App Reviews

Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Toontastic is a powerful and engaging tool for digital storytelling. It's visually appealing, has great in-app support and sharing features, and relies on self-created animation and narration to tell stories.
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Devices: iPad
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This magnificent-looking app takes kids on a magical learning adventure through Africa.
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Devices: iPad
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This is a fabulous way to turn learning the alphabet into an engaging game.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
There's really no app like GarageBand -- imagine being able to write, record, and share your own professional quality music wherever you are with a few taps of a screen. It's a powerful mobile digital audio workstation for multitrack recording with impressive, on-board loops and production and editing tools.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Hiding within this cool superhero game is a lot of math learning.
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Devices: iPad
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This is a fun and creative way to practice using the number line and to put different kinds of numbers in order. Kids physically interact with the number line, moving it around, zooming in and out, until they truly understand how it works.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Hard science is made very easy to understand (and fun).
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Devices: iPad
(2011)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Vocabulary-building word puzzle game shines on iOS.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2011)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Modern, engaging intro to the fineries of classical music.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This creative free app based on TV show helps kids expand vocabulary relating to feelings.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Helps young kids understand why math skills are important.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids learn concepts of algebra in stellar game app.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(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.
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Devices: iPad, Kindle Fire
(2012)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Innovative music app gets young kids composing.
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Devices: iPad
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids will actually enjoy looking up words and playing around with WordFlex Touch Dictionary. By exploring, kids can develop a depth of understanding for old and new words and broaden their vocabularies. 
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Devices: iPad
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Proloquo2Go is an extraordinary communication aid for kids who need talking assistance. Kids can learn how to effectively convey messages of wants, needs, feelings, opinions, social manners, and more.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids create fabulous-looking faces using everyday items in this simple but highly creative art-making app.
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Devices: iPad
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Putting Mobile Observatory into kids' hands is like giving them full access to an observatory and planetarium along with a docent to guide them on their self-paced tour. 
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Devices: Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Elmo is at his charming best as he encourages young kids to explore numbers.
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Devices: iPad
(2013)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Plentiful lessons, stellar free learning in six languages.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2014)

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