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GoldieBlox: Adventures in Coding - The Rocket Cupcake Co. App Poster Image
age 7+
Story-based coding adventure plus diverse girl-empowerment.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Me: A Kid's Diary App Poster Image
age 7+
Creative space acts as unique digital diary.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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TinyTap - Educational Games App Poster Image
age 7+
Play, create, and share interactive games and lessons.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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Oribi Writer App Poster Image
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age 7+
Features help kids spell, write, and edit; pricey.
Devices: iPad
(2018)
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Write Ideas App Poster Image
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age 7+
Free templates help kids write; Microsoft email required.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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iWordQ US App Poster Image
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age 7+
Text editing, word prediction not cheap, but less than most.
Devices: iPad
(2018)
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Sago Mini Apartment App Poster Image
age 3+
Ride elevator, visit friends to find limited free play.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2018)
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Peppy Pals Social Skills App Poster Image
age 3+
Great pro-social learning content transfers offscreen.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Sema Run App Poster Image
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age 3+
"A" is for "Africa" in engaging letter-sound game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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SpriteBox Coding App Poster Image
age 7+
Puzzle-based platformer teaches kids actual code.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Animal Phone App Poster Image
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age 3+
Playful interactions are limited without in-app purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Color Vacuum App Poster Image
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age 7+
Cool concept, confusing directions in color-collecting app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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ABCya Animate App Poster Image
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age 7+
Easy for beginner animators, but kids can't add narration.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
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Daisy the Dinosaur App Poster Image
age 7+
Cute, free coding game covers the basics.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
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PBS KIDS Super Vision App Poster Image
age 3+
Helpful tool for monitoring kids' play on PBS KIDS site.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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The Magic Pond App Poster Image
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age 3+
Fun mini-games and surprises may dry up quickly.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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Nancy Drew: Codes & Clues - Mystery Coding Game App Poster Image
age 7+
Girl-targeted STEM ambitious but somewhat shallow.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2016)
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Co:Writer Universal App Poster Image
age 7+
Assistive keyboard has specific suggestions, wrong guesses.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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1600 App Poster Image
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age 7+
Dollar bill takes you on an AR White House tour.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Dragon Anywhere App Poster Image
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age 7+
Pricey tool to type, edit, and share with voice commands.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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