App Reviews

age 8+
 
LEARNING
In-app purchases dominate amusing strategy game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
age 5+
 
LEARNING
Solid ebook sends mixed messages about gender stereotypes.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Addictive endless jumper misses mark on some features.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
age 3+
 
LEARNING
Mini-games are deeply appealing but have shallow content.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
csm_app
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Numbers puzzler challenges; limited tries might frustrate.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
age 9+
 
LEARNING
U.S. history mini-games are fun, but some are way too hard.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone
(2014)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Freemium airport game includes frequent inappropriate ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
New take on app classic features pink bird, new abilities.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2014)
age 5+
 
LEARNING
Repetitive pretend games don't leave much to imagination.
Devices: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Preschool-friendly, fast-moving fun for fans of Sprout show.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2014)
csm_app
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Beautiful, brain-twisting puzzle game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
csm_app
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Emphasis on sharing with easy-to-use slide show creator.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Versatile game with sports and creative fun for one or many.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
age 2+
 
LEARNING
Silly sing-along great for toddlers, except for in-app buys.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
age 3+
 
LEARNING
Party-planning app features fun multiplayer option.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2014)
age 3+
 
LEARNING
Simple, repetitive mini-games won't hold kids' attention.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
age 3+
 
LEARNING
Poor design, too-fast mini-games sink learning app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
age 16+
 
LEARNING
Tricky user interface, iffy content in unpolished tool.
Devices: Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
No-frills flashcard tool requires a lot of setup.
Devices: Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Functional, Euro-centric language app low on "wow" factor.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2013)

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