All Reviews

Editors' pick
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This atmospheric, brooding sequel expands on the best parts of the original. The brainteasers challenge players, but a well-done hint system keeps you from giving up.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This terrific city-simulation game teaches kids about pollution and the environment and empowers them to come up with smart solutions.Ā 
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
This top-notch educational video teaches kids vital safety information in a fun, age-appropriate manner. Parents can follow up with games and discussions of their own.
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On DVD
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
This exciting young adult adventure has a strong male voice and will appeal to boys as well as girls.
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By Chuck Wendig
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This expansion packs a powerful punch to the already outstanding Civilization V by making it even more educational.
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Platforms: Windows
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Elmo is at his charming best as he encourages young kids to explore numbers.
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Devices: iPad
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
This insightful tool for building empathy and helping kids understand friendship will appeal to kids.
csm_movie
On DVD
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids teach other kids how to control their financial and entrepreneurial futures on this upbeat site.
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URL: http://bizkids.com
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Appealing characters, engaging art, and solid writing advice make this a fantastic choice for imaginative young readers.
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By Tad Hills
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
This sweet story is brief enough for shorter attention spans and reinforces the comfort that kids feel with their parents.
csm_movie
On DVD
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Reading RainbowĀ is a nostalgic touchstone for many of today's parents, so there may be some concerns that the app can't live up to theĀ landmark television program. Those fears are unfounded, as it keeps the focus on education and the joy of learning.
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Devices: iPad, Kindle Fire
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This fantastic expansion to the top-rated Civilization V game adds religion into the historic mix.
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Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
The simple pleasure of watching seeds grow as winter turns to spring shines through in this timeless-looking picture book. Ā 
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By Julie Fogliano
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Great silly fun with a Moose who gets left off the M page makes this alphabet book truly memorable.
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By Kelly Bingham
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
This lovely book-turned-movie mixes music with lessons about animals and the benefits of family.
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On DVD
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
This vibrant series will appeal to both kids and adults with its spunky character, comic adventures, and great lessons about problem solving.
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Network: Nickelodeon
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Vibrant art captures entertainer Josephine Baker's amazing journey from poverty in the U.S. to stardom in 1920s Paris.
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By Jonah Winter
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Kids will love learning while they play, and the parent guide is a bonus for parents who are trying to prep little ones for kindergarten.
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Devices: iPad
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Spectacular looking, this side-scrolling puzzler offers varied gameplay and the ability to play with friends.
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Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Windows, Mac
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Stunning undersea adventure is about character development.
csm_app
Devices: iPad
(2011)

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