App Reviews

Episode -- Choose Your Story, feat. Mean Girls: Senior Year App Poster Image
age 16+
Cool platform to read, create; has mature themes, purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
PetWorld 3D: My Animal Rescue App Poster Image
age 7+
Get animals ready for adoption in fun sim, but set limits.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
Avakin Life App Poster Image
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age 17+
Vast virtual world has chat with strangers, in-app buys.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
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)
The Good Dinosaur: Storybook Deluxe App Poster Image
age 7+
Minimally interactive ebook; movie intensity, wonder endure.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
Minnie's Home Makeover App Poster Image
age 4+
Interior decorating is fabulous but expensive, even in play.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
Inside Out: Storybook Deluxe App Poster Image
age 6+
Rich, emotion-focused ebook and games based on movie.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
HBO NOW App Poster Image
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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)
Olaf's Adventures App Poster Image
age 6+
Silly yet frustrating fun with chilly Frozen favorite.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2014)
Jake's Treasure Trek App Poster Image
age 4+
Preschool-friendly side-scroller fun for older kids, too.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2014)
Strawberry Shortcake Berry Beauty Salon App Poster Image
age 4+
Lots of options for primping fun in creative dress-up app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2014)
Minnie's Food Truck App Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet mouse dishes up fun food fare; expect in-app buys.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2014)
Kim Kardashian: Hollywood App Poster Image
age 15+
Not much to do in shallow sim; lots of temptation to spend.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2014)
Squish: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse App Poster Image
age 4+
Create, destroy with clay; no match for hands-on squishing.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2014)
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)
Airplane! App Poster Image
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age 11+
Easier but less interesting than most flight-simulator apps.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2013)
Minnie Bow Maker App Poster Image
age 3+
Girl-centric app will please dress-up fans but is limited.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2012)