Score some kickin' football apps!
It’s almost time for the Super Bowl, and this year even the youngest fans can get in on the football fun thanks to these family-friendly apps.
From children’s storybooks that teach the basics of football to games and factoids straight from the NFL, click on for apps that let everyone big and small in on the playtime.
Toddlers and preschoolers who are just starting to learn about sports will enjoy getting the basics in ABC Play. ABC Play includes colorful photos and helpful, kid-friendly videos and activities to help the youngest sports enthusiasts learn the names and rudiments of a wide variety of sports. $0.99, iPhone/iPad
The Bears take on the Lions in this rhyming storybook that teaches the fundamentals of football. With narration from ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski and veteran game announcer Merrill Reese calling the plays, kids will feel like they’re in the middle of a real football game in this cute animated story. Older kids will also enjoy “Training Camp,” a quiz to test their football knowledge. Free, iPhone/Pad
Kids – and grownups – of almost any age can get to the nitty gritty of football with this app featuring former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner. Warner and his cartoon sidekick Qubee use videos and narration to talk about the finer points of football, from what a down is to player positions. Families who play together can take quizzes and earn trophies to compete for the title of family Super Champion. $1.99-$2.99, iPhone/iPad
Older kids and teens who already know the basics of football are probably itching for something to do during halftime, and NFL Kicker 2015 is an affordable game to get them in on the football action. If your kids love Angry Birds, NFL Kicker is right up their finger-flicking alley. High-quality graphics and fun gameplay make this game a keeper even when it’s not football season. $0.99, iPhone/iPad, Android
Where there’s football, there’s Madden. No list of football games would be complete without this venerable video game franchise, and Madden NFL 25 is available for almost any mobile device. Not only can you and your teens create dream teams and play nail-biting matchups, you can battle head to head for some quality gridiron time together. Free (with in-app purchases), iPhone/iPad, Android
No matter who the 12th Man is in your family, kid or grownup, they’ll find all the information about the Seahawks they need in the official team app. With breaking team news, video interviews with fan favorites like Russell Wilson and Richard Sherman, and more stats than you can shake a football at, the Seahawks fans in the family will know more than the announcers on game day. Free, iPhone/iPad, Android, Windows Phone