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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for most popular educational software.

Educational software is a great way to help your child learn and grow. It can be used for school, homework, and even just for fun. Browse the top-ranked list of most popular educational software below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Individual Software - Typing Instructor Gold - Windows - Front_Zoom

    Model: IND945800F048
    Publisher: Individual Software
    SKU: 6358057
    Top comment

    "I really recommend thes software!!"

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    Typing Instructor Gold is an advanced typing program. It presents Typing Instructor in full-screen size and rich color for the optimum Typing Instructor experience for typists. Entertaining and educational typing tutorial.
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    "I really recommend thes software!!"

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    Typing Instructor Gold is an advanced typing program. It presents Typing Instructor in full-screen size and rich color for the optimum Typing Instructor experience for typists. Entertaining and educational typing tutorial.
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  2. Individual Software - Mickey's Typing Adventure - Windows - Front_Zoom

    Model: IND945800F025
    Publisher: Individual Software
    SKU: 8486172

    Product Description

    It was just another peaceful day in Typelandia. Daisy was tending to her flowers in the garden. Minnie was daydreaming at the wishing well. Then, all of a sudden, something went wrong. Peculiar forces have stirred up trouble for Mickey's friends, but luckily for these Disney friends, your child holds the keys to saving the day — and they're right at his or her fingertips. Team up with Mickey Mouse and journey to a magical world where learning is anything but type-ical. Far from the doldrums of the classroom, this educational adventure challenges your child to independently develop strong typing skills to last a lifetime. In Typelandia, your child's keyboard is the key to confidence. A land of learning opens its gates to your keyboardist-in-training in Mickey's Typing Adventure. Whether your child is encountering the computer for the first time or has already started poking at the keys, the journey begins at just the right level when you choose from more than 11 customized typing courses designed for different ages and skill levels. As your little one types through the world of Typelandia, 160 structured lessons use proven skill-building methods to teach about keyboard rows, the numeric keypad and more, helping your child feel confident at the keys. Ready to graduate to the next level? Hundreds of challenges and games build upon the basics, measuring speed and accuracy to further boost ability. Watch your child's skills improve before your eyes by checking performance assessments, words-per-minute scores and color graphs and charts that track progress. Feeling proud of your little learner? Praise your child for a job well done — and thank them for helping Mickey save the day — by printing Certificates of Achievement worthy of a place on the fridge.
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    It was just another peaceful day in Typelandia. Daisy was tending to her flowers in the garden. Minnie was daydreaming at the wishing well. Then, all of a sudden, something went wrong. Peculiar forces have stirred up trouble for Mickey's friends, but luckily for these Disney friends, your child holds the keys to saving the day — and they're right at his or her fingertips. Team up with Mickey Mouse and journey to a magical world where learning is anything but type-ical. Far from the doldrums of the classroom, this educational adventure challenges your child to independently develop strong typing skills to last a lifetime. In Typelandia, your child's keyboard is the key to confidence. A land of learning opens its gates to your keyboardist-in-training in Mickey's Typing Adventure. Whether your child is encountering the computer for the first time or has already started poking at the keys, the journey begins at just the right level when you choose from more than 11 customized typing courses designed for different ages and skill levels. As your little one types through the world of Typelandia, 160 structured lessons use proven skill-building methods to teach about keyboard rows, the numeric keypad and more, helping your child feel confident at the keys. Ready to graduate to the next level? Hundreds of challenges and games build upon the basics, measuring speed and accuracy to further boost ability. Watch your child's skills improve before your eyes by checking performance assessments, words-per-minute scores and color graphs and charts that track progress. Feeling proud of your little learner? Praise your child for a job well done — and thank them for helping Mickey save the day — by printing Certificates of Achievement worthy of a place on the fridge.
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  3. Microsoft - 365 Personal (1 Person) (12-Month Subscription) - Activation Required - Windows, Mac OS, Apple iOS, Android [Digital] - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Comprehensive office software suite...There's a reason it's farcand away the most popular package out there....A wonderful addition to a laptop for educational purposes"

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    One convenient 12-month automatically renewing subscription for 1 person. Microsoft 365 Personal comes with premium Office apps, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and more. Receive 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage for 1 person which allows you to access, edit, and share your files and photos across all your devices - all while knowing your information is always backed up and protected. Automatically renewing Microsoft 365 Personal subscription will renew each year for $69.99 (or then-current price) unless canceled before yearly renewal date by calling 1-888-BestBuy.
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    "Comprehensive office software suite...There's a reason it's farcand away the most popular package out there....A wonderful addition to a laptop for educational purposes"

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    One convenient 12-month automatically renewing subscription for 1 person. Microsoft 365 Personal comes with premium Office apps, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and more. Receive 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage for 1 person which allows you to access, edit, and share your files and photos across all your devices - all while knowing your information is always backed up and protected. Automatically renewing Microsoft 365 Personal subscription will renew each year for $69.99 (or then-current price) unless canceled before yearly renewal date by calling 1-888-BestBuy.
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  4. Adobe - Photoshop Elements 2024 - Mac OS, Windows - Front_Zoom

    Model: ADO951800F232
    Publisher: Adobe
    SKU: 6554537
    Top comment

    "Access to Adobe Stock The access to free Adobe Stock photos directly within Elements broadens my creative scope, providing high-quality images for backgrounds, collages, and quote graphics without leaving the software. Quick Actions for Fast Editing The one-click Quick Actions save me time by providing popular edits in an instant, such as blurring backgrounds, smoothing skin, and photo colorization. ...If you have past experience using editing softwares then you would probably fare well using Adobe Photoshop Elements. "

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    Product Description

    Create photos you’ll love to share. Adobe Sensei AI* and automated options make editing easy, and you can learn creative techniques as you go with 62 step-by-step Guided Edits. Present your best pics in beautiful Photo Reel, collage, slideshow, and Quote Graphic templates. Effortlessly organize everything. And do more on the go using web and mobile companion apps (English-only beta).
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    "Access to Adobe Stock The access to free Adobe Stock photos directly within Elements broadens my creative scope, providing high-quality images for backgrounds, collages, and quote graphics without leaving the software. Quick Actions for Fast Editing The one-click Quick Actions save me time by providing popular edits in an instant, such as blurring backgrounds, smoothing skin, and photo colorization. ...If you have past experience using editing softwares then you would probably fare well using Adobe Photoshop Elements. "

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    Product Description

    Create photos you’ll love to share. Adobe Sensei AI* and automated options make editing easy, and you can learn creative techniques as you go with 62 step-by-step Guided Edits. Present your best pics in beautiful Photo Reel, collage, slideshow, and Quote Graphic templates. Effortlessly organize everything. And do more on the go using web and mobile companion apps (English-only beta).
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  5. Pikmin 4 - Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch – OLED Model, Nintendo Switch Lite - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Very educational game for the whole family...great game, nice graphics, a sequel of popular game"

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    Product Description

    Raise a crop of plantlike Pikmin and guide them on an endearing expedition! Meet Pikmin, small, plantlike creatures you can grow, pluck, guide, and send into battle with enemies multiple times their size! These loyal, curious helpers come in different types, including fire-resistant Red Pikmin and brand-new Ice Pikmin. The fate of your Pikmin is yours to decide—will you carefully avoid danger or rush into situations despite potential…losses? Create your own explorer and navigate a big planet from a pint-sized perspective. Customize your look then embark on a journey to find and rescue fellow explorers. Traverse a world that seems larger than life as you see everyday objects like plants, benches, and pots tower over your explorer and Pikmin. Revisit these diverse areas at night and use brand-new Glow Pikmin to light the way forward…just watch out for berserk wildlife. Go explorer vs. explorer in Dandori Battles. In the world of the Pikmin 4 game, explorers like to get in on some friendly competition. Throughout the story you’ll encounter characters itching to compete in Dandori Battles—see who can collect the most objects within the time limit. Gathering plenty of Pikmin to carry even more treasure is a key part of Dandori Battle strategy. You can also face off in Dandori Battles on the same system against a friend or family member, with more stages to play as the story progresses.
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    Top comment

    "Very educational game for the whole family...great game, nice graphics, a sequel of popular game"

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    Product Description

    Raise a crop of plantlike Pikmin and guide them on an endearing expedition! Meet Pikmin, small, plantlike creatures you can grow, pluck, guide, and send into battle with enemies multiple times their size! These loyal, curious helpers come in different types, including fire-resistant Red Pikmin and brand-new Ice Pikmin. The fate of your Pikmin is yours to decide—will you carefully avoid danger or rush into situations despite potential…losses? Create your own explorer and navigate a big planet from a pint-sized perspective. Customize your look then embark on a journey to find and rescue fellow explorers. Traverse a world that seems larger than life as you see everyday objects like plants, benches, and pots tower over your explorer and Pikmin. Revisit these diverse areas at night and use brand-new Glow Pikmin to light the way forward…just watch out for berserk wildlife. Go explorer vs. explorer in Dandori Battles. In the world of the Pikmin 4 game, explorers like to get in on some friendly competition. Throughout the story you’ll encounter characters itching to compete in Dandori Battles—see who can collect the most objects within the time limit. Gathering plenty of Pikmin to carry even more treasure is a key part of Dandori Battle strategy. You can also face off in Dandori Battles on the same system against a friend or family member, with more stages to play as the story progresses.
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  6. H&R Block Tax Software Deluxe 2023 - Windows, Mac OS [Digital] - Front_Zoom

    Model: 1413800-23
    Publisher: H&R Block
    SKU: 6561935
    Top comment

    "I've been using this software for years. Very intuitive a simple to use, unlike the most popular competitor's software. ...The best software...I tried other tax softwares but H&R is the best. Once you get familiar with it, you will not change it."

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    Product Description

    H&R Block Deluxe Tax Software helps tax filers maximize deductions on homes and other investments and gives them everything they need to easily file federal taxes and get their maximum refund-guaranteed. It includes step-by-step guidance on more than 350 credits and deductions, a help center with over 13,000 searchable articles, and in-person representation in the unlikely event of an audit.
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    Top comment

    "I've been using this software for years. Very intuitive a simple to use, unlike the most popular competitor's software. ...The best software...I tried other tax softwares but H&R is the best. Once you get familiar with it, you will not change it."

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    Product Description

    H&R Block Deluxe Tax Software helps tax filers maximize deductions on homes and other investments and gives them everything they need to easily file federal taxes and get their maximum refund-guaranteed. It includes step-by-step guidance on more than 350 credits and deductions, a help center with over 13,000 searchable articles, and in-person representation in the unlikely event of an audit.
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  7. Sonic Mania - Nintendo Switch – OLED Model, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "It is an educational game appropriate for my son's age. It does not induce violence....This iconic game is still popular with the younger kids."

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    Product Description

    Celebrate SEGA's iconic 2-D platform game in Sonic Mania for Nintendo Switch. The reimagined classic in 60 fps HD includes revamped game levels and new bosses, providing a fresh take on your mission to stop Dr. Eggman's evil plans. Play as Sonic, Tails or Knuckles to possess unique abilities in Sonic Mania, or team up with a friend on co-op mode for an exciting adventure.
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    "It is an educational game appropriate for my son's age. It does not induce violence....This iconic game is still popular with the younger kids."

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    Product Description

    Celebrate SEGA's iconic 2-D platform game in Sonic Mania for Nintendo Switch. The reimagined classic in 60 fps HD includes revamped game levels and new bosses, providing a fresh take on your mission to stop Dr. Eggman's evil plans. Play as Sonic, Tails or Knuckles to possess unique abilities in Sonic Mania, or team up with a friend on co-op mode for an exciting adventure.
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  8. Game Builder Garage - Nintendo Switch - Front_Zoom

    Model: HACPAWUXA
    Publisher: Nintendo
    SKU: 6463431
    ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
    Top comment

    "Entertaining and educational...Great game to make games (within the platform). Entertaining and educational for a 9-year old....Good educational tool"

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    Programming made fun with help from the minds at NintendoKids can learn how to make their own games with guided lessons created by Nintendo. From a simple game of tag to a run-and-jump obstacle course, each lesson is broken down into multiple, manageable segments that let kids go at their own pace—and have fun in the process.Learn the basics of visual game programmingBy playing through interactive lessons, kids will learn the basics of visual game programming. Nodon, colorful creatures with distinct personalities, keep kids engaged through lessons with tips and motivating messages. With a simple press of a button, swap between the programming screen and the game screen—watch how programming changes the game on the fly.Track progress and build confidenceAfter completing each lesson and building a game, kids will test their knowledge by completing Checkpoints—small puzzles or tasks to solve with programming. Master these skills and head to Free Programming mode to let your imagination (and programming chops) run wild.The Nodon you meet each have distinct personalities that complement their functions. Have fun connecting them together to see how they interact and bring your game to life. The in-game Nodopedia lets you quickly check what each Nodon does as you create. There’s also a guide that recaps important skills! Easily swap between the Programming and Game screens to see the hard-working Nodon in action.Take advantage of the Nintendo Switch system’s many features. Instead of the control stick, program motion controls to control your game. Want to create some competition? Add in a multiplayer function and pass a Joy-ConTM controller to a friend. It’s up to you (and your Nodon friends) to decide what type of game you want to make.Looking for inspiration? Exchange codes and download* games from friends. You can even go into Free Programming mode to look at those downloaded games’ programming and put your own twist on it. Upload your own creations and share them with other Game Builder Garage players*. Learn programming, build games, and share with friends!*Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online**Additional games and systems required. Sold separately.© Nintendo. Game Builder Garage and Nintendo Switch are trademarks of Nintendo.
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    Top comment

    "Entertaining and educational...Great game to make games (within the platform). Entertaining and educational for a 9-year old....Good educational tool"

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    Product Description

    Programming made fun with help from the minds at NintendoKids can learn how to make their own games with guided lessons created by Nintendo. From a simple game of tag to a run-and-jump obstacle course, each lesson is broken down into multiple, manageable segments that let kids go at their own pace—and have fun in the process.Learn the basics of visual game programmingBy playing through interactive lessons, kids will learn the basics of visual game programming. Nodon, colorful creatures with distinct personalities, keep kids engaged through lessons with tips and motivating messages. With a simple press of a button, swap between the programming screen and the game screen—watch how programming changes the game on the fly.Track progress and build confidenceAfter completing each lesson and building a game, kids will test their knowledge by completing Checkpoints—small puzzles or tasks to solve with programming. Master these skills and head to Free Programming mode to let your imagination (and programming chops) run wild.The Nodon you meet each have distinct personalities that complement their functions. Have fun connecting them together to see how they interact and bring your game to life. The in-game Nodopedia lets you quickly check what each Nodon does as you create. There’s also a guide that recaps important skills! Easily swap between the Programming and Game screens to see the hard-working Nodon in action.Take advantage of the Nintendo Switch system’s many features. Instead of the control stick, program motion controls to control your game. Want to create some competition? Add in a multiplayer function and pass a Joy-ConTM controller to a friend. It’s up to you (and your Nodon friends) to decide what type of game you want to make.Looking for inspiration? Exchange codes and download* games from friends. You can even go into Free Programming mode to look at those downloaded games’ programming and put your own twist on it. Upload your own creations and share them with other Game Builder Garage players*. Learn programming, build games, and share with friends!*Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online**Additional games and systems required. Sold separately.© Nintendo. Game Builder Garage and Nintendo Switch are trademarks of Nintendo.
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  9. LEGO Jurassic World - Nintendo Switch - Front_Zoom

    Model: 1000746530
    Publisher: WB Games
    SKU: 6365761
    ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10+)
    Top comment

    "My son loves it .. it’s a ho to game Missing educational content...Great gift would recommend. Switch is popular right now"

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    Live through the key moments of all four Jurassic films in LEGO Jurassic World for Nintendo Switch. This thrilling adventure game is presented in LEGO form and humor for an unforgettable gaming experience. Choose from a roster of 20 dinosaurs or customize an original creation to wreak havoc across the expansive grounds of Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna in LEGO Jurassic World.
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    "My son loves it .. it’s a ho to game Missing educational content...Great gift would recommend. Switch is popular right now"

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    Live through the key moments of all four Jurassic films in LEGO Jurassic World for Nintendo Switch. This thrilling adventure game is presented in LEGO form and humor for an unforgettable gaming experience. Choose from a roster of 20 dinosaurs or customize an original creation to wreak havoc across the expansive grounds of Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna in LEGO Jurassic World.
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  10. Minecraft Standard Edition - Nintendo Switch – OLED Model, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "My kids love to play this game. It is one of the most popular among 6-10 year old kids....It’s a portable version of one of the most popular games. It’s great!"

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    Minecraft is a game about placing blocks and going on adventures.Explore randomly generated worlds and build amazing things from the simplest of homes to the grandest of castles. Play in creative mode with unlimited resources or mine deep into the world in survival mode, crafting weapons and armor to fend off the dangerous mobs.
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    "My kids love to play this game. It is one of the most popular among 6-10 year old kids....It’s a portable version of one of the most popular games. It’s great!"

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    Minecraft is a game about placing blocks and going on adventures.Explore randomly generated worlds and build amazing things from the simplest of homes to the grandest of castles. Play in creative mode with unlimited resources or mine deep into the world in survival mode, crafting weapons and armor to fend off the dangerous mobs.
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