All Reviews

Editors' pick
AGE
2
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Busy Shapes mimics a real-world environment for kids to explore but also gives them the safe, appropriately stimulating way to explore the digital world that will be part of their experience.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Lemony Snicket's satisfying mini-mysteries work as stand-alone books or as a treat for fans of his All the Wrong Questions series.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Threes! is an engaging game that uses numbers in a fun way, and the whole family can enjoy it.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids will learn as they engage in each beautifully designed lesson in The Social Express. The situations presented are relevant to kids' lives and will help them transfer skills to real-life situations outside the app.
csm_app
Devices: iPad
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
The first Saudi Arabian-produced film ever to be directed by a woman, this film is a triumph of nuance and substance, as well as a study in everyday female empowerment.
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On DVD
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This indie game is a product of a successful Kickstarter campaign, and it shines for its clever story, interesting characters, and beautiful scenes. 
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
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.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Richly imagined early Earth history can inspire kids to think about their place in the world. 
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By Isabel Greenberg
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Explore the vast human body with outstanding anatomy tool.
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URL: https://www.biodigitalhuman.com
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Dr. Luigi lets players of different abilities play against each other on an even playing field. This is a great game for a parent and child or siblings to play together.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This 3-D adventure is original, charming, and highly entertaining. It lets kids play in a virtual paper world and then reconstruct parts of it in the real world.
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Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fantastic animal and business simulation, fun for all ages.
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Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This fun interactive game uses augmented reality to make dinosaurs come alive and appear to be roaming your living room.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Absorbing, encyclopedic compendium of animal life is a treasure for the entire family. 
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By Steve Jenkins
(2013)
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. 
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Turn your living room into party central with this engaging social game.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This Nancy Drew mystery is a high point in a series that's already full of fantastic titles. It's got it all: a great story, challenging puzzles, and a terrific setting.
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Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Real people, real problems, real-world algebra solutions.
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URL: http://www.thirteen.org/get-the-math/
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
By adding objects to a scene, kids explore both logic and creativity in fun, interactive settings.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
History adventure challenges kids to make difficult choices.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)

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