App Reviews

age 8+
 
Interactive retellings with games put kids in the action.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Use parent settings to make streaming app OK for kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Fantasy game promotes real-life social and emotional skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
csm_app
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Adorable talking photo maker great for laughs, creativity.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
csm_app
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Classic 3-D paper craft transformed; actual paper optional.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Kids play hair stylist for mom, the dog, or even themselves.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
csm_app
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Face-manipulating app is silly fun but lacks good tutorial.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
csm_app
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Animate like a pro, but young kids will need adult guidance.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
csm_app
age 8+
 
Permission to be destructive can inspire creativity.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
csm_app
age 8+
 
Free, mediocre animation tool lacks features, instructions.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
csm_app
age 8+
 
So-so music game pushes movie; targets slightly older kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
age 8+
 
Tweens get real-life laugh track, with a bit too much sass.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
csm_app
age 8+
 
Ads mar free version of simple, mostly harmless joke app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
age 8+
 
Make art and plenty of noise with letters of the alphabet.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
age 8+
 
Fun way to morph your photos into goofy, bizarre portraits.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
csm_app
age 8+
 
Great concept in an app bound to annoy most parents.
Devices: iPad
(2010)
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Uzu
age 8+
 
Playing with colored light is strangely hypnotic.
Devices: iPad
(2010)
csm_app
age 8+
 
Interact with fish, frogs, fireflies in pretty iPad pond.
Devices: iPad
(2010)