Duck Duck Moose apps go free as it joins Khan Academy

Duck Duck Moose was one of the first children’s app developers we noticed when we started Apps Playground several years ago.

It has been a reliably-excellent producer of inventive apps ever since, notching up more than 10m downloads of its products.

Duck Duck Moose

If you’ve not tried them, now may be a good time: the company has just made all its apps free, after announcing that it’s joining online learning firm Khan Academy.

We haven’t covered the latter much, because its training courses have been aimed at adults. Now it’s setting its sights on children, with the help of the Duck Duck Moose team.

“We believe every child should have access to the best learning resources, so we’re making all 21 of Duck Duck Moose’s apps free,” explained Khan Academy in its blog post announcing the news.

“Early childhood learning is a natural next step for Khan Academy. It allows us to reach children at a younger age and begin to have an earlier impact on basic literacy and math skills.”

Duck Duck Moose was equally positive in its own blog post. “It gives us the greatest opportunity to impact children globally and provide universal access to education,” claimed the company.

We’re looking forward to seeing what the team comes up with next, but now that its apps are all free, which ones should you and your children try first?

We’re big fans of Moose Math and Pet Bingo for children practising their maths skills, while Princess Fairy Tale Maker is a fun creative app for young storytellers.

We can thoroughly recommend Wizard School too: the app that launched last year as WonderBox. It’s a collection of creative challenges and interesting videos for families to share. But really, any of the Duck Duck Moose apps are worth checking out: we can’t remember the company making a dud.

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