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Archenemies: Renegades, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Sequel is slow to build, full of super-spy intrigue.
By Marissa Meyer
(2018)
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Moji Moji: Learn the Alphabet App Poster Image
age 3+
Beautiful graphics give letter-learning app a boost.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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Magic Math Academy App Poster Image
age 4+
Learn math skills through instruction and story-based game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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Subwords App Poster Image
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age 8+
Fusion between trivia and word game engages spellers.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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Math Learner: Easy Mathematics App Poster Image
age 5+
Solid, simple math drills don't justify steep subscription.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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When You Wish Upon a Pickle: A Sesame Street Special TV Poster Image
age 3+
Role playing reinforces affirming themes in fun TV special.
Network: HBO
(2018)
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Reading Eggs - Learn to Read App Poster Image
age 3+
Comprehensive program covers fundamentals and much more.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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TotemUp App Poster Image
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age 4+
Stacking, customizing monsters falls short on fun, learning.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Bluebee Pals App Poster Image
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age 3+
Free app provides new vocabulary words to little kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell TV Poster Image
age 12+
Creativity abounds on macabre, sometimes edgy cooking show.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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Smart Grow: Educational Games App Poster Image
age 3+
Play with animals, puzzles, patterns, colors, and sequence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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Read with Phonics App Poster Image
age 4+
Alien-themed phonics games are thorough but lack variety.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2018)
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A Parade of Elephants Book Poster Image
age 3+
Sweet, cozy counting book teaches basic preschool concepts.
By Kevin Henkes
(2018)
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Khan Academy Kids App Poster Image
age 3+
Creative early-learning activities engage and inspire.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2018)
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Llama Llama Loves to Read Book Poster Image
age 4+
Reading looks exciting and fun in lively classroom story.
By Anna Dewdney, Reed Duncan
(2018)
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Canticos TV Poster Image
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age 3+
Bilingual sing-a-long series great for preschoolers.
Network: Amazon Prime Video, Nick Jr.
(2018)
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Puppet Fever Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Puppet-themed party game delivers family friendly VR fun.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift
(2018)
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World of Peppa Pig App Poster Image
age 3+
Fun, simple, supportive activity sampler for preschoolers.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Papumba Academy App Poster Image
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age 4+
Cutesy, quirky collection for preschool learning is pricey.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Math Wizard for Kids App Poster Image
age 6+
Play with numbers and equations in exploration exercises.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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