App Reviews

AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Narrated stories from many genres, subscription a must.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Gory, maddening surgery sim for would-be surgeons.
csm_app
Devices: iPad
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Addictive app tied to popular film = monster game.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Pricey ebook creator is functional but not stellar.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Faithful, interactive interpretation of the holiday classic.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2013)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Whimsical Seuss-like rhymes help kids get into butterflies.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Distasteful app glorifies violence.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
Pou
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Virtual pet app engages kids as they care for cute alien.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Colorful, interactive book lets kids celebrate diversity.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Social reading app for mature-themed play.
csm_app
Devices: iPad
(2013)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun story loaded with extras, plus a racing game from film.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Wreck-It Ralph tie-in supplements rather than retells story.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Engaging story teaches kids about frogs' life cycle.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Nook HD
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
A lot of depth in strategy game; heavy in-app purchase push.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Speedy cafe sim may be too much work for Hello Kitty fans.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Whimsical ABC app enraptures with hidden letters, animation.
csm_app
Devices: iPad
(2012)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fee-based library of no-frills ebooks offers wide variety.
csm_app
Devices: iPad
(2012)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Dr. Seuss characters combine fun story with science facts.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Cute tale kids can relate to, supported by great features.
csm_app
Devices: iPad
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Reading Rainbow is a nostalgic touchstone for many of today's parents, so there may be some concerns that the app can't live up to the landmark television program. Those fears are unfounded, as it keeps the focus on education and the joy of learning.
csm_app
Devices: iPad, Kindle Fire
(2012)

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