App Reviews

csm_app
age 6+
 
Erratic controls, animal exploitation mar lovely graphics.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
age 6+
 
Limitless dress-up options, heavy consumerism.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
csm_app
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Kids care for cute puppies; in-app purchases almost a must.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Easy-to-use multimedia story creator with focus on girls.
Devices: iPad, Android
(2014)
csm_app
age 6+
 
Sandbox-style game works best with additional toy purchase.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
age 6+
 
Challenging and fun labyrinths require logical thinking.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
csm_app
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Create free, simple, mesmerizing art with a finger twirl.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
age 6+
 
Free music player proves confusing and limited.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
age 6+
 
Decent platforming game that came from a viral YouTube hit.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
age 6+
 
Virtual castle-building fun is marred by excessive ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Fun accelerometer-based game for Tink lovers; watch for ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
age 6+
 
Fun adventure with learning and storytelling along the way.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
csm_app
age 6+
 
An odd -- and oddly lovable -- game about random tasks.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Frantic, Hungry Hippo-like fun for up to four on one iPad.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
age 6+
 
Colorful, kid-friendly mahjong with a twist.
Devices: iPad
(2010)
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Familiar and fun seek-and-find game adds timed stress.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
age 6+
 
Seek-and-find puzzles transfer well from magazine.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Find hidden objects in spooky pics which aren't too scary.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
csm_app
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Dress-up app for boys and girls is a little buggy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2010)
csm_app
age 6+
 
Drawing app is simple but fun for younger kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)