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PBS KIDS Games

PBS KIDS

Learn about science, math & more with favorites like Daniel Tiger & Wild Kratts.

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  • img Community
    Sometimes, you cannot avoid bringing your 4-year-old to the library. Having to pick up a book or do 30 minutes of research can quickly turn into a nightmare. Keep your child amused with a collection of quiet, educational games that work even if the wifi in the library is patchy.
    img by Steve
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    This app combines games with educational tools for children to make learning more fun and engaging, and it features a wide variety of games aimed at kids aged 2-7, some of which will encourage your child to go outside and explore.
    img by Sharon
    9 months ago
  • Wonderful, but last update... Jun 27, 2018

    By Dalianguy
    My son and I play these games together regularly. He loves them, they give us lots of new things to interact over, and they have seeded some new interests for him. Thanks to Cookie Creator, for example, my boy got very interested in all of the measurements and following instructions in recipes and even makes some predictions about the kinds of cookies we’re making based on how much of the ingredients we use. The good games are really good, engaging, and help to develop key skills, and most of the games are good. Everything was fine until the last update. We were playing one of the games yesterday, and he wanted to switch to another, but all but four of the games we had downloaded had disappeared, including the one we had just been playing. (We generally play offline, even when a network is available, to keep things limited to the age-appropriate games I have selected for download.) Later, when I got back online to download the games again, it clearly has reset the storage limit, and I can’t for the life of me find the “grown-ups” settings menu to set it back. After about ten minutes, it also changed my home PBS station, which I had previously set in settings—perhaps because I am on the road?
  • Nov 24, 2021

    By Jennifer Matlock
    This app is so great. My husband thought ya know I'll have to start paying to do more things. And I was like honestly, I haven't seen anything like that. Which is so great. The app has so many different kid shows and then each show has so many little games in that one show. I recommend it .
  • Complicated for little ones to navigate Aug 7, 2020

    By Erica Welsh
    My son and I adore this app. I love that it is free, and I love the variety it has and the fact that it’s an app that can grow with him. I love that it is safe, and there are no ads or links that can take him anywhere I don’t want him to be. It’s so wonderful that it’s free, and I’m so grateful for that!! I haven’t found /any/ other app like it. But I have one tiny suggestion that will make it significantly better for us. There are so many games on this app, and a lot of them are meant for older kids. My phone is always connected to WiFi, and so when he plays by himself, he tends to download games that he just can’t understand, and then he gets stuck in them and frustrated. And so I was wondering if you could add a toggle switch on the grownups page, to toggle between “Show all games” and “show only downloaded games” on the home page. That way it will be easier for him to choose his own games and only play the ones he knows how to play, but when he gets a little older and gains more skills, I can see them all and choose new ones for him. 5 stars, if someday there is that option. 4 stars for now, because it’s just too hard for him to use.
  • Jan 9, 2022

    By Sam Miller
    Great app; however, there have been loading issues since mid-December 2021. I cleared the app data, cache, uninstalled and, reinstalled, but, there are still loading issues.
  • Disappointed with continually having to re-download games Mar 2, 2019

    By adonutgirl
    It seems that the frustrations I have with this app are the same ones that parents were reviewing about a year ago - losing downloaded games at random and having to re-download. I have set the space allowance high on purpose to supposedly not have this happen, and yet whenever I have updated the app we lose games, which is super frustrating for my five year old and me as well, especially as we live in a remote place and don’t have the best internet access all the time. On top of this issue, the interface is such that when scrolling through the games my child often accidentally clicks them which begins the downloading process, which can not be stopped! We currently have over thirty games attempting to load which have been going nowhere for weeks. If I was able to at least pause some of the open downloads we might have some success but I have not found any way of doing this. My daughter and I loved this app at the start but it has become so frustrating she barely chooses to play on it now. If these issues were fixed, this app would be very highly rate in my opinion, but with the current issues, it’s only mediocre. If I’m missing something that fixes these problems, please let me know.
  • No sound on iPad app Jan 13, 2021

    By NOS2468
    A while ago the app worked great. Now I can hear a ding when a game downloads, but NO sound within the app. Works ok on iPhone but NOT the iPad. Update: Received the following from the developer and it works! “Hello, and thank you for your review! We are aware of a change on iOS devices that affects sound in our games, and we are working towards a resolution as fast as we can. We have found that toggling 'Silent Mode' or 'Mute' may temporarily resolve some users' issues. Some iOS devices have a small switch on the side or top edge, which can toggle this mode. Toggle the switch to unmute audio. If your device does not have a physical switch that controls this mode, you can find this toggle in Control Center. For older iPads, swipe up from the bottom of the home screen. For newer iPads, swipe down from the top-right corner. Once the Control Center appears, find and tap the bell icon to unmute audio.”
  • Nov 14, 2021

    By Ellen Dimiduk
    Thank you! Currently there seems to be a bug in the Ready Jet Go games, where some of them won't let you level up, and just make you play level 1 on repeat. Mission Earth and Cooking School do this.
  • Good but imperfect Apr 10, 2019

    By JacquieBulla
    I haven’t had the app long but I and my 2 boys like it so far. I just have one complaint. They love Word Girl and so like to play Pretty Princess Magical Rescue. Not the most educational but at least there’s a tiny bit of vocabulary at the beginning. However, each time they reach the end of a game scene by collecting the 5 flowers, a man’s voice says there is a riddle to solve and then nothing else happens. Nothing comes up or is said further. We can’t find anything to click on except the X to exit. It’s like it just freezes there so we can go no further in the adventure. I am hopeful this can be fixed and maybe there will be a little more vocabulary or educational component with the riddles too! Otherwise we just only get to go through the first stage of each scene.
  • Wonderful, but last update... Jun 27, 2018

    By Dalianguy
    My son and I play these games together regularly. He loves them, they give us lots of new things to interact over, and they have seeded some new interests for him. Thanks to Cookie Creator, for example, my boy got very interested in all of the measurements and following instructions in recipes and even makes some predictions about the kinds of cookies we’re making based on how much of the ingredients we use. The good games are really good, engaging, and help to develop key skills, and most of the games are good. Everything was fine until the last update. We were playing one of the games yesterday, and he wanted to switch to another, but all but four of the games we had downloaded had disappeared, including the one we had just been playing. (We generally play offline, even when a network is available, to keep things limited to the age-appropriate games I have selected for download.) Later, when I got back online to download the games again, it clearly has reset the storage limit, and I can’t for the life of me find the “grown-ups” settings menu to set it back. After about ten minutes, it also changed my home PBS station, which I had previously set in settings—perhaps because I am on the road?
  • Nov 24, 2021

    By Jennifer Matlock
    This app is so great. My husband thought ya know I'll have to start paying to do more things. And I was like honestly, I haven't seen anything like that. Which is so great. The app has so many different kid shows and then each show has so many little games in that one show. I recommend it .
  • Complicated for little ones to navigate Aug 7, 2020

    By Erica Welsh
    My son and I adore this app. I love that it is free, and I love the variety it has and the fact that it’s an app that can grow with him. I love that it is safe, and there are no ads or links that can take him anywhere I don’t want him to be. It’s so wonderful that it’s free, and I’m so grateful for that!! I haven’t found /any/ other app like it. But I have one tiny suggestion that will make it significantly better for us. There are so many games on this app, and a lot of them are meant for older kids. My phone is always connected to WiFi, and so when he plays by himself, he tends to download games that he just can’t understand, and then he gets stuck in them and frustrated. And so I was wondering if you could add a toggle switch on the grownups page, to toggle between “Show all games” and “show only downloaded games” on the home page. That way it will be easier for him to choose his own games and only play the ones he knows how to play, but when he gets a little older and gains more skills, I can see them all and choose new ones for him. 5 stars, if someday there is that option. 4 stars for now, because it’s just too hard for him to use.
  • Jan 9, 2022

    By Sam Miller
    Great app; however, there have been loading issues since mid-December 2021. I cleared the app data, cache, uninstalled and, reinstalled, but, there are still loading issues.
  • Disappointed with continually having to re-download games Mar 2, 2019

    By adonutgirl
    It seems that the frustrations I have with this app are the same ones that parents were reviewing about a year ago - losing downloaded games at random and having to re-download. I have set the space allowance high on purpose to supposedly not have this happen, and yet whenever I have updated the app we lose games, which is super frustrating for my five year old and me as well, especially as we live in a remote place and don’t have the best internet access all the time. On top of this issue, the interface is such that when scrolling through the games my child often accidentally clicks them which begins the downloading process, which can not be stopped! We currently have over thirty games attempting to load which have been going nowhere for weeks. If I was able to at least pause some of the open downloads we might have some success but I have not found any way of doing this. My daughter and I loved this app at the start but it has become so frustrating she barely chooses to play on it now. If these issues were fixed, this app would be very highly rate in my opinion, but with the current issues, it’s only mediocre. If I’m missing something that fixes these problems, please let me know.
  • No sound on iPad app Jan 13, 2021

    By NOS2468
    A while ago the app worked great. Now I can hear a ding when a game downloads, but NO sound within the app. Works ok on iPhone but NOT the iPad. Update: Received the following from the developer and it works! “Hello, and thank you for your review! We are aware of a change on iOS devices that affects sound in our games, and we are working towards a resolution as fast as we can. We have found that toggling 'Silent Mode' or 'Mute' may temporarily resolve some users' issues. Some iOS devices have a small switch on the side or top edge, which can toggle this mode. Toggle the switch to unmute audio. If your device does not have a physical switch that controls this mode, you can find this toggle in Control Center. For older iPads, swipe up from the bottom of the home screen. For newer iPads, swipe down from the top-right corner. Once the Control Center appears, find and tap the bell icon to unmute audio.”
  • Nov 14, 2021

    By Ellen Dimiduk
    Thank you! Currently there seems to be a bug in the Ready Jet Go games, where some of them won't let you level up, and just make you play level 1 on repeat. Mission Earth and Cooking School do this.
  • Good but imperfect Apr 10, 2019

    By JacquieBulla
    I haven’t had the app long but I and my 2 boys like it so far. I just have one complaint. They love Word Girl and so like to play Pretty Princess Magical Rescue. Not the most educational but at least there’s a tiny bit of vocabulary at the beginning. However, each time they reach the end of a game scene by collecting the 5 flowers, a man’s voice says there is a riddle to solve and then nothing else happens. Nothing comes up or is said further. We can’t find anything to click on except the X to exit. It’s like it just freezes there so we can go no further in the adventure. I am hopeful this can be fixed and maybe there will be a little more vocabulary or educational component with the riddles too! Otherwise we just only get to go through the first stage of each scene.
  • Poorly designed game queue Mar 26, 2020

    By OandOmamaSC
    My kids love the PBS apps but this one (Games) has one huge frustration. Maybe older kids can pace themselves on loading games but my littles don't understand that the one they chose last will have to wait for the 15 (or however many) others they clicked first to load. It either needs to not let them choose a new one until the last one gets done OR allows the user to pause or end a game from loading. That way when they see one they'd rather play, they aren't stuck waiting on games they no longer want. It'd also help if you knew which game was next to load. I've even closed the app and reopened hoping we could start the "load queue" over but it remembers and resumes with the long line of games. Once the games load it's a great app! My two just rarely wait around for it.
  • Dec 20, 2021

    By Seashell Mishell
    Would give 5 stars if all of the games worked. Some games do not open, just constantly show the loading screen. Otherwise, we LOVE this app!
  • Nov 30, 2021

    By Britt Ardito
    Really loved this app. Disappointed it won't load anything anymore. When the app is opened it just shows bouncing dots and no content shows. I've Uninstalled and re installed, cleared the saved games etc but no luck. My daughter was enjoying playing Molly's Winter Kitchen. 😔
  • Could be so much better Jan 6, 2019

    By Yourfucjingmother
    This app is so close to being awesome, so I’m sad to give it such a low score. The app has a lot of really great individual games. But there are so many silly things holding back the app as a whole. 1. I can’t figure how to access adult settings. Other reviewers have mentioned some kind of menu for adults, but I can’t find it on iPhone or on iPad 2. I should be able to download every game if I want to. My iPad has plenty of unused storage space. Even if I can’t have or don’t need every game available from this app, I should at least be able to choose which one gets deleted to make more space. Right now the app automatically removes the one that was downloaded the longest time ago. There are some I want to keep available at all times! 3. The app should have the games sorted by age level. Some are for toddlers, some are for preschoolers, some for kindergarten, etc. I shouldn’t have to test every game so extensively to know if it’s appropriate
  • Jan 21, 2022

    By Devin Northrup
    downloaded , then opened program, which it will not completley open, it stays on PBS screen and goes no further.
  • Jan 1, 2022

    By The Clonemare
    Horrible. Games sometimes take forever to load. Almost in every game all characters just look at you. Creepy as heck
  • Dec 28, 2021

    By Madeline O'Brien
    Sadly, the app will load to the point where you could select a game but then it just crashes and goes back to the tablet's home screen. This is on a new device (galaxy tab e with lineage os installed)
  • Dec 24, 2021

    By Raymond Simpson
    Most recent update now crashes all Sesame Street games regularly on both Android and Apple devices. Wild Kratts games render without direction controlling arrows available on Android devices or iPads.
  • Dec 1, 2021

    By Mercy Nemet
    It just keeps saying connection to the server is no successful try again later. It's not on my end cause everything else works 9n my kids tablet
  • I hate this buggy app with the fire of a thousand suns Feb 6, 2021

    By Seanofw
    On some of our iOS devices, this app has no sound, and on some, it crashes frequently. It works (usually) on my wife’s iPhone, and (sometimes, crashing often) on my iPad, and (sometimes, crashing a lot) on my old iPhone; but not at all on my brand-new, fully-updated iPhone. Reboots, toggles, settings, reinstalls — nothing fixes it if it doesn’t work: Take it from a programmer that this app is just *buggy*. The sound issues are widely reported online and have been for *years*; I wouldn’t expect them to be fixed soon. If I could rate this app zero stars for all the screaming fits it’s produced in my household from preschoolers who don’t understand why their games won’t work, I absolutely would. Don’t install this; you’ll be glad you didn’t.
  • Aug 25, 2021

    By Morgan Robinson
    This is my 3 year old son's favorite app. He uses it all the time and we normally love it. But for the past 2 days, every time he tries to exit a game to play another, which- let's be real- can happen every 10 seconds because he's 3, the app freezes. It just stays on that hot pink loading screen without changing while I have a toddler on the verge of meltdown because he wants to play and can't. Fix the issue and the app is a solid 4 stars. (Because not all the games are always available.)
  • Stopped working Sep 27, 2020

    By Eli-Mama
    My kid loves the Wild Kratts show and the games in the PBS Kids Games app, but now they are no longer working. The arrows don’t come up on the screen to get the characters to move. And there is some reference to a keyboard...but we don’t have one connected. PLUS one of the games doesn’t Dow anything when you hit the Play button and one just goes to a blank screen. No clue why this is suddenly busted but my son is upset about it to no end. PLUS, I tried to submit something through the help but it’s just a lousy survey monkey - no where to enter you email so someone can help you. So hoping the developer notices this post and responds to the MULTIPLE bugs in this program.
  • img Community
    Sometimes, you cannot avoid bringing your 4-year-old to the library. Having to pick up a book or do 30 minutes of research can quickly turn into a nightmare. Keep your child amused with a collection of quiet, educational games that work even if the wifi in the library is patchy.
    img by Steve
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    This app combines games with educational tools for children to make learning more fun and engaging, and it features a wide variety of games aimed at kids aged 2-7, some of which will encourage your child to go outside and explore.
    img by Sharon
    9 months ago

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  • Nov 24, 2021

    By Jennifer Matlock
    This app is so great. My husband thought ya know I'll have to start paying to do more things. And I was like honestly, I haven't seen anything like that. Which is so great. The app has so many different kid shows and then each show has so many little games in that one show. I recommend it .
  • Awesome app! Dec 1, 2020

    By Cymphanee
    This is an amazing app! There’s so much to see, play And there’s so many adventures that you can play, I love this app And that it has every cartoon Games, It’s very amazing I love about it that you don’t have to Buy or purchase anything so yah there’s games you Can play if your bored And I play the games when I’m in zoom class. it’s really entertaining to See! If your reading this Then thank you because this app is really fun to play And see soooooooooooo please get it It’s for free then if you make your apps free people will Purchase it more! but if it’s for money Not much people will get it because they don’t wanna waste money just on games. But this app is amazing please make more games like this!
  • Jan 9, 2022

    By Kash Simpson
    My 3 year old loves these apps. That's all she wants is her pbs 🤣🤣 Great app!!
  • Dec 10, 2021

    By Ian W H
    Fun and somewhat educational games based on PBS kids shows and characters. Safe and ad-free.
  • Dec 15, 2021

    By Matt Hinkle
    You can do cool things and the and the like hamster run and I liked ITIT's a really good So this game is a really really really really really really really really really really really good game Alexa leave a like on this game and it's so you so everybody knows that's good oh and I forgot to say hey please play this game every single day.
  • Nov 17, 2021

    By Brit Eng
    Great for all ages. I love that I can let the entire family all ages find something to do without the hassle of downloading multiple apps!
  • Application good, but has problems Feb 15, 2021

    By Mrs2Happy4
    My grandsons 7 and 4 liked this app. I think some of the games are a little strange, but maybe that’s the limited instructions they give. To figure out how to play them. One game, appears backwards to me-you have to move items to make a course with a conveyor belt. On my Kindle Fire HD, the app won’t load anymore. Deleted app and reloaded - still didn’t fix it. On my IPad, some of the games don’t do anything when you press the play button (Wild Kratt’s Under the Sea to name one). Both these problems just started happening on the devices.
  • Sep 27, 2021

    By John Mickus
    Just realized I never reviewed this game. Not sure how anyone could really give it less than 5-stars. Every show, every character.....has its own ecosystem of mini-games and content on here. All for free! My kid can download her own mini-games, and they're all educational and different. This is by far the best app I've ever found for my child-- highly recommended. It does get buggy once in a while, but who cares
  • Very good app but a few problems Dec 6, 2020

    By lindseysl2011
    This is a very good app but i suggest you add More games to Xavier riddle and the secret museum and other tv shows but i have something to say my brother also plays this and he is four and it takes so long for the apps games on his iPad to load and he cant control his wait time cause he is only four And on iPhone it loads very quickly i suggest you put the same speed on iPad and iPhone So more people want to play and my brother plays this after we get home on Thursday Friday and when he finishes school work on Monday and Tuesday Wednesday.
  • It is amazing Jul 29, 2020

    By yaya zzss
    I’ve been playing this since kidAnd I’m still playing it I give it to my iPad to my cousins and they always pick this certain app they have so much fun with it but they’re too impatient I have to download all the games before I give it to them if I don’t download any of the Pinkalicious game they will get mad at me and start screaming and crying but overall this is a very very very good game I recommend this to any parents it educates the them End it has fun games for them when they’re done and if you get a video one it is awesome too and thank you for reading this bye
  • Wonderful, but last update... Jun 27, 2018

    By Dalianguy
    My son and I play these games together regularly. He loves them, they give us lots of new things to interact over, and they have seeded some new interests for him. Thanks to Cookie Creator, for example, my boy got very interested in all of the measurements and following instructions in recipes and even makes some predictions about the kinds of cookies we’re making based on how much of the ingredients we use. The good games are really good, engaging, and help to develop key skills, and most of the games are good. Everything was fine until the last update. We were playing one of the games yesterday, and he wanted to switch to another, but all but four of the games we had downloaded had disappeared, including the one we had just been playing. (We generally play offline, even when a network is available, to keep things limited to the age-appropriate games I have selected for download.) Later, when I got back online to download the games again, it clearly has reset the storage limit, and I can’t for the life of me find the “grown-ups” settings menu to set it back. After about ten minutes, it also changed my home PBS station, which I had previously set in settings—perhaps because I am on the road?
  • Complicated for little ones to navigate Aug 7, 2020

    By Erica Welsh
    My son and I adore this app. I love that it is free, and I love the variety it has and the fact that it’s an app that can grow with him. I love that it is safe, and there are no ads or links that can take him anywhere I don’t want him to be. It’s so wonderful that it’s free, and I’m so grateful for that!! I haven’t found /any/ other app like it. But I have one tiny suggestion that will make it significantly better for us. There are so many games on this app, and a lot of them are meant for older kids. My phone is always connected to WiFi, and so when he plays by himself, he tends to download games that he just can’t understand, and then he gets stuck in them and frustrated. And so I was wondering if you could add a toggle switch on the grownups page, to toggle between “Show all games” and “show only downloaded games” on the home page. That way it will be easier for him to choose his own games and only play the ones he knows how to play, but when he gets a little older and gains more skills, I can see them all and choose new ones for him. 5 stars, if someday there is that option. 4 stars for now, because it’s just too hard for him to use.
  • Jan 9, 2022

    By Sam Miller
    Great app; however, there have been loading issues since mid-December 2021. I cleared the app data, cache, uninstalled and, reinstalled, but, there are still loading issues.
  • No sound on iPad app Jan 13, 2021

    By NOS2468
    A while ago the app worked great. Now I can hear a ding when a game downloads, but NO sound within the app. Works ok on iPhone but NOT the iPad. Update: Received the following from the developer and it works! “Hello, and thank you for your review! We are aware of a change on iOS devices that affects sound in our games, and we are working towards a resolution as fast as we can. We have found that toggling 'Silent Mode' or 'Mute' may temporarily resolve some users' issues. Some iOS devices have a small switch on the side or top edge, which can toggle this mode. Toggle the switch to unmute audio. If your device does not have a physical switch that controls this mode, you can find this toggle in Control Center. For older iPads, swipe up from the bottom of the home screen. For newer iPads, swipe down from the top-right corner. Once the Control Center appears, find and tap the bell icon to unmute audio.”
  • Nov 14, 2021

    By Ellen Dimiduk
    Thank you! Currently there seems to be a bug in the Ready Jet Go games, where some of them won't let you level up, and just make you play level 1 on repeat. Mission Earth and Cooking School do this.
  • Good but imperfect Apr 10, 2019

    By JacquieBulla
    I haven’t had the app long but I and my 2 boys like it so far. I just have one complaint. They love Word Girl and so like to play Pretty Princess Magical Rescue. Not the most educational but at least there’s a tiny bit of vocabulary at the beginning. However, each time they reach the end of a game scene by collecting the 5 flowers, a man’s voice says there is a riddle to solve and then nothing else happens. Nothing comes up or is said further. We can’t find anything to click on except the X to exit. It’s like it just freezes there so we can go no further in the adventure. I am hopeful this can be fixed and maybe there will be a little more vocabulary or educational component with the riddles too! Otherwise we just only get to go through the first stage of each scene.
  • Dec 20, 2021

    By Seashell Mishell
    Would give 5 stars if all of the games worked. Some games do not open, just constantly show the loading screen. Otherwise, we LOVE this app!
  • Dec 18, 2021

    By IdkBro
    the app is great. the games are great. I would give it 5 stars if they wouldn't have taken the cheeta game off of wild kratts. it was my favorite game and I'm sad I can't play it anymore.
  • Fun Games for young children thoughmany bugs Feb 12, 2021

    By Val8780
    My son has been loving playing games in this app since pre-k. Over the past couple of months, we have tried updating the app but no matter what we try, we cannot get any sound to play in the games. We have tried a few games and nothing works. Sometimes the scroll on the right side of the screen sticks so we cannot select different shows either. I would have loved to leave feedback within the app instead of in the app store but could not find a any place to leeave feedback. Once these issues are addressed, we would love to come back and play our favorite games again! Aside from these bugs, I highly recommend this app for your child!
  • Good;multiple games have multiple problems Apr 7, 2020

    By BoogerPie
    I love this game but it has A LOT of problems. Odd Squad: In this game, sound is important. Without it, you can hardly get the instructions. However, this section often has the noise almost fuzzy, meaning that it becomes annoying, so I either mute it or turn it down till I can hardly hear it. And on the last area of Sector 21, almost all of the area that you couldn’t walk on was red instead of showing the trees and rocks. And on both that area AND some of the areas before that one it didn’t show the animal, a thing on that level, something else, or a mix between!
  • Disappointed with continually having to re-download games Mar 2, 2019

    By adonutgirl
    It seems that the frustrations I have with this app are the same ones that parents were reviewing about a year ago - losing downloaded games at random and having to re-download. I have set the space allowance high on purpose to supposedly not have this happen, and yet whenever I have updated the app we lose games, which is super frustrating for my five year old and me as well, especially as we live in a remote place and don’t have the best internet access all the time. On top of this issue, the interface is such that when scrolling through the games my child often accidentally clicks them which begins the downloading process, which can not be stopped! We currently have over thirty games attempting to load which have been going nowhere for weeks. If I was able to at least pause some of the open downloads we might have some success but I have not found any way of doing this. My daughter and I loved this app at the start but it has become so frustrating she barely chooses to play on it now. If these issues were fixed, this app would be very highly rate in my opinion, but with the current issues, it’s only mediocre. If I’m missing something that fixes these problems, please let me know.
  • Poorly designed game queue Mar 26, 2020

    By OandOmamaSC
    My kids love the PBS apps but this one (Games) has one huge frustration. Maybe older kids can pace themselves on loading games but my littles don't understand that the one they chose last will have to wait for the 15 (or however many) others they clicked first to load. It either needs to not let them choose a new one until the last one gets done OR allows the user to pause or end a game from loading. That way when they see one they'd rather play, they aren't stuck waiting on games they no longer want. It'd also help if you knew which game was next to load. I've even closed the app and reopened hoping we could start the "load queue" over but it remembers and resumes with the long line of games. Once the games load it's a great app! My two just rarely wait around for it.
  • good but needs a few changes May 28, 2018

    By Kennedy F.
    It needs a few changes it’s been hard so I suppose you make it so it will have like the app downloads with games and apps and I suppose you make it download faster like taking 4 minutes or less and I suppose that you like make the games easier for little kids and a button where it says easy, hard and medium then all of the bad reports will turn into good reports I have one more change please make it so people will not have bad reports it makes me sad that the bad reports are kind of slowing down your business so if you make those changes people are going to love this app so much they would like to play it all the time so do those changes then no bad reports will send to you so do these few changes so everyone will love this app and wish that they never sent those bad reports so those will turn to good reports
  • Please read this Jun 2, 2021

    By bow bow siwa 200
    This game has 2 problems: 1: freezing 2: Donkey’s Froyo Stand I’ll start with freezing first. So, I got this game for my 3 year old brother. He was playing Arthur’s Top 20 when all of a sudden the app froze. Of course, it went back to normal after a few seconds, but I’d still like it to not freeze at all. It also froze when we were exiting a game, I had to close the tab and go back to the app. Please fix this freezing thing. Ok, and my second problem is Donkey’s Froyo Stand. My brother was playing it, and it was the same order every time! That’ll definitely get plain and boring. Overall, this app is good. It’s very educational and fun. My brother actually laughs when he loses a game. You know why? Because when you lose a game on this app, they don’t make it sad and boring, they make it funny and enjoyable. Of course, it can get a bit annoying when he loses purposefully 😂 but hey who cares? I love PBS, I love their TV, and their contests and their apps. I actually joined the PBS kids Nebraska writing competition. Anywho, please fix this freezing problem. And please make it so that every froyo order is different while playing Donkey’s Froyo stand. Thank you for taking the time to read this review! 😊
  • OK Apr 4, 2020

    By creepy worms
    Well for starters it’s not the best game but for young children it’s amazing I loaded this game for all my children and well and really all the young ones with crazy over it 😂😂 I don’t not recommend this game for older children probably past the age of 7 The games are the best either some of them are fun. But mostly all the games are boring😴👎🏻 I mean I do you consider loading it if you have young children past the age of seven but mostly it’s not the best game I love all of the games well most of them😒 some of them can be very annoying and drive me crazy😡 it also freezes a lot which is very annoying😤😤 I mean overtime your kids will most likely get bored of it my kids only lasted about two months before they all deleted the app soooooo Great game find for a little kids but Meh fine I guess 🙄🙄
  • Meh Jun 5, 2019

    By Jejjadhehdhjshd
    I got this for myself when I was little (like maybe 4 years old) and 6 years later I still have it! It’s usually because I get bored and have nothing else to do, so it takes care of my boredom, but there are issues! I downloaded a game and when it looked like it downloaded, it actually wasn’t downloaded! I had to download it again! Another issue is when I played a game, like Agent Checkup, form Odd Squad, it would freeze! I am still a kid and really enjoy this app, but I think you need to fix this! Maybe I’ll even have this when I’m older! I enjoy the game and it’s very fun! My little brother likes it to! I’ll probably have this game for a long time! I also watch the pbs kids videos! I also learned a lot when I was young with this game! That’s pretty much it and thanks for reading! 👋👍🙂
  • Great games but very buggy and freezes constantly Apr 13, 2019

    By Marmotteface
    My daughter loves the games. I just wish some of the games didn’t constantly freeze up or slow down. The Odd Squad Sector 21 game is her favorite, but it starts to get buggy pretty soon after playing it. It’s painstakingly slow to move the character through the terrains to find creatures, or the markers (like rocks or trees) you’re supposed to get to aren't even there (but you can still search in that spot and the animal can still be found - you just can’t see the animal either. It’s disappoint because the app has such great content. We’ve deleted and reinstalled the app several times. Our iPad and iPhones that have the app on them have plenty of space and we run the most current iOS.
  • Getting better but still frustrating. Mar 3, 2020

    By Tyler stout
    The last update seemed to have fixed the problem with the games deleting, but now the thumbnail picture for each game won’t show up unless we’re connected to WiFi. Which would be fine except for the fact that we don’t have WiFi in our home. Even if we did I wouldn’t hand my toddlers an iPad that was connected anyway. It makes them frustrated not to be able to see which games they want to choose. Usually after a minute or two they just close the app and play something else. Sad, this was their favorite app for so long.
  • So glitchy and frustrating!! Nov 6, 2020

    By DarkNys
    This is my toddler’s absolute favorite game, so I do what I can to make her able to play...but this app hasn’t worked properly in months. I have to delete and reinstall it daily, otherwise it won’t do anything but load and reload the app’s home screen. Yesterday it started just crashing in the middle of playing, loading and reloading that image of the city on a pink background. It’s a wonderful game and one of the few that I’m happy to let her play for a long long stretch, but these glitches are incredibly frustrating for both my 3yo and myself. Please fix it. ❤️
  • Okay but some problems Nov 27, 2021

    By adwline
    So, I had this game on my IPad but it never really worked so I got it on my IPhone. It was great at first but then it started freezing up as I was playing and the screen would turn from pink to white to black and then it would go back to the page where you click start after clicking on a game. This one game called Cooking School from Ready Jet Go! Is constantly freezing and it will only let me make the first thing! After I make it, it always says “Here is someone biiiig book of recipes. Let’s make this first!” But thing it tells me to make is the thing I just made!!!
  • Could be so much better Jan 6, 2019

    By Yourfucjingmother
    This app is so close to being awesome, so I’m sad to give it such a low score. The app has a lot of really great individual games. But there are so many silly things holding back the app as a whole. 1. I can’t figure how to access adult settings. Other reviewers have mentioned some kind of menu for adults, but I can’t find it on iPhone or on iPad 2. I should be able to download every game if I want to. My iPad has plenty of unused storage space. Even if I can’t have or don’t need every game available from this app, I should at least be able to choose which one gets deleted to make more space. Right now the app automatically removes the one that was downloaded the longest time ago. There are some I want to keep available at all times! 3. The app should have the games sorted by age level. Some are for toddlers, some are for preschoolers, some for kindergarten, etc. I shouldn’t have to test every game so extensively to know if it’s appropriate
  • Aug 25, 2021

    By Morgan Robinson
    This is my 3 year old son's favorite app. He uses it all the time and we normally love it. But for the past 2 days, every time he tries to exit a game to play another, which- let's be real- can happen every 10 seconds because he's 3, the app freezes. It just stays on that hot pink loading screen without changing while I have a toddler on the verge of meltdown because he wants to play and can't. Fix the issue and the app is a solid 4 stars. (Because not all the games are always available.)
  • Stopped working Sep 27, 2020

    By Eli-Mama
    My kid loves the Wild Kratts show and the games in the PBS Kids Games app, but now they are no longer working. The arrows don’t come up on the screen to get the characters to move. And there is some reference to a keyboard...but we don’t have one connected. PLUS one of the games doesn’t Dow anything when you hit the Play button and one just goes to a blank screen. No clue why this is suddenly busted but my son is upset about it to no end. PLUS, I tried to submit something through the help but it’s just a lousy survey monkey - no where to enter you email so someone can help you. So hoping the developer notices this post and responds to the MULTIPLE bugs in this program.
  • Good idea, poor execution. Jan 20, 2018

    By Mom2Bear
    For an app meant for small children, this needs a lot of work. Some of the games are super cute but my toddler can't understand what is downloaded and what isn't, and many aren't appropriate for his age so I don't want him downloading games that are too difficult and wasting data. There should be a setting where little guys can only click games that moms and dads downloaded for them. The other issue is, at first I couldn't even figure out how to get the games. If I accidentally click on one I can't turn off he download. It won't let me delete one app at a time either. Now I can click on them but it just sits there and won't load (months have gone by and no new games load).
  • Suddenly not compatible with iPad 3 May 16, 2021

    By TitaniaSleeps
    My daughters were so disappointed when the PBS kids games app suddenly stopped working today on both their devices. They both have an iPad 3, which I know is old, but I wish I would have gotten some warning that the app was no longer going to work with it :( Restarting, deleting and re-downloading the app didn’t work, and there was no option to download an older version of the app either. The initial screen shows up, but it stays on “loading”. All messages I get just say the “app is no longer compatible” on their devices. It’s really too bad.
  • Freezing Games Jan 23, 2021

    By Ruger141
    Games constantly freeze where they don’t respond to touch, very frustrating. I absolutely love the content in this app but I have a serious issue with how the apps get installed. The games are laid out in a big list and you simply tap on a game to start installing. This is so annoying because my kid will click on 8 or ten different ones, bringing the app to a standstill. This gridlocked State is essentially constant on all of my devices we have this app installed on. That’s way too easy for a kid to do and this is an app aimed at kids, it should be a little more smartly laid out.
  • Problems downloading games Oct 16, 2021

    By Ash8<3
    Like other recent reviews, my son loved playing these games but getting new games has become an issue. I tried expanding the storage limit and deleting old games, but now only a select few downloaded and many are sitting with the grey circle. I cant cancel the downloads and none seem to be activity downloading. Personally I would like more control over what games are stored. That way I can update them as my sons interests change without having to deleted all of them.
  • Used to be better Oct 24, 2020

    By ugnamsid
    My daughter has been playing PBS Kids Games for a couple years. And recently the app has become nearly impossible for her to play. Whenever she tries to switch between games, the app locks up. When we close the app for bedtime and she tries to open it in the morning it’s locked up. The only way we’ve found to fix it is to delete and reinstall. But it’s becoming ridiculously repetitive and is really disappointing when the PBS Brand used to be better than this.
  • Volume Feb 14, 2021

    By help volume
    Just wanna say this is great at my daughter loves playing with it, one of the biggest problems I fine with it is that we keep losing the volume and I either end up deleting the app and reinstalling it or I have to turn the game off and turn it back on but for some reason I cannot seem to set the volume to be consistent if my daughters wipes off the screen and we come back to it there’s no volume hopefully this is something you guys to look at
  • Too buggy for full stars Sep 26, 2021

    By Ibifdy
    My daughter plays these games on my iPad. They often crash completely or load without vital parts, like a d-pad for movement. For all the fun she has when it works, about half the time it doesn’t and she gets amazingly frustrated. The most recent issue was a cat exploring a cave but there was no way to move the cat. I want to love this app, because PBS is wonderful, but there are too many bugs and errors for it to be fully enjoyed.
  • Nov 30, 2021

    By Britt Ardito
    Really loved this app. Disappointed it won't load anything anymore. When the app is opened it just shows bouncing dots and no content shows. I've Uninstalled and re installed, cleared the saved games etc but no luck. My daughter was enjoying playing Molly's Winter Kitchen. 😔
  • Jan 21, 2022

    By Devin Northrup
    downloaded , then opened program, which it will not completley open, it stays on PBS screen and goes no further.
  • Jan 1, 2022

    By The Clonemare
    Horrible. Games sometimes take forever to load. Almost in every game all characters just look at you. Creepy as heck
  • Dec 28, 2021

    By Madeline O'Brien
    Sadly, the app will load to the point where you could select a game but then it just crashes and goes back to the tablet's home screen. This is on a new device (galaxy tab e with lineage os installed)
  • Dec 24, 2021

    By Raymond Simpson
    Most recent update now crashes all Sesame Street games regularly on both Android and Apple devices. Wild Kratts games render without direction controlling arrows available on Android devices or iPads.
  • Dec 1, 2021

    By Mercy Nemet
    It just keeps saying connection to the server is no successful try again later. It's not on my end cause everything else works 9n my kids tablet
  • I hate this buggy app with the fire of a thousand suns Feb 6, 2021

    By Seanofw
    On some of our iOS devices, this app has no sound, and on some, it crashes frequently. It works (usually) on my wife’s iPhone, and (sometimes, crashing often) on my iPad, and (sometimes, crashing a lot) on my old iPhone; but not at all on my brand-new, fully-updated iPhone. Reboots, toggles, settings, reinstalls — nothing fixes it if it doesn’t work: Take it from a programmer that this app is just *buggy*. The sound issues are widely reported online and have been for *years*; I wouldn’t expect them to be fixed soon. If I could rate this app zero stars for all the screaming fits it’s produced in my household from preschoolers who don’t understand why their games won’t work, I absolutely would. Don’t install this; you’ll be glad you didn’t.
  • My daughters heartbroken May 16, 2021

    By Shemlok
    PBS kids. An app that should be for everyone. Just “upgraded” and my daughters, that we can’t get them a new ipad(sorry, my wife and I work for professional symphony orchestras. Not been paid for a loooong time ) are heartbroken because all of a sudden PBS kids doesn’t work with our iPad 3. Shame on you PBS!!!!! I’m glad you’re making your app available for the rich kids. It’s really important that the rich kids get free educational apps. But what about the ones who can’t afford a new iPad ? I’m not going to spend 300$ on a new iPad just for you. This is not the PBS I donated money to back in the day. Very very disappointed
  • Games disappear- update didn't fix May 18, 2019

    By SupaStarKid
    I was hoping after the update that it would fix the game disappearing issue but unfortunately it doesn't. Even after you change the storage space and max it out at 5 GB,you still waste time downloading the games your child loves, just for the games to disappear five minutes later. I have a brand new iPad updated to the most recent iOS and our child loves this game but we had to delete it. Developers you guys really need to figure out this problem I'm not the only person complaining about it. How do you guys even have a job still? The app is useless if it keeps deleting the games
  • Awful Bugs, no stars if possible Sep 23, 2020

    By hbjb123
    Used to love this app but after the last two updates it barely works. Games you downloaded either won’t load for days at a time,or the app itself refuses to open. These are very big problems for a child who is young and doesn’t understand why they can’t play their favorite games. We have had no issues with the pbs watch videos app but this one has become very temperamental and you never know what problem you’ll be dealing with that day, and how many tantrums you’ll have to soothe because of their faulty app.

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