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Best Media Lists: Our Recommendations for Families

Need some fresh ideas for your next family movie night? In the market for apps and games that will entertain your kids and teach them a thing or two? Looking for a book to engage your reluctant reader? Our editors have hand-picked lists of their favorite titles in every category of media we cover -- movies, TV, books, music, websites, apps, and games (including learning ratings) -- to give you the information you need to make the best choices for your family. All of our picks are entertaining and rated to help you decide whether they're age-appropriate for your kids.
Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame App Poster Image
When a kid struggles with overstimulation, these tools can help teach strategies and create calm.
Grow Home Game Poster Image
The coolest computer exclusives for all ages.
Peek-a-Zoo - by Duck Duck Moose App Poster Image
Step into others' shoes with these great games.
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl Book Poster Image
Find fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs perfect for engaging kids.
Animal Band ~ 3D Interactive Music Toy App Poster Image
Rock out in the privacy of your living room.
Hovercraft - Build Fly Retry App Poster Image
These great picks won't weigh kids down with the boring stuff.
Tami's Tower App Poster Image
Software must-haves for mechanical minds.
This Is My Story (And I'm Sticking To It) App Poster Image
Engaging tools for everything from letter basics to keeping a daily journal.
Bedtime Math Website Poster Image
Count these winning numbers titles among your favorites.
JumpStart 3D Virtual World Game Poster Image
These digital tools are great for homework help.
Alien Assignment App Poster Image
Work through tricky problems with these digital tools.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Friends - First Words App Poster Image
Brush up on your smarty-pants words with these apps.
Solar Family Planets Stars Games Solar System Kids App Poster Image
Out-of-this-world astronomy apps.
Curiosityville Website Poster Image
Cute counting fun for little learners.
Build With Grandpa App Poster Image
Hands-on hits for crafty kids.
BrainPOP Jr. Website Poster Image
Tabletop classics, reimagined for the digital generation.
Busy Shapes 2 App Poster Image
Keep kids entertained and occupied for easy family flying.
Eli Explorer App Poster Image
Great digital tools for kids just starting to speak.
Arty Mouse Numbers App Poster Image
Digital math marvels for active young minds.
Barefoot World Atlas App Poster Image
Connect the local to the global.