Download PBS Parents Play & Learn apk 3.5.4 free for Android smartphone

12 Aug
PBS Parents Play & Learn

Posted by PBS KIDS in Education | Aug. 12, 2016 | 145 Comments

Apk file size: 64.0 MB

***UPDATED VERSION** features a summer background and new stickers for lots of summer fun! Go to the beach! Make patterns with seashells! Play in the sand with Dee and Del! Fly a kite or sail a boat!*

*Parents' Choice Silver Award Winning App!*

PBS’ first app designed specifically for parents, PBS Parents Play & Learn provides more than a dozen games parents can play with their kids, each themed around a familiar location – including the garden, the grocery store, a restaurant, the kitchen, and many more.

The bilingual (English/Spanish) PBS Parents Play & Learn app makes it easy for parents to seize upon those daily “teachable moments” through theme-based interactive games and simple hands-on activities that connect math and literacy skills to everyday experiences.

The app is designed to build on a child’s natural curiosity about his or her everyday world and to encourage dialogue between kids and parents. Each game comes with a parent note that provides information about the math and literacy skills woven into the game and suggestions for effective ways to interact with a child while playing the game to maximize the learning experience.

Key Features
-13 interactive games that automatically adjust to a child’s level
- A variety of proven methods used to build early math and literacy skills
- Completely bilingual (English/Spanish)
- Over 100 everyday and seasonal stickers in free-play area
- Parent ‘teachable moments’ tips associated with each game
- Easy hands-on activities and game-related resources updated regularly
- New activities and resources added weekly
- Social sharing feature

For more parent resources, tips and information visit
For more apps from PBS KIDS, visit

PBS Parents Play and Learn is part of PBS KIDS’ ongoing commitment to helping kids build the skills they need to succeed in school and in life. PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and digital media, as well as community-based programs.

Across all media platforms, PBS KIDS is committed to creating a safe and secure environment for children and families and being transparent about what information is collected from users. To learn more about PBS KIDS’ privacy policy, visit

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The contents of this app were developed under a cooperative agreement #PRU295A100025, from the U.S. Department of Education. However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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    Thanks for your support of PBS KIDS!
    **UPDATED VERSION** features a summer background and new stickers for lots of summer fun! Go to the beach! Make patterns with seashells! Play in the sand with Dee and Del! Fly a kite or sail a boat!
    *Parents' Choice Silver Award Winning App!*
    If you love this app, rate it below!

PBS KIDS part of our Education and have average installs from 100000 to 500000. Last Update Aug. 12, 2016. Google play rating is 75.0427. Current verison is 3.5.4. Actual size 64.0 MB.

Download pbs-parents-play-learn.apk 64.0 MB


Lily S

Amazing app for young children looking to use tablets and smartphones like older siblings and parents. Very instructional and educational. Playable without parental supervision.

Jacob Galvan

My favorite app I'm 2 years old and I love it!

Anindita Banerjee

Best preschooler app.. You wud want for your kido... :-)

Alicia La France

Daughter begs to play it! I let my 2.5 yr. old daughter play on my phone as a reward for potty training. She picks this app every time & loves the games! I like that she's learning & having fun & no pop up ads. She can easily navigate between games too. Highly recommend!

kokila sunil

Best app for toddlers! My 3 year old love's to play this and has learnt so much from the app. It has a good variety of activities that challenges various skills. Well done to the makers of the App!!

Ronda Mills

So boring All you do is draw on a mirror and feed bananas to monkeys.

Aaron Wen

I love pbs kids app And you too

Crystal Cantu

My 2YO loves this She loves to feed monkey bananas some are a little hard for her but she just asks me for help on some games.

Marco Capone

Cool TV and show are fun

Annie Boyer

Best free preschooler game that I've found.

Christee W

Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM on Nicholasville

Sarah Thompson

Entertaining for toddler Games ok but hard for toddler to understand...doesnt keep interest

Lana Williams

Great app My three year old son loves this app. He is learning while having fun!!

chauncey ghoston

good frun thank u

Lisett Figueroa

Awesome entertainment Loved this game I absolutely love PBS kids app they are better than the disney ones and are amazing on helping the kids learn they are hook on this app and keeps them entertained

Holly Beck

Good for kids Great for kids

Dexton Watkis

Dwatk This is a great app. My kids love it.



Alberto Vilorio

Awesome. .!!!

Bobbi McNelly

This is a wonderful app! My son, who is two, loves to play this! It challenges him in ways other apps haven't even come close to. This is the first thing he tries to get on when he gets a hold of my phone. He is learning new words, shapes, letters and the sounds they make. This app is the best kid app I have found to date.

Jillian Smith

Won't install!! Gives an unknown error code 919. Frustrated! I even installed adobe air.

Jeannine Beene

Simple and fun Easy enough for my 2.5 yo.

Christina Tones

Great game All my kids love playing this.

Shernette Fowler

Emily Martin 7746 Chad 10 straight to my friends and family

Destinee Williams

It was great I am a babysitter and i had downloaded this app to in a way entertain my clients children and it was amazing the were some mezmerized by thee app that i had to remind myself i was this app

Jade Johnson

FINALLY My daughter is FINALLY willing to learn!

Autumn Howe

Awesome It helps my little sister really really good

Tina Hamby

My niece enjoys the activities My niece enjoys the activities. However, it is difficult to press the sections. It takes several taps before an activity section will open. (Use on a Nook HD+/android os)

Isaiah Brown

My kids love this app When my kids start this app they can see the actives they do on the last app I download called play kids they love PBS KIDS they watch it on the TV too their fav show is Peg + Cat

Kaydence Farrell-Anderson

Cadence Ferrell Anderson I love it so does my brother John

adeona mercado

Worst game ever! My child thinks this game is horrible! She played with it for one minute then uninstalled it! Plus she does not know how to put it on free play!

Solomon Petros

''Down''load Its a so-so. Download one day uninstalled the next day. :-P

Alayna Thomas

Awsome game!!!!! My little brother said it was better than abc mouse and that it is better than any other game

Keajah Walker

Me Awsome

puppylove love dogs

What? My three year old knows addition? He loved playing all of the games and best of all he's learning while he plays. Big thanks to whoever made this app! You have to try it! Seriously you trace there is parenting tips and you learn opposites, shapes, numbers, colors, math, reading, and counting.????????????????????????

April Murry

Bad pony This is great my little sister love it people need to stop talking about this game thank you.

gerry kuehne

Pbs parents play n learn Kids learning games. Very educational n fun at same time. Three granddaughter lives it! And it's free!!

Meredith Schutt

Not working after upgrade My kids used to love this app. I recently upgraded my phone to a Samsung Galaxy S6 and downloaded the latest version of the app. It looks great with more content, but we can't get to any of the activities. We've tried pressing everywhere but nothing works. Very Disappointed!

Wesley Stanbach

Having trouble? Try double or triple tapping VERY quickly. I had issues initially. When i tapped the menu items several times in rapid succession i was able to get every one to open reliably. I am using an s6.

Christiej990 Richards

Wth It was a large app, so I assumed it would be great. Once downloaded I can not open ANY game, no amount of tapping or swiping does anything on my s6. I deleted it.

Huy Tran

Umm, this game just doesn't start. I can't seem to open up any of the games or categories outside the mail box or more games options. Please fix so I can rate this game properly. PBS rocks otherwise.

R Jackson

Cant access the internal locations I like the idea if we could actually use the app. We get in but the internal options wont open up so we can play with our kids. There is nothing wrong with my screen. I use other apps evry day but this app i can touch and tap until my fingers hurt and cant get the little play and learn options to open up. I may have gotten two open and that was luck after tapping everywhere on the image

Lyndi Nicholson

Doesn't work I have a Samsung Galaxy S6. And no matter what I press the app does nothing. Looks like it would be a fun app IF it would work.

Krishna Sham

Sounded like a good app Not able to do anything after download. No way to understand what might be wrong

Kristina Johns

Does not work on GS5 Downloaded and does not work on my phone at all. You can see the home screen but not able to play any games.

Laurel Seymour

Won't work I'm S6 Managed to get one of the games to work almost accidentally but can't manage to get any of the others to work no matter what kind of tapping I try.

Barrett Voigt

Free, but upgrade bad It's free, thank you, but it's hard to make a game selection in the main menu. The app doesn't seem to respond when you touch the picture, but continues to scroll instead. I see others have said the same thing a month ago. I take it no one is going to fix the problem soon?

Margarita Garcia

Excellent son love it but after update it doesn't work anymore...very sad!!

Carrie Overgaard

Wouldn't play any games Little exclamation marks showed up next to every game, there was no info as to why. Uninstalled app.

francisca garcia

Doesn't work on my LG phone

Jordan Carter

Does not work Fast tapping doesn't work. Game works just fine on my wife's iPhone but not my s6. Needs to be fixed my kid loves the app.

Kristy H

Doesn't Work Never could get any of the games to work. Totally unresponsive.


Difficult Selecting It's good if you know where to tap. The 'button' areas aren't large enough for easy navigation.

David Roach

3 year old loves it! A lot of variety This game has surpassed Daniel Tiger in popularity. There's a lot of options here for pre-readers, and many audio cues and action sound effects. Lots of educational games to choose from.

Manalis Espinosa

Good job team wook I love PBS kids because uh t has all of my movie in it so I hope you like PBS kids like do write me back here on play store

tanesha gamble

Not working just downloaded it on android and nothing works... uninstalling

Kristin Collins

Games will not open on samsung galaxy s6

Bernice Evankovich

Can you make a frech one? I want to laren more frech.


App is great - IF IT WORKS Kid is now consistently disapponted when I tell her she cant play it since it was updated.

Melissa Breen

Use to work My son loved this app... then the update happened and now it just freezes up. I have a Samsung galaxy s5

Nicole Hunt

Non responsive No amount of clicking opens the games...

Shannon Garner

Can't select any of the games

Remi Makinde

Love All i got to say is get it

Georg Woi

Nothing but a black screen Please fix... Used the be five stars!!

Alyssa Hay

Still just a black screen My son really wants to play it but even after the update it still wont work. Nothing but a black screen... hope you can fix it soon. Thank you :)

Emelis Santiago

This app is great for kids Unfortunately this app no longer works and it's a great app it's a bilingual app and my daughter is autistic and learned a lot from this app such as tracing letter and numbers and counting but now it just opens a black screen on any device I download it on or it just pops up a error message!! Would've wish it could've worked like before!!

M Angg

Love Love it but.. Crashes on loading trying to down load resources.

Tessa Hall

Great app but.. Both my kids love this one, there are many puzzles for different ages and it's multilingual. Unfortunately a recent update made it not work on my android, just a black screen opens.

Daycia Penn

Love this app... BUT.... Love this app on my old phone.. but tried to install on my new Samsung Galaxy 7 edge and when I click open it just goes to a black screen

Anthony Anderson

Won't even start up Every time I try to start the app, it closes and says "looking for resources to download." I was looking forward to using this with my 2 year old, since we watch pbs kids every day, pay for products featuring pbs characters, and even donate to our local station. Tried to redownload multiple times and it still will not boot up.

Pam Telfer

Loved the old app A recent update makes it not work at all..

Melanie Goodrich

My toddler loved this app! Now it quit working and we are having meltdowns about it.

Colin Bayley

Doesn't work Doesn't work, as noted in recent reviews.

permata hitam

First log Is this a joke? Or just wasting my phone data? Tq

Beth Carriere

Crashing My 5 year old son loves this app but since the last update it will not open, it says it is looking for resources to download. I uninstalled and reinstalled it and still the same problem. Please fix, we love this app!

stewart fuell

My 5-year-old is pretty disappointed that his favorite games don't work on our device with the new update.

Anetra Morris

Loved it's not working now can you please fix that problem. It was very good for my little kids who loved to play games. Stopped working after it was updated. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling but it still says looking for information to download.

Christie Rosario

Please Fix As stated in the reviews before me, the app no longer works. My children love this app. It has been a great tool for me to use for educational purposes when teaching my kids. I hope it gets fixed soon.

Christina Pontious

Was great before last update App was used frequently by my daughter. Now, it won't open, stating that it is looking for resources to download. Would be a 5 star if the update didn't mess it up.

Kyle Winward

Worked great, until update My 4 year old daughter loves the variety of games, but as of today, I can't open it. Instead, there is the message "looking for resources to download". Please fix!

Michael Steuermann

Not working This isn't working and won't let me uninstall it.


Cannot download, constantly looking for resources to download.

Petros Lufeli

Was ok before recent update, now won't open

Amelia Khera

Awesome app My daughters love it, but after last update it won't work, keeps freezing on looking for a resource to download

Erin Johnson

Used to be great... This was one of my 4 year olds faves. The last week, when i open it it's just a black screen!?!? Please fix

Joe Aronson

Why PBS, Whyyy! Please fix. My daughters SAT scores will suffer.

Jason Minnich

Was Awesome... Now it just crashes on open.

Jonathan Bussard

Enough is enough Not opening. Daughter loves it but now you made her cry. Fix now


Love it This app is amaysing

Tannin Pease

Crashes on load I got my 4 year old all hyped over a new game and when we went to load it for the first time it crashed and won't load.

Lindsey Wert

Please fix it!

Sylvia Maribei

Keeps crashing

Alida Selim

Loved the app, when it worked! The app started giving me the "download resources" error after the last update, but now it won't even open. Just a black screen since my phone updated to Android 6. This was our favorite app!! :-'(

Chris Acord

Looking for resources to download Was a great app for my 3 year old but had to un-install because it says it's looking for resources to download, now the app won't open

Sandra Faires

No longer works My child used to love this app. Then it started crashing and says looking for resources. I updated the app and still no resolve. Due to the inconvenience, I have uninstalled the app.

Alex Dickson

Fix it! This used to be a great app! Please fix it!

Kristen Herrera

Love this app My daughter loves this app. Shows her shapes and how to count. How different shapes make different things like a bus or boat. Feeding the zoo animals she loves.

Luis Hernandez

Fun time My granddaughter loves it and is helping her understand both the Spanish and English languages. The only problem is that I get a blank screen on my samsung galaxy note 5 but it work great on my galaxy 4.

Shalon Starkey

Loved this app before. It said something about a license needing to be updated on the tablet app. On the phone I just get a black screen. I un-installed the app to get the newest one and this is still happening. I have the Samsung S6

Georg Woi

Nothing but a black screen Please fix... Used the be five stars!! Using version 3.5.2 on an Nexus 7 (Android 6.0.1)

Laura Romazon

Won't open For some reason I am unable to get it to open on my android device. Works fine on an tablet. Upset daughter everyone she tries to use my phone :-(

Brittany Karren

Black screen Got the newest update (3.5.2) on my s7 (android 6.0.1), still have a black screen. My 4yr old really wants to play this but is so mad that she can't. Please fix asap.

Steph Sanchelli

Black screen Black screen and will not load. 3.5.2 version on the Samsung Galaxy 7. Would love for the to be fixed. My son learn so much from this app when we play together on his father's phone

Danyelle Klima

My kids love the app and i havent had any problems since the newest update!!! Thank u and keep up the good work!!

Kristina Mendes

it works again thanks for fixing it my kids love it and they learn

Kyle Winward

It works again!!! I had grown tired of it not working after the previous update, so I uninstalled it and reinstalled today: Great Scott, it works!!! Version 3.5.2 on Android 5.1.1 on Nexus 4. My 4 year old has been waiting to play her favorite games for a few weeks. It was somewhat late in coming, but thanks for the fix, PBS app developers!

Sara Spieker

Still a Black Screen My daughter said it wasn't working and I read past reviews. I deleted and re-downloaded the app. I have a Samsung s6 so there is no internal memory card to remove. It is still going straight to a black screen

Francis Esmonde-White

Black screen only on phone This app doesn't work on my 2015 moto x pure

Joni Thurston

This app has not worked for months! Black screen only. nexus 5gx.

lauren lindsey

Will not open only a black screen. Had this game on my old phone and it worked fine. Kid loves it so hopefully it will work soon

zlata komar

Black screen As soon as I open this app my phone goes black and freezes my phones touchscreen. The only way to close the app is to lock my phone, unlock, and then my phones touchscreen allows me to close it. Nexus 5x. Please fix. I'm really excited for this app.

gerry kuehne

Pbs parents play n learn Kids learning games. Very educational n fun at same time. Three year old granddaughter loves it! And it's free!!

Steve Kondik

Buggy No longer works on Android Nexus tablet. Black screen.

Jenny McGillis

Does not work! It's just a black screen

Naomi Tennefoss

Blank screen Toddler used to love this app, now it won't even start up.

Angela Miller

Isn't working on Samsung Stopped working on my s6. Please fix asap!

rep tep

Black screen on nexus 6p. =/

Tammy Andrade

I still get a black screen ...

Monica Bruno

Wonderful educational games My preschooler loves this app and it's easy for her to use on her own.

Sara Tierney

Uninstalled and reinstalled.. latest updates.. Android version 6.0.1 on Samsung GALAXY S7. Nothing but a black screen. Same for my old S3, but not sure which OS the S3 has. My kiddos are devastated.

Jason Minnich

Awesome Sauce!

Amelia Khera

Awesome app My daughters love it, but after last update it won't work, keeps freezing on looking for a resource to download, tried new update, still problems, code 18, not enough space on usb storage or sd card, Samsung s4, 8gb has 1gb free, sd card has 14 go free. Will try to do a fresh install, still no luck, is there a link to the previous stable version?

Phillip Balson

Super disappointing! My kid used to love this game, but after the last update failed with the download error, we uninstalled it. I just installed version 3.5.2 on my Samsung Note 5 and now it is just a black screen.

Nelle R

Love it! My five year old has been using this since he was 2 and has loved it. Entertaining and educating.

Vere Nice

Making sounds After last update started making ratle sounds and it won't stop !!!! Please fix it !!!! :-/

Petros Lufeli

Was ok before recent update, now won't open

Sara Tierney

Brilliant when it works! My kids love it!

Jeanne Curtiss

Black Screen! My 2 yo daughter loved this app! HOWEVER, as of this morning, all we get is a black screen when opening. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling (twice) but still the same black screen. What gives?? Please help PBS!

Herman Mak

Black screen Loved app until recently. Currently unable to open app. I just get a black screen when opening app. I'm not sure whether this occurred shortly after my Android device upgraded to version 6.0.1

Debra Bartleson

Please fix the download bug! Android Samsung just black screen, works on my in-laws kindle fire. Once I can get this back on my phone it will be 5 stars! Thanks

Christine DiRienzo

Love app when it works and no black screen My kids love this. They both have same Samsung Galaxy tablet. One app works and one app only opens to black screen. I had to Uninstaller from both tablets since both kids wanted to play it. I could never get the one to open to anything but a black screen. Why can't PBS kids fix this since it seems to be a common problem leaving kids very dissappointed.

C Lacza

Black screen if you try to open it I've heard good things about this app but haven't been able to get it to work despite multiple times of removing and re downloading this app it still opens to a black screen. 06/25/16

Dawn Zwicker

Black screen App works fine on my old Samsung tablet. Downloaded the game on Samsung S6 galaxy phone and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and black screens on both opening app.

Heather Welborn

"Your software is not compatible." Please fix! My daughter loves this app. Asus Transformer TF 101, Android 4.0. No problems with any other apps.


Black screen My granddaughter used to love this. Updated to 3.5.2 and all I get is a black screen. I have a note 4.

Pam Telfer

Loved the old app A recent update makes it not work at all.. Update 8/1 - uninstalled and reinstalled. Still doesn't work.

David Oliver

Just a black screen! When we launch, it's just a black screen. Does not work at all. Note5, Android 6.0.1

Cecilia Brea

Doesn't work at all Not even 1 star, because I can't hate something that I can't even play with. My phone is a Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+. No internal memory and I already deleted and reinstalled the app. Always BLACK SCREEN. Fix it and I change de rate!

Jade Wilson

Blackout :( Since last update app doesn't work at all, even after uninstall/reinstall. My son is very disappointed that he can't play the games and keeps asking me try and fix it. :( Please repair!! (From Droid Maxx 2)

Nicole M

Just doesn't work I've been waiting for this app to get updated but it really just doesn't work. I get a blank screen or a flash of an image then nothing.

Sijo C

Black screen On latest tablet, Google stock version. Black screen. This should be taken down, before shooing more people away from pbs

Keren Brown

Just a black screen I can't do anything on here.

Jonathan Pugmire

Black screen It just turns black and never loads. HTC phone.

tariq sharif

Black screen when I am opening the app black screen is coming everytime

Dhivya Shankar

Loved the app Still download bug has not been fixed. Please fix as soon as possible

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