The first iPhone was released on June 29, 2007. Exactly seven years ago, our view of technology changed drastically. Since then we have been through five generations of iPhones (sixth to be released soon), and currently have access to over one million apps. Think about how many apps you rely on a daily basis. In commemoration of the 7th anniversary of the iPhone, we have put together the list of 7 best educational iPhone apps for kids.

1. Toca Builders – $2.99
2,682 reviews, 4.5 stars

toca_builders-150x150Toca Builders has the most reviews on our list and still received a whopping 4½ stars. Let your kids’ imagination run wild as they build their own world. Each builder has their own unique skills that makes the game even more interesting. Your kid will have the chance to figure out which character is best to build a certain part of their own virtual world!


2. Dinorama – $2.99
758 reviews, 4.5 stars

dinorama-150x150This app is recommended for children ages 7+. Let your child run their own dinosaur park where they have to attract visitors, feed and care for dinosaurs, and perform day-to-day tasks of running a business. Your kids will develop their math skills as they have to figure out how much money to spend and save for their park.


3. BrainPOP Featured Movie – FREE
544 reviews, 4.5 stars

brainpop-150x150BrainPOP delivers fresh movies, quizzes, and other features daily for your child to explore. Topics include current events, history, holidays, and even school curriculum. Keep your child busy this summer with the confidence that they are learning something. And who doesn’t love a free app?


4. Endless Alphabet – $6.99
501 reviews, 5 stars

endless-alphabet-150x150Take charge of your child’s reading success and download this interactive educational app. Your child will get to interact with adorable monsters that help them learn their ABCs, complete puzzles, and read effortlessly. This app doesn’t keep track of high scores or have time limits, so your child can be productive without stressing out.

5. Stack the States – $0.99

351 reviews, 4.5 stars

stackthestates-150x150Going on a road trip this summer? Traveling across the country? Stack the States was voted “Best Educational Game App” by This app will help your child develop their geography skills even before taking their first geography course. Not only does learning the 50 states become a fun game, but you also get to learn their capitals, flags, and more.


6. Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read – FREE
287 reviews, 4.5 stars

hookedonphonics-150x150Based on the award-winning system, Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read is now in app form which makes your life a whole lot easier. Make learning for your child a lot easier and more fun with different features such as music, games, lessons, and stories. Help your child become an enthusiastic and confident reader today.


7. Word Dynamo – $2.99
106 reviews, 4.5 stars

word-dynao-150x150Word Dynamo by is an interactive game in which everyone can use to master their vocabulary. The entire word library is used in this app. Main features include flash cards, audio, and definition matching. Vocabulary is divided into different grade levels, so your child can prepare for the next school year.



Which app is your kids’ favorite? Which one is your favorite? Let us know and comment below!