All Reviews

age 5+
 
LEARNING
Stunning, innovative ebook best with companion guide.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
age 5+
 
Funny alphabet stories have some big words, mild dark side.
By Oliver Jeffers
(2014)
age 5+
 
LEARNING
Repetitive pretend games don't leave much to imagination.
Devices: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
age 5+
 
LEARNING
Effective, engaging musical play-along for young maestros.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
age 5+
 
Rapunzel-like Barbie tale stresses fashion and appearance.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
csm_tv
age 5+
 
Slapstick-style violence doesn't dampen fun in silent 'toon.
Network: Online
(2014)
age 5+
 
Dated animation, mild scariness but lots of wholesome fun.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
csm_app
age 5+
 
LEARNING
Easy missions for the youngest Jacques Cousteau wannabes.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
csm_movie
age 5+
 
Superb, entertaining animated musical has some scary stuff.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
csm_book
age 5+
 
Hilarious tongue-in-cheek tale teaches acceptance.
By Aaron Reynolds
(2013)
csm_movie
age 5+
 
Sweet father-son tale has some very scary moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
csm_app
age 5+
 
LEARNING
Kids navigate fish around obstacles in fun arcade game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
age 5+
 
Sequel is less intense than original but still menacing.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
age 5+
 
LEARNING
Polished mini-game collection is good fun for younger kids.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2012)
csm_movie
age 5+
 
Penguin sequel has fun musical numbers, a few mild scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
age 5+
 
Less shopping, more friendship in undersea Barbie adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
age 5+
 
Corwin's marine field trips are inspiring for families.
Network: ABC
(2011)
csm_movie
age 5+
 
Miyazaki's stunning adventure is geared to younger kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(2010)
age 5+
 
An uninspired rehash of the first movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(2008)
age 5+
 
Explorers introduce kids to diversity of marine life.
Network: PBS
(2008)

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