App Reviews

Nancy Drew: Codes & Clues App Poster Image
age 7+
LEARNING
Girl-targeted STEM ambitious but somewhat shallow.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
Lumino City App Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Stunning visuals and tough puzzles delight and challenge.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Apps for Windows
(2016)
Read with Doc McStuffins: Letters and Sounds App Poster Image
age 3+
LEARNING
Favorite characters lead kids through early reading skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
Read with Doc McStuffins: Word Building App Poster Image
age 4+
LEARNING
Word games with TV buddies solid but repetitive.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
BPT - Educational Storybooks for Children (Preschool & Primary) App Poster Image
age 5+
LEARNING
History, science in kid-friendly stories; spotty production.
Devices: iPad, Android
(2015)
Daisy Chain App Poster Image
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age 7+
LEARNING
Strong role models transform bullies in lovely story.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
Dora and Friends Back to the Rainforest App Poster Image
age 4+
LEARNING
Despite Dora's charm, repetitive arcade game is a dud.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Kindle Fire
(2015)
Doc McStuffins Pet Vet App Poster Image
age 4+
LEARNING
Fix animal ouchies, play mini-games, meet great role models.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
Leo's Pad Enrichment Program for Preschoolers App Poster Image
age 4+
LEARNING
Charming stories, interactivity get preschoolers thinking.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
NOGGIN - Preschool shows and educational videos for kids App Poster Image
age 3+
LEARNING
Subscribe for fave shows; might want more parent control.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
GoldieBlox and the Movie Machine App Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Young filmmakers will delight in empowering stop-motion app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
Middle School Confidential 3: What's Up with My Family? App Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Great graphic novel helps tweens love the family they have.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
Kalley's Machine Plus Cats App Poster Image
age 4+
LEARNING
Kid's art-inspired story full of engineering fun (and cats).
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
High School Story App Poster Image
age 14+
LEARNING
Jocks, nerds, and you star in this positive teen drama sim.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
Dora and Friends App Poster Image
age 5+
LEARNING
Put yourself in Dora's world, tell stories with fun app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
Grandpa's Workshop App Poster Image
age 4+
LEARNING
Good basic math games with sweet theme lack coherence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2014)
Strawberry Shortcake Summer Fun App Poster Image
age 5+
LEARNING
Delightful app features positive story, addictive games.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2014)
How To Train Your Dragon 2 (Official Storybook App) App Poster Image
age 6+
Complex plot is tricky for a picture book; games are fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
Mama Mae: Mookey by Alicia Keys App Poster Image
age 7+
LEARNING
Beautiful graphics, music, story send anti-bullying message.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
Doc McStuffins Color and Play App Poster Image
age 4+
LEARNING
Creative fun with impressive toolbox of art supplies.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2014)

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