App Reviews

Rio 2 (Official App for the Movie) App Poster Image
age 6+
Games shine, but movie summary lacks pizazz.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2014)
Surgeon Simulator App Poster Image
age 16+
LEARNING
Gory, maddening surgery sim for would-be surgeons.
Devices: 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)
Minnie Fashion Tour App Poster Image
age 5+
LEARNING
Dress-up app is entertaining but fuels shallow stereotype.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
Disney Princess Palace Pets App Poster Image
age 4+
LEARNING
Pet-primping game is precious; hogs camera roll and storage.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
Sofia the First: The Floating Palace App Poster Image
age 4+
LEARNING
Cute story, but don't miss the cool puppet-show tool.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
Toca Lab App Poster Image
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age 6+
LEARNING
Budding chemists freeze, spin, and explode 118 elements.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
Frozen: Storybook Deluxe App Poster Image
age 5+
LEARNING
Awesome interactive adaption of movie only missing songs.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
Star Wars: Tiny Death Star App Poster Image
This product is no longer available
age 8+
LEARNING
Addictive app tied to popular film = monster game.
Devices: Android
(2014)
Mickey Mouse: Mash Up App Poster Image
age 6+
LEARNING
In cute but flawed app, kids' drawings join video short.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
Airplane! App Poster Image
csm_app
age 11+
LEARNING
Easier but less interesting than most flight-simulator apps.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2013)
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)
Procreate App Poster Image
csm_app
age 13+
LEARNING
Awesome professional-level tool for digital artists.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
Kick the Buddy: No Mercy App Poster Image
This product is no longer available
age 15+
LEARNING
Distasteful app glorifies violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
Pigeon Presents Mo... on the Go! App Poster Image
age 4+
LEARNING
Favorite book characters delight in silly mini-games.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Nook HD
(2013)
Drawing Cartoons App Poster Image
age 13+
LEARNING
Some violent imagery in stop-motion animation app.
Devices: Android
(2013)
Doc McStuffins: Time for Your Check Up! App Poster Image
age 4+
LEARNING
Kids practice doctoring with their own stuffed animals.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
Sketch Guru - Handy Sketch Pad App Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Decent sketch tool has distracting, unavoidable ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
Pou App Poster Image
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Pou
age 6+
LEARNING
Virtual pet app engages kids as they care for cute alien.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
Crazy Dentist App Poster Image
csm_app
age 7+
LEARNING
Ad-intense entertainment app is a waste of time.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)

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