App Reviews

Clangers - Playtime Planet App Poster Image
age 2+
LEARNING
Promo for TV show has cute graphics and uneven game design.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
Ruff Ruff Tweet and Dave App Poster Image
age 4+
LEARNING
Interactive companion to TV show plus stand-alone games.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
Sheriff Callie's Tales of the Wild West App Poster Image
age 4+
LEARNING
Excellent story-creation app encourages creativity.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
IF... The Emotional IQ Game App Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Fantasy game promotes real-life social and emotional skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
Disney Story Central App Poster Image
age 3+
LEARNING
Favorite characters, badge rewards motivate kids to read.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
The Sonnets by William Shakespeare App Poster Image
age 13+
LEARNING
Slightly scholarly app features expert Bard interpreters.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
Foldify App Poster Image
csm_app
age 8+
LEARNING
Classic 3-D paper craft transformed; actual paper optional.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
Disney Junior Appisodes App Poster Image
age 3+
LEARNING
Fun, interactive shows can get pricey, hog data.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
Animal Band ~ 3D Interactive Music Toy App Poster Image
age 2+
LEARNING
Silly sing-along great for toddlers, except for in-app buys.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
Build a Truck - by Duck Duck Moose App Poster Image
age 6+
LEARNING
Rollicking monster-truck fun, minus the noise.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
Toca Hair Salon Me App Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Kids play hair stylist for mom, the dog, or even themselves.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2014)
Toca Lab App Poster Image
csm_app
age 6+
LEARNING
Budding chemists freeze, spin, and explode 118 elements.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
Kerpoof Tell a Story: Dino Edition App Poster Image
age 7+
LEARNING
Dinosaur scenes help kids tell their own giant-size tales.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
Despicable Me: Minion Rush App Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Adorable minions run endlessly in derivative game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
LEGO Batman: DC Super Heroes App Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Well-done (but not perfect) port of console hit.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
Catapult King App Poster Image
csm_app
age 11+
LEARNING
Angry Birds clone adds tricky 3-D twist; some violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
Brave: Storybook Deluxe App Poster Image
age 7+
LEARNING
Visually beautiful retelling of movie, with fun extras.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
Men in Black 3 App Poster Image
csm_app
age 12+
LEARNING
Running agency fun at first, but it's easy to lose interest.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2012)
Hambo App Poster Image
csm_app
age 13+
LEARNING
Seemingly cute kids app has cartoonish but violent premise.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2012)
AddictingGames App Poster Image
csm_app
age 17+
LEARNING
Free game portal offers dozens of titles, many of them iffy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)

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