All Reviews

Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Wacky animal facts, fun gameplay, and spoken directions make this educational game good for little ones.
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Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2007)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
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When Tess' favorite old tree is cut down, she learns how to mourn. And how to heal.
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By Jess Brallier
(2009)
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AGE
4
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A heartwarming tale of an unlikely friendship, this book helps preschoolers learn how to make friends.
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By Nadine Brun-Cosme
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Using "Living Ink," kids' drawings come to life, making their ideas part of the story and helping them learn to read.
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Platforms: Windows
(2008)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Pitch perfect and big fun, young gamers are drawn into wildly varying preparations for the big, elaborate holiday.
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Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This innovative game incorporates kids' drawings (yup!) into the gameplay.
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Platforms: Windows
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fantastic, fun math game baked into a cooking sim.
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Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Meanness and superficiality take a backseat in this version of the classic tale.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
More positive messages than you thought you could squeeze into one game.
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Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
As kids play with virtual puppies, they learn about math and emotions.
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Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, Leapster Explorer
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Kids will love learning while they play, and the parent guide is a bonus for parents who are trying to prep little ones for kindergarten.
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Devices: iPad
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun characters and exciting mini-games make learning about the brain child's play.
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Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
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AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Vibrant art captures entertainer Josephine Baker's amazing journey from poverty in the U.S. to stardom in 1920s Paris.
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By Jonah Winter
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Great silly fun with a moose who gets left off the M page makes this alphabet book truly memorable.
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By Kelly Bingham
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
The simple pleasure of watching seeds grow as winter turns to spring shines through in this timeless-looking picture book.  
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By Julie Fogliano
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Reading Rainbow is a nostalgic touchstone for many of today's parents, so there may be some concerns that the app can't live up to the landmark television program. Those fears are unfounded, as it keeps the focus on education and the joy of learning.
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Devices: iPad, Kindle Fire
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Appealing characters, engaging art, and solid writing advice make this a fantastic choice for imaginative young readers.
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By Tad Hills
(2012)
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AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Elmo is at his charming best as he encourages young kids to explore numbers.
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Devices: iPad
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
This insightful tool for building empathy and helping kids understand friendship will appeal to kids.
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On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Zany story of a movie shoot gone haywire has great message to follow your dreams.
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By Richard T. Morris
(2014)

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