Great Educational Apps For Kindle Fire 

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A list of the best educational apps for Kindle Fire together with direct download links to Amazon.  

Educational apps for Fire

Screen time for kids doesn't have to be a negative thing - indeed, screens are commonly used now in educational settings.

This means that using educational apps on Kindle Fire tablets is a great way to give your kids a head start on literacy and numeracy skills in the early years. It is also a good way to provide them with extra support and practice as they get older.

There are tons of cool apps around designed to help kids learn and keep them entertained too. Here are some of the very best!

I've included a description for each, a link to download it from Amazon, and I've indicated whether it's free or paid. I hope you find this list useful.

Great Educational Apps for Kindle Fire Tablets

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Prodigy Math Game

The Prodigy Math game is one othe most popular educational apps for Kindle Fire tablets, with a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars and well over 15,000 reviews.

It brings together everything kids love about online games - creating their own characters, battling bosses, playing with friends, etc - allowing them to learn loads without even realizing they're doing so!

The main features of the Prodigy Math Game include:

  • Ideal from around age 7+
  • Content is tailored to the strengths and weaknesses of every player
  • 1,400 available skills
  • All math questions fully aligned with state-level curricula, including Common Core and TEKS
  • Monitor your kids’ progress through a custom dashboard
  • Set parental goals and give rewards
  • FREE for both parents and kids (premium version available - but you really don't need it!)
Prodigy math

Cost: FREE

Download Prodigy Math Game from Amazon!

DragonBox Algebra 5+

Dragonbox Algebra 5+ helps kids start to grasp the concept of linear equations.

If the term 'algebra' strikes fear in your heart, it's good to know that this won't be the case for your child. Instead, they're introduced to the basic processes in a very enjoyable way, using colorful graphics and fun puzzles.

Some of the main features of the DragonBox Algebra 5+ app include:

  • Suitable for kids from 5+
  • 100 puzzles and 5 chapters
  • 100 extra equations for practice
  • Teaches addition, subtraction, division and multiplication
  • Multiple profiles
  • Winner of multiple awards, developed by a math teacher
Dragonbox algebra 5

Cost: $5.99

Download DragonBox Algebra 5+ from Amazon! 

ABC Kids - Tracing & Phonics

Another massively popular educational app for Fire tablets is the superb ABC Kids - Tracing & Phonics. With more than 33,000 reviews, it has 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

Immersive and fun, the game uses colorful cartoon characters to help your toddler or preschooler get to grips with  phonics and the letters of the alphabet. 

The main features of the app include:

  • Ideal for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners
  • ABC tracing games, phonics pairing, letter matching, and more
  • Uppercase and lowercase letters to trace, listen to, and match
  • Collectible stickers and lots of puzzles
  • Totally FREE, with NO third party ads and NO in-app purchases
ABC Kids - Tracing & Phonics

Cost: FREE

Download ABC Kids - Tracing & Phonics from Amazon!

ABCya! Games

Catering to a wide range of ages, this fun app covers lots of different topics, dividing them into appropriate age groups. Kids have the option to pick more difficult levels if they feel ready for them.

New games are added to the app on a regular basis. You can download the app for free (and ad-free) although the content is fairly limited. To really get the benefit of this app - and have access to its full menu of games and activities - you'll need a subscription. 

The main features of the ABCya! Games app include:

  • Suitable from kindergarten to Grade 5
  • 6 free games a week
  • Access to more than 250 games and activities with a subscription
  • The ability to browse by both grade and skill level

Cost: Free for limited content, or subscribe for $9.99 per month (at the time of writing) for full access

Download ABCya! from Amazon

Lightbot : Programming Puzzles

Learning to code has become an important factor in education for all kids - and this app gives your little one a head start.

It comes in 2 versions - the basic Lightbot : Programming Puzzles and the more simplified Lightbot Jr : Coding Puzzles for Ages 4+

An excellent introduction to technology, Lightbot uses programming logic to solve puzzles. 

The main features of the app include:

  • A robot character that kids guide to light up tiles and get through each level
  • Puzzles to help kids understand procedures, loops, and conditionals
  • Save slots and separate progress tracking for multiple players
  • Available in multiple languages

Cost: $2.99

Download Lightbot : Programming Puzzles and Lightbot Jr : Coding Puzzles for Ages 4+ from Amazon

Khan Academy Kids

With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars and nearly 29,000 reviews, this award-winning app covering logic, literacy and mathematical skills is one of the most popular out there.

Content is continually updated to coincide with current events (Halloween content in October, for example), and kids can enjoy everything from books and games to songs and videos.

You get useful feedback on your child's progress and - best of all - the app is totally free forever. That means no ads and no subscriptions!

The main features of Khan Academy Kids include:

  • Suitable for kids aged 2 to 8
  • A personalized learning experience - each child can learn at their own pace
  • 5 fun characters to engage children and encourage interaction
  • Cool coloring pages and stickers
  • Development of emotional skills and creative expression
Khan academy

Cost: Free

Download Khan Academy Kids from Amazon

Alphablocks - Letter Fun!

Based on the hit UK kids' show, Alphablocks - Letter Fun! brings the alphabet to life in a fun and engaging way.

A combination of phonetic sounds, letter names, and songs help your children remember their letters like never before - that's why almost 500 reviewers have awarded this app 4.5 out of 5 stars!

The main features of the app include:

  • Four great minigames per Alphablock, providing over 100 activities in total
  • Kids bring each Alphablock to life and hear their sounds
  • Best-practice phonics as taught in UK schools
  • Sing along to the Alphablock song
  • Earn stars for completing each minigame

Cost: $2.99

Download Alphablocks from Amazon!

Numberblocks - Hide and Seek

From the same creator as the Alphablocks series comes this fun app which focuses on numeracy instead!

The game works on a reward basis, with something new for your child to play with and a celebratory animation every time they reach the number 10. 

The main features of Numberblocks include:

  • Suitable for kids up to 4 years of age
  • Teaches addition, number bonds, and other key numeracy skills
  • A fun hide and seek element where your child has to find numberblocks hiding behind the trees

Cost: $2.99

Download Numberblocks - Hide and Seek from Amazon! 

My Very Hungry Caterpillar

The My Very Hungry Caterpillar app is based on the much-loved book by Eric Carle and provides a fun way for your child to interact with this cute character. 

It only just made it into my list of educational apps for the Fire tablet because it's not - technically - educational in nature. Nevertheless, there are aspects to it that teach children valuable lessons, particularly the nurturing of a 'living' creature and its development. There are also several opportunities for your child to count and sort.

Although the download is free, there are in-app purchases. Personally, I found the free version perfectly adequate!

The main features of the app include:

  • Designed for children up to 4 years of age
  • A 3D My Very Hungry Caterpillar interactive character that your child can feed, play with, and care for
  • Beautiful animation and illustrations
  • Delightful music and a soothing soundtrack
My very hungry caterpillar

Cost: Free (with in-app purchases)

Download My Very Hungry Caterpillar from Amazon

HOMER Reading: Learn to Read

This is a very popular app with almost 15,000 reviews and a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

It grows with your child, starting with basics like letter identification for very young children and progresses to reading passages for older kids. The good thing about it is that the the app creates personalized learn-to-read plans, which are based on your child’s age, reading ability, and the things that interest them.

The download is free but you need a monthly subscription to use the app. You do get a free 30 day trial though so you can get a feel for how much your child will enjoy it.

The main features of the app include:

  • Ideal for a range of ages, from toddlers up to age 8
  • More than 1000 lessons  on phonics, sight words, and ABCs
  • More than 200 stories to enhance your child's vocabulary
  • Downloadable, printable worksheets
  • Parent dashboard to monitor your child's progress
  • Set up to 4 profiles with one subscription 

Cost: Free to download but you'll need to subscribe for $7.99 per month (at the time of writing) for access

Download HOMER Reading: Learn to Read from Amazon

Hit The Button Math

Hit The Button is one of the best math apps for primary school children and remains engaging and challenging for kids right up to the age of 11.

There is the option to play timed games - where your child can answer as many questions as possible in one minute - or regular games without the pressure of a timer. 

Features of the app include:

  • Designed for kids age 5 to 11
  • Covers times tables, division, square numbers, number bonds, doubling and halving
  • Randonly generated questions so the game can be played repeatedly
  • Bronze, silver or gold stars and trophies are awarded
  • Create up to 30 player profiles - ideal for large families or groups
Hit the button math

Cost: $3.99

Download Hit the Button Math from Amazon

Looking for games for kids age 3 to 12?

Then check out my article about Osmo - a unique toy that brings the digital and physical worlds together!


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