All Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Learn about the world and its inhabitants.
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URL: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com
(2007)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Based on a popular book, this game promotes a you-go-girl message through fun and wholesome activities for young girls.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Don't know much about biology? This free online game engages kids in the cool worlds of microbes and ecosystems.
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Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2010)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Amusing and informative fable teaches Internet safety.
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Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2010)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Thorough, fun lessons will genuinely help your art.
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Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Imaginative sci-fi RPG entertains as it builds vocabulary.
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Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Mini-games make you think, get you active, and are fun, too.
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Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Sandbox-style game with open online play fosters creativity.
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Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Incredibly in-depth archeology sim brings history to life.
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Platforms: Windows
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Brilliant puzzle enmeshed in a compelling story makes this thinking game a winner.
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Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Playing this exciting adventure has the added benefit of helping kids review 3rd Grade math.
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Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Engaging games give kids safe, smart civics lessons.
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URL: http://www.icivics.org/
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids jump into the TV show to learn about animals in this new way of interacting with a Nat Geo show.
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Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids can play a wildly creative platformer and then learn how to make their own games.
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Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This software package does a great job of instructing kids on how to make art in a no-fail environment.
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Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
A fantastic mystery mixed with more than 100 brainteasers makes for an armchair sleuth's dream.
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Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun PBS site introduces kids to engineering.
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URL: http://pbskids.org/designsquad
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids will actually enjoy looking up words and playing around with WordFlex Touch Dictionary. By exploring, kids can develop a depth of understanding for old and new words and broaden their vocabularies. 
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Devices: iPad
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Putting Mobile Observatory into kids' hands is like giving them full access to an observatory and planetarium along with a docent to guide them on their self-paced tour. 
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Devices: Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This impressive database of fine and classical art features museum collections from around the world and lets kids curate their own galleries for study and inspiration. 
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URL: http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/project/art-project
(2013)

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