All Reviews

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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)
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AGE
5
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LEARNING
Match Blitz is a fun, challenging multiplayer game that the entire family can enjoy.
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Devices: iPad
(2014)
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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)
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AGE
5
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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)
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AGE
5
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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)
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AGE
5
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LEARNING
This excellent app helps kids identify and manage their emotions.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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AGE
5
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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)
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AGE
5
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This combination of book app and hidden objects puzzles will keep kids searching for hours.
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Devices: iPad
(2011)
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AGE
5
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Parents and kids will get a kick out of listening to familiar classics in a new light.
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By Richard Perlmutter with Symphonies & Singers
(2011)
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AGE
5
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LEARNING
This magnificent-looking app takes kids on a magical learning adventure through Africa.
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Devices: iPad
(2011)
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AGE
5
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With unusual -- but age-appropriate -- depth, this picture book presents a uniquely realistic look at rural life.
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By Elisha Cooper
(2010)
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AGE
5
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Exquisite watercolors breathe new life into this classic story about a tiny girl's adventures in a tiny world.
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By Sylvia Long
(2010)
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AGE
5
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Lightning-fast reflexes and strong nurturing skills are required in this fun hamster-racing (and raising) game.
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Platforms: Nintendo DS, Windows, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
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AGE
5
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In a simple poem about trees this book sends hopeful messages about nature, growth, and the power of community.
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By Diane Muldrow
(2010)
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AGE
5
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A supporting role in the school play isn't what prideful Louise has in mind. But she soon finds her way.
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By Elise Primavera
(2009)
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AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Fun, rabbity adventure packed into eight DS learning games.
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Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
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AGE
5
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Toni Morrison's book is a toothsome gift for zany grandmas to share with grandkids.
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By Slade Morrison, Toni Morrison
(2009)
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AGE
5
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Pluck and elbow grease help a girl save her town's historical society in this educational and entertaining story.
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By Candace Fleming
(2009)
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AGE
5
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Robinson was special both on the baseball field and off. This bio of the slugger-as-dad emphasizes courage.
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By Sharon Robinson
(2009)
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AGE
5
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This fun, educational retelling of the War of the Worlds hoax shows kids that you can't believe everything you hear.
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By Meghan McCarthy
(2009)

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