All Reviews

csm_game
age 5+
 
Throwback arcade puzzler with impressive scope.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2015)
csm_website
age 5+
 
LEARNING
Basic early reading, math spiced up for good fun.
URL: http://www.education.com/games/info/
(2015)
age 5+
 
Fun tale of monster-fighting princess who leads double life.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2014)
csm_tv
age 5+
 
Book character's bad behavior dominates cartoon series.
Network: Hulu, Netflix
(2014)
age 5+
 
Animated version of much-loved tale invites younger viewers.
Network: NBC
(2014)
csm_tv
age 5+
 
So-so movie has action, crudity, and minimal holiday spirit.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2014)
age 5+
 
Funny alphabet stories have some big words, mild dark side.
By Oliver Jeffers
(2014)
age 5+
 
Dark, unsettling story of pet endangered by children.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(2014)
age 5+
 
Funny twins serve up smiles in third book.
By Grace Lin
(2014)
csm_movie
age 5+
 
Fun, engaging holiday film with positive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
csm_tv
age 5+
 
Lively mixed-media series solves mysteries with math skills.
Network: PBS Kids
(2014)
csm_app
age 5+
 
LEARNING
Heroine saves the day with math in lovely, fun platformer.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
age 5+
 
LEARNING
Games set in Arthur's world are fun but on the bland side.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
csm_app
age 5+
 
LEARNING
Adorable physics platformer creates little problem-solvers.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
age 5+
 
Reassuring tale soothes fears, promotes sharing feelings.
By LeVar Burton, Susan Schaefer Bernardo
(2014)
csm_movie
age 5+
 
Preachy French-Canadian parable is a bit of a snooze.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
csm_movie
age 5+
 
German animated knight quest is fun for kids of all ages.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
csm_movie
age 5+
 
Disney classic is delightful but sometimes scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
age 5+
 
Charming animated adventure is magical for little kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
age 5+
 
LEARNING
Put yourself in Dora's world, tell stories with fun app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)

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