October 22, 2014

Quick Links to Special Age-Rated Kids Collections on the App Store and iTunes

app store, itunes, ipad for kids, iphone for kids, apps for kids, games for kids, kids tv shows, kids movies, kids books, appleIt was once time-consuming and challenging to find age-appropriate apps, games and shows for kids on the App Store and iTunes. Well, not any more. Today, you can quickly access these special age-rated collections for apps and media that are widely recommended and popular for your kids’ ages and stages:

Still, the App Store and iTunes Store offer many other compelling  kids collections that can easily distract you from your original mission of getting, say, a helpful math app for your middle school child or entertaining creativity app for a 7-year-old. So, I’ve flattened Apple’s age-rated kids collections below. Now, these charts are pretty boring — in fact, the extreme opposite of what you experience on Apple Stores. But, they do help you stay focused and get to where you want to go fast. They also explain how to access these collections directly on your iPad or iPhone and computer.

Use these links to jump quickly to the section you need. Each iTunes or App Store button will take you to the specific collection of kids apps, games or shows you want to explore.

 

Explore iPad and iPhone Kids TV Shows by AgeBest Kids TV Shows and Movies by Age

Touch the iTunes button that corresponds to your child’s age. It will take you directly to the iTunes showcase of TV Show or Movie BESTSELLERS for that age group. Once  there, you can sort through your options by all-time bestsellers, name or release date.

KIDS AGES | Media
TV Shows
Movies
2 to 4iTunes
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5 to 7iTunes
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8 to 10iTunes
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11 to 13iTunes
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All ages
(2 to 13)
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How to get to these collections on your iPad or iPhone

  • KIDS TV SHOWS BY AGE: Tap open your “iTunes Store” app. Touch “TV Shows” at the bottom. At the top of your screen, tap “Genres” on an iPhone or “More” on an iPad, followed by “Kids.” Scroll to find and tap the “Explore Kids TV Shows by Age” banner. At the time of this writing, it appears just below the New and Newsworthy section, but that location may change.
  • KIDS MOVIES BY AGE: Tap open your “iTunes Store” app. Touch “Movies” at the bottom. On an iPhone,  tap “Genres” at the top, followed by “Kids and Family.” On an iPad, simply tap “Kids and Family.” Scroll to find and tap the “Kids & Family Movies Explore by Age” banner. At the time of this writing, it appears just below the Family-Friendly Sci-Fi section, but that location may change.

 

Explore iPad and iPhone Kids Apps and Games by AgeBest iPhone and iPad Apps for Kids — By Age, Type and Popularity

Use the columns to hone in on the kind of app you’d like to get for your child. Then, touch the iTunes or App Store button that corresponds to your child’s age within that column. The “Other Recommended Apps & Collections” column gives you options beyond the standard four collections, curated around special themes, activities and name publishers. The “Top Charts” column buttons reveal the most popular paid, free and grossing apps for your child’s age.  For educational apps geared more toward academic learning, jump to Best iOS Educational Learning Apps for Kids — by Grade and Subject below.

NOTE: Tapping on this chart’s App Store or iTunes buttons from an iPad or iPhone will bring you to the corresponding collection for the iDevice you’re using.

Other Recommended
Apps & Collections
Other Recommended
Apps & Collections
Other Recommended
Apps & Collections
Other Recommended
Apps & Collections
Other Recommended
Apps & Collections
KIDS AGES
Interactive Kids Stories
Create & Play
Learning Made Fun
Games for Kids
Other Recommended
Apps & Collections
Top Charts
5 and under
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iTunes

iTunes

Paid iTunes
Free iTunes
Gros iTunes
6 to 8
iTunes

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iTunes

iTunes
iTunes

Paid iTunes
Free iTunes
Gros iTunes
9 to 11
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iTunes

iTunes

iTunes

iTunes

Paid iTunes
Free iTunes
Gros iTunes
All Ages
(under 5 to 11)
iTunes
iTunes

iTunes

iTunes

iTunes
Paid iTunes
Free iTunes
Gros iTunes

How to get to these kids app collections on your iPhone or iPad

  • KIDS APP COLLECTIONS: Tap open your “App Store” app, followed by “Featured” at the bottom. Touch “Categories” at the top and then”Kids.” From the drop-down menu, choose the age range corresponding to your child’s age or “All Kids” for multiple age ranges.  Scroll through the “Collections” section to find and tap the app type or theme you desire.
  • KIDS APP TOP CHARTS: Tap open your “App Store” app. Next, touch “Top Charts” at the bottom. Tap “Categories” at the top, followed by “Kids.” Choose the age range corresponding to your child’s age or “All Kids” for multiple age ranges. Then, tap “Paid,” “Free” or “Top Grossing” to view the top 200 most popular age-appropriate kids apps within each category.

How to get to these kids app collections on your computer

Launch “iTunes.” Next, click “App Store,” followed by “iPad” or “iPhone,” depending on which device-specific collection you’d like to see. On the sidebar to the right, choose “Kids” from the All Categories drop-down menu, followed by your desired app type under Quick Links. Alternatively, choose your desired age collection from the banners displayed right under the Best New Apps and Games section on the main display to the left.

 

Explore iPad and iPhone Kids Educational Apps by GradeBest iOS Educational Learning Apps for Kids — by Grade and Subject

Go to the column that matches your child’s developmental or grade level. Then, touch the iTunes or App Store button that corresponds to the educational or academic app collection you wish to explore. Most sections enable you to drill down further; for example, Middle School Math includes collections geared around drills and practice, pre-algebra/algebra and geometry.

NOTE: Tapping on this chart’s App Store or iTunes buttons from an iPad or iPhone will bring you to the corresponding collection for the iDevice you’re using.

Subject | Grade Level
Preschool & Kindergarten
Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Art & MusiciTunes iTunesiTunesiTunes
AlgebraiTunesiTunes
BiologyiTunesiTunes
BooksiTunes
Calculus & StatisticsiTunes
ChemistryiTunesiTunes
Earth & SpaceiTunesiTunes
Family TimeiTunes
Foreign LanguagesiTunes
GeographyiTunesiTunes
GeometryiTunesiTunes
Health & Daily Life / FitnessiTunesiTunesiTunes
HistoryiTunesiTunesiTunes
LiteracyiTunesiTunesiTunesiTunes
MathiTunesiTunesiTunesiTunes
PhysicsiTunesiTunes
ScienceiTunesiTunesiTunes
Social StudiesiTunesiTunes

How to get to these kids app collections on your iPhone or iPad

Tap the “App Store” app. On an iPhone, touch “Categories” at the top, followed by “Education.” On an iPad, tap “More,” followed by “Education.” Scroll through the “Collections” section to find and tap the “Apps for Every Grade” banner. Choose the grade level, followed by the subject you desire.

How to get to these kids app collections on your computer

Launch “iTunes.” Next, click “App Store,” followed by “iPad” or “iPhone,” depending on which device-specific collection you’d like to see. On the sidebar to the right, choose “Education” from the All Categories drop-down menu. Then, on the main display to the left, scroll through the “Collections” section to find and tap the “Apps for Every Grade” banner. Choose the grade level, followed by the subject you desire.

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