All Reviews

Editors' pick
AGE
5
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LEARNING
For kids, simply creating their own little worlds is certainly entertaining and valuable play, but HOOPA CITY becomes mind-blowingly fun as kids figure out all the building possibilities.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Match Blitz is a fun, challenging multiplayer game that the entire family can enjoy.
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Devices: iPad
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Dr. Luigi lets players of different abilities play against each other on an even playing field. This is a great game for a parent and child or siblings to play together.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This ecology simulation empowers kids to care for the environment.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
In this highly addicting simulation game, kids learn about real-word financial concepts as they build a dinosaur theme park. And unlike many simulation apps, Dinorama doesn't tempt kids with in-app purchases.
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Devices: iPad
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
For parents and kids looking for a kid-friendly daily news source, News-O-Matic is a winner, with its well-written stories and fun interactive features.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids create fabulous-looking faces using everyday items in this simple but highly creative art-making app.
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Devices: iPad
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids learn how to think mathematically and are empowered to decide how much problem solving support they want or need.
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URL: http://nrich.maths.org
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Proloquo2Go is an extraordinary communication aid for kids who need talking assistance. Kids can learn how to effectively convey messages of wants, needs, feelings, opinions, social manners, and more.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
With five different princess adventures and great help built in, this is a perfect game to teach young girls how to play video games.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows, Mac
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This excellent app helps kids identify and manage their emotions.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Quick, before school starts, send your kids to this edu-site to brush up on math, science, English, and social studies.
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URL: http://www.mrnussbaum.com/
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
The always charming Wallace and Gromit learn about wild and crazy inventions in this educational series.
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On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Dark but masterful retellings of classic fairy tales with top-notch actors.
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Network: HBO
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This creative free app based on TV show helps kids expand vocabulary relating to feelings.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Video game zaniness combines with real world sports competition to create gold medal fun.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Dragons, princesses, and math make this game a hoot to play.
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Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Designed to reward kids for learning more information but always stays a game.
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Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Block-popping puzzler steps outside the mold of other physics-based apps.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Hard science is made very easy to understand (and fun).
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Devices: iPad
(2011)

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