App Reviews

Hopster: Kids TV, Nursery Rhymes, Music, Fun Games App Poster Image
age 4+
Cute, curated content with monthly fee; only light learning.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Puffin Rock Music! App Poster Image
age 3+
Gentle music-maker won't overwhelm senses.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Chromebook
(2016)
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Duckie Deck Homemade Orchestra App Poster Image
age 2+
Have fun and make simple music with common objects.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Toca Dance App Poster Image
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age 5+
Break it down and boogie in silly, open-ended routines.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Daniel Tiger's Stop & Go Potty App Poster Image
age 2+
Simple games encourage kids to pause play when nature calls.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Sesame Street Makes Music App Poster Image
age 3+
Intro to six instruments and styles is sweet but limited.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Sesame Street Go App Poster Image
age 3+
Stellar clips (and games!) right at your fingertips.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Sprout Now App Poster Image
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age 3+
Fun streaming classics and new faves require cable login.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker Interactive Storybook App Poster Image
age 6+
Step into the magic, but beware of some technical issues.
Devices: iPad, Android
(2015)
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Piano Maestro by JoyTunes App Poster Image
age 9+
Activities, animations get older kids and tween practicing.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
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BeBop Blox App Poster Image
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age 3+
Musical building blocks delight -- but not for long.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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Xylo for Dash Robot App Poster Image
age 5+
Fun music + coding concept but slightly off-key.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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LOOPIMAL by YATATOY App Poster Image
age 5+
Create sound sequences with music blocks, cute creatures.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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MyBackpack - Waterford Learning App Poster Image
age 4+
Free games, stories, songs vary in quality and target age.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
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Disney Karaoke: Descendants App Poster Image
age 8+
Evil's never been so fun with sing-and-dance-along tunes.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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Hooked on Phonics Preschool – The Big Reading Show App Poster Image
age 3+
Fun but passive early literacy music; bland games.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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Reading Train Learn to Read Books, Songs & Games App Poster Image
age 5+
Gets kids reading with lots of features, fundamentals.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
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Mickey's Shapes Sing-Along by Disney Imagicademy App Poster Image
age 3+
Catchy tunes teach properties of shapes; kids karaoke along.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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Kideos App Poster Image
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age 3+
Videos curated just for kids; offers good parental controls.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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BabyFirst Video App Poster Image
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age 2+
Stream or download baby-oriented shows, but with balance.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
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