App Reviews

Drawissimo Kids-Learn to Draw App Poster Image
age 8+
Creative on-off screen combo takes practice; ads distract.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Disney LOL App Poster Image
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age 8+
Swipe through, share Disney-related pics and GIFs with ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Strawberry Shortcake Candy Garden App Poster Image
age 8+
Purchases pushed in magical garden not so sweet.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Star Darlings App Poster Image
csm_app
age 8+
Music shines in otherwise lackluster interactive book.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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Disney Karaoke: Descendants App Poster Image
age 8+
Evil's never been so fun with sing-and-dance-along tunes.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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Star Wars Journeys: Beginnings App Poster Image
age 8+
Interactive retellings with games put kids in the action.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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HBO NOW App Poster Image
csm_app
age 8+
Use parent settings to make streaming app OK for kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
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IF... The Emotional IQ Game App Poster Image
age 8+
Fantasy game promotes real-life social and emotional skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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YAKiT Kids App Poster Image
csm_app
age 8+
Adorable talking photo maker great for laughs, creativity.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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Foldify App Poster Image
csm_app
age 8+
Classic 3-D paper craft transformed; actual paper optional.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
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Toca Hair Salon Me App Poster Image
age 8+
Kids play hair stylist for mom, the dog, or even themselves.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2014)
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The World Factbook for iPad App Poster Image
age 8+
Database of global statistics is a great reference tool.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
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FaceGoo App Poster Image
csm_app
age 8+
Face-manipulating app is silly fun but lacks good tutorial.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
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PIXEL'D App Poster Image
csm_app
age 8+
Animate like a pro, but young kids will need adult guidance.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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The Night Sky App Poster Image
csm_app
age 8+
Easy-to-use stargazing tool shines in its accessibility.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
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Wreck This App App Poster Image
csm_app
age 8+
Permission to be destructive can inspire creativity.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Britannica Kids: Rainforests App Poster Image
age 8+
Interactive tool with games, videos, and lots of learning.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Animotion App Poster Image
csm_app
age 8+
Free, mediocre animation tool lacks features, instructions.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Hop on Drums App Poster Image
csm_app
age 8+
So-so music game pushes movie; targets slightly older kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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iCarly: Sam's Remote App Poster Image
age 8+
Tweens get real-life laugh track, with a bit too much sass.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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