App Reviews

age 4+
 
LEARNING
Interactive companion to TV show plus stand-alone games.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Excellent story-creation app encourages creativity.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Fantasy game promotes real-life social and emotional skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
age 3+
 
LEARNING
Favorite characters, badge rewards motivate kids to read.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Slightly scholarly app features expert Bard interpreters.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
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age 8+
 
LEARNING
Classic 3-D paper craft transformed; actual paper optional.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
age 3+
 
LEARNING
Fun, interactive shows can get pricey, hog data.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(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 6+
 
LEARNING
Rollicking monster-truck fun, minus the noise.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Kids play hair stylist for mom, the dog, or even themselves.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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age 6+
 
LEARNING
Budding chemists freeze, spin, and explode 118 elements.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Dinosaur scenes help kids tell their own giant-size tales.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Adorable minions run endlessly in derivative game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Well-done (but not perfect) port of console hit.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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age 11+
 
LEARNING
Angry Birds clone adds tricky 3-D twist; some violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Visually beautiful retelling of movie, with fun extras.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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age 12+
 
LEARNING
Running agency fun at first, but it's easy to lose interest.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2012)
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age 13+
 
LEARNING
Seemingly cute kids app has cartoonish but violent premise.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2012)
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age 17+
 
LEARNING
Free game portal offers dozens of titles, many of them iffy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Platformer is silly and fun, despite loose controls.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)

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