App Reviews

Sustainaville - An Ethical Game App Poster Image
age 8+
Sustainable-community sim teaches kids to help and conserve.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone
(2016)
BPT - Educational Storybooks for Children (Preschool & Primary) App Poster Image
age 5+
History, science in kid-friendly stories; spotty production.
Devices: iPad, Android
(2015)
Pacca Alpaca - Travel Playtime: fun activities for kids App Poster Image
age 4+
Workbook-style activities give kids a hint of culture.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
Quist - Today in LGBTQ History App Poster Image
age 14+
Explore LGBTQ history and link to learning resources.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
YouTube Kids App Poster Image
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age 7+
Kid-targeted videos best with parental guidance.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
SimCity BuildIt App Poster Image
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age 11+
Decent city builder marred by "freemium" model.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
Frontier Heroes - A Planet H game from HISTORY App Poster Image
age 9+
U.S. history mini-games are fun, but some are way too hard.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone
(2014)
Pinterest App Poster Image
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age 14+
Inspiration in an endless stream of ideas; some iffy stuff.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android, Chromebook, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Nook HD, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2014)
NPR News App Poster Image
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age 13+
Wide-ranging, expanded access to solid radio news programs.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook, Kindle Fire, Nook HD, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2014)
Middle School Confidential 2: Real Friends vs the Other Kind App Poster Image
age 11+
Graphic novel-style app shares authentic teen scenes, tools.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2014)
Duolingo: Learn Languages Free App Poster Image
age 11+
Plentiful, fun, fantastic, and free language lessons.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD, Windows Phone
(2014)
Dr. Panda's Toy Cars App Poster Image
age 3+
Kids run the city, learn about community heroes in fun way.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
MeeGenius! Kid's Books App Poster Image
age 4+
Narrated stories from many genres; subscription a must.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
TED App Poster Image
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TED
age 11+
Easily search, explore, and download inspiring talks.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
The Sandbox App Poster Image
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age 10+
Kids create 2-D universes; beware in-app purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
QuizUp App Poster Image
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age 18+
Expansive social trivia great for facts but not privacy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week App Poster Image
age 6+
Wide variety of topics makes for fun, engrossing short vids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Apps for Windows
(2014)
Field Trip App Poster Image
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age 13+
Great tour guide shows and explains nearby must-sees.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
Doodle Fit 2: Around the World App Poster Image
age 10+
Souped-up spatial-reasoning puzzler sequel still challenges.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2013)
Trading Cards App Poster Image
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age 8+
Create your own flash cards with photos, important details.
Devices: iPad, Android
(2013)

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