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Songs from the Sandbox Music Poster Image
age 2+
Broadway-style songs for kids encourage creativity and fun.
By Stephan Michael Schwartz
(2012)
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Say Zoop! Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Joyfully noisy book sparkles with creative energy.
By Hervé Tullet
(2017)
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Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted Game Poster Image
age 15+
Classic survival horror franchise jump-scares to VR.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR
(2019)
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MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Game Poster Image
age 15+
Pilot huge robots in complex, destructive adventure.
Platforms: Windows
(2019)
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Alien Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Dated but still extremely scary. Not for younger kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1979)
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Barney: Celebrating Around the World Movie Poster Image
age 2+
Globetrotting dino treats tots to dynamite dances.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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The Matrix Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Intense, but many teens will be able to handle it.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
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Terminator 2: Judgment Day Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Thrilling sci-fi action sequel has lots of violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1991)
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Destiny Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Beautiful space epic is less violent than other shooters.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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Destiny: House of Wolves Game Poster Image
age 15+
Expansion has familiar sci-fi battles, new maps, missions.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
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Sago Mini Hat Maker App Poster Image
age 2+
Toddlers create hats freely with simple, fun tools.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain Game Poster Image
age 15+
Fun, frantic B-movie shooter series gets a polished reboot.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2019)
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Barney & Friends TV Poster Image
age 2+
Love him or hate him, Barney is a hit with preschoolers.
Network: PBS
(1992)
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Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality Game Poster Image
age 15+
Amusing VR tale's crude humor, content best for show fans.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, Windows
(2018)
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Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Sequel is basically one long, violent chase scene.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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The Matrix Reloaded Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Second Matrix movie is violent but still exciting.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Barney: Jungle Friends Movie Poster Image
age 2+
Barney's jungle journey has an eco-message.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Judge Dredd Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
'90s Stallone action movie guilty of nonstop violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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RoboCop (2014) Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Lots of gun violence in super-cop sci-fi remake.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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P.A.M.E.L.A. Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Violent pandemic survival in futuristic (and glitchy) world.
Platforms: Windows
(2017)
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