All Reviews

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AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Absorbing, encyclopedic compendium of animal life is a treasure for the entire family. 
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By Steve Jenkins
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Turn your living room into party central with this engaging social game.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
By adding objects to a scene, kids explore both logic and creativity in fun, interactive settings.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Gorgeous high-definition filmmaking captures never-before-seen moments and turns them into an amazing, educational, watch-together series.
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Network: Discovery Channel
(2013)
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AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
The little wonders of nature star in this site that takes a stroll through real woods.
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URL: http://urbanext.illinois.edu/woods
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
The 100 busy peas are simply irresistible in this easy-to-love, colorful counting book by the author of LMNO Peas.
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By Keith Baker
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Learning a new language can be tricky -- and a lot of fun. Kids will learn some basic Spanish from Noah's mix-ups and discover that it's OK to make mistakes along the way
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URL: http://pbskids.org/noah/index.html
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids will shake, jump, and tilt while playing games that teach them about music.
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Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Another gorgeous nature tour -- this time of the Earth's polar regions -- that's great for the whole family.
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Network: Discovery Channel
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
This lovely book-turned-movie mixes music with lessons about animals and the benefits of family.
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On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Clever take on chivalry, bravery, and humility in this retelling of a legend from King Arthur's court -- great for read-aloud or early reader.
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By Gerald Morris
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
This Chinese New Year story is a tale for all seasons and any kids learning to love their culture.
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By Ying Chang Compestine
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Upbeat mini-games for the whole family to enjoy.
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Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Toontastic is a powerful and engaging tool for digital storytelling. It's visually appealing, has great in-app support and sharing features, and relies on self-created animation and narration to tell stories.
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Devices: iPad
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
This challenging super maze is fun to solve -- or just explore.
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Devices: iPad
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
When other musical reality competions let you down, this positive, inspiring show offers perfect harmony.
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Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
With excellent step-by-step instructions, even young kids can learn to sketch a dog, princess, and more.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
This classic read-along tale inspires kids to explore and has been wonderfully adapted to the iPad.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Charming musical adventure filled with hidden interactions and a good message.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
The Muppets make exercising and learning about healthy lifestyles fun for preschoolers.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)

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