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15+ Best Smartphone Apps To Keep Kids Happy While You Shop

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March 14th, 2019   |   Updated on May 9th, 2023

What do your kids do when you are busy shopping? Probably, they are pestering you to take them for games or a dinner night instead of shopping.

This is a prevalent situation bothering most families. Thanks to the advent of the smartphone there are numerous apps which can keep your child busy all the while you are busy too.

Best is that these apps are giving your children a knowledgeable experience and keeping them focused. We have brought together a list of 17 Best Smartphone Apps for kids.

All these apps are guaranteed to keep their attention fixed in one place. We have divided these apps into two categories basis the age of your child.

All the apps that we have shortlisted are targeted at that same age group kids and would prove useful for parents like you. Just leave your little ones with them and relax as you complete the tasks at hand.

1. Minecraft

Explore infinite worlds and build everything from the simplest of homes to the grandest of castles. Play in creative mode with unlimited resources or mine deep into the world in survival mode, crafting weapons and armor to fend off dangerous mobs. Create, explore and survive alone or with friends on mobile devices or Windows 10.

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Review: ElmerF

Two, when I accidentally tap out of the game (notifs etc.), the game would instantly leave me out of the multiplayer server.

2.  PBS KIDS Video


Watch videos and episodes of your favorite PBS KIDS shows! Start live video streaming free episodes of your child’s favorite educational cartoons, like Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Curious George, Wild Kratts or Sesame Street. PBS KIDS Video provides hours of learning entertainment wherever you are!

Watch TV shows with educational value from PBS KIDS on your mobile device. Science for kids, life lessons and more educational content are always available with the quality programming PBS KIDS offers, from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood to Odd Squad. Free episodes, video clips and more – all designed to help kids learn and grow!

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Review: common sense media

From using the word “Big” instead of “Maximize” to increase the size of the video currently playing, to listing the time of each clip or full episode, PBS creates both a child- and parent-friendly video portal site. Most parents clearly don’t want their preschoolers or young grade-school age kids exploring YouTube or other video sites. But the PBS Kids Video site can be easily navigated even by preschoolers (but parents should always sit with kids this age when they’re using the computer).

One caveat: Once a show is selected, each clip will run consecutively into the next, so if parents aren’t paying close attention, a child could easily be sucked into far too much screen time without even noticing.


3. Sago Mini Friends

Sago Mini Friends

Go on a playdate with your favourite Sago Mini friends! Take a walk to a friend’s house and let the fun begin. Help Robin the bird fix a birdhouse, play dress-up with Jinja the cat or enjoy a snack with Harvey the dog. With five friends and more than ten activities, there’s a lot to explore.

Playtime with friends is such an important part of children’s lives. Crafted with love, Sago Mini Friends invites kids to lead the play. Part of the award-winning suite of Sago Mini apps, the app will bring smiles to you and your children.

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Review: iTunes

I stumbled onto these Sago Mini games about 6 months ago, and my daughter loves them! i’ll even play with her and it’s helped strengthen her learning skills. definitely worth the few bucks per game. I’ve done almost bought all of them.

Plus the characters are fun and unique, the current favourite is a tie between the bird dude and the puppy.


4. Starfall ABCs

Starfall ABCs

The Starfall ABCs FREE app is made possible by the member supporters of, a publicly supported nonprofit. The activities at motivate through exploration, positive reinforcement, and play.

Children delight as they see, hear, and interact with letters and sounds in words, sentences, and games. They learn to recognize letters while developing the skills they need to become confident readers. All children, especially English language learners, benefit.

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Review: PlayStore

Starfall is a real helpful way to teach children to read English, i am really thankfull to found the website 8 years ago to teach my first child to read and now its been more easy to use through application my third child is so happy using it


5. Endless Alphabet

Endless Alphabet

Set the stage for reading success with this delightfully interactive educational app. Kids will have a blast learning their ABC’s and building vocabulary with the adorable monsters in Endless Alphabet. Each word features an interactive puzzle with talking letters and a short animation illustrating the definition. Before you know it, your child will be using words like gargantuan and cooperate! Try it for free today!

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Review: Macworld

Endless Alphabet is extremely simple to use. Open it up, and you’re offered a short glossary of words. (Don’t worry: The glossary will grow over time, as Callaway regularly adds to the list of words available to play—although, weirdly, you must be online and have disk space available on your device to see words beyond the letter G.) Tap one, and the word appears on a notebook page in plain letters.


6.  Art Class with Dr. Panda

Art Class with Dr. Panda

Break out your scissors, paint, pens, clay and glue; it’s time for Art Class with Dr. Panda!

In Dr. Panda’s Art Class, there’s always something fun to make! Make your own kites and pinwheels and play with them when you’re done. Start spinning that clay, and make a pot, vase, cup or whatever you can imagine. You can even use fruit and create your own little friends, exactly as you want!

With Dr. Panda, you can learn and play! Let those creative juices flow and customize everything exactly how you’d like it! You can even learn from the game and make your own crafts in real life!

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Review: Amazon

My 6-year-old daughter owns all the Dr. Panda’s. I know a product is good when her 12 yr old brother and 10 yr old sister want to play. This one is one such game. It allows for a lot of creativity. My older two say the graphics are much better in this one. My 10 year old said it makes her want to go and make a kite or do whatever is in the craft. When my kids talk this much about a product…its fabulous!


7.  Angry Birds POP

 Angry Birds POP

Bird Island is overflowing with bubbles, and it’s up to you to pop them all! Help your favorite Angry Birds characters burst bubbles, and solve tricky puzzles in a simply delightful bubble shooter.

There are plenty of cute animals and extra-cute Hatchlings that need saving, and plenty of piggies that need defeating as well – so grab your trusty slingshot and settle in for some bubble-popping fun!

Angry Birds POP is simple and easy to play, just pull back the slingshot, aim and shoot. Match 3 bubbles of the same color to pop them, and repeat! It’s easy at first, but you’ll need to be a star bubble shooter to complete the toughest challenges.

Just aim, shoot, and pop through loads of fun puzzles! Dynamic controls allow you to tap, slingshot, or point and shoot to take on challenges your way, and vibrant graphics and animations make every level a treat!

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Review: Amazon

This game is so much fun. You will be hooked on it. It has to many ads so I took off one star. Otherwise it would be five satrs.



8. Minecraft

Explore infinite worlds and build everything from the simplest of homes to the grandest of castles. Play in creative mode with unlimited resources or mine deep into the world in survival mode, crafting weapons and armor to fend off dangerous mobs. Create, explore and survive alone or with friends on mobile devices or Windows 10.

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Review: common sense media

It is an amazing success story on the PC, and while this mobile version of the game originally was stripped of a fair bit of what makes the original game so successful, recent updates have made it much more familiar. Users can still build structures until their hearts are content, but challengers have finally arrived, adding a degree of risk (though players can still opt for a peaceful mode). Mining and crafting items is also possible, at last.


9. Roblox

Roblox is the ultimate virtual universe that lets you play, create, and be anything you can imagine. Join millions of players and experience a diverse collection of games created by a global community!

Already have an account? Log in with your existing Roblox account and play for free!

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Review: PlayStore

It’s fun to play on it people can join with you me and my cousin play on it every time she comes to my house and my brother play’s with me. We love playing tycoons. In my opinion I think it’s better than fortnight. So does my brother which is rear. He told my mom he wanted to play Fortnight until I told him about roblox. Now he won’t get brain washed by that stupid game fortnight. It’s easy to get of roblox cause you don’t have to die. When you play an obby you could die but there’s a spon point.


10. LEGO® Star Wars™: TFA

Relive the galaxy’s greatest adventure in LEGO® Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™ for mobile! Play as heroic characters from the movie, including Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, Han Solo, and BB-8, as well as Kylo Ren and General Hux.

LEGO® Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™ immerses fans in the new Star Wars™ adventure like never before, retold through the clever and witty LEGO lens. Additionally, players will experience previously untold story levels that explore the time leading up to Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™.

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Review: IGN

The Force Awakens must be magic. First it reinvigorated Star Wars after a string of duds, and now it’s given the slumping LEGO games the same shot in the arm. LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the most creative, well-paced, and fun LEGO game in years. Developer Traveler’s Tales always displays a keen love and affection for its source material, but with this take on the most recent Star Wars movie, it tells an entertaining story that pays wonderful tribute to Episode VII through a slew of smart puzzles and unique characters.

11.Dinosaur Mix

Love the game. Been playing for almost 4 years now. The game really gets your creativity going. However, there’s a couple of nuisance I experienced while playing. One, chunk loading became really slow after the 1.16 update. There are often times that while flying I’d hit unloaded chunks and have to wait a couple of seconds just for the sorroundings to load. Create your own dinosaur! Mix and swap body parts then see it come to life. Explore the world, let out a roar and find eggs to change your dinosaur’s appearance.Mix up the body, head, tail and legs from a Tyrannosaurus, Spinosaurus, Triceratops, Stegosaurus and Brachiosaurus into many combinations.

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Review: George Coull

I watch this on Ethan Gamer YT, and I finally found the game, I askes my dad if he can download it and he did!!! When it installed I made a dinosaur with a Stego Body, Brachiosaurus Head, Raptor Arms and T-Rex Legs!! XD!!! I love this game!! Thanks so much creator!! I rate this 100/100

12.BBC iPlayer

Enjoy watching live TV in the palm of your hand, from live news coverage, music and big sport events to great comedies, gripping documentaries and nail-biting dramas. Looking for a little entertainment for the children? Create an account for a more child-friendly experience and your little ones can watch all of their favourite shows from CBBC and CBeebies!

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Review: Garry Bastin

BBC i player is a great app. I think the original advertising slogan summed it up brilliantly. Don’t miss the unmissable. No need to do that any longer. With the enormous choice of programmes available on the TV these and the inevitable clashes, it’s comforting to know that you can catch up with interesting viewing at a later date.

13.Hopster: Pre-School Kids Learning Games & ABC TV

With the award-winning Hopster, time home from school doesn’t have to mean the learning stops.We can help keep your kids busy with lots of fun, creative & educational content – and you can relax knowing they’re continuing to learn in a safe child-friendly environment.Hopster fully supports formal early childhood curriculums from around the world, with the best pre-school kids TV shows & educational games. Hopster is also 100% ad-free and certified kidSAFE.

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Review: Melissa W.

My 3 year old loves it. Seriously. We make food recipes she sees on here, and she knows her numbers and colors very well. It’s been extremely helpful in helping her and the 7.99/mo is completely worth it! It’s ONLY 7.99 and between the stories, videos, and games they could totally charge more.

14.Piano Kids – Music & Songs

Play musical instruments, wonderful songs, exploring different sounds and develop musical skills.Use your fingers to play colorful instruments such as kids xylophone, drum kit, piano, saxophone, trumpet, flute and electric guitar. Let your child make music on your phone or tablet. It is great fun for toddlers and kids to sit down and learn how to play musical instruments with authentic sounds.

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Review: amaan anwer

This game is the best game for learning intruments of kids level For those people who says this game contains ads so, you all can turn off intenet and then play the game again This game is superb The game that contains other mini games which are very educational and child friendly I would always recommend this game Thankyou

15.Dr. Panda Toy Cars Free

This version of Dr. Panda Toy Cars is free to play, and includes one huge world to explore. More worlds and vehicles are available through purchases. All content available is identical to the paid version of Dr. Panda Toy Cars.Drive 20 different cars and trucks in Dr. Panda’s Toy Cars! Take control of a fire truck, turn on your sirens in a police car and play any way you want!

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Review: Jules 11

This is my son’s all time favourite app. He loves to catch the robber, get monkey to hospital and put out fires, as well as do the other random tasks that pop up. He finds it very satisfying and rewarding, and has played it for some time now.

16.Gocco Zoo – Paint & Play

Welcome to Gocco Zoo! Gocco Zoo is a magical zoo that lets you play with animals in a very unique way. You can take care of the animals, paint on them with our various tools and even invent your own new species! Take care of them and the animals will change into something brimming with character and humor!To get started, tap an animal you want to play with and feed them. They will show you what “creativity” is all about. Once you get the feel for it, tap the colorful tree on the right which will take you to the drawing area.

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Review: A Google user


17.PBS KIDS Video

Get safe, educational entertainment for your kids wherever you are! PBS KIDS Video is designed to encourage learning for toddlers and young children alike. Bring the fun of education to your child, whether you are distance learning at home or on the road.PBS KIDS Video is a safe, free app for kids that shares life lessons and educational content through high quality programming. From Arthur to Sesame Street and every show in between, your child will learn and grow watching episodes designed to spark their imagination and curiosity.

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Review: Nichole Bricker

The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is because of the grownups button. My son is always clicking into it and then it takes him to where he can purchase apps, which is not good. Otherwise my son has always loved this app and the shows on it, I always know that the content is educational and never have to worry about inappropriate content.