All Reviews

Editors' pick
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This atmospheric, brooding sequel expands on the best parts of the original. The brainteasers challenge players, but a well-done hint system keeps you from giving up.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Dr. Luigi lets players of different abilities play against each other on an even playing field. This is a great game for a parent and child or siblings to play together.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This terrific city-simulation game teaches kids about pollution and the environment and empowers them to come up with smart solutions. 
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Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
This exciting young adult adventure has a strong male voice and will appeal to boys as well as girls.
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By Chuck Wendig
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This ecology simulation empowers kids to care for the environment.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This expansion packs a powerful punch to the already outstanding Civilization V by making it even more educational.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
In this highly addicting simulation game, kids learn about real-word financial concepts as they build a dinosaur theme park. And unlike many simulation apps, Dinorama doesn't tempt kids with in-app purchases.
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Devices: iPad
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
For parents and kids looking for a kid-friendly daily news source, News-O-Matic is a winner, with its well-written stories and fun interactive features.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids learn how to think mathematically and are empowered to decide how much problem solving support they want or need.
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URL: http://nrich.maths.org
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids teach other kids how to control their financial and entrepreneurial futures on this upbeat site.
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URL: http://bizkids.com
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Quick, before school starts, send your kids to this edu-site to brush up on math, science, English, and social studies.
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URL: http://www.mrnussbaum.com/
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This fantastic expansion to the top-rated Civilization V game adds religion into the historic mix.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
The always charming Wallace and Gromit learn about wild and crazy inventions in this educational series.
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On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Dark but masterful retellings of classic fairy tales with top-notch actors.
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Network: HBO
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Spectacular looking, this side-scrolling puzzler offers varied gameplay and the ability to play with friends.
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Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Windows, Mac
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Stunning undersea adventure is about character development.
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Devices: iPad
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Video game zaniness combines with real world sports competition to create gold medal fun.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This computer game makes practicing 6th grade math fun.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Dragons, princesses, and math make this game a hoot to play.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Designed to reward kids for learning more information but always stays a game.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)

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