App Reviews

PBS KIDS Party App Poster Image
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age 4+
LEARNING
A swing-and-miss to get kids active, paired with wristband.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
Peach - a space for friends App Poster Image
age 13+
Magic words elevate cool but simple social-networking tool.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
Blaze and the Monster Machines Dinosaur Rescue App Poster Image
age 4+
LEARNING
Light STEM content in fun, easy dino-themed puzzles.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
TMNT - Portal Power App Poster Image
age 10+
Familiar characters fight; kids have minimal control.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
Seeso App Poster Image
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age 14+
Comedy streamer has strong content filters, still for teens.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
Sago Mini Superhero App Poster Image
age 2+
LEARNING
Cute adventures for everyday superheroes; limited replay.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone
(2016)
Norm of the North's Digit Dodge App Poster Image
age 6+
LEARNING
Film promotion's simple math and snowball fights fall short.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
Summoners War App Poster Image
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age 12+
Solid but slow strategy RPG encourages in-app purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
Toca Blocks App Poster Image
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age 6+
LEARNING
Sandbox world-builder offers a great intro for younger kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
Sesame Street Makes Music App Poster Image
age 3+
LEARNING
Intro to six instruments and styles is sweet but limited.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
The Monsters by Tinybop App Poster Image
age 6+
LEARNING
Create silly (or mildly scary) mix-and-match monsters.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
Coda Game - Make your Own Games, Coding for Kids, Unlimited Creativity App Poster Image
age 6+
LEARNING
Cutesy game-design experience empowers young visual coders.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
Shimmer and Shine: Enchanted Carpet Ride Game App Poster Image
age 3+
LEARNING
More about magic-carpet rides than math in this sparkly app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
Google Spotlight Stories App Poster Image
age 11+
Cool, immersive 360-degree movies, but no content filters.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
Sesame Street Go App Poster Image
age 3+
LEARNING
Stellar clips (and games!) right at your fingertips.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
WeChat App Poster Image
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age 16+
Flexible network allows chat with strangers, shares locale.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2016)
Yeti - Campus Stories App Poster Image
age 18+
College social network shows substance use, post-sex snaps.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
TMNT Battle Match - Ninja Turtles Matching Game App Poster Image
age 9+
LEARNING
Matching tiles, fighting baddies fun for fans; in-app buys.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
Sprout Now App Poster Image
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age 3+
LEARNING
Fun streaming classics and new faves require cable login.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
NYT VR - Virtual Reality Stories from the NYTimes App Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Immersive experience inside the (often intense) headlines.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)

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