A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn about animals, patterns, shapes, and puzzles and practice using working memory.
Ease of Play
There are no tutorials, but the directions are intuitive and a pointing finger pops up to give kids extra guidance.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
The experience offers a variety of options and games that toddlers can grow into as they get more familiar with virtual play. The games are simple enough for little ones to navigate with ease. The guiding hand that pops up after a few seconds of inactivity makes the games more user-friendly. The virtual version of common games, such as puzzles and sorting, provide more options and various levels of age-appropriate difficulty. Smart Grow: Educational Games helps young kids build their vocabulary by naming the images that appear on the screen, both through audio and in writing. It's particularly handy in encouraging animal vocabulary. Although activities such as coloring and tracing are better off-screen, the wide variety of options is really great, and little kids will have fun exploring games without realizing they're developing key skills.
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.