All Reviews

Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Toontastic is a powerful and engaging tool for digital storytelling. It's visually appealing, has great in-app support and sharing features, and relies on self-created animation and narration to tell stories.
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Devices: iPad
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Learning a new language can be tricky -- and a lot of fun. Kids will learn some basic Spanish from Noah's mix-ups and discover that it's OK to make mistakes along the way
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URL: http://pbskids.org/noah/index.html
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids solve a mystery by photographing birds and earning points for the best shots. Bird knowledge is the cool pay-off.
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Platforms: Windows
(2007)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
As kids learn how to build their own amusement park, they also learn how to play a simulation.
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Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
With excellent step-by-step instructions, even young kids can learn to sketch a dog, princess, and more.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
What's for lunch? Something delicious and nutritious! Kids cook up fun at this educational and satisfying PBS site.
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URL: http://pbskids.org/lunchlab/
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
The little wonders of nature star in this site that takes a stroll through real woods.
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URL: http://urbanext.illinois.edu/woods
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Turn your living room into party central with this engaging social game.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Kids help two beavers outsmart a workaholic wolf in this educational adventure featuring a whopping 16 different games.
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Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2005)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Catch a great actor in his prime in this kid-friendly classic.
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On DVD/Streaming
(2002)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
This book about "nothing" is really about something -- and kids who enjoy wordplay will love the humor.
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By Jon Agee
(2007)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Everyone’s afraid of something. This book’s premise -- “a fear faced is a fear defeated” -- helps ease kids’ worries.
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By Emily Gravett
(2008)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
The "blueberry girl" can be any girl for whom you want to wish a lifetime of happiness, protection, and well-being.
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By Neil Gaiman
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Creatures of every description live in the wild tresses of a man who waxes poetic about the life packed atop his head.
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By Neil Gaiman
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Full of clever nonsense words, this book about an adventurous mouse is ideal for kids who love wordplay.
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By Denise Doyen
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Who invented TV? This biography tells the story of a hardworking boy who wasn't afraid to think outside the box.
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By Kathleen Krull
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Fifteen famous divas sing their hearts out on this cancer benefit CD -- and so will you.
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By Various Artists
(2008)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Test kids' logical thinking skills with this Wii game about a curious boy on a quest full of interesting characters.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2008)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Can a color be invented? Yes, if it's Day-Glo! Read about the circumstances that resulted in kids' favorite colors.
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By Chris Barton
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
By training a puppy to be a service dog, this game helps teach kids about responsibility, empathy, and goal-setting.
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Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)

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