All Reviews

csm_movie
Amy
age 16+
 
Devastatingly compelling docu about talent gone too soon.
In Theaters Now
(2015)
csm_movie
age 8+
 
Dynamic musical numbers, girl power sell super sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
csm_tv
age 4+
 
Well-rounded animated series has broad learning potential.
Network: Netflix, Online
(2015)
age 4+
 
Animated spin-off touts problem-solving skills, plus music.
Network: Nick Jr.
(2015)
csm_website
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Mostly safe kid-focused search engine packs many ads, flaws.
URL: http://www.kidzsearch.com
(2015)
age 7+
 
Charming pictures, story make the King relatable to kids.
By Bonnie Christensen
(2015)
csm_movie
age 14+
 
Beach Boy biopic is outstanding but has lots of drug use.
In Theaters Now
(2015)
age 3+
 
LEARNING
Catchy tunes teach properties of shapes; kids karaoke along.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
age 5+
 
LEARNING
Gets kids reading but focuses on quantity over quality.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
age 3+
 
Aussie entertainers get kids moving with catchy songs.
Network: Hulu
(2015)
csm_movie
age 6+
 
Uneven animated musical is stranger than it is magical.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 3+
 
Gorgeous, magical story of a girl with music in her heart.
By Margarita Engle
(2015)
csm_website
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Parental guidance best solution for kid-focused video site.
URL: http://www.hooplakidz.com
(2015)
csm_movie
age 14+
 
Fun but uneven sequel doesn't hit original's high notes.
In Theaters Now
(2015)
csm_app
age 3+
 
LEARNING
Videos curated just for kids; offers good parental controls.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
csm_app
age 16+
 
Jay-Z-fronted music and video service; no content filter.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Fun platformer teaches the importance of rhythm.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
age 13+
 
Musical adaptation has charming stars; some racy stuff.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
csm_app
age 2+
 
LEARNING
Stream or download baby-oriented shows, but with balance.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
csm_movie
age 15+
 
Listless romcom has flat characters, drinking.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)

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