App Reviews

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Half-Shell Heroes App Poster Image
age 4+
Preschoolers swipe to defeat ninjas, solve simple puzzles.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
Fiete Sports App Poster Image
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age 4+
Sports app wins the gold for appearance, loses on gameplay.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
Disney Mix App Poster Image
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age 8+
Safe intro to texting with filters, fun, games; set limits.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
Marco Polo Video Walkie Talkie App Poster Image
age 8+
Video messaging more personal than text; some glitches.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
Zootopia Crime Files: Hidden Object App Poster Image
age 8+
Movie tie-in has cute storylines and consumerism.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2016)
Dumb Ways JR Boffo's Breakfast App Poster Image
age 4+
Fun but repetitive cooking game unlike original Dumb Ways.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
INKS. App Poster Image
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age 8+
Pinball plus pleasant watercolors and meditative music.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
Dr. Panda Farm App Poster Image
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age 4+
Mini-games follow fresh food items from farm to screen.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
Drawissimo Kids-Learn to Draw App Poster Image
age 8+
Creative on-off screen combo takes practice; ads distract.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
Rolling Sky App Poster Image
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age 8+
A simple, challenging, and addictive arcade game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
My Little Pony: Harmony Quest App Poster Image
age 8+
Repetition, required purchases best put out to pasture.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
Disney LOL App Poster Image
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age 8+
Swipe through, share Disney-related pics and GIFs with ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
Magic Store Math App Poster Image
age 8+
Hands-on practice, not magic, makes this game effective.
Devices: iPad
(2016)
Toca Life: Vacation App Poster Image
age 4+
Imaginations roam on staycation with virtual role-play.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
Think & Learn Code-a-pillar App Poster Image
age 4+
Dancing caterpillar gives young kids easy intro to coding.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
Chameleon Run App Poster Image
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age 8+
Cool, challenging platformer leaps above competition.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
KidMix -- The Social Network & Playdate Planner for Kids App Poster Image
age 8+
Social media scaffolding, playdate planner, fun content.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
Lemon Lumberjack's Letter Mill App Poster Image
age 4+
Lovely, leveled letter app loses steam, slowly sours.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
Steppy Pants App Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun but frustrating walking sim with in-app purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
Name Play: a name reading and writing practice kit App Poster Image
age 4+
Games cleverly use familiar names as early reading practice.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)

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