re simple but effective lessons in identifying animals, clothing and actions.

4 star rating
Free on iOS