App Reviews

Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Toontastic is a powerful and engaging tool for digital storytelling. It's visually appealing, has great in-app support and sharing features, and relies on self-created animation and narration to tell stories.
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Devices: iPad
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This magnificent-looking app takes kids on a magical learning adventure through Africa.
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Devices: iPad
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This is a fabulous way to turn learning the alphabet into an engaging game.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Hiding within this cool superhero game is a lot of math learning.
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Devices: iPad
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Hard science is made very easy to understand (and fun).
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Devices: iPad
(2011)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Helps young kids understand why math skills are important.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids will actually enjoy looking up words and playing around with WordFlex Touch Dictionary. By exploring, kids can develop a depth of understanding for old and new words and broaden their vocabularies. 
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Devices: iPad
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Proloquo2Go is an extraordinary communication aid for kids who need talking assistance. Kids can learn how to effectively convey messages of wants, needs, feelings, opinions, social manners, and more.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids create fabulous-looking faces using everyday items in this simple but highly creative art-making app.
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Devices: iPad
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Putting Mobile Observatory into kids' hands is like giving them full access to an observatory and planetarium along with a docent to guide them on their self-paced tour. 
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Devices: Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Plentiful lessons, stellar free learning in six languages.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This ecology simulation empowers kids to care for the environment.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids will learn as they engage in each beautifully designed lesson in The Social Express. The situations presented are relevant to kids' lives and will help them transfer skills to real-life situations outside the app.
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Devices: iPad
(2014)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Excellent multisensory scheduling for all kids.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fantastic approach to learning algebra through gameplay.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Toca Town takes a classic play pattern and manages to adapt it -- perhaps even improve it -- using technology, without losing the open-ended possibilities of imaginative play. Here, kids (and their imaginations) run the world. 
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Clever mini-games help preschoolers practice key skills.
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Devices: iPad
(2014)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Heroine saves the day with math in lovely, fun platformer.
csm_app
Devices: iPad
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Insanely fun, weird world seamlessly integrates geometry.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This is a fun and creative way to practice using the number line and to put different kinds of numbers in order. Kids physically interact with the number line, moving it around, zooming in and out, until they truly understand how it works.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)

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