App Reviews

Mekorama App Poster Image
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age 10+
Elegant puzzler offers endless challenges and level design.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
Nancy Drew: Codes & Clues App Poster Image
age 7+
Girl-targeted STEM ambitious but somewhat shallow.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
Weirdwood Manor App Poster Image
csm_app
age 8+
Solve puzzles, explore rich visuals in cool storybook.
Devices: iPad
(2016)
Xylo for Dash Robot App Poster Image
age 5+
Fun music + coding concept but slightly off-key.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
Wonder for Dash & Dot Robots App Poster Image
age 9+
Cute robots + simple coding with option to save programs.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2015)
Path for Dash Robot App Poster Image
age 6+
Make robot zip, moo, honk, and blink with logical commands.
Devices: iPad, Android
(2015)
Go for Dash & Dot Robots App Poster Image
age 4+
Slick remote control good intro to robot pair's features.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2015)
Blockly for Dash & Dot Robots App Poster Image
age 8+
Program robots with code blocks, plenty of creative options.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
Disney Infinity: Toy Box 3.0 App Poster Image
age 10+
New characters, endless adventure; demands space and money.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
Lego Mindstorms Fix the Factory App Poster Image
age 8+
Program robots in short coding puzzler; tricky later levels.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
Hakitzu Elite: Robot Hackers App Poster Image
age 9+
Program robots, watch them fight; fun but light on coding.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
The Robot Factory by Tinybop App Poster Image
age 6+
Stellar sandbox tool drives kids to improve designs.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
Mickey's Magical Math World by Disney Imagicademy App Poster Image
age 3+
Early math curriculum with cool graphics, parent controls.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
Lightbot Jr 4+ Coding Puzzles App Poster Image
age 6+
Colorful, engaging intro to programming for young kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2014)
Alphabots App Poster Image
csm_app
age 4+
Robots prove not to be the best teachers of the ABCs.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2014)
Cyberchase 3D Builder App Poster Image
age 8+
Kids turn 2-D shapes into 3-D buildings in fun geometry app.
Devices: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
KineScript: Visual Programming App Poster Image
age 10+
Seemingly simple coding app has hidden complexity, bugs.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week App Poster Image
age 6+
Wide variety of topics makes for fun, engrossing short vids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Apps for Windows
(2014)
My Robot Friend App Poster Image
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age 9+
Fun puzzler with programming skills; some crude humor.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)