All Reviews

csm_website
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Mostly safe kid-focused search engine packs many ads, flaws.
URL: http://www.kidzsearch.com
(2015)
csm_movie
age 10+
 
Sondheim's fairy tale musical is dark, complex, sublime.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
csm_app
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Stellar videos, interactive features make beautiful music.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
age 10+
 
An exceptionally fun, challenging, and charming game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
csm_movie
age 10+
 
Musical melodrama lacks charisma but is fine for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 10+
 
Bland animated adventure with bullying, demonic imagery.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
csm_tv
age 10+
 
Faith-centered choir makeovers are uplifting and positive.
Network: Oxygen
(2014)
age 10+
 
Inspiring reality show has meaningful messages for families.
Network: USA
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Updated game doesn't add much but still gets you moving.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 10+
 
Karaoke game based on popular show fun but content-limited.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2014)
age 10+
 
Awful computer animation has iffy humor, scary monsters.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
csm_tv
age 10+
 
Real-time voting gimmick can't save singing contest.
Network: ABC
(2014)
age 10+
 
Viewers will tune out silly celebrity vocal contest.
Network: ABC
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Dance to today's and yesterday's songs for fun and fitness.
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii
(2013)
age 10+
 
Mild reality promotes young The Voice winner's music.
Network: CMT
(2013)
age 10+
 
Snarky, artistic tween girl shines in poignant ghost story.
By Claire Legrand
(2013)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Disappointing collection of solo and multiplayer games.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
csm_tv
age 10+
 
Funny musical cartoon has iffy gender stereotypes.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2013)
csm_tv
age 10+
 
Watch-together reality spotlights small-town talent.
Network: AMC
(2013)
csm_book
age 10+
 
Sharp, funny graphic novel captures chaos of theater.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2012)

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