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Faktr - Prime App Poster Image
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age 8+
Fast-paced math game; factor in need for more help.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Drawing Academy Games for Kids App Poster Image
age 5+
Guided drawings come alive, but too many ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2019)
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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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Odd Squad: World Turned Odd TV Poster Image
age 5+
Hilarity ensues as time-traveling agents mess with history.
Network: PBS
(2018)
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Beans: The Coffee Shop Simulator Game Poster Image
age 8+
Caffeine-focused sim runs out of energy with slow pacing.
Platforms: Windows
(2017)
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Toddler Educational Learning Games-EduKitty Free App Poster Image
age 5+
Customizable games are only OK and push purchase.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2017)
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Pictoword Free App Poster Image
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age 8+
Easy puzzles -- but if kids get stuck, they're out of luck.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Odd Squad: The Movie Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Pint-sized problem-solvers face rival squad on funny show.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Odd Tube TV Poster Image
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age 5+
Odd Squad shorts build on show's quirky charisma.
Network: PBS Kids
(2016)
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Sight Words - An early reading & spelling adventure! App Poster Image
age 5+
Quality, customizable content covers tricky words.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2016)
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Juana la Iguana en la Granja, Aprende en Español / Spanish App Poster Image
age 5+
Cute iguana guides kids through games entirely in Spanish.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Osmo Words App Poster Image
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age 5+
Interactive word-builder impresses with lots of options.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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Kid Awesome Kindergarten English Premium – Master the First Year of Language Learning! App Poster Image
age 5+
Early literacy journey has great coverage but poor delivery.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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MathGames Website Poster Image
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age 5+
Adaptive-learning resource great for play and practice.
URL: https://www.mathgames.com/
(2015)
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Pillar Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Confusing puzzler based on personality types misses mark.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360
(2015)
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Brain Chase Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Kids embark on a pricey but fun summer learning adventure.
URL: https://brainchase.com/
(2015)
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Once Upon an Alphabet:  Short Stories for All the Letters Book Poster Image
age 5+
Funny alphabet stories have some big words, mild dark side.
By Oliver Jeffers
(2014)
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Odd Squad TV Poster Image
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age 5+
Lively mixed-media series solves mysteries with math skills.
Network: PBS Kids
(2014)
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Metrico Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Infographic puzzler has off-the-charts challenges.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2014)
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