Let KinderTown turn your device into an educational playground!
Overwhelmed by the number of educational apps available? KinderTown makes finding quality educational apps for your children easy, by showing you only the best educational apps. Our digital review process involves educators, kids, and parents, and we feature only apps that will help your kids learn and that they will also love to play.
· Features only apps with demonstrated educational value
· Search by subject, age, device, and price
· See video reviews of many apps in use
· Use the Learning Map to guide your child’s education
· Go from digital to physical with our Power Pack learning guides
· Easily share your favorite apps with friends
· Turn screen time into educational playtime!
“KinderTown, I’ll admit, has been a personal favorite since its launch…as it curates the iTunes App Store for quality, educational-focused apps, vetted by former teachers.” – TechCrunch
KinderTown has been featured in The New York Times, TIME, The Huffington Post, Wired, theguardian, and TechCrunch.
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Ratings and Reviews
Kindergarten Teacher review
I have been using this app for months to find apps to use on the 3 iPads I have in my classroom. I find it very well organized, helpful by categorizing apps by area of subject, in allowing you to bookmark apps to buy later, highlighting apps you already own as well as the reviews. They have added A LOT more content since I began using it. I have recommended it to all parents during our fall teacher conferences, HOWEVER I am extremely disappointed in their new policy to make you purchase the right to see free apps. This "new addition" came in an update I did on my phone. Luckily I have not "updated" my iPads so I can still see the apps that companies offer for free. This is very off putting since I am paying for all the apps I'm using for my students out of my own paycheck! I am using my personal iPad, my father's iPad and my iPhone daily in my classroom. I recently won a grant to buy 1 more iPad and all the apps are out of my pocket. I have spent at least $150 this semester on apps to help my kids. Kindertown, don't you think teachers are spending enough of their own paycheck to do what's best for students, yet now you gouge us for what is free too? Very poor decision. I will NOT pay for your "unlocking" of free apps. Your 5 star review and glowing recommendations to parents has dropped to 3 with your update and I will no longer recommend to parents and friends.
Only educational apps= awesomeness! Thank you!
Obviously this is a small slice of the Apple Store, but KinderTown has focused on a bunch of quality, educational apps- this would be the perfect resource for an educator or parent just starting out with an iPad- as they won't have to worry about buying something that is not what it claims. I know a lot of educational app developers, and I see many of them included in this app. I like how the apps are sorted- you can filter by Subject, Age, Price, Platform etc. Each subject is then broken down into subtopics, so if you are just looking for prewriting apps instead of more complicated writing apps for example, you can do that too. I have found some new ones to put on my wish list! Thank you! I only have one caveat, well two, as I am not a huge fan of in-app purchases either- I really don't like having to sign up to use apps, but I am glad I did for this one. (I signed up through FB and then chose posts to only show to me for privacy; another option would have been to sign up through email.) Also as this app is for me, and not for my children to explore, I am not concerned about the small in-app purchase either. Can you add a special needs section with apps for communication or other therapy focused apps? That would really be a plus!
Payment now needed to see free app reviews
This is a good app, but I rated it down because the most recent update changed its functionality. And while it was mentioned in the update explanation, it wasn't explained well enough for users to understand the impact. Now a purchase ($3.99) is required to see free apps that have been reviewed (and approved). And this makes me wonder why only the paid app reviews can be seen for free. Is it that the paid apps kick in some money to be included and the free apps don't? And the company needs to make some money up somewhere? Regardless, it seems like a fishy system and NOT an upright way to do business. A clear notification of the changes in the app or from the company would have been a nice gesture, instead of discovering the change while trying to use the upgraded app. I likely won't pay for the "membership" just as a matter principle.
- KinderTown, Inc
- 51.1 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2011 KinderTown
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.