App Reviews

age 2+
LEARNING
Promo for TV show has cute graphics and uneven game design.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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)
csm_app
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)
csm_app
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 7+
LEARNING
Visually beautiful retelling of movie, with fun extras.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
csm_app
age 15+
LEARNING
Entertaining but dense card-trading app with intense images.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2012)
csm_app
age 11+
LEARNING
Tricky and sometimes violent riddles best for tweens and up.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
csm_app
age 10+
LEARNING
Push, pull, and paint iPad clay to make fantastical images.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
csm_app
age 12+
LEARNING
Popular, trusted resource covers mature topics responsibly.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2011)
csm_app
age 6+
LEARNING
Free but limited animation app; full experience costs money.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
age 6+
LEARNING
Incredible construction toy for open-ended play.
Devices: iPad
(2011)