All Reviews

age 4+
 
Will please its many fans, but plot might confuse kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(2000)
age 6+
 
Very appealing to kids who love trains.
On DVD/Streaming
(2004)
age 6+
 
Delightful classic about a bear adopted by a London family.
By Michael Bond
(1958)
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age 6+
 
Book-based treat is full of adventure and positive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(2005)
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age 4+
 
Musical dog's travels turn kids on to folk tunes.
Network: PBS Kids
(2008)
age 3+
 
Young dino's travels teach kids about science and diversity.
Network: PBS
(2009)
age 6+
 
Wonderful intro to art and Monet through a kid's eyes.
By Christina Bjork, Lena Anderson
(2012)
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age 3+
 
Young "trainees" teach preschoolers important social skills.
Network: Disney Channel
(2010)
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age 8+
 
LEARNING
Route trains to correct stations in this innovative stumper.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
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age 7+
 
Runaway train story boring, but has some positive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(2009)
age 2+
 
Classic train tunes are great for young Thomas fans.
By Various Artists
(2011)
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age 13+
 
Train captain pursues giant moles in clever pirate parody.
By China Mieville
(2012)
age 13+
 
Dark '80s comedy with slapstick and sexual content.
On DVD/Streaming
(2005)
age 3+
 
Sleuthing story has worthy messages for preschoolers.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
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age 4+
 
LEARNING
Virtual train set for fun, discovery learning.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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age 15+
 
Mature romance explores love, travel, and self-discovery.
By Gayle Forman
(2013)
age 3+
 
Charming, encouraging picture book engages and inspires.
By Watty Piper
(1930)
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Fun, imaginative, safe adventure set in a plastic world.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
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age 10+
 
LEARNING
Exciting but technically flawed city-building simulation.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
age 8+
 
Truly inane comedy with few laughs, but nothing iffy.
On DVD/Streaming
(2002)

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