App Reviews

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.
csm_app
Devices: iPad, Kindle Fire
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Elmo is at his charming best as he encourages young kids to explore numbers.
csm_app
Devices: iPad
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Toca Town takes a classic play pattern and manages to adapt it -- perhaps even improve it -- using technology, without losing the open-ended possibilities of imaginative play. Here, kids (and their imaginations) run the world. 
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Early math presented in varied and interesting ways.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Learning tool for kids to practice phonetics and literacy.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Early math concepts taught in a fun, interactive way.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Excellent interactive early phonics storybook.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
A gentle introduction to the science world for young kids.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Spelling games offer fab way to learn to read.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Engaging app lets kids experiment, explore with TV faves.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Terrific early math practice with captivating graphics.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Colorful games engage as kids learn early math concepts.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Familiar themes boost learning for new readers.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Great reading activities fit a range of skill levels.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Trusted teaching tool; setup takes time and a little money.
csm_app
Devices: iPad
(2012)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Birthday-themed literacy games good for emerging readers.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Step-by-step method, animations make writing letters fun.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Free app builds emotional awareness; best with adult input.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids learn storytelling basics as they create cartoons.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Charming stories, interactivity get preschoolers thinking.
csm_app
Devices: iPad
(2012)

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