A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn about commercialism, saving, self-control, and working toward a goal. Also, a heated exchange between Roxy and her dad provides a good model for learning how to resolve conflicts. In terms of reading, kids can practice decoding and comprehension.
Ease of Play
It's simple to tap and swipe to flip through the pages and choose language and reading mode.
Products & Purchases
The story is about a girl who wants to buy something she sees advertised on TV.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
Roxy's loving family gives her advice and support in this easily accessible story. Roxy and the Ballerina Robot has solid reading supports to encourage independent reading or follow-along reading for kids of various reading skill levels. In the read-to-me option, the narrator's voice sounds slightly robotic but not enough to be distracting. Roxy and her family are multicultural, talk to each other with respectful language, and resolve conflicts in a loving way. Though the story is based on a materialistic dilemma, Roxy does end up learning a good lesson, and the family's interactions show strong modeling for how to resolve inevitable conflicts within a family.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.