All Reviews

csm_movie
age 8+
 
Great effects and characters, but surprisingly violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(2002)
csm_movie
age 5+
 
Seinfeld comedy is cute fun for the whole family.
On DVD/Streaming
(2008)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Unusual puzzler cleverly uses perspective, but it's hard.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Beautiful, imaginative adventure is a treat for eyes, ears.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
age 13+
 
Collection highlights horrific stories and romantic poems.
By Edgar Allan Poe
(2007)
csm_app
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Kids guide ladybug in simple yet entertaining freemium app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
age 11+
 
Spin-off takes ick and shtick to Australia; some language.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2012)
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Adventure game challenges your knowledge of flora and fauna.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad2, Leapster Explorer
(2012)
age 10+
 
Deeply creepy, thought-provoking tale of weird school.
By Claire Legrand
(2012)
age 9+
 
Humorous homage to classic horror is perfect for tween boys.
By Charles Gilman
(2012)
csm_tv
age 3+
 
Friendly, curious bees have great messages for preschoolers.
Network: Disney Junior
(2012)
age 5+
 
LEARNING
Simple and fun picnic prep reinforces math skills.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad2
(2012)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Travel back in time with collection of fun '80s games.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2012)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fast-paced action romp with cartoony violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2012)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Engaging math games span preschool through early elementary.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Kids create crazy animal combos in fun but repetitive app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2013)
csm_movie
age 7+
 
Bug comedy teaches lessons about sibling relationships.
On DVD/Streaming
(2001)
age 9+
 
Bug-monsters offer light horror hijinks in third volume.
By Charles Gilman
(2013)
age 4+
 
Garden fantasy casts a strange spell.
By William Joyce
(1996)
csm_tv
age 6+
 
Gorgeous docuseries surveys nature both peaceful and brutal.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2013)

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