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Just Dance 2020 Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Great for dancing, socializing -- but some mature lyrics.
Platforms: Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2019)
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Mister Maker’s Arty Party TV Poster Image
age 4+
Creative kids' crafting series teaches art and entertains.
Network: YouTube
(2015)
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Mister Maker TV Poster Image
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age 4+
Fun arts and crafts how-to show teaches creative skills.
Network: YouTube
(2007)
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Mister Maker Comes To Town TV Poster Image
age 4+
Fun visits from expert inspire preschoolers to get creative.
Network: YouTube
(2010)
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Toc and Roll App Poster Image
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age 4+
Fun music-maker has a few false notes.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Dear Boy, Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Encouraging advice for boys stresses kindness, compassion.
By Paris Rosenthal, Jason Rosenthal
(2019)
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Because Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Inspiring look at the life-changing power of music.
By Mo Willems
(2019)
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Creative Galaxy: Arty's Holiday Masterpiece TV Poster Image
age 4+
Tale celebrates holiday diversity, creative problem-solving.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2018)
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Imagine! Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Wordless book celebrates art with magical trip to museum.
By Raúl Colón
(2018)
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Draw In App Poster Image
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age 4+
Artistic fun erased by problematic controls, loads of ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Julián Is a Mermaid Book Poster Image
age 4+
In touching story and art, boy imagines he's a mermaid.
By Jessica Love
(2018)
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The 5 O'Clock Band Book Poster Image
age 4+
Trombone Shorty tale is joyous love letter to New Orleans.
By Troy Andrews
(2018)
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What If... Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Joyous celebration of a kid’s boundless creativity.
By Samantha Berger
(2018)
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Elmer's Photo Patchwork App Poster Image
age 4+
Use camera to create collages; few options for further fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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Toca Life: After School App Poster Image
age 4+
Explore extracurriculars from art to sports via free play.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2018)
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Heartbeats Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Great dance scenes perk up so-so cross-cultural romance.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Word Collector Book Poster Image
age 4+
Word-loving boy shares his passion in this delightful gem.
By Peter H. Reynolds
(2018)
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She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History Book Poster Image
age 4+
Inspiring tales of great women who followed their dreams.
By Chelsea Clinton
(2018)
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The Nutcracker in Harlem Book Poster Image
age 4+
Nutcracker and girl are drummers in jazzy holiday update.
By T. E. McMorrow
(2017)
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Mamemo Dance TV Poster Image
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age 4+
Quirky show teaches basic dance steps, encourages activity.
Network: Kidstream
(2017)
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